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#SouperSaturday: Cheesy Cauliflower Potato Soup

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I don’t know about y’all, but I have had the hardest time staying warm this winter!

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Temperatures outside have varied so widely,
{t-shirts one day, mukluks the next!}
and because our house is 100+ years old, it’s so stinkin’ drafty!

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We’ve spent the winter holed up in two rooms huddled under piles of blankets,
doors closed, and space heaters running.
And that’s barely taken the edge off!

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Because of all this bone-chilling cold, all I seem to be craving is soup.
Warming, he...

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#FamilyFaveFriday: Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples

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I think Friday probably has to be my favorite day of the week.

Something about a week full of stresses finally signed & sealed with a weekend full of relaxation ahead…you just can’t top it!

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On Friday nights, we always like to play around with new takes on recipes
that have been longstanding family favorites:
unique burgers, fun pizzas, piled high nachos… you get the idea.
(Sort of like our #throwbackthursdays, but not quite)


This week, winter has come back full force (ugh!),
so we dec...

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Monday Menu Musings

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Here I come to save the day!
Once again, I’m here with menu help!

One of my favorite things in the world is to turn a ‘to-do list’ into a ‘to-done list’,
and letting me help you plan your meals means you’re just that much closer!

Feb6-12, 2017

The weather here has still been crazy- cold then hot then cold again,
and it seems like Spring is a million years away.

But this week, I was channeling Spring as I created this menu.
Adding in more fresh veggies and lightening up heavier winter-y meals.

The meals f...

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Monday Menu Musings

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Monday, Monday….

Usually a dreaded day of the week, but I’m here to help make it a GREAT day!

‘How’ you ask?

Because I have your dinners planned for the entire week! No need to menu plan!
Just one more thing you can wipe off your to-do list…because now it’s done!

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This week some yummy things are happening…

#MeatlessMonday: Creamy Asparagus Herb & Pea Pasta

#TastyTravelsTuesday: Mushroom & Beef Stroganoff (A Russian favorite!)

#WetNWildWednesday: Lemon Browned Butter Cod w/ Hazelnut Pilaf

#Thro...

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#SouperSaturday: Smoky Farro & Chickpea Soup

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Oh my gosh, y’all!

This has been the most confusing winter I think I’ve ever experienced!
Bitterly cold for 2 or 3 days, then 60’s & sunny for 2, then back to ice and snow for another 4.
I guess it’s a good thing we never packed away our summer wardrobe this year!!

It also hasn’t helped in keeping us well…the ENTIRE family had the flu for Christmas.
And now we just keep passing around sore throats & stuffy noses.
I sure will be glad when Spring gets here!

Right now, we’re dealing with ice ...

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Weigh-In Wednesday…It’s Been a Long Time Comin’

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I cannot BELIEVE how long it has been since I’ve typed a single word here on this blog.
It’s amazing how quickly time can pass when life gets in the way.
I think it’s way past time to show my poor little blog some long overdue love and attention.

2016 was a rough year for me.
Dealing with my mother’s passing…
Starting a new business in direct sales
Being diagnosed with PCOS…
Having unexpected emergency surgery due to that PCOS diagnosis…
Gaining 60+ lbs thanks to that surgery/recovery and the hormone pills I have to take…

Yeah- it’s been difficult to say the least.

I want to send a BIG thanks to all my readers and followers who have reached out during this time…making su...

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Weightloss with SlimQuick Gummies {Special Offer}

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I think everyone who knows me, knows that I struggle with weight loss.

My being overweight is not a secret, but it certainly is the bane of my existence sometimes.

I try not to depend too much on outside products to help my process, generally just choosing to stick to diet and exercise.
(But that hasn’t worked too well, has it?)

So when this product came across my blogdar, I thought I’d look into it.

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I, of course, did my research- because some things out there can be dangerous...

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Tasty Travels Tuesday: Green Curry Chicken

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Welcome to Tuesday…Tasty Travels Tuesday, that is!

This is the day each week that I make an ethnic dish of some sort. My goal in this attempt is to introduce my kids to unique and interesting cuisines they may never experience otherwise.

Growing up in the South, I cut my teeth on soul food, comfort food, and sweet tea. And while these are all still my favorites (much to the chagrin of my waistline), I knew I needed to branch out beyond standard ethnic fare...

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Monday Menu Musings

Time for another edition of Monday Menu Musings!

This week I have some great dishes planned out for you…buckle your seatbelts!

Again, as always, remember you can follow the menu religiously or use it as inspiration to create a menu of your own!

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This week includes:

Loaded Baked Potatoes

Green Chicken Curry

Baked Popcorn Shrimp
with Sweet Chili Sauce

Chicken Saltimbocca
with Parmesan & Balsamic Cauliflower

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Spring Vegetable Soup w/ Orzo

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Chicken
with Brown Butter Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Special Treat: Muffin Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

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As always, I included a handy dandy printable!

June 15-21, 2015

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Throwback Thursday: Turkey & Quinoa Meatloaf

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Hi guys!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!

This week I’m cooking a delicious, healthy take on a family favorite…

MEATLOAF!

Don’t get me wrong…I LOOOOOVE regular meatloaf.

But it’s not exactly figure friendly.

Breadcrumbs, full fat ground beef, whole eggs…you get the gist.

So imagine my delight when I came across a recipe for Turkey & Quinoa Meatloaf in my new ‘Love It, Cook It, Eat It’ cookbook by Weight Watchers!

(you can find the recipe here)

I’ll admit I was a little unsure of the ingredients at first.

(think c...

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