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Ellie & Lyla’s Birth Story
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Cilantro Chimichurri Burger
Labor Day Weekend may be over, but in Florida we grill all year. I have been eating so many burgers lately that it is bordering on an addiction. I love how cheap ground sirloin is and how many ways you can dress up a burger. I have been getting lots of inspiration lately from Shawnda [...]
I am starting a support group for anyone who accidentally purchases grocery store items. Sure, it’s not as big a need as say Alcoholics Anonymous, but if you have ever gotten home and realized you bought the wrong item, you know exactly how frustrating it is. Sometimes I buy items I didn’t really
Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
I have 5 animals. 1 dog that thinks he is a cat and 4 cats that think they are people. I know, I know — this sounds absolutely excessive. It probably is, but each one of them has shown up needing a home and Jorge and I are helpless to turn them away. We are [...]
Pumpkin Dream Cake
Today I turn 25. I have officially lived a quarter of a century. In dog years, I’m like 405234 years old. In these past 25 years, I have found myself. I may not know everything, but then again I probably never will. But I do know who I am and I know what I like, [...]
Idaho Potato Harvest
Last week I spent most of my days covered in dirt and half buried under pounds of potatoes. No, I wasn’t on some weird episode of Dirty Jobs…I was celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Idaho Potato Commission by attending the Idaho Potato Harvest! When the wonderful people behind the Famous Idaho
The video where I smile a lot & talk really fast.
Back in June I made a video with my favorite girl, Lauren of Lauren’s Latest and Jaden of Steamy Kitchen for Pork, Be Inspired and Costco. Lauren and I talked about Fall dish ideas using pork chops that we thought sounded tasty (even though it was May and sooo not time for things like maple gravy
Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies
I am a Britney Spears fan. Big Time. Like I almost filmed my very own “Leave Britney Alone” video. Yes, I know that she can’t really sing that well. And yes, of course I feel embarrassed when I have great indie bands grouped into the same playlist as BSpears on my Spotify…but what can I [...]
Pan Fried Plantains
Growing up in Texas, I had never heard of a plantain — much less eaten one. Then 6 years ago, I moved to Florida and they were everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I thought they were hard, awkward looking, black, wannabe bananas…and I stayed the heck away from them. A couple of years later, I married Jorge and
Fruity Pebble Macarons
I could try and be cool about this and write something kind of witty…but that’s just not my style. DUDE!!!! I made Fruity freakin Pebble Macarons! Gone are the days where you just make Pistachio Macarons or Clementine Macarons. Imagine the possibilities!! Trix Macarons? Captain Crunch Macarons??