Super Bowl Sliders

As a kid, eating out was a rare occasion. In addition to being too expensive, piling eight of us into the wood-panel station wagon was enough to spoil all of our appetites. Even a trip to a drive-through was reserved for special occasions.
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Spicy Minestrone and a New Year Revolution

How is that juice cleanse going? Have you made it through day 15 of your Whole 30 challenge? Are you still convinced Paleo is the way to go in 2017? A diet hasn’t been on my New Year’s resolution list for a long time. I usually stick to audacious goals like last year’s where I vowed to enjoy my Sundays more (which I’m happy to report I stuck with the entire year). But over the Holidays I ate enough food to sustain me for a month on “Naked &  Afraid” and drank so much wine I’m only now starting to stop oozing alcohol from my pores. Let’s just say I have some catching up, or rather, taking off to do.

But my holiday overindulgence isn’t the only reason for me to make sure I eat my veggies. Continue reading “Spicy Minestrone and a New Year Revolution”

Hot Toddy to the Rescue!

The holidays have come and gone and they’ve left me with a cold. Thankfully this unwelcome house guest showed up after Christmas and I was still able to attend all the fun parties and enjoy more than my share of delicious food before my head filled with concrete and I lost my sense of taste. Continue reading “Hot Toddy to the Rescue!”

Creamy Chicken Rice Soup With Lemon

I feel as though I’ve phoned it in for Christmas this year. I didn’t get as many decorations up as I’d like, I didn’t get as many cookies made as I should have, and I haven’t finished my shopping yet. I blame the Hallmark channel and all those damn Christmas movies – I’ve logged more hours than I care to admit. Continue reading “Creamy Chicken Rice Soup With Lemon”

A Peek Inside Our Thanksgiving

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How is it already Thanksgiving?!?! I just got my bags unpacked from a Labor Day camping trip. Why is it that time passes by so quickly the older I get?

I’m in charge of the dessert table for the Turkey day this year and I have a lot to do this week but because it’s all about dessert, I’m motivated to tackle this to-do list with gusto. Here is what I’m planning to include:

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Doodle-Pop

I remember sitting in the family room as a kid with my mom while she watched Dynasty and Falcon Crest. My Dad would affectionately refer to the evening soaps as “The Jerk Shows”. Hardly age appropriate programming for me but I always looked forward to those nights. Not because I wanted to find out what Krystle and Alexis were up to, but rather, for the big bowl of homemade popcorn my mom would make. Right before the shows would begin, she’d pop-up a batch of kernels on the stove and then drizzle the crunchy bits with melted butter, and finish it with a generous sprinkling of salt. Next she’d flip the cap off of a bottle of Diet Rite and pour it over ice and we’d head to the TV. To this day when I smell diet pop jumping off of ice cubes, and homemade popcorn cooking on the stove, I think of those evenings.

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