{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

December 8, 2013

Raise your hand if you, too, are on a first name basis with your UPS guy. He comes here… kind of a lot. Right after we moved in, I opened the front door and there he was – holding a box of Internet magic. “I think I have a box of fun! [I think it [...]

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Bacon & Cranberry Chutney

December 7, 2013
Bacon & Cranberry Chutney

Even before the last of those lovely bacon jam-filled pretzel rolls disappeared, I’d already staked out the idea of combining the bacon jam with cranberries for a spread-on-anything and stuff-in-everthang twist on cranberry sauce. The original attempt of turning bacon jam into cranberry-bacon jam failed. Well, as much as something called “bacon jam” could fail. [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: Stainless Steel Cookware

December 6, 2013

Who doesn’t love order? An entire cabinet’s worth of shiny new pots, lined up neatly. Each with it’s very own lid. That fits! The perfection lasts about 4 days. Then they just get shoved under the cooktop after their first trip through the dishwasher and you almost get the cabinet door completely closed before you [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: $100 Target Gift Card

December 4, 2013
Target $100 GiftCard Giveaway

Hi. My name is Shawnda and I am a Target junkie. “Junkie” is… maybe a stretch. But between Cartwheel and price-matching with Amazon and the 5% off with my Target debit card and always free shipping… I’m usually out of my budgeted fun money by the 4th of every month. If I can’t find it [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Sage Browned Butter

December 1, 2013
Roasted Cauliflower with Sage Browned Butter and Prosciutto

Let me tell you about the Thanksgiving Side Dish That Wasn’t. No matter how many times you’ve hosted or cooked for 279 people at your house for a party or a holiday dinner, you aren’t immune from forgetting something. Realizing that the bag of ice you bought is now nothing more than a puddle underneath [...]

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{closed} My Favorite Things Giveaway: 16GB iPad!

November 28, 2013
iPad 2

Happy Thanksgiving, guys! Can you believe we’re almost ready to drop a “peace the [bleep] out” on 2013? So far, it has been a pretty normal year for us – plenty of stress and a bunch of reminders about how being an adult can totally suck sometimes. Throw in that bonus scary medical “fire drill” [...]

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Gyro-Stuffed Bell Peppers with HEB Primo Picks

November 19, 2013
Gyro-Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quino & Feta

When Jason and I met, I was living in this tiny, dirt cheap apartment with my fluffy white kitty, Shasta. Shasta & I had accidentally stumbled across the greatest deal in the entire city. We had million dollar houses, the city’s nicest park, running trails, a golf course, and gorgeous green space at our front [...]

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4 Goat Cheese Biscuits and 1 Ugly Boot

November 16, 2013
Goat Cheese & Black Pepper Biscuits

We all deal with stress, disappointment, and defeat in different ways. At least I assume we do. Unless you tell me that you, too, head straight for your kitchen to fry up all the bacon and chop all the onions in the house. While knocking back a couple goat cheese biscuits. To each her own, [...]

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