Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Banana Bread

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Stress is real life, and I happen to be an active participant in this dreadful reality on a daily basis… No choice of my own, of course. Here’s how stress works: 1.) It arrives at the most inconvenient time. 2.) It makes itself comfortable, then proceeds to drag you around by your feet for...

Blueberry Carrot Muffins

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It feels good to be back! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, but my grandfather was rushed to the hospital last week, and the family rushed up to Pennsylvania to help out. He came home from the hospital Friday evening and is doing well. Thank you all for being so patient. It may...

Game Day Loaded Nachos

Loaded Nachos with Homemade Chili Sauce

These Game Day Loaded Nachos are smothered in melted cheese and homemade chili sauce. They’re my most requested football appetizer every year. It’s officially football season in our house, and my husband couldn’t be more excited. He has been counting down the days to kickoff for a month now. A month? Do you know...

Running: Week 6

Running:  Week 6

I’m a one bad mama jama, people. I only ran once this week. Once! I’ve been so busy preparing for school that I was left with no time to run, and that’s just wrong. I need more time in the day. Do you think the government could fix that for me? I mean, they...

End of Summer Sangria & A Feature at Momma’s Meals

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I’m feeling pretty famous today! Why? Because Tammi at Momma’s Meals is featuring me on the blog today as her Featured Friday Co-Host. I can hardly contain my excitement! This gal is putting on her finest apron and piggy pink heels to celebrate her fame. All I need now is a tiara to bring...

Hazelnut Crusted Tilapia with Lemon Butter Sauce

Hazelnut Crusted Tilapia with Lemon Butter-4327

It’s back to school for me. I’m not excited about it, but I’m an adult, and adults have to do things they don’t always want to do. At least that’s what they tell me. You know, the undefined “they.” Who do they think they are anyway? This semester happens to be my last semester....

Soy Glazed Chicken ~ #SundaySupper

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It’s Sunday again, which means it’s time to celebrate #SundaySupper. This week we’re preparing recipes for Labor day, which snuck up on me this year. I completely forgot that Labor day was on Monday until my girlfriend asked me what I was doing over the weekend for the holiday, “Holiday? What holiday?” My girlfriend...

August #FoodiePenPals

August #FoodiePenPals

It’s time for another #foodiepenpals reveal day! I started participating in the #foodiepenpals program back in May and look forward to it every month. Food delivered to your doorstep from another passionate foodie every month… What’s not to love? The program has introduced me to some amazing foodies/bloggers and an array of delicious food...

Running: Week 5

Running:  Week 5

So sorry for confusing you with 2 posts this week, but life totally trampled me last week and I forgot to post my week 4 running draft. Oops! I have big news, y’all! I signed up for a gym membership. Little ol’ me now belongs to a big, sweaty gym. I guess you could...