Cooking, Baking & Cocktail Shaking

Chicken & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya

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I have a confession. I love nail polish! It has become one of my very many obsessions, and it’s getting worse. I practically own the entire O.P.I collection. Maybe my obsession is verging more along the lines of a disease. I’ll leave that for you to decide. I’m at the point where I can...

Running: Week 2

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“Just keep running. Just keep running. You can do it. Just keep running,” are the thoughts that go through my brain as I’m trying to push through my run. I may have a bit of a Nemo/Disney obsession (child at heart, here). I can feel my muscles getting stronger each time I run and,...

Nutella Swirl Donut Muffins

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I’ve been MIA for the past week, and I’m so very sorry. My grandfather had surgery last Tuesday, so I travelled on up to Cow Country to take care of him. I waited on him hand and foot, because I’m his favorite granddaughter (I’m his only granddaughter), and that’s what favorite granddaughters’ do to...

Running: Week 1

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Yesterday marked my first week of running. Guess what? I think I’m actually beginning to enjoy it. Who knew that little ol’ me would enjoy exercise. Guess what arrived at my door yesterday? My new CamelBak. I. Love. It. No more holding water bottles or iPods while trying to run, and no more loose...

Running: My New Journey

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I’m training for my first ever 5k. I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited. Exercise has taken a back seat since I started school back in 2009, so I thought signing up to run a 5k would force me to exercise. So far, it’s working. My goal is to be able to run a...

Nutella & Almond Bars

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As promised, I made y’all nutella and almond bars. They happen to be healthy, but you’d never know it. They taste like you’re biting into a chocolate candy bar, only better because this bar is made with my current obsession… Nutella. I. Love. It! I happened to find it in a twofer pack at...

One Pot Cheesy Salsa & Chicken Pasta

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I’m participating in the Run for your Lives Zombie 5k in October and started training for it on Sunday. I thought I was going to die on Sunday after my 2 1/2 mile walk/run. This body isn’t familiar with the word exercise, and it totally took a beating on Sunday. My face was red,...

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fudgesicles

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  It’s officially the last day of #icecreamweek, and I can’t tell you how sad I am that it’s over. Okay, I’ll try. I’m REAL sad. Extremely sad. Heartbroken. I’m going to miss all of the frozen treats and the bright smiles on the faces of my friends when they’re testing my ice cream....

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sundae

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Welcome to day six of #icecreamweek! Can you believe there is only one more day of frozen treats left? The week flew by in a flash. I have a very special frozen treat to celebrate the end of #icecreamweek. It’s a no cook peanut butter ice cream turned hot fudge sundae. And, I’m giving...