Slow Cooker Sriracha Shredded Turkey

June 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

Crock-Pots were undoubtedly made for winter. Probably invented by a Canadian in January who was even colder than a Minnesotan in January. Am I right?

WRONG. Not only was the illustrious slow cooker invented in Chicago by a man with Jewish heritage (according to my very scientific Wikipedia research); it is so NOT only for cold months.

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Healthy Chicken Kale Salad with Grilled Peaches

January 12, 2015 / 2 Comments

Healthy eating: week two – let’s do this!

I think it’s safe to assume the majority of Americans are still sticking to their annual weight loss resolutions, mostly because the majority of Americans were at the Y last night.

It was no small feat to find a parking spot at my local YMCA, despite the fact that the place was a ghost town just 12 days ago.

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30-Minute, 3-Ingredient Marinated Chicken

August 4, 2014 / 5 Comments

Few of us are immune to the busyness of life. Family, friends, work, never-ending to-do lists and other responsibilities seem to control our schedules, leaving little room for rest or entertainment.

Sometimes life only seems to get busier the older I get. So often I feel like I’m sandwiched in the middle of all the busyness, struggling to find enough time to finish everything that needs to get done.

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Cilantro Chicken Enchiladas

July 14, 2014 / 4 Comments

I’ve mentioned about 7 million times that my mom is a really good cook.

I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who cooked dinner every night–which I thought was totally normal, until several of my friends admitted that they lived on cereal and McDonald’s. Others would get all excited when their moms would serve Hamburger Helper or Spaghetti-O’s for dinner.

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Hash Brown Quiche

April 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

When I was in junior high, I was a dedicated Taste of Home reader.

That’s a lot cooler than it sounds, I swear. :)

Although I may not have been the publication’s target audience, I got hooked when I started leafing through my mom’s copies, and I began to start trying out different recipes and dreaming up new ones.

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