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More Soup for My Soul!

butternut puree soup with chicken, pumpkin seeds, and goat cheese take 2

I made the BEST soup yesterday. Well, it took a couple of days actually because I made it from the bones of a chicken I roasted on Saturday. Normally I just throw the bones in a pot, cover them with water and maybe add a bulb of garlic. This time I decided to get fancy and use two bulbs plus a large chunk of ginger. My house smelled AMAZING all weekend. I let it simmer for 24 hours, then chilled it overnight to


That’s it! I’m Going on a Facebook Diet

(Image Source: Voices from Russia)

Actually, I already did. This election year is exceptionally vicious. At first I thought it was just because I’m a little older and more in tune to politics than I’ve ever been but no. It’s so much more than that. These two candidates seem to have brought the worst out in people. My Facebook feed is like a war ground. I am friends with people on both sides of the fence and I purposefully don’t unfriend or unfollow those who think


Sweat and Soup for My Soul

Beef Soup with Meatballs

This is going be a long one, just warning you. Complete brain dump ahead. So you guys know I’ve been a little up and a little down lately. I’ve shared about it a bit here on the blog, but truth be told my “downs” have really kept me from sharing more because I wasn’t motivated to blog or take pictures or do much of anything. I just didn’t want anyone in my head for a little while. I’ve kind of been


I have 478 Messages in My Inbox and I Don’t Care…


478 messages and I don’t care. 478 messages and I don’t care. Sung like this, of course… I sing everything like that when it ends in “I don’t care.” Don’t you? #childofthe80s? And I really don’t care. I have finally figured out how not to care (in a good way) and I wish I could figure out what flipped the switch because it’s glorious. The last two days have been a whirlwind. Monday morning I woke up, hit the gym (of course),


Veggie Therapy Cucumber Tuna Salad

Veggie Therapy Cucumber Tuna Salad

I may have gone a little nutty in the produce department while grocery shopping this past weekend. My challenge this week is to get all of this in me and the family because I’ve been slacking in the healthy eating department. I’m calling it veggie therapy… So far so good. It’s Thursday and we already knocked off the watermelon, cauliflower, asparagus, half the peppers, most of the mangos (I made mango habanero sauce instead of peach and the 11-year-old eats one a day), almost


Mid-life Crisis Anyone?

Mid life Crisis

You may have noticed I’ve been a little weak in the blogging department. On one hand I’m proud of myself for stepping away from the computer and social media as much as I have. I’m way more present at home, not tied to my laptop like I used to be. On the other hand, I feel lost, disconnected and unmotivated. So I’m not sure if these changes in my habits are a good or a bad thing. They may just


Spicy Squash Coconut Carrot Soup With Ginger and Chicken

Spicy Squash Coconut Carrot Soup with Ginger and Chicken

Confession time: My vegetable intake is plummeting.  I’ve been busy with work and just not inspired to include them in my meals or get creative with them as I cook.  I have been, however, motivated to make things like wings, nachos and cheesesteaks at home, all things that I’ve made for dinner in the past week. So I’m challenging to think beyond typical comfort food and come up with other ways to get my veggies in because they’re good for me, it’s fun, and frankly, I’m good


Peach-Habanero Wing Sauce

Peaches and Habaneros

I’m really getting into making my own dressings and sauces. For dressings I usually do a single serving on an as-needed basis by adding a tablespoon of this or that and just whisking it together. For sauces though, it takes a little more effort and cooking time. Nothing crazy, just not instantaneous like a salad dressing. I’ve been really enjoying coming up with simple combinations like peach-habanero and it’s fun because this is the one foodie thing The Husband actually gets excited about.


Focusing on the Awesome

beer drinkin'

This weekend had its awesome and not-so-awesome moments. I’ll focus on the awesome because that’s more fun and I don’t feel like being a downer. All I’ll say is parenting is exhausting, marriages can be complicated and life is sometimes just hard. We kicked off the weekend with a Friday night clean-fest because the house needed some love and attention. It’s been a disaster all week and we just couldn’t get ahead of it. So as a family we decided to


A Kelly Bundy-Inspired Podcast

Kelly Bundy

I think I’m losing it. I could have sworn I posted this yesterday but this morning it wasn’t on the site. Sooooo let’s try this again…. Anyone else a Married with Children fan? This episode inspired my topic for this week’s #wycwyc podcast — click here to check it out or have a listen on iTunes. Feeling generous? Become a patron and help us out by clicking here. 

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