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Winner!

Winner!
Thanks for all your comments about what your favorite thing to eat or grill on my giveaway post on Monday.  Without further ado, the winner of the Hardcore Carnivore Black Rub AND two jars of my pineapple garlic sriracha bbq sauce is . . . Kelly Steak, Chicken would be our go to. Now if I could only make it look like yours! AUGUST 2,...
August 5, 2016

Dilemma

Dilemma
I couldn’t think of a blog title, so that’s what I am going with.  Here’s the deal.  IF, I get offered a job at what I would consider my dream job, um, turns out the pay is just over minimum wage.  I wish I were kidding.  Granted, there would be tip shares that are pretty generous, which would up my pay, but that fluctuates month...
August 4, 2016

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Last Friday I found myself with half a dozen really really ripe bananas.  No one in the house would eat them like that, so I decided to bring muffins to take to work last Saturday.  I thought it would be a bit of sunshine at 5:00 a.m. in the morning when everyone is still tired and wished they were still in bed.  I am partial...
August 3, 2016

Thai Chili Soy Noodle Stir Fry

Thai Chili Soy Noodle Stir Fry
Hanging out with Hannah yesterday morning was so nice.  The weather was perfect outside and it was just nice to catch up with her one on one.  Jacob and Hannah went out to eat last week when I was working one of the night markets.  Um, turns out they don’t cook a lot if I am not home.  When I was meal planning with what...
August 2, 2016

Believe

Believe
Yesterday could not have been a more gorgeous day.  The humidity was gone, and the temps in Chicago were in the low 80s.   I wasn’t sure where my sister and I were going to meet for lunch, or even at what time, so I made a bagel thin egg sammie and grapes before I left to catch the train downtown.  That was 7 smart points....
July 26, 2016

Best Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Best Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Long time readers know that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to pizza.  I remember a few years ago there were a string of Friday’s that Tony wanted to go out to eat, which I thought was odd, because he hated going out to eat on crowded weekend nights, but thought – wow – how nice that he wants to treat...
July 25, 2016

Hot Day!

Hot Day!
Yesterday was a long day for me.  I was on the road by 8:00 a.m. to attend the funeral of the Mom of some dear friends – my friend Jacky, her sisters Jody (who is a Cross Fit fanatic and wants me to start Cross Fit and stop drinking hazelnut creamer in my coffee!) Terry and Kelly.  I didn’t know their two older siblings because...
July 22, 2016

Tomatillo Jalapeno Salsa

Tomatillo Jalapeno Salsa
I had my first WI after vacation yesterday.  I lost a pound!  But who are we kidding, I’ve been up, down, up, down the past 11 weeks since I’ve been going to meetings.  But I do enjoy the meetings, and our leader is really good.  I am sure people at the meetings who see my diverse point friendly meals are looking at me like “why...
July 20, 2016

Deep Dish Pizza . . .a bit healthier!

Deep Dish Pizza . . .a bit healthier!
One of the most viewed recipes on this blog over the last almost 8 years has to be my copycat Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish Pizza.  I remember the day like it was yesterday when I came home and Tony saw on America’s test kitchen that they made a deep dish pizza, and he asked me if I could make it . . . that night! ...
July 19, 2016

PB Bit Stir fry Sauce

PB Bit Stir fry Sauce
Another whirlwind weekend is in the books.  Could you please tell the summer to slow down?  Before you know it, we’ll be seeing fricken Halloween decorations in the stores!   Friday both Hannah and Jacob worked so I had a whole day to recipe develop in the kitchen and I had such a fun day.  I had Spotify on, jammed to Macklemore and Pitbull (yes, I...
July 18, 2016