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Making Lemonade

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. We have all heard this over and over and over again, and to be honest, I was getting sick of hearing it. Over the last 6 months, I felt as if I was handed lemon, after lemon, after sour lemon but had no access to water or sugar,… Continue reading Making Lemonade

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Garlic #2 – Bacon Wrapped Roasted Garlic Cheeseburger

Our adventure down the Volcanic Garlic Braid brings us yet again to a Roasted Garlic recipe, but this time we're using it in another manner. This creation came to me one night when attempting to make a bacon cheeseburger, but the bacon kept sliding off of the burger when you take a bite. See, I… Continue reading Garlic #2 – Bacon Wrapped Roasted Garlic Cheeseburger

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How To Roast Garlic

This is for my friend who asked me for very specific instructions as to how to Roast Garlic. Here are step by step instructions as to how to make the most delicious Roasted Garlic. I hope you enjoy! What you will need: At least 1 whole head of Garlic (more if you want) 1 TBSP… Continue reading How To Roast Garlic

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Pineapple Cilantro Chicken

I decided to try something new the other night, something a little different and unique, yet light and healthy too. So I give you, Pineapple Cilantro Chicken. This meal came to me in my head and I found dozens of pineapple salsa recipes, but I tweaked them all with what I had in my kitchen,… Continue reading Pineapple Cilantro Chicken

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My Garden Zen

Every year, about this time, I get so excited to get outside and get dirty. Getting excited isn't the right's almost like a calling. I can't focus until it's done, and until I have something, anything, growing in my little patch of the world. There is something so calming about digging up the ground,… Continue reading My Garden Zen

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Caveman Cafeteria

Recently I was genuinely curious to try a local food truck called Caveman Cafeteria. I will be honest, this whole drive to eat from food trucks is a new thing for me. I know, it's been years that people have been going to and enjoying food trucks all over the country. In fact, there is… Continue reading Caveman Cafeteria

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Step Away From The Jeans

So the other day I found myself at work. Hungry. Now this isn't a surprising moment for me, I am usually hungry. Seriously I will eat non stop all day, so I have trained myself fairly well to eat healthy items throughout the day. You will constantly see me munching on oranges, baby carrots, apples,… Continue reading Step Away From The Jeans

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Ice Cream Makes Everything Better

When I think back on my childhood I have very fond memories of spending every Summer with my Grandparents. My sister and I would live about 2-3 months with my Grandparents and see both sets during the long summers. We had a great time, and so many things I learned and remember from my time… Continue reading Ice Cream Makes Everything Better

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Chicken Cordon Bleu – Version 1

When deciding which of Ryan's paintings I would try first, it was a difficult decision, this is a big deal - making an ode to Ryan's work in food form, and hoping I do a good job! So I did some research and I have come to the following realizations about Chicken Cordon Bleu.1.  It… Continue reading Chicken Cordon Bleu – Version 1

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Bobby Flay Eats Corn Dogs…Right?

Do you remember your first place?  You know that "cute", "little", hole in the wall that you called your own, and you couldn't be happier to be out of your parents house and living on your own...until you realized you had to feed yourself?  Well I remember that, and I remember my horrible meals of… Continue reading Bobby Flay Eats Corn Dogs…Right?