Um. Hi. How are we? There was a girl in high school who used to ask me that every day and it used to INFURIATE me. I think because she was not asking how WE were doing, she was asking how I was doing in a way that made me feel disproportionately ragey. But a)…

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This bright, fresh (mayo-free) chicken salad has sweet citrus notes and crisp veggies. It’s perfect by itself, or serve it on a roll, croissant, wrap, or lettuce leaf. This Sweet Citrus Chicken Salad might just become your new go-to! This chicken salad has a great story behind it.  It’s inspired by my Mom, and our…

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I really hesitate saying I feel like I’m getting a handle on things. You know, all the things…being a first year teacher during a pandemic…the pandemic…hurricanes…I actually can’t think of anything else right now except that I have perpetually felt like I do NOT have a handle on things. But. As of right now. I…

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  Little fun piece of trivia: I have never had a full-blown migraine before. I’ve had starts. Seedlings. But never have I ever been laid out, completely incapacitated, by a migraine. Until this weekend. I had grand plans, you see–I was going to get caught up on laundry and my lesson plans and meal prepping…

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Pico de Gallo is a simple mixture of fresh tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno (if you like), and brightened with fresh lime juice, cilantro and salt.  It’s SO easy to make and so delicious with just about any latin-inspired food, or simply with a bowl of tortilla chips near by!   How to Make Pico De…

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An entire head of garlic goes into the marinade for these Grilled Garlic Sirloin Skewers. After grilling to tender perfection, they get brushed with warm garlic butter before serving, creating the steak of every garlic-lover’s dreams!  Sirloin makes a top choice for this recipe, but if budget allows they’re fantastic with filet or ribeye as…

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Quick and easy weeknight meals are not always something that is good enough to serve company or something your kids will not only eat but request. These Korean Beef Noodle Bowls are both! They are SO quick and easy, but also delicious and beautiful. You probably need to put them on next week’s menu immediately….

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So I feel like a lot of life has happened in the last 1-1 1/2 months. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ve at least caught some snippets, but I’ve been pretty spotty over there as well. It’s been wild. Y’all, 2020 has been wild. And good. And hard. I feel uprooted, but sometimes that’s…

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We featured these Chili-Lime Mango Chicken Skewers recipe years ago at one of our first live cooking demos at Macy’s, in Utah! These sweet and spicy skewers feature tender chicken and sweet juicy mango all grilled up with a sweet and tangy fresh lime marinade.  We love it with lime-cilantro rice or sweet and savory…

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2020, am I right? Somehow, we’re heading back to school (in some way or another!) and monster cookies seem to be what we all need right now. These Flour-Free Monster Cookies come from the AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate Family Baking eZine, which has amazing, family-friendly recipes like this to help bring your family together! You can see what…

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So I survived my first week of kids in the classroom. During a pandemic. With some technology issues. I had a dream last night that I was back in college and I realized I hadn’t been to math all semester, which pretty sums up how I’m feeling right now. 😂😭. It’s okay. I’m adjusting to…

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So we’ll get to Italian Beef Stew with Noodles soon. Here’s a picture to keep you excited. In case you missed my little announcement on Instagram the other day, I have accepted a job teaching 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts) at my daughter’s middle school. No, OBB isn’t going anywhere. Sara and I have…

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