Chicken WANGS!


We’re having leftover chili tonight, so I thought I’d post something from this summer for fun! The original post date – August 24th. *********** Yesterday a handful of great friends and I got together to get some early b-day celebrating going on. In true fashion, my darling husband came through with the best, most fitting […]

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December Comfort


With weather like this I have 3 words for you: Shredded Chicken Chili. I mean, is there really anything more to say? You know me, of course there is!  A blazing fire, a bottle of red wine, warm blankets, wool socks, a good movie, a hot shower, a snuggly puppy, an abundance of questions for […]

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A Wok Down Memory Lane


I remember growing up during my teenage years in Hobbs, New Mexico, on a very flat street in the middle of the desert. My dad spent many a night tossing different meats and veggies around the stir-fry wok. He loved and I mean loved to stir-fry for the family. Mom got a break and it […]

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Repentance Supper


In an effort to cleanse myself from my gluttonous sins, I hereby declare this week “Eat No More Than 200 Calories Per Meal” week. Yeah that’s gonna last about 200 seconds. Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro-Lime Dressing: * ½ pound frozen shrimp: thawed, peeled, deveined and pat dry * 1 head iceberg lettuce, leaves separated […]

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How Are We Eating More Turkey Already?


We made it home! I would have posted this dinner last night except for the fact that my brain fell into a post-Thanksgiving coma and didn’t come out until…well, I’m not sure I’m even out of it yet. While I was busy unpacking from our trip and getting settled, Aaron had an unexpected craving to […]

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No Vacancy


Alright, there’s just no eloquent way of saying this. There was a cockroach in my yoga pants this morning. And get this, I didn’t even notice until 10 minutes into wearing them that it was paying rent for a space on my thigh. If this isn’t a sure sign that I need a break, I […]

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Tex-Mex Pork, Y’all


This weekend was fantastic. From getting massages, to Aaron making the best pizza known to man, to attending a fabulous party yesterday with great friends, I’m satisfied. Oh and I got 2 new cooking magazines in the mail. That sealed the deal for what I call an excellent weekend. Now it’s time to press the […]

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Fakesgiving! (Yes, That’s What I Said)


Remember our friends with the farm who (whom, who, whom, whatever) we visited back in the summer? Well, today we’re headed their away once again for a festive “Fakesgiving” celebration. (Sunny, you will be missed. Talked about of course, but missed.) This is our first time to attend this annual soire, so I think wearing […]

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Aaron Cooked!


You guys, this morning Aaron said he wanted to make pizza, and he wasn’t kidding. While I showered, did my nails and channel surfed, he made dough from scratch, simmered a homemade sauce, marinated chicken and roasted corn. I am seriously in love. I did help wash a dish or two, of course. But I […]

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That Is One Cultured Egg


This morning’s breakfast is sort of hodgepodge. Using a mix of Japanese mushrooms, cumin-spiced eggs and fresh parmesan, I’m going global! Or, uh, purging the last of the fridge goods before heading to the store. Let’s go with global. Breakfast Taco: What it took for 2: * 2 whole wheat flour tortillas * 3 eggs, […]

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