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Easy Summer Meals

I hate cooking in the summer time.  I would rather eat a celery stick and cottage cheese straight from the container than cook after a long day at work and when it’s 115º outside.  But I have learned a few quick tips so that I spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Chicken…

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To begin, I am the definition of a yo-yo dieter. But after the stress of quarantining and working at home alone for two months, I definitely gained the COVID-19. (Or in this case, the COVID-15.) So I’m back on the wagon, and back on Weight Watchers, which generally works for me after the initial detox…

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Recipe: Empty Tomb Rolls

One of our favorite Easter traditions to make during Holy Week are Empty Tomb Rolls. It tells the story of how Jesus was buried and rose again for us! You will need: Crescent roll or biscuit dough Butter Marshmallows Sugar and cinnamon mixture. We tell the story with scripture of Jesus, our blameless, pure Savior…

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Christmas Crackers

Holy Moly! These were the hit of Christmas last year for mine and my fiance’s families! If you are looking for a an extra something to bring to your future (or current) inlaws for Christmas this is the way to go. When I was thinking about what I wanted to bring with us to Christmas…

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For as long as I can remember, my family has had the tradition of making Christmas sugar cookies together. We make a HUGE mess, and while the intention was always to pass them out to friends and neighbors, but we’d eat so much dough and cookies that recipe’s output is reduced by at least a…

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Starbuck’s Skinny Peppermint Mocha is not just my favorite holiday drink, but my favorite coffee drink period. I have been known to order it year-round, but for about the last two years or so, they discontinued the sugar-free peppermint syrup, which really increased the sugar and calorie count. SO, I finally came up with a…

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Recipe: Quiche “Laurrene”

As I’ve mentioned a bunch, I am the worst cook and hate to cook. But baking I can handle. So quiche is quickly becoming my go-to breakfast-for-dinner meal for my family, and it’s actually winning me some points around the house! I generally use this Quiche Lorraine recipe from Pillsbury, with a few modifications. The…

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I was contacted recently by Cotton Patch Cafe to try out their newly renovated restaurant (which reopened August 22) and was treated to a free meal for my family in return for blogging about it. Since Cotton Patch is already my favorite source of guilty-pleasure southern cooking, I couldn’t say no. And I am happy…

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Welp, I’m back on the wagon. (After gaining COUGHFOURCOUGH pounds in the seven days I was in Houston…) AnyWHO, when I have had success in eating better and losing weight, it had a lot to do with planning meals. Meal planning is a simple and effective way to save a lot of money each month,…

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