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An update…

An update…

I am still here. Barely. I will be honest – this diet change is no joke. It is HARD! I feel like I’ve had every ounce of energy sucked out of me. When I did this before, about two years ago, it took me almost […]

Big changes for 2018…

Big changes for 2018…

I will try to keep this short and sweet, but wanted to update you on where I’ve been and what has been going on over the last two weeks or so. Guys, I’m so tired of being tired.  And sick.  And fat.  JUST. SO. TIRED!  […]

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

These Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes are one of the first recipes I ever made in my electric pressure cooker, and they are now the ONLY way I do mashed potatoes!  This recipe is adapted from the recipe book that came with my original Cuisinart model.  […]

Spiced Cranberry Pork Roast

Spiced Cranberry Pork Roast

Welcome to Day 8 of the Food Advent Calendar 2017 “Spice It Up!” I am so excited to share this recipe today and participate in the spice advent calendar with some very creative food bloggers! I do have a confession to make, though – and […]

Shopping Trip – Sprout’s Farmers Market, 12/6

Shopping Trip – Sprout’s Farmers Market, 12/6

Just a quick trip to my local Sprout’s store today.  There weren’t a ton of things on my list, but I did want to get some of the chicken for a few more low-carb freezer meals.   Here’s what I picked up at Sprout’s – […]

Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 12/6

Shopping Trip – Kroger (Smith’s), 12/6

Kroger stores are have a phenomenal stockup sale on certain baking items this week!  Items are .99 ea when you buy in multiples of five (mix and match).   This is also the second week of the Buy 4 Save $4 event, so you if […]

Shopping Trip – Smith’s/Kroger, 11/30

Shopping Trip – Smith’s/Kroger, 11/30

Smith’s (Kroger) kicks off a new Buy 4 Save $4 sale this week, and there are plenty of great deals to be had!   They also have a promo going on for the next few weeks called “25 Merry Days” – each day there are […]

Spice It Up Advent Calendar 2017

Spice It Up Advent Calendar 2017

Christmas will be here before we know it, and I am so excited to announce that I get to participate in a special spice-themed Advent “calendar” of great holiday recipes, put on by my friend Jenny at Jenny Is Baking! Advent is celebrated in many […]

Eight Great Meal in a Jar Recipes

Eight Great Meal in a Jar Recipes

I have been working on putting together some food storage for my family for the last several years.  There are many options out there nowadays for ready-to-go meals, but they can be incredibly expensive!  So I’ve spent some time researching ways to make my own.  […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole

I really wanted to name this one something like “All-The-Flavors-Of-Thanksgiving-In-One-Bite Freezer Meal”, but that seemed like quite a mouthful (pun intended).  So let’s just go with, “Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole”, shall we? This is a very easy dish to put together, and it uses all of […]

Shopping Trip – Walmart Neighborhood Market, 11/15

Shopping Trip – Walmart Neighborhood Market, 11/15

So, I don’t usually buy a ton of groceries at Walmart.  I’ve generally found that I can beat their prices at other places by buying during good sales and using coupons.  Walmart is usually more of a convenience for me – if I need something […]

Shopping Trip – Winco, 11/13

Shopping Trip – Winco, 11/13

Alright, you guys will NOT believe this shopping trip!!   It has been about 7 years since I have been to Winco.  We used to live a few blocks behind one of the locations, and I would shop there occasionally.  Mostly for Thanksgiving when they […]