28 11, 2012
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Truffle Pie and Confessions

By |November 28th, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: |

So. I've got to confess something and I'm not really sure how to put this. First of all, please excuse the crappy phone photos. I was too tired to make Kai get out his lighting equipment or his camera. Ok, here goes. I made a Truffle Pie for my husband yesterday. It's full of chocolate

12 11, 2012
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Meal Plans: Mexican Lime Soup

By |November 12th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

Meal Plan: Mexican Lime Soup with Quesadillas Take out a pan and put it over medium heat. Take a tortilla and place it in the pan. Sprinkle some shredded cheese* on tortilla and cover with another tortilla. Wait a minute or so until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese has started to melt. Flip.

5 11, 2012
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Meal Plan: Beef Stew

By |November 5th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

This week was such a relief after being constantly sick and then being constantly busy. We chilled out a lot around the house and went to the park and the zoo. Since we spent so much time at home I was able to make some meals that take a little longer to cook but all

29 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Baked Ziti

By |October 29th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

We had a lot going on this week so we pretty much either ate out or ate leftovers. One of the nights we stayed in we were lucky enough to have my niece, Chelsea, and her fiance, Jesse, over for dinner and it was so fun to hang out with them for a little bit.

22 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Chicken Pot Pies

By |October 22nd, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

This week has been really busy again with general errands and trying to get the word out about Kai's Kickstarter project, Jumping Fences, Documenting the Overlooked. If you haven't checked it out yet, you only have 18 days left to help back this project. Meal Plan: Black Bean and Poblano Quesadillas with Cilantro Lime Rice

16 10, 2012
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Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Old Timey Throat Tonic

By |October 16th, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |

  We have been feeling so sickly the last few weeks and I don't know about you but when I have a sore throat all I want is something warm and soothing to drink. I have always been a huge fan of herbal tea and hot chocolate. A lot of my earliest memories are of

15 10, 2012
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Meal Plans: Fig, Bacon, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Pizza

By |October 15th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

We were feeling sick again all week but this time it was allergies. There has been an explosion of allergy producers in the last week or so and, of course, our family suffers greatly. So again all we wanted was soup. Full disclosure: we went out to eat one day and I had french onion

8 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Salmon Cakes with Risotto and Asparagus

By |October 8th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: |

We were incredibly busy this last week (and still not feeling well) so we needed fast meals every night. The only meal that took longer than 5-30 minutes was the fried chicken which was our Sunday dinner. Gigi, short for Great-Grandma, came out to the house and it was so nice having a family dinner

1 10, 2012
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Meal Plan: Chili

By |October 1st, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

This meal plan was from when we returned from our vacation in Okoboji, IA. The weather had cooled off and was rainy, drizzly, and completely fall. So all we wanted that week was soup and pasta. We froze half of the Chili to have for lunch the next week and ate leftovers of everything else

28 08, 2012
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Life: Julia

By |August 28th, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |

Some of you are friends with me on my personal Facebook page and read that my Grandma Julia passed away a little over a week ago. This is what I wrote at the time: "My Grandma Julia passed away last night. I didn't get to know her very well but I will always remember her