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January 2015

Four Essentials for Super Bowl Sunday

Sometimes I have this daydream that one day it will be socially acceptable to eat snacks for all three five meals a day. Tables will be filled with dips, finger foods, sauces, and fried things.  Coolers will be stocked with beer, wine, and mimosas…

January 30, 2015

Roasting a Whole Bird (just call me Norman Rockwell’s Granny)

Though I purport to be a pretty okay home cook and generally feel like I can make a decent dinner, there are a some kitchen skills a twenty-something should know that I’ve never even attempted. Case in point:  I’ve never roasted a whole bird.  Can I really call…

January 26, 2015

#BoringLunchPrevention: Week 1 Update

  Woohoo!  I made it through week one of my salad challenge!  So far, I’ve come up with some pretty interesting combinations that were simple, inexpensive, easy to pack, healthy, and – most importantly – all different.  Here’s a look back at my week…

January 23, 2015

Our Top 10 Go-To Restaurants in Houston

Dearest readers, I was looking back through my posts over the past few weeks, and I realized something important.  It appears as though I spend all of my time either cooking, organizing, meal planning, crafting, or generally brainstorming ways to be Miss Suzy-Homemaker.  While…

January 21, 2015

10 Delicious Salads for #BoringLunchPrevention

I have this theory that if I bring a salad for lunch, the rest of my day will be just a little bit healthier.  Or, at the very least, I can get away with something slightly less healthy at dinner.  Salads pack some veggies in…

January 19, 2015

What I Love Wednesday: Sweet AND Healthy Treats

Why is it that I can’t get past my sweet cravings after dinner every night?  I can eat well almost all day long, but by the time 7:30 rolls around, I could trample small puppies for Baskin Robbins.  Ugh.  I’m working on it.  That’s…

January 14, 2015

Crockpot Chipotle Chicken and Tortilla-less Soup

Well, I did not make it to any museums, movies, or coffee dates this weekend… damn the rain.  But I did give my Crock Pot a workout!  I love this recipe because it’s a two-fer – you get shredded chicken to freeze for later…

January 12, 2015

Booze-Free January: Rationale and Resolutions

This year, I didn’t really set a long-term resolution.  I still see the new year as a time to reset and refresh, of course I want to be healthier and happier in 2015, but I didn’t really want to say “I will do this”…

January 9, 2015

What I Love Wednesday: Teacher Edition and My Top Ten

After two days back at school drinking the YES Prep kool-aid, I’m ready to see my students again!  Of course, I’m not really looking forward to grading or waiting 100 minutes to go to the restroom, but I know that I am so lucky…

January 7, 2015