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Trader Joe’s Whole30 Guide

Trader Joe’s Whole30 Guide

Hello world! I am getting so many requests for grocery guides and I love it!!! Y’all know I’m one of those weirdos who loves going to the grocery store, so the fact that you are giving me all the more reasons to go makes me […]

Aldi Guide for Whole30

Raise your hand if you have felt like an inferior Whole30er at any point because you can’t afford to drop a couple hundred bucks in Whole Foods every week? **HAND RAISED OVER HERE** Don’t get me wrong, Whole Foods offers some really great products that […]

January Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2

January Whole30 Meal Plan – Week 2

This is a little confusing, because really this is my week one Whole30 because I officially started yesterday! But, I know I posted Week 1 last week, so Imma just roll with it. How is everyone feeling?

I’m going to keep this short and sweet with my meal plan for the week and one quick and easy recipe for you to put in your plan if you need some ideas!

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January Whole30 Meal Ideas – Week One

January Whole30 Meal Ideas – Week One

IT IS NEW YEARS EVE! WHAT!? Honestly where did 2017 even go? A lot happened but it flew by. I have ended it with QUITE the bang in the food and drink department and I am so excited to get going on this January Whole30. […]

January Whole30 Prep

You, my little Instagram followers, are funny. I did a few polls the other night to gauge y’alls interest in Whole30. The vast majority of you said you do not want to participate in a January Whole30, but the vast majority of y’all also said […]

Travel Tips & Tricks

Travel Tips & Tricks

Recently I kind of out of the blue asked JTW “HEY would it bother you if I went on a little mini vacation without you?” Of course, he was very taken aback and immediately thought I was mad at him. This is probably a weird question to ask your husband, so let me give a little back story. By the way, I’m not talking a crazy, once in a lifetime type trip. I’m talking like a quick little mountain get away (specifically I was thinking about Asheville at the time).

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One Pot Beef and Butternut Squash Chili

One Pot Beef and Butternut Squash Chili

Do any of you have a puppy, or really dog of any age? Do you still panic anytime the pup acts funny or doesn’t scarf up her food fast enough or play as much as usual? My dog didn’t eat all day and I called […]

Crispy Beef and Broccoli

Crispy Beef and Broccoli

This is very similar to one of the recipes we made in my cooking class a couple of weeks ago. The only real difference is that I threw that one together, and for this one I took actual measurements so I could share with you! […]

Beef and Barley Soup

Beef and Barley Soup

This one is a classic! My mom has always made beef and barley soup in big batches to freeze, send to friends, or heat up for a quick, hearty meal. I was itching to make it since the weather has started cooling off so I sent my husband to the store for barley. I forgot to ask him to also get the diced tomatoes and beef consommé. So I improvised.

Improvising is key for cooking. If you get caught up in the specifics of a recipe every single time, you are going to drive yourself crazy. Think of them more of a guide than a rulebook – unless you are baking. Baking is very important to follow recipes.

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

I am a little later than I’d hoped on posting this, but my first version was honestly not worth sharing. This one however, IS certainly worth it. One thing I learned during this pumpkin pie adventure is that it’s not easy to make pumpkin pie […]