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Cinco de Mayo like a Mom

It’s a day more celebrated in America than in its own country of origin and for good reason…TACOS.    Cinco de Mayo, which occurs on the 5th day of May, commemorates Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in the 1862 Franco-Mexican war but is primarily observed in the state of Puebla where the battle was fought.  […]

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Vegan in Memphis: Eating Meatless in a Meat-filled City

There’s no denying it, Memphis has incredible food. We have everything from Gus’s Fried Chicken, any of the diners, and – of course – the barbecue.  However, nowadays it’s more and more common to see alternative dietary choices being made that don’t include fried chicken or pulled pork. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan choices are becoming extremely popular for […]

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Colorado Green Chili

My husband is a native Coloradoan. I spent eight wonderful years in the Denver area. While we love living in Memphis, we agree that there are many things we miss: Family, friends, the Rocky Mountains (oh, the Rocky Mountains…), snow (but to be clear, I DO NOT miss the snow), and the incredible and unparalleled […]

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Orange and Almond Granola Recipe

Oh, I can see your face right now. She’s that mom, the mom who makes her own granola. (You can imagine an “eye roll” emoji right here.) Don’t worry–I still use a plastic water bottle, drugstore cosmetics, and enjoy some high fructose corn syrup now and again. You still reading? Good! Granola is the perfect […]

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Taco Tuesday Goes Healthy!

As a mom, sometimes eating healthy and trying to lose weight conflicts with what everyone else in our house wants. We are a family of 5 and it’s crazy talk to even think about making separate meals. My goal for eating healthy with my family is to plan meals that can easily be modified to be […]

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Crock-Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Oh hey there! It’s me, your friendly neighborhood soup addict! I’m back with one of my most favorite recipes, chicken tortilla soup, and y’all, it’s made in the crock pot. #praisehands Recently, my mother-in-law and father-in-law came over to help us mount our TV in our hearth room. They brought McAllister’s, and while the rest […]

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