Food Archive

  • Ryan may mock me, but I don’t even care. “Sweet potatoes again?” YES. Please. Get in my belly. I love them and they are healthy, so step off! Plus, he eats them every single time […]

    My Sweet Potato Obsession.

    Ryan may mock me, but I don’t even care. “Sweet potatoes again?” YES. Please. Get in my belly. I love them and they are healthy, so step off! Plus, he eats them every single time […]

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  • One of Ryan & I’s favorite shows on the Food Network is called Chopped. The premise of the show is that four competitors are given a basket full of odd ingredients (i.e. baby octopus, bok […]

    Our chopping block is a “beautiful thing.”

    One of Ryan & I’s favorite shows on the Food Network is called Chopped. The premise of the show is that four competitors are given a basket full of odd ingredients (i.e. baby octopus, bok […]

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  • Who knew? Kansas City is such a neat place! We certainly had no idea. We made a plan to meet Ross, Ryan’s little brother, & his girlfriend there for the weekend. We were trying to […]

    Kansas City is cool?

    Who knew? Kansas City is such a neat place! We certainly had no idea. We made a plan to meet Ross, Ryan’s little brother, & his girlfriend there for the weekend. We were trying to […]

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  • This past weekend was jam-packed full of stuff and busy, but it was very, very good! Seems like the older I get, life just keeps getting busier and time goes quicker and quicker. Friday, Ryan […]

    Easter Weekend

    This past weekend was jam-packed full of stuff and busy, but it was very, very good! Seems like the older I get, life just keeps getting busier and time goes quicker and quicker. Friday, Ryan […]

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  • What? Chocolate gravy? Yep, that’s what I said. You heard me correctly. If you have never experienced chocolate gravy, you are seriously missing out! It’s like having dessert for breakfast. This recipe has been in […]

    Chocolate Gravy & Biscuits

    What? Chocolate gravy? Yep, that’s what I said. You heard me correctly. If you have never experienced chocolate gravy, you are seriously missing out! It’s like having dessert for breakfast. This recipe has been in […]

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  • This past weekend was fast and furious! I’m still recovering. We left Tyler Saturday morning first thing, kid-free & caffeinated. Along the way, we met up with our friends Mike & Ame who were also […]

    Livestrong Austin Half: Recap

    This past weekend was fast and furious! I’m still recovering. We left Tyler Saturday morning first thing, kid-free & caffeinated. Along the way, we met up with our friends Mike & Ame who were also […]

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  • Kam is our sweets-eater. She comes by it naturally, because Ryan is the same way. They could both eat cakes, cookies, ice cream all day and rarely tire of the sugar. Of course, this is […]

    My sweetie.

    Kam is our sweets-eater. She comes by it naturally, because Ryan is the same way. They could both eat cakes, cookies, ice cream all day and rarely tire of the sugar. Of course, this is […]

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  • Thanks to Uncle Jeff babysitting for us, Ryan and I got to go out on a date last night. Since we’ve only lived here in Tyler for less than two years & don’t eat out […]

    How to NOT make a good first impression.

    Thanks to Uncle Jeff babysitting for us, Ryan and I got to go out on a date last night. Since we’ve only lived here in Tyler for less than two years & don’t eat out […]

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  • Wahooooo, we made it through 3 days! Tomorrow,  although I’d love to scarf a pizza and have a hamburger, we will gradually ease back into eating carbs & protein. All in all, I would say […]

    3 Day Fruit & Veggie Diet: Day 3

    Wahooooo, we made it through 3 days! Tomorrow,  although I’d love to scarf a pizza and have a hamburger, we will gradually ease back into eating carbs & protein. All in all, I would say […]

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  • Today has been a lot easier than yesterday! I woke up feeling ok. Around 10ish this morning, I started feeling really hungry. But after lunch, I felt fine and actually kind of full! I think […]

    3 Day Fruit & Veggie Diet: Day 2

    Today has been a lot easier than yesterday! I woke up feeling ok. Around 10ish this morning, I started feeling really hungry. But after lunch, I felt fine and actually kind of full! I think […]

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  • After our cruise, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas holidays, Ryan & I had gained probably ten pounds between the both of us. Even though we were still running consistently. We felt bloated, and just kind of […]

    3 Day Fruit & Veggie Diet: Day 1.

    After our cruise, Thanksgiving, and then Christmas holidays, Ryan & I had gained probably ten pounds between the both of us. Even though we were still running consistently. We felt bloated, and just kind of […]

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  • My hair was in a messy ponytail and makeup mostly sweated off. We were both in our running clothes still from our jaunt through the South Tyler trails earlier that evening. We were at home […]

    The perfect date.

    My hair was in a messy ponytail and makeup mostly sweated off. We were both in our running clothes still from our jaunt through the South Tyler trails earlier that evening. We were at home […]

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  • Just got back to reality from our great trip in Manchester New Hampshire. We stayed with Kip’s sister Debbie and her precious family at their cozy 1920’s house. We had a great time exploring Manchester’s […]

    Manchester 1/2 Marathon.

    Just got back to reality from our great trip in Manchester New Hampshire. We stayed with Kip’s sister Debbie and her precious family at their cozy 1920’s house. We had a great time exploring Manchester’s […]

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  • Yes!!! Tyler keeps getting better and better. :) (you can click on the pic to enlarge it so you can read it – its an email to/from the VP of Real Estate & Development at […]

    Creamy jalapeno is heading our way!

    Yes!!! Tyler keeps getting better and better. :) (you can click on the pic to enlarge it so you can read it – its an email to/from the VP of Real Estate & Development at […]

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  • I try to get as much out of my birthday week or “birth-week” as possible. This year was no exception. Last year, Traci and I took a weekend trip to Broken Bow OK to camp […]

    Birth-week 2010.

    I try to get as much out of my birthday week or “birth-week” as possible. This year was no exception. Last year, Traci and I took a weekend trip to Broken Bow OK to camp […]

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  • We had a great camping trip! Ryan, Ross and I headed to Beavers Bend, Oklahoma yesterday morning. We enjoyed canoeing down the river, cooking on the campfire, hiking some trails and I’m fairly certain we […]

    Beavers Bend 2010

    We had a great camping trip! Ryan, Ross and I headed to Beavers Bend, Oklahoma yesterday morning. We enjoyed canoeing down the river, cooking on the campfire, hiking some trails and I’m fairly certain we […]

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  • I watched the documentary FOOD INC. the other day and it really stirred some concern. Its a great, informative video and back-stage view of the food industry and its control. I actually spent about an […]

    You Eat What You Pay For.

    I watched the documentary FOOD INC. the other day and it really stirred some concern. Its a great, informative video and back-stage view of the food industry and its control. I actually spent about an […]

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  • I have been back in my running routine for a few months now. Its great when waking up earlier than the sun becomes a habit again. Recently I have been challenged (by myself) to step […]

    Cookies burned per mile.

    I have been back in my running routine for a few months now. Its great when waking up earlier than the sun becomes a habit again. Recently I have been challenged (by myself) to step […]

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  • pan-seared pork & spinach pot stickers with chicken fried rice. awesome! if you know me at all, you know i’m a huge fan of pei wei and pf chang’s. i love me some chinese food! well, […]

    our dinner last night

    pan-seared pork & spinach pot stickers with chicken fried rice. awesome! if you know me at all, you know i’m a huge fan of pei wei and pf chang’s. i love me some chinese food! well, […]

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  • Tonight, I made bruschetta bread to go along side our lasagna for dinner.  It was awesome!!!  Thought I’d share the recipe. Hot House or Roma Tomatoes Green Onions 2-3 chopped garlic cloves Chopped fresh basil […]

    Yummy new recipe!

    Tonight, I made bruschetta bread to go along side our lasagna for dinner.  It was awesome!!!  Thought I’d share the recipe. Hot House or Roma Tomatoes Green Onions 2-3 chopped garlic cloves Chopped fresh basil […]

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