The true life food blog of a home cook, self-proclaimed foodie, vino obsessed, pump wearing diva; who shows her LOVE through her food.

Roasted Paprika Basil Chicken

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I have been raising my children without their biological father for a bit over 10 years.  At the time of separation my son was one and a half years old, and I quickly realized he needed reliable structure.  That included things like meal ti... Read More

Sweet Jim Beam Baked Beans

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The sun is starting to come out and just the other day it was the 1st day of spring.  What does this all mean . . . for this Foodie Diva this means it is time to start Barbequing!!!!  Whoop whoop, summer is my favorite time of ye... Read More

Honey Sriracha, Lemon Pepper, and Garlic Buffalo Wings

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My Hubby has two food loves; Fried Chicken and French Fries.  I have posted my fried chicken recipe, along with the garlic fries but I was finally ready to take it to a level which made his eyes pop out this last weekend.  We have been goin... Read More

Asian Chopped Salad with Rice Wine Vinaigrette

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I have been reading up on vegetarian, vegan and paleo diets; overall I cannot commit.  There is no way I’m not eating bacon, and no way in hell I’m not eating cheese. But I get it; we are clearly putting some bad foods in our bodies dail... Read More

Corn Beef Brussels Hash

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Saint Patty’s day is here (I’m a day late)!  Honestly, I don’t even know what the purpose of this holiday is other than green beer and corn beef.  And I love love corn beef, something about the texture and the flavor.  Corn beef and ... Read More

Grilled Chicken Taco Meat

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This is the 2nd recipe I made while on my Free Monday, Grilled Chicken for tacos or taco salad!  I find it easy to marinade meat in advance, and toss it on the grill once you are ready or grill and eat later.  It helps with meal ... Read More

Chipotle Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Recently, I began a new schedule which I have every other Monday off by working 9 hour shifts on the other days during the week.  This schedule has been very helpful, and has allowed me to organize my days a bit better.  For the most part ... Read More

Meyer Lemoncello

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Anytime I have abundance of a food product I find it hard to just let it spoil or waste it.  The Meyer lemons I picked from my girlfriend’s tree were super ripe and spoiled pretty fast.  So with quick thinking I decided to flip flop m... Read More

Lemon Herb Bean Salad

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Many of you know I will cook anywhere; at home, at family’s, a friend’s, back in the day in my college dorm and now even at work.  If there is some kind of kitchen and supplies, it is super easy to pull off.  The other day I was whippin... Read More

Healthy Chicken Avocado Salad

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It is month two, and we are still doing pretty well with being healthy.  I can say with all the kids’ sports activities, and the crazy drama we have endured with the purchase/moving to our new home; it can be very difficult to be healthy.... Read More