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3 Cheap, Easy, and Clean MealsJun 10th

clean meals

So…I started a thing last Friday, and I’m trying real hard to be a good girl and follow through. Friday’s Favorites. Today I want to share a little insight into our diet. People are starting to notice that we have…shrunk, a bit. My husband (annoyingly) has lost WAY more weight than I have. But that […]

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Boost Your Body: 3 WaysDec 18th


*This post is brought to you by Sara Lee® Christmas is in SEVEN days. Holy cow. Are you ready for it? New Year’s Day is FOURTEEN days away. Are you ready for that? I am. I am really ready to kick off this new year and focus on getting healthy again. I’m not just talking about […]

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Beach Day With Taste of NatureJun 20th

taste of nature pin

Living near the beach has many perks. But my favorite one, besides the weather, is that people want to come and visit us. We also live close to a major airport and this too brings folks our way. Nevertheless, the beach remains a natural source of attraction and this summer we plan to manipulate the heck out […]

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Homemade Creamed HorseradishApr 23rd

creamed horseradish

I suppose you might be wondering what you’re looking at up there. No, I didn’t castrate a horse. What we have here is a large horseradish root. Remember a while back I was knocking the Paleo diet, but told you they have a killer horseradish recipe? Yah, well, I thought I’d do us all a […]

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Olive Oil Matters + A Hummus RecipeMar 27th

hummus recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. For the past few months, cooking has been a real challenge for me. I blame it entirely upon my pregnancy. First there was the morning sickness, then the exhaustion, and finally the only-wanting-an-In-n-Out-Burger phase which I am finally beginning to vacate. Ok, that’s […]

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ExcusesMar 17th

rheumatoid arthritis

Have you heard of Maria Kang? She pissed off a lot of people a few months back with her extremely annoying “family portrait.” Maria is someone who spends a lot of time on her body. Even a quick glance at her portrait will tell you that she is a woman dedicated to strengthening, training, and […]

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7 Ways To Eat Your PlacentaJan 30th

eating the placenta

I’ve had a girl and I’ve had a boy. I’ve experienced both medicated and unmedicated births. I’ve nursed and I’ve formula-fed. Yes, I daresay there are few things  left to be enlightened about in the realm of child birthing. However, there is one thing I have yet to do. I’ve never eaten my own placenta. […]

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Pecan Praline PopcornNov 22nd

pecan popcorn

You know what word is both fun and annoying to say? Hankering. You kind of have to curl your lip a bit like Elvis in order to get the enunciation correct. I also like to add a certain honking element when I use the word. This week, I had a hankering. A honking hankering. Elusive, […]

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Cream cheese pumpkin roll. In a flipping JAR!Oct 29th

cream cheese pumplkin roll

It’s fall. I have a Pinterest account. So I had to. I had to try my own little hand at this new art form. Food form. Whatever. It’s been a dream of mine, you see. Ever since I realized that Mason jars were a thing. That realization simultaneously occurred when I found out that I […]

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Healthy Corn-Dog MuffinsSep 04th

corndog muffins

Do you have picky eaters? Me too. Coco pretty much won’t eat meat unless it’s a hotdog or in spaghetti. She does like salad though. And rice. But not beans or cheese or peanut butter. Grrrr. Chaucer, on the other hand, eats a turkey sandwich for breakfast every morning. He’ll gobble up any type of […]

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Fundamental Freezer-Cooking FactsFeb 08th

5 fundamental freezer food

Did you notice I’ve been awfully quiet about my freezer cooking? Did ya? Did ya? We went through our month of freezer food. Actually, not the entire month’s worth. There is a bag of thawed Hawaiian Chicken thats been sitting in my fridge for the last three days. Because transferring it to the crockpot would […]

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5 Delicious Freezer MealsJan 15th

freezer cooking recipes

The day is here! I am finally spilling the details, yes more details, about my freezer cooking adventure. That’s what I’m calling it now. An adventure. Because I feel so very accomplished and brilliant when I thumb through my index of pre-cooked meals awaiting me in the freezer. Sigh. I had my doubts, you know. […]

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How To Succeed At Freezer Cooking: The Gory DetailsJan 10th

how to freezer cook

Well, I have learned yet another thing about freezer cooking. Once you commit to the freezing endeavor (read: buy ingredients) you’re stuck with two choices, wait, three. a.) You can actually follow through and do what you set out to do in the first place: cook/assemble freezer meals. b.) You can shove as much meat […]

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Christmas Popcorn RecipeDec 04th

Today, I wanna get all crazy with popcorn. That was a really bizarre thing to say. Let’s try this again. Today, I want to share with you my enthusiasm for popcorn. There. That’s better, huh? Ok, so popcorn is pretty special to my family. As a kid, whenever we had family movie nights we would […]

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Holiday Handbook: Surviving Hog FluDec 03rd

  It’s time for another edition of HillJean’s Holiday Handbook! This week we’re talking about food, and how to survive it. No, I am not going to give you healthy holiday recipes. Nor will I lecture you on the benefits of “eating clean” and daily exercise in order to combat the holiday flub chub. Why? […]

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