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Busy-ness, Strawberries, and Angie

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I am so excited to be back to blogging. It is Spring and National Women's History Month. I am so excited about those things. I have been on a hiatus and would love to share with you the things that I have been up to. It has been all business and honestly not too much pleasure. We all know how much joy it brings me to blog. Okay, so let's get down to business. We bought a house and that was a pretty busy time. We have been in our new home for around three weeks now and whew boy was that a busy process. My daughter is truly enjoying herself here. The kitchen is a blessing, but of course not my dream kitchen. My favorite part of our new home is all of the yard space we have, even with having a pool. We are now able to garden and grow our own fruits and vegetables. I am also thinking of a way to help the less fortunate from our garden. (Any Ideas).





Let's get down to business, tomorrow I will be starting my new job. Our community organization, which was founded by me will be a …

Breakfast

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The intent of this breakfast blog post is to simply encourage you to eat breakfast. I have found that there's tons of research on breakfast, but there are also tons on inconclusive research on the subject of breakfast. Based on what I have studied, I cannot come up with a legitimate reason to discourage eating breakfast.

I have met so many people that say they are not breakfast people. I wonder why is that since breakfast is stated to be the most important meal of the day. By the way, breakfast is not really my thing either. When I decide to eat breakfast; I love homemade french toast with a glass of cold orange juice. 

Research suggests that at least 31 million Americans skip breakfast each day. Let's try to get that number down. My daughter is not a breakfast person either. Lately I have been sitting new food out at night that she has never tried. For instance, it was beef jerky this morning. It sparks her curiosity and she can get something in her system before she leaves hom…

Let's Go Bananas

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That's right. We are talking bananas. If you have read any of my previous blogs then you might know that I attempt to dig deep as it relates to the presentation of food. One thing that has been driving me bananas is the presentation of my very own banana pudding. My banana pudding is a big hit among my family and friends. I am going bananas because I would love for my banana pudding to be more presentable, and not lose the traditional flavor. This actually occurred as a result of seeing beautiful banana pudding photos plastered all over different media formats. I am currently working on ways to create a more presentable banana pudding. Do you have any suggestions? Do you have any food that you prepare that's tried and true, but it may be hard for you to present it?  Is it just me?


The Banana
Yes, the banana has gained a negative rap in some food arenas. I will always keep it on the list as an essential for our household. Here is a small list of reasons as to why the banana wil…

EGG-citing News

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Yes, today we will be talking about eggs. Eggs are a very versatile food and we do so much in our household with eggs. It has come across my mind the many ways that we use and consume eggs in our day to day lives. Eggs can be consumed as stand alone meals, cooking agents, ingredients in other food, and eggs are also used in certain hair and skin care routines. I am sure that this egg list use can go on.

Here are some reflections of how eggs are utilized in our home. I even came equipped with the recipe for my dazzled eggs. We love hard boiled eggs here. We consume at least eight hard boiled eggs each a week. A tip for the perfect hard boiled eggs is to start off with cold water and a decent amount of table salt. Taking this step will make your egg peeling process much easier. Scrambled eggs are also served frequently here. We scramble the eggs until there are no signs of runny eggs (our preference).

We are in practice mode as it relates to preparing other styles of eggs. We love poach…

Snackin Across the U.S.A.

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My goal here is to spruce up the blog by presenting to you something fun. I have included a theme within this blog entitled Snackin Across the U.S.A. I will present to you a snack that is exclusive to or popualr in a certain state. The snack would have already been tried by me. This theme will give me an opportunity to enhance my geographical knowledge and you can enhance the look of your snack drawer. This is a win win situation. It was my desire to do this in alphabetical order, but this shall be random and fun. The snacks presented on this blog is not sponsored products and the opinions expressed belongs to me.

Let's Get Snackin

The Wisconsin Kringle. This is a giant and deliscious pastry. The Wisconsin kringle reminds me of a danish, but I prefer the kringle. The only flavor that I have tried is pecan, but there are so many flavors to choose from. Once my kringle arrived; I made the mistake of cutting right into it. In order to experience the fullness of a Wisconsin Kringle…

Coffee Talk Tuesday-Happy New Year

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First full course meal of 2019
The pork will be very limited in the diet this year. There's a pinch in the greens. ☺



Let's Talk Coffee
My everyday morning routine is Jesus and a fresh cup of hot brewed coffee. Consuming coffee has been a daily part of my routine since I was six years old. The way I love my coffee is light brown (hazelnut creamer and a lot of sugar). Exploring different ways of coffee is a hobby, but I remain faithful to the above mentioned way. 


Store brand is okay, but I prefer the best part of waking up (Folgers in my cup). In the past one cup was okay, but I have graduated to a daily consumption of two cups of coffee. Did you know that a study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) looked at over 500,000 people and found that coffee drinking was associated with reduced risk for death from various causes (https://www.ncausa.org/health-caffeine). Since I have that information; I won't feel bad for using coffee as a treat to myself. Yes, e…

Traditional vs. Nontraditional (REDO)

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The Story
Thanksgiving and Christmas has passed us by. On Thanksgiving day we decided to whip up a traditional holiday style menu. Christmas 2018 we decided that we will switch it up and divert away from the traditional holiday menu's that our parents instilled in us. We lost our parents and thought that it would be good if we experimented with creating our own traditions. In our parents honor, it was not necessary for us to divert every holiday. We thought that Christmas would be the perfect holiday to create our very own family traditions. Passing down traditions established by us to our daughter is of importance.



The Uncertainty
Here is what I was wondering. Is it really okay for us to be trying to create our own family traditions? Is this right by our parents and grandparents? Should traditions be created around something besides the menu?



Nontraditional Holiday Menu

Hot Wings
Barbecue Pork Ribs
Lasagna
Sweet Corn on the Cobb
Mixed Shrimp
Strawberry Cake
Lemon Meringue Pie
Sparkling Gra…