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The challenges of a rule follower

The challenges of a rule follower
Tonight’s Blogapalooz-Hour topic was “Since rules are made to be broken, write about rules you routinely break or want to break.” This topic speaks to me in many ways. I am a rule follower. I push myself to try to break rules that need to be broken, but it always feels unnatural to me. I... Read more »

10 Reasons to Take "The Road not Taken"

10 Reasons to Take "The Road not Taken"
At twenty- two I was given the opportunity to take “the road less travelled by and that has made all the difference.” I was given the unique opportunity to leave everything I knew and move to California. While I learned countless things while in the Golden State there are ten cliche, but crucial life lessons I still remember to this... Read more »

Not so hesitant OR foodie

Not so hesitant OR foodie
Today I feel compelled to write a post that does not have to do with food. It is not light hearted, but is not meant to be political either. Today I want to write what I know as an ELL teacher. I am not asking that people support me or agree with me. Instead, I... Read more »
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Cardboard Memories

Cardboard Memories
As I get ready to turn another year older I am realizing how much I miss certain things from my past, especially those from my time at Eastern Illinois University. This university is where some of my best memories of all time happened. It’s where I felt my first true heart break, met some of... Read more »

Herb is the Word

Herb is the Word
For the last ten years we have seemed to talk a lot about herbs. They’re in the news, in stores, and in our daily lives two to three times a day. Those fragrant, green, leafy plants that seem to take residence in more and more of our backyards are everywhere. We use them for baking,... Read more »

I love you but...

I love you but...
As a teacher it has been hard to find time to post. The combination of coaching, grading, and exhaustion make it difficult to sit down when I get home and do anything but sleep. That is why I wanted to make this first post after my long break away from posting not about food, but... Read more »
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A new tradition... maybe

A new tradition... maybe
Tradition is a funny thing. My family has a tradition for everything and so now I have traditions for everything as well. Today started a whole season of traditions, football. It seems the tradition for watching football is eating chili. My whole family uses the same recipe, and it is the best I have ever... Read more »

Sometimes everyone has to be a little shellfish

You know that feeling you get when you know you’re doing something wrong but you do it anyway? That’s the feeling I had when I first dreamed up this new recipe. As you know, my husband is terrified of trying new things. When I say terrified I don’t mean that nervous laugh terrified. No, I... Read more »

Let the beet drop

Let the beet drop
Like fashion, food has trends. When a food is trending it seems to be everywhere. Every restaurant has some special dish with said trendy food somehow incorporated into it. This is excellent news for me. When a food trends, especially a super food, it makes it so much easier to get my husband to try... Read more »
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I'd wrap that in bacon

Bacon. Bacon is the key to my husband’s heart. From the very beginning this obsession has been a topic of conversation. So when, two weeks ago, my husband told me he would try anything wrapped in bacon a light bulb turned on. Why had I never realized this? It was such an obvious way to... Read more »