Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

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Isn’t it always nice to have something ready in your freezer to thaw for a quick dinner? I especially feel that way about chicken. Here are my two confessions about chicken. I love to eat chicken. I hate hate hate to cook chicken. Between the prepping (gross gross gross) and figuring out if it is [...]

Welcome Home

On Tuesday, I accomplished number 12 on my “36″ Bucket List…I bought a house. This is a house that I have lived in for over 10 years. A house I was renting from my parents and has had it’s fair share of occupants. But now, it is all mine. I am making it a home. [...]

Thirty-Six

Today I turn 36. I am now closer to 40 than I have ever been in my life.  I have made that turn in the road toward my scary age. But since there is nothing you can do about the passing of time, I decided to embrace it. Well, try to anyway. I decided to [...]

Restaurant-Style Cornbread

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It is wedding week! My baby brother is getting married on Saturday. This month has been just jammed full of excitement, planning, prepping and a sprinkling of stress. Most of the stress seems to be coming from the “spring” weather we are having here in Minnesota. Snow storm after snow storm. However, the weather people [...]

Hello Spring?

Minnesota seems to be the state that spring forgot. A foot of snow is predicted by Thursday night of this week with another storm on the way next week. It is supposed to be the time for thunderstorms and buds not blizzards and shoveling. Last week there was a hint at spring. A 50 degree [...]

No-Guilt

What is it about being in a funk? I have been in a creative funk. You know my kitchen weekend? Didn’t really go the way I had hoped. I got all jazzed up and ended up in a funk. I think with the busyness of life around me (showers, weddings, work, re-modeling, home buying) I [...]

Where is my Kitchen?

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There are some exciting things happening at the Bossy house this month. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming amount of stuff going on, cooking and baking has been put on the back burner. Ha. But this weekend I hope to remedy that with a free weekend to fill with cooking and baking galore. The ice and [...]

Taco Pie

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At this point, winter is showing signs of slowing down in Minnesota. The weather is not so bitter cold and the snow starts to melt during the day. Now granted, March is the usually the snowiest month of the year and there are always storms lurking around the corner, but it seems hopeful. But just [...]

Valentine’s Love

There are many things I love. Family Friends Cuties (C, B, B, L, L…my hearts) Finding old photos that melt my heart (see above) Diet Coke Crushed ice Target Cadbury Eggs Owls Turquoise Betty Crocker Sprinkles Daisies Clinque Happy Sharpies Boy Bands My Mac My camera And the list goes on…. but one important thing [...]

Two Years

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2 years ago today I lost one of my biggest cheerleaders. Some days it is still so very fresh. I miss him. He was more patient than any person I know or will ever know. He encouraged whatever idea you had or dream you wanted follow. He was kind and giving and forgiving. He loved. [...]