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Quarantine Charcuterie Date Night

Quarantine Charcuterie Date Night

We all need time to feel special and connect with our significant other. Even during a pandemic quarantine, it’s no different. It is likely more important now than ever before to focus time on our most intimate relationships. Even during widespread lockdowns, it is still possible to make a date night special and exciting. That’s why today we are sharing a quarantine charcuterie date night. Like we pointed out in our other post, Kid-Friendly Charcuterie, charcuterie has been around for…

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Super Simple Crockpot Pulled Pork

Super Simple Crockpot Pulled Pork

This recipe is about as simple and common as it gets. I first found this recipe from a friend more than 10 years ago. It was so simple I remembered how to make it from the first time they told me. Been making it the same ever since. A friend of mine recently asked for some good and simple recipes, so here is my super simple crockpot pulled pork for, well, you know who you are. 🙂 The origins of…

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Trying Nerdy Nummies Recipes

Trying Nerdy Nummies Recipes

Watching Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies YouTube channel has become a favorite pastime. Her thematic dress and set decor, humor, and aptitude for baking amazing themed treats is unparalleled. She brings true entertainment and inspiration to the realm of baking. While her videos are tutorials, I found myself hundreds of views deep over many years without having made any of her creations. So it was finally time for trying Nerdy Nummies recipes out. Let’s get started! This post will be more…

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Perfect Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Perfect Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

You know that feeling when you want something so bad? When you work and work at it and nothing ever turns out right? The desire to give up comes and goes, but you know you just have to keep trying. Those feelings and more surrounded my search for a good tzatziki sauce. Well, at last, after many store bought fails and unsatisfying recipes online, I made up my own perfect homemade tzatziki sauce. As a military family we have our…

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Super Simple Korean Beef

Super Simple Korean Beef

Here’s another super simple staple from the JBS kitchen. Can’t tell you how often I make this recipe and have yet to post it. Super Simple Korean Beef was first tried as something a bit outside the box for a weeknight dinner, and immediately became a staple. Follow the recipe below for a super saucy, and super simple Korean beef recipe next time you’re in a rut for what to cook. Super Simple Korean Beef first came from a defeated…

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Non Custodial Parenting During the Coronavirus

Non Custodial Parenting During the Coronavirus

Noncustodial parenting during coronavirus. Not a topic I intended or ever imagined would be a thing. With all the uncertainty in the world and much disruption to our daily lives and habits, I felt compelled to make a post. Right now anxiety is high and questions run rampant for many families. Even more so for those in divorced or separated family situations. As you may know, I too am in such a situation. Likewise, I am having the questions, anxiety,…

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Greek Seasoned Chicken and Potatoes

Greek Seasoned Chicken and Potatoes

For most of my life I have loved Greek food. For as long as I can remember my aunt catered all our family gatherings from a local Greek bistro in my hometown. Maybe it’s the nostalgia, or the bright and fresh flavors, but Greek is certainly my favorite type of food. It wasn’t until recent years that I started to cook Greek-inspired dishes at home. Since then, Greek Pita Night has become a thing in our house similar to a…

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Bean Salsa AKA Cowboy Caviar

Bean Salsa AKA Cowboy Caviar

Coming to you today with another one of our super simple and delicious recipes. This is an easy side dish great for parties, appetizers, and is even an alternative to standard chips and salsa for taco night and more. If you’ve never heard of cowboy caviar or a quick bean salsa before, you have got to try this. Bean Salsa AKA Cowboy Caviar has become my go-to recipe to bring to potlucks or as an easy side dish when we…

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Kid Friendly Charcuterie

Kid Friendly Charcuterie

Call it charcuterie, snack boards, meat and cheese boards, whatever you will, these simple platters of tasty finger foods have burst into popularity. We’ve probably always seen them as party buffet staples, but these days they have elevated to elegance. Thing is though, when have you seen a kid happy and satisfied with any elegant food? I certainly haven’t. In fact, recently my oldest attended a rather posh dining experience with myself and friends where she laughed at all “the…

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Noncustodial Parent Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Noncustodial Parent Holiday Gift Guide 2019

The holidays are shortly upon us. If you’re a noncustodial parent like me, you’re putting the final plans on those holiday child visitation arrangements and getting more and more excited. The holidays often mean a bigger visitation stretch than normal for us, and that is a gift in itself. I hope you are as lucky as I am to get to plan for special times together just ahead. As joyful as reuniting during the holidays is, gifting during these occasions…

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