Day 6 Round 2 and Bucket Lists

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So I was dying for carbs. Not slightly just couldn’t get my head into anything else. I tried eating more veggies. More fruit. Drank more water. Had tea. Nothing was pushing it away. So I caved and had pizza. Honestly it was the best pizza of my life. Haha. It was everything I could have dreamed for and more. But I counterbalanced it. I ate my salad before hand. Drank water with some wine 🙂 Continue reading

Weekend Snack – Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies

Blondies - Yummy!

Blondies – Yummy!

So I had a craving for brownies the other day. But picky husband doesn’t like chocolate brownies so I was trying to find a happy ground. I forgot all about Blondies until I was scrolling around Pinterest. And Pinterest being the way it is I found 600+ recipes for blondies. Continue reading

Weekend Snack – Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp - Too Hot To Eat Yet!

Apple Crisp – Too Hot To Eat Yet!

I love fall. I want to bake, craft, wear scarves, layer my clothes, drink pumpkin spice latte (I’m from the PNW – I have to have coffee and I typically drink it black except for an occasional pumpkin spice), and eat apples. They are a dime a dozen around here and I like to take full advantage of it. I’m even going to Continue reading

Basic White Bread – The Wonder of a Bread Machine!

Basic White Bread

Basic White Bread

I grew up with a mother who bakes and cooks from scratch. She has huge jars of flour & sugar on her counter. Always has and probably always will. She made bread from scratch my whole life. & she taught me. I won prizes for my wreath shaped breads from school. Made wheat, flavored, dessert Continue reading

Oreo Treats – Power’s Out Dessert

Oreo Treats

Oreo Treats

So I found this easy recipe all around on Pinterest and figured hey I can make those. We have a friend having a house-warming party and I was always raised that you bring food or a gift to every invite. Sometimes people don’t specify so I don’t know if I’m to bring things or not. Wine, beer, coasters, funky kitchen gift (avocado slicers are minor miracles in case you ever need a quicky gift), a babysitter or designated driver. Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – Epic & Easy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I love chocolate and peanut butter. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are in my top 5 off all time favorite candies. Peanut butter m&m’s are pretty epic also. I had a horrible habit as a kid that I would get a 1 pound bag of m&m’s Continue reading

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast – Lazyish?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Have I mentioned I love to be a lazy cook. Honestly don’t we all? Oh sure we all love the big traditional Thanksgiving style meal. I do. It’s one of my favorites. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cheesecake & whatever else your family includes in their traditional meal. As a person who didn’t grow up celebrating holidays we never Continue reading

Weekend Snack – Guacamole

Fast Guacamole

Fast Guacamole

Guacamole – One of those snacks, condiments or meals that I just can’t get enough of. It whips up fast, it’s fresh & it tastes so good since it’s homemade. I tend to make this numerous times a month just because we enjoy it so much. With chips, with tacos, with carrots, on a sandwich, Continue reading

Horseradish Pork Chops – The Other Other White Meat!

Horseradish pork chop

I have been craving pork lately. If you couldn’t tell from the Broccoli Bacon Salad post – https://modernwifetale.com/2015/08/17/broccoli-bacon-salad/. Fried pork, baked pork, sautéed with veggies, Continue reading

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

I think all of us have had this one or more times at a potluck. For my own wedding we requested it. Family “What do you want for a wedding gift?” Me “Could you make a batch of potato salad, you a fruit something or another & you a broccoli bacon salad.” As you can see I’m pretty informal. Mind you I was Continue reading