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What's for Lunch? - Chipotle Beef Sandwiches

The picture is missing the Guacamole, which is optional, but these sandwiches are amazing with or without the Guacamole! CHIPOTLE BEEF SANDWICHESI medium onion, chopped3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (canned)1 tablespoon lime juice4 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons ground cumin1 12-oz can of cola (we ALWAYS use Coke)3 pound boneless beef chuck roast (or you can [...]

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My Anger Problem

I have an anger problem. Most people who know me would find that surprising. I’m supposed to be all about joy!It’s not what you think. And it’s not the little things. I can get as irritated as the next person when they get my order wrong at the drive-through. I mean the BIG things.I [...]

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What's for Lunch? - Chicken Chillaquillas

This a quick and easy hearty dish that we enjoy almost weekly (because we love it so much)!Chicken ChillaquillasFull Breast of a Roasted Chicken1 ‘tube’ of Mexican Style Chorizo1 bag of Tortilla chips (We LOVE On the Border Brand)1 jar of Chipotle Salsa (or your favorite flavor…but we always use Chipotle)1/3 cup water3 oz Cream [...]

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What's for Lunch? - Meatball Sub Casserole

This is one of our absolute favorites! I know it sounds weird to use Mayo, but trust me, it works...and once again, it's easy since it's only semi-homemade. Perfect for a Winter's night dinner. We never have leftovers of this (unless I double the batch). Enjoy! Let us know what you think!Meatball Sub Casserole1 Loaf [...]

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New Year's "Proposal"

I don’t make resolutions.I used to. I’ve lost the same 10 or 15 pounds at least 12 times over the years.This year, I think I am going to propose to myself to live life more like Phil.He treats every day like it’s a Celebration! You should see the way he greets Jason every morning when [...]

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What's for Christmas Brunch?

My son, Jason, and I are the only family we have here in AZ. Like California, there are a lot of people from other places who also don't have family here. So, on Christmas, for the second year, we will be hosting a "Land of Misfit Toys" Potluck Brunch for 15-20 others who also don't [...]

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Hugs at Sam’s Club - A Tale of Whooping!

I’m terrible about taking pictures. Everyone who “knows” says that I should be posting pictures of everyone I “Whoop” (Whooping, for those of you who don’t know is a Mission to Spread Joy. You surprise someone with a Whoopie Pie complete with a bow and an enclosure card where you write a message of thanks, [...]

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What's for Lunch? - Meatballs in Cranberry Pinot Sauce

I have made these meatballs for countless parties and they are always a hit! We like to have them for "lunch" because sometimes, lunch is an "on-the-fly" experience and these allow us to grab a couple as we have a minute. The bonus is, they are super-easy to make and (almost) impossible to get wrong [...]

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Endings Are New Beginnings: A Graduation Celebration

We’re celebrating! Our beautiful Maddie is graduating today!I was going to tell you that I am ‘jealous’ of Maddie. Jealous is the wrong word. Admire. That’s the right word. I admire that she knows exactly what she wants to do at her age. (I didn’t have a clue.) I admire her courage. It takes a [...]

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What's for "Lunch"? - Peanut Butter "Crack"

Ok, so admittedly, this is not your usual "Lunch"...but we're all Peanut Butter Lovers around here so, occasionally, we'll have a less than "normal" lunch! We call these Peanut Butter Crack because every time Elizabeth has made these for company, people accuse her of making crack. It's tough to eat just one piece.When we first [...]

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