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Monica Made It – Major Milestone!

I don’t usually do post talking about my financial status because I just feel like everything ain’t for the internet. That probably sounds crazy coming from me if you have ever really really read my blog.  But I really want to share this milestone moment...

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It’s Time To Get Fit…Again

It seems like every month I get excited for a new opportunity to start a new 30 day challenge.  And before I get to day 5, I’ve already failed.  Why am I waiting for the start of a new month to start something that could...

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Pinterest Addiction

I remember when Pinterest launched and I thought it was the dumbest thing ever.  Seriously.  It reminded me of Tumblr for moms.  Speaking of which, I can’t even remember the last time I logged into my Tumblr account.  I absolutely LOVE pinning!  I’ve been pinning...

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Summer Tea Party

Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of being apart of something awesome!  I mean really…really awesome!  I was invited by a client to attend an annual Summer Tea Party networking event.  If you know me, you know that I am totally very awkward in social gatherings....

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Crawfish Etouffee

I think I’m slowly turning into a foodie.  Which is not necessarily a bad thing at all since I like to eat.  But I’m still on a weight-loss journey so I need to watch this new venture closely. It is, or was, crawfish season down here in...
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Mongolian Beef

PREP: 10 MIN • COOK: 20 MIN • READY: 30 MIN • YIELD: 4 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced 2 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup dark brown sugar Vegetable oil, for frying 1-1/2 lb...
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Basil Pork

PREP: 5 MIN • COOK: 15 MIN • READY: 20 MIN • YIELD: 6 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 6 cloves garlic, minced (2 tbsp) 5 Asian shallots or ½ small onion , cut into thin slices (⅓ cup) 1½ pounds ground pork 6 red Thai...
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Snickerdoodle Apple Crisp

PREP: 15 MIN • COOK: 45 MIN • READY: 75 MIN • YIELD: 12 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS: No-Stick Cooking Spray 2 (21 oz.) cans apple pie filling 1 (17.5 oz.) package Pillsbury® Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup finely chopped...
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Red Velvet Pancakes

PREP: 5 MIN • COOK: 10 MIN • READY: 15 MIN • YIELD: 10-12 PANCAKES INGREDIENTS: 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted 1 cup club soda 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1...