Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes and I Am the Phil Dunphy of Speeches

Well… I gave a speech this morning and let’s just say that it didn’t go so well.


Apparently, those rules don’t apply to giving speeches.

My powerpoint slides got all messed up and then I got nervous and started to ramble on and on about stuff that no one on this earth could possibly care about, as usual. It’s what I do best.


Oh Phil, I know where you’re coming from.

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Waffles For Breakfast and Fridays Circuit Workout

Guess what I got for Valentines Day? Besides a ton of candy that I gladly accepted..


I know it’s not a traditional gift, but I loved it. It has actually been a white elephant gift that Andy’s family has been pawning off on other family members for years, and everyone just keeps giving it away. Andy’s brother Ryan got it this Christmas, and he was less than enthused.


But I LOVE waffles. So I gladly accepted Andy’s gag gift that he literally filmed me opening as a joke. But I’m not giving it up.

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Movie Night and A New Addiction

Last night Andy and I had a date night and went to see the movie Identity Thief.


We both loved it. Personally, I think Melissa McCarthy would be funny in anything that she made, and this movie only further proved that point for me.

I also felt like she was speaking straight to all of you super speedy runners out there when she said:


Too funny! Definitely a date night success!

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Crockpot Barbecue Pork Tenderloin Recipe and a Bachelor Party

Dinner tonight was one for the recipe books!

Andy and I have had a pork tenderloin in our freezer for a couple of months now and I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to put it to good use!

When I knew that Andy would be at work all day, I wanted to have dinner ready for him when he got home, like the good girlfriend that I am.


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In The Words of Duck Dynasty & The Best Roasted Asparagus Recipe Ever

First of all, thank you all so much for the great suggestions about what to do with Lily to keep her from driving me insane when we were cooped up in our tiny apartment today!

In the wise words of the boys of Duck Dynasty..


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The Best Baked Lemon Chicken

Dinner last night was a good one!

Before Andy’s basketball game, I threw together a recipe for a lemon-ey baked chicken. I wanted chicken but I just wasn’t feelin’ chicken with some sort of spice/barbecue sauce that has become a staple in our house, so I winged it on this recipe and hoped for the best!

I was seriously impressed with the turnout! It was a hit with both Andy and myself, and Andy’s always been a barbecue guy, so I’m thrilled that we have a new recipe to mix up our chicken dinners!

The Best Baked Lemon Chicken


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Good To Be Home & Simple Dill Salmon Recipe

After a looooong (and wonderful) weekend of traveling, we’re finally home! Lots of holiday recaps are to come tonight, but first I wanted to post an amazing salmon recipe that Andy and I enjoyed for dinner tonight!



Simple Dill Salmon


1 lb salmon

1/2 TBS olive oil

1 tsp minced garlic

1 TBS dill weed

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.) Place salmon in a greased pan, and brush with olive oil.

3.) Spread the minced garlic over the salmon, pressing it into the fish.

4.) Sprinkle dill weed over the top of the salmon.

5.) Cook in oven for 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

6.) ENJOY!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!