Author: christina

Yep, that's the name of my novel.  Yep. MY NOVEL. Look at the cover! Designed by yours truly. And the title, Love & Other Things, is the work of my wonderful friend Krissy, because I was completely lost! Looooook!!!! Here is the description from the Kindle page: Third Time's a Charm-  Tara is a 30-something professional.  She's successful at nearly everything she does, except when it comes to love.  When she meets Chris, right after her latest love disaster, she steps out on faith. Can she put aside her past experiences to give herself a real chance at happiness? Where I Want to Be -...

It's 1am. Instead of doing something useful, (like getting some sleep, since I'm fighting an ear infection, and I have class in the morning) I'm sitting here in my bed, thinking about my book. I've put a lot of time, and a lot of energy, and lately, a lot of tears into this book. You see, I'm really in the home stretch. I'm about 13,000 words away from being done with this thing, and that causes me an incredible amount of stress. This is big. Really big. I'll be a published author. Self published, but still. I lot of that stress has...

For this Recipe, You will need:

  • 1 Pork Loin, about 1lb
  • 1 mid-sized Butternut Squash, enough to make 2 cups, cubed
  • 2 Anjou Pears
  • I medium onion
  • 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Ground Black Pepper
  • 1tsp of Ground Thyme
  • 1tsp of Chopped Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp of Lawry's Seasoning Salt

So, I'm trying the meal planning thing again!  Well, I never stopped planning the meals, I just stopped posting.  But, as my family starts this year off with a pretty budget in mind, it reminds me that planning my menus, then using that plan to make my grocery list, is something that greatly helps me with keeping our grocery budget of $100 in line.  That $100 needs to cover not only our dinners, but allow for staples such as milk, bread, eggs, and the other things that we eat on a weekly basis, for breakfast, lunch,  and dinner.  Oh, and...

Brown 1lb of ground turkey, seasoned with Lawrys, cumin, and garlic powder. Mix with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, shredded cheese, jalapenos, and salsa. Serve  with chips and enjoy. I had mine with plain greek yogurt on the side,instead of sour cream. Posted from WordPress for Android ...

Another quick post, sorry!  I know i've been posting nothing but food lately, but food is the only thing that has been going on besides work!  Sorry for the kinda crappy picture too, lol. Anyway, you may notice that in the picture there is pineapple in the dish, but not in the recipe.  This is because the pineapple was kind of weird in the context of everything else in the dish.  Not bad, just weird, so I removed it from the recipe! Servings Per Recipe: 5 Amount Per Serving Calories: 361.7 Total Fat: 7.5 g Cholesterol: 78.9 mg Sodium: 1,034.4 mg Total Carbs: 45.9 g Dietary Fiber: 5.9...

So, after reading about K.Rock's experience with her new mandolin slicer, over at Food Stamp, I pretty much HAD to go ahead and grab one.  I had been thinking about it for a while, so I felt good about getting.  Suze Orman says you should think about whether or not you'll regret the purchase later, and I can comfortably say that I do not, and doubt I ever will.   Until I (inevitably) cut myself on the thing.  Then I will hate it. Anyway though, I saw these sweet potatoes on sale for 1.50 for the whole bag when I went grocery...

Quick post of the recipe, since I don't really feel well.  I ended up adding broccoli as a second thought! This image is from where I added the recipe to my sparkrecipes page, so that I could see the calorie count!  You can click it to view a larger version.  The next post will hopefully be put to Ingredients: Linguine Pasta, 8oz Shrimp, cooked, 14 oz Mushrooms, fresh, 1 cup Onions, 1 cup, chopped Green Bell Peppers, 1 cup Broccoli, 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, .5 cup, shredded Butter, salted, 2 tbsp Directions: Put pasta on to boil Melt Butter in Skillet. Saute bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms in butter. ...