Serving Up: Pepper Steak

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So, childhood favorites, we all have them, right?  This pepper steak has got to be my absolute favorite.   My mom has made this for most of my life, but I have never taken it upon myself to cook it myself!  But, as per Jon’s request, I did… and WOW.  Am I glad!  It was super easy, and just simply, DEVINE.  Are you ready?  Let’s Serve Up that Pepper Steak! [I know, you’re super, super excited ;)]

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Cooking With: Rachel of Hello, Chelly!

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I love that in this community, I have found others who have common interests!  Enter, Rachel who is a food lover, and cooking fan!  Her plating is always AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS and I envy her!  I simply had to have her on the blog to share one of her insanely delicious recipes!  So without further ado let us get to Cooking with Rachel of Hello, Chelly! …

Here’s Rachel!

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Tech Talk: Audible; One Year Later

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So, it has been a year and a half that I have consistently been using Audible.  I wrote about it a year ago when I fell in love, but I decided to bring you even MORE about Audible and why, all this time later, I love it even more! 

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Audio Adventures: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews & it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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The Dish: All About Budgeting

thecasseroledishfeature2The Dish: All About BudgetingA bunch of you have actually requested that I do a post related to budgeting.  I admit I  was a bit wary, because I don’t want to use numbers or disclose some personal information.  So I decided to go about it in a non-personal way.  Of course, I am going to discuss how I budget [without amounts given], list some tools I have found helpful, and talk about what the societal “norm” is for how much you should allot for certain expenses.  But, I am not going to confuse you with naysay and hoopla!  This is going to be cut and dry, how to budget, and why I think it is super important, no matter how much money you make!

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Audio Adventures: Dear, Daughter by Elizabeth Little

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews & it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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The Dish: Why Blog Design Is Super Important

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A long, long time ago I wrote [on my old blog!] a post about how I’m insanely picky with blog design, and how you totally have options when it comes to designing your own blog.  You can obviously hire someone, go with a pre-made template, or do it all yourself.  I still stand by everything stated in that post, but I want to tell you some particular things that I believe make for a great design, and some “no-no’s” which you have likely heard before.  After that I will lay out some great options that you have if you, yourself, are about to revamp your blog design!   

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Serving Up: Lentil Soup!

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I personally LOVE soup.  It doesn’t have to be cold out for me to want it, but when it is? I am ALL UP ON IT.  I grew up loving certain soups, and lentil is one of my absolute tops!  I have literally, never made it myself though!  So, I gave it a go.  I wasn’t even sure I was going to end up sharing this one, because it obviously could have come out awful! But alas, it did not! This lentil soup was thick, chock full of veggies, and so good!  I loved it!  The recipe is totally a keeper! So, I hope you LOVE this lentil soup, too!

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Top Books on My Spring Reading List

Audio Adventures: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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Audio Adventures is a new type of review! It is specifically formatted for my Audiobook Reviews & it helps explain how I feel about all the main categories.

The Execution: The voices, narrations, and accents of the audiobook. How did they hold up? Were they inviting, did I hate them, anything about the voices will be found in this section.

The Excursion: The plot, the storyline, the adventure that was had. See how I felt about the premise of the book here!

The Evaluation: The round up! This includes my normal ratings, some wrap up comments, and a general consensus!

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