How I Finally Quit My Diet Coke Addiction



No lie, I really was addicted to Diet Coke. There was a time where I was drinking it constantly. For me, it gave a better caffeine rush than coffee and then first cold taste hitting your mouth quenched the greatest of thirsts. It took some time but I was finally able to break the addiction and I do feel a lot better. It wasn’t easy but here are some tips I have for breaking the addiction. [Read more...]

How to Make Buttermilk





There comes a time when you read a recipe and you find an ingredient that you don’t usually keep on hand. In my case it’s buttermilk. I use it occasionally but not enough to always buy it and keep it around.  [Read more...]

Honey Garlic Baked Chicken Thighs


These Honey Garlic Baked Chicken Thighs have a great flavor and a nice cook up so well in the oven. They involve marinating so you need to plan this one out ahead of time to make sure you have enough time to really get the marinade to seep into the meat. [Read more...]

Man Crates

I’m writing today about Man Crates, a company that provides awesome gift options for guys who are impossible to shop for. They give so many great options for whatever their interests lie and you can customize what you need! They ship everything in a 2ft x 2ft wooden crate that your guy opens with a provided crowbar. Who wouldn’t love that? I was asked by the people at Man Crates to come up with my own version and I took on the fun challenge! [Read more...]

Breaded Turkey Cutlets




This is a simple way to cook turkey cutlets that gives them a nice flavor with a light breading and makes a great weeknight dinner option. You can top it with some sauce for a delicious extra.



4 turkey breast cutlets

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup bread crumbs

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 eggs

Salt and Pepper [Read more...]

Adventures of Ai: Review and Giveaway



I was asked to review a new children’s e-book by New York Times bestselling author Craig Bouchard called The Adventures of Ai. Being released July 16th, this book is directed toward 9-12 years olds and is a little bit of everything-fiction and non-fiction along with historical and fantasy elements.


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How to Handle a Toddler and a Newborn


Mini Wild Child #2 is almost two weeks old and things on the home front have moved along pretty seamlessly. Mini Wild Child #1 is adjusting to his brother well and is helpful and nice. I’m counting my blessings so far and taking note of what is working for us. Here is what I noticed has made my life easier so far. [Read more...]

Recipes for Father’s Day



Happy Father’s Day everyone! I hope you are all having a great day and what a better way to thank the man in your life than by leaving him full and happy! Here are a list of recipes for a Father’s Day his stomach will never forget. [Read more...]