quiche for the week

It’s been a while since I’ve made quiche, so I thought that this week would be a good time to bring it back. This easy dish is helping me transition out of vacation mode and acting as a quick breakfast as I’m playing catch-up at work. This quiche recipe may seem like it’s for the […]

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what can you get with $132?

Coming back from vacation with an empty fridge meant the first thing on my list was a trip to the grocery store. A couple years ago, when we tabulated how much we spent on groceries each month, we were stunned that the total rang up to $700. Since then, we’ve tried to stick to about […]

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goodbye hilton head…hello real world

The long weekend came to close suddenly and without reprieve. With a toosh sore from bike rides, calves sore from walks on the beach, and shoulder sore from throwing the football, it’s as if I need a vacation from my vacation. After another morning bike ride, we made it out to the beach just in […]

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another day on the beach…shrimp and grits

A picture is worth a a thousand words, so I’ll spare you too many details and highlight only the good stuff. Our friend Kevin (future Honey Do List extraordinaire) and his wife Nicole traveled from Augusta for a day visit. As fellow CrossFitters with a competitive streak, Kevin challenged everyone to handstand pushups. James followed […]

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fun despite the sun

Most of yesterday was overcast, but in a way, it let us take advantage of all our toys without having to worry about heat stroke. We pulled out my new Waboba ball, as well as the frisbee, football and bocce ball set–and even Grandma got in on some of the action. James managed to do […]

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live from hilton head

Yesterday, we happened to pass my parents and grandma on 75 South. And just like old times, we stoppped for lunch at a rest stop and picniced in the shade. Besides the Coconut Fried Chicken we packed, my mom brought homemade pimento cheese and chicken salad, fresh tomatoes and trail mix with M&Ms. We finally […]

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coconut fried chicken…good on the go

Growing up, family vacations were a big ordeal. Though we packed the night before, we always ended up leaving later than planned. And most every year, before we got 30 minutes outside of town, one of us three kids had to go to the bathroom or was already hungry. And when you’re in the car […]

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bringing home the bacon

More than a year ago, we caught wind of the Bacon Explosion, a bacon weave packed with bbq seasoning, Italian sausage and more bacon. I’m certain we would have already cooked this masterpiece (10 times) if we had a grill. We’ve considered taking it to cookouts, but because it takes more than two hours of […]

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behind closed doors

Some may call us quirky; others may call us zealots. But regardless of our branding, we admit to being a little peculiar–at least compared to the average American household. Here’s why: 1. We go through 5 dozen eggs a week. We eat eggs for breakfast every day, and James often eats them with his second breakfast […]

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