Easy Beef Stroganoff

Winter sports and school activities create very crazy week nights in our house.  After practices, my girls need protein to fill them up.  And while they love meat, they love pasta as well.  Beef Stroganoff is one of the most popular meals I make and one of the easiest! The most time-consuming part of this […]

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Wine Wednesday: Joseph Carr 2013 Chardonnay

I am not ashamed to say I’m a fan of Chardonnay.  “Real” wine drinkers, AKA wine snobs, will often say they won’t drink Chardonnay.  And I’m not exactly sure why?  There are some chardonnnay’s that are very heavily oaked and too buttery.  That heavy oak comes from aging in oak barrels.  You can tell that […]

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Mexican Crockpot Chicken Chili

I love chili.  Chili with beans, no beans, white chili, spicy chili and mild chili.  And I love this Mexican Chicken Chili.  It’s a staple in our house and something that is usually in the freezer for a quick crockpot meal. And while this tastes amazing, it looks disgusting!  I will be the first to […]

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What Wine Should You Drink on Valentine’s Day?

Rosé wine is super fashionable right now.  It’s no longer about the syrupy sweet, not very good boxed wine that we think of when someone says “pink wine.”  This isn’t White Zinfandel.  However, if you love White Zin then please drink it! I always tell people to drink what they like, I’m just offering my […]

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Easy, No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola

A few weeks ago I bought a bag of granola.  I was looking for a healthy, after-school but before sports practice snack for Alexandra.  She is often starving when school gets out and I’ve had her keep a jar of peanut butter in her backpack.  And a spoon.  If she’s famished, she knows to eat a […]

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Hearty, Healthy Beef Stew

With colder weather upon us, there is nothing I like better than a big bowl of comforting soup when the chill sets in.  This Hearty Beef Stew does just the trick to warm you to the bones, while remaining lower in calories and full of vegetables and lean beef. Thanks to my friend Lana from […]

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Resuming my Healthy Fencerows

I haven’t updated this blog in two months.  It wasn’t that I fell off my #healthyfencerows lifestyle at first.  It had more to do with accepting a new job, trying to wrap up details at my old job, various board meetings for groups I serve on, Thanksgiving and Christmas and finishing my 100 day workout […]

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My Hand in a Bag of Chocolate Chips

Today was my monthly weigh-in.  The day to drag the dreaded scale, strip down naked, hold my breath and gingerly step on the horrible machine. I knew I wouldn’t have a 20 pound loss like I did in my first month of weight loss efforts.  I was hoping for a 10 pound loss.  So when […]

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Weight Loss Frustrations

I have been on a weight loss journey for 48 days.  The first 30 days were incredible.  The weight moved down at a rapid pace.  Then it all stopped.  And I’m struggling. I’ve lost 22.4 pounds.  Yet, two weeks ago I had lost 22.4 pounds.  Then last week I gained a pound.  I thought about […]

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Crockpot Lasagna Soup

This post features me comparison shopping at three different grocery stores.  This trips were sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.  And while they compenstated me for the post, the opinions are all my own.  Including my disgust with Whole Foods. I’ll admit to really loving the grocery store.  I like looking at packaging, products, marketing […]

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