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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Savory Caramelized Balsamic Onion and Goat Cheese Tart

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Caramelized Balsamic Onion & Goat Cheese Tart

Looking for an easy picnic lunch, an elegant dish for a ladies night in, or something different for your next tailgate party? You’ll love how easy this flavorful savory tart is. Packed with balsamic marinated onions cooked to a jam like consistency and topped with a delicious creamy goat cheese mixture, this tart is rustic yet elegant.

Caramelized balsamic onion and goat cheese picnic dish

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Disney® The Finest Hours

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Finest Hours for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    The end of the school year is upon us. And it can't come fast enough. I don't know about you, but I'm over all these last minute giant school projects, book reports that have to be 5 pages long for a 3rd grader, and the never ending reading logs. It's the last week of school. Why is my kid reading???? I checked out long ago. If it wasn't for the husband, my kids would have checked out too.

    Since my recovery has been mostly from the couch, my family has nicknamed me, "Couch Coach". I don't have the energy to attend a lot of their functions, or the pain tolerance to sit in the bleachers.  Most of our quality family time involves watching movies. I love a good movie night, don't you?

   The problem I have, is that we have an almost 16 year old and a 9 year old. It's hard to find a movie that will entertain them both. Sometimes the oldest will get bored and head off to his room, and other times the 9 year old will fall asleep. So when we find a movie that all 4 boys like, along with mom and dad - we've found a gem.



    I was so excited when Izea asked me if I'd be willing to screen the Disney® movie The Finest Hours. That's like asking me if I wanted to eat a bowl of ice cream. Or go grab food at Chipotle. This was right up my couch coach alley. The fact that there is a military story involved for our boy-- total bonus.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Side Table makeover with Country Chic Metallic Cream

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A fun side table gets a makeover with Country Chic All in One paint and Country Chic Metallic Accent Cream. Be sure to see the step by step process to making this little table **Sparkle**.

    Believe it or not, but time is flying and once again it's my monthly post for the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™. Every month when I place my order, I have grand plans, but they have not been very grand lately. I just am not physically able to do a large project right now. But sometimes little projects can make a small impact too! This month I painted a fun side table that I rescued from a thrift store in town. I've had it for a while, and it lives in our playroom - where it doesn't coordinate at all! I used Country Chic All in One paint, Country Chic Metallic Cream and a little secret sauce that I concocted. Your gonna wanna see that! This month's theme was Bling! Bling! and I wish my pictures did justice to the shine this piece has. I love the sparkle!

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Mondays with Mrs Major Hoff : All The Little Things

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This post contains sponsored content and affilate links, but I only recommend products and companies I love. This comes at no added cost to you.

My friend Amy over at Mom Advice does a weekly blog post on things going on in her life, and her 3 favorite things for that week. Since I seem to get a lot of questions, I thought this might be a good way to fill you all in, and still feel somewhat productive in the blogging world. I love seeing what Amy is up to every week and seeing how she is dealing with her own health battle. I hope you enjoy my take on this as well.

Mondays with Mrs major Hoff. What I'm reading, what I'm watching, and my 3 favorite things for this week.


The truth of the matter is I'm not feeling well enough to create very many projects or recipes. I still am, but just not at the rate I was. What I used to be able to cram into a few days seems to now take weeks. I actually spend most of my time on my couch. It's really kind of sad. One errand in a day will wear me out. I have a severe lack of energy along with a constant headache and 9 times out of 10, nausea to boot. To sum it up nicely, "IT SUCKS".

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Friday, May 13, 2016

#AD Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatball Stir Fry

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UncompromisingFlavor #CollectiveBias

Looking for a meal under 20 mins?  Wanna beat the summer heat? Take advantage of fresh summer produce and the ease of Aidells® Meatballs!

  #AD Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatball Stir Fry. Take advantage of fresh summer produce and the ease of Aidells® Meatballs! Easy to prepare with a recipe for a homemade sweet and sour sauce. Can be modified to be gluten free. #UncompromisingFlavor #CollectiveBias

    The heat has already descended upon us in Texas. Although I'm happy to put away the rainy spring days and am glad to be having some dinners al fresco on the patio, I am less than happy to turn the actual oven on. I'm still recovering, and many days it's a feat to put dinner on the table. Right now my meals consist of attempting to be healthy and cooked in under 20 - 25 minutes. One of my favorite cooking short cuts is using Aidells® Meatballs. In today's recipe, I've used their Teriyaki & Pineapple Meatballs with fresh summer produce, rice noodles and an easy peasy homemade sweet and sour sauce. Done in 20 minutes. Want to make it gluten free? I have a simple trick for that.

Sweet and Sour dish with rice noodles, fresh veggies,  and Teriyaki and Pineapple meatballs

I served mine in a the shell of the pineapple I used. It gives a stunning presentation, sure to impress any dinner guests you might have.
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