Author: Becca

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The Tackiest House on the Block

I live in a neighborhood that goes ga-ga about decorating for the holidays. Some houses decorate for Halloween with their entire yards covered in themed spooky decor. They play movies on their garage doors on Halloween night. We even have a house that has a group of Thanksgiving turkey and pilgrim inflatables. But, nothing compares […]

Recipes, Side Dish, Whole30

Tomato Salad

I’m a fan of easy recipes. I especially love recipes that are just as tasty dressed up to take to a potluck as they are dressed down in my lunchbox for work. This tomato salad recipe fits the criteria. I like to use a small heirloom tomato blend for the salad. I like the color of […]

Recipes, Side Dish

Campfire Corn

I love camping. I love taking a few days to unplug, to hang out in nature, and to eat delicious, campfire-cooked foods. This corn on the cob is no exception. It’s one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever made, and it’s fantastic. Ingredients: Fresh corn in its husk (unshucked) Directions: Make your campfire. Set the […]

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DIY Kayak Cart

I got a new kayak this weekend. I was proud of myself for hoisting the 40 lb boat on top of my car and strapping it to the roof. It was a pain in the butt to haul the boat from my car to the water by myself, but it was doable. The way back […]

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Becca’s Guide to Tracking Your Accomplishments

I work with a lot of talented, albeit humble people. They do great things, and then they seem to have achievement amnesia when the time comes to sing their own praises. As a result, we’ve been having conversations lately about building your own brand and sharing your story. One of the most important things we’ve discussed […]

Recipes, Side Dish

Stephanie’s Broccoli Salad

Every year for Easter, one of our neighbors always makes this tasty broccoli salad. Since I couldn’t be home for Easter this year, she was kind enough to share the recipe. I hope you like it as much as I do! Stephanie’s Broccoli Salad 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp apple cider or […]

Drinks, Recipes

Arizona Compound Cocktail

While my sister and her boyfriend were visiting back around Halloween, we came up with an amazing twist on the classic mimosa. Because of a running joke about us all buying property out in the desert and building a compound together, we have named this drink the Arizona Compound. Enjoy!   Ingredients: Prosecco Whipped Cream […]

Recipes, Side Dish, Whole30

Quick Keto-Friendly Curried Cauliflower

The boyfriend and I are flirting with the ketogenic diet. It’s super low carb, moderate protein, and high fat. He has a two week headstart on me. It’s worked really well for him so far. I started eating keto yesterday. So far, I had a hiccup when I left my cheese stick snacks at home […]

The Philippines, Travel

Thrillin’ in Manila

  I am in Manila in the Philippines this month to launch a new program for work. Exciting, right? This is my first trip to the Philippines, and I love it here. In case you don’t know, the Philippines is the second largest archipelago in the world, nestled in the South China Sea. It’s been […]

Entree, Recipes, Soup

Bolognese-Inspired Chili

I recently read The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez Alt, and I was mesmerized by his bolognese recipe. Since the boyfriend doesn’t care too much for bolognese, but he does like chili, I decided to make a bolognese-inspired pot of chili. The flavors are definitely chili, but the texture and cooking techniques are borrowed […]