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Jul. 29, 2010 8:53 pm 
I've recently started putting together my own spice mixes to have on hand. Most store-bought spice mixes are heavy on salt. When I make my own, I can not only control how much salt I add, but adjust them to my own taste. My first seasoning mix was my All-Around Spice Rub. I originally put MORE
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Jul. 17, 2010 1:47 pm 
Updated: Jul. 26, 2010 12:12 pm
We all have high and low points in our lives. But, never in my life have I had desperate lows and incredible highs so close together. Regular followers of this blog know that I try to post three to five times a week. I had planned to follow that routine on our vacation. I had saved a number MORE
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Tags:  Family, Lifestyle
Jul. 11, 2010 7:40 pm 
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010 2:49 pm
We are finally on the road! We were an hour late getting started Thursday morning, but managed to miss all but a few sprinkles of the forecast thunderstorms. I'll take that trade-off. We traveled across most of Illinois on I-72 before picking up U.S. 36 to go across Missouri. U.S. 36 was a su MORE
Jul. 5, 2010 7:40 am 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2010 6:09 am
We spent most of the July 4th weekend prepping four our summer adventure, packing up camping gear, an oil change for my bike, cutting our acre of yard with the hope that we don't return to a jungle. I was supposed to do tire changes as well, but the tires haven't shown up yet. UPS promises th MORE
Jul. 3, 2010 7:20 am 
Updated: Jul. 5, 2010 7:38 am
We have learned over the years of taking these summer motorcycle odysseys that there is a very fine line between a vacation and an adventure. As always, we will be towing that line! I'm hoping to be able to continue to post this blog and document our travels and the the flavors we fin MORE
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Jul. 1, 2010 7:00 pm 
Updated: Jul. 3, 2010 7:16 am
This is one of the easiest dishes I've ever posted, but easy doesn't mean without flavor. This chicken spent the day in the slow-cooker, swimming in my Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce. Dinner was only a matter of roasting some slice potatoes, toasting buns, pulling the chicken and putting th MORE
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
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