Archives for October 2012

Gluten-Free Hello Dolly Bars

I MADE DESSERT! Sorry, it’s just so rare these days, I feel like I have to break out the caps lock — and the strong tags. I stopped myself at italics. My mom and I are in the early stages of Christmas baking planning. I know. It feels so early, but with my travel schedule […]

So lazy, so good

We kind of dorked out this weekend. Lots of lazy gaming, good cheat eats and movie watching. It’s the last weekend I’m in town for nearly a month, so I felt like doing absolutely nothing. I didn’t even do my long run and I totally missed the yoga class I wanted to go to. We […]

Random Thursday

This week, behind the scenes, I’ve been working on a series of posts about our first year of being mostly Paleo and doing CrossFit. I deluded myself into thinking I could be one of those bloggers who can churn out posts daily effortlessly, and that I would have them finished and posted in less than […]

Paleo Sweet Potato Stew

Paleo + sweet potatoes. Next to bacon, I don’t know if there is a more popular association — which is unfortunate, because we don’t actually eat that much bacon — a post for another day. The inspiration behind this stew is a cup of sweet potato stew I was surprised by last Friday while eating […]


Happy Friday! It’s a cold and rainy morning here, and everyone seems to be cuddled up wherever they can find a warm spot, even if it means sleeping with the enemy. I think we’ve finally got our yucky colds beat, and luckily, right in time for the weekend! Tomorrow morning we’re off to Kansas City […]

Weekend R&R

We have officially come down with our first colds of the season. Such a bummer. We spent part of Saturday outside at a very blustery tailgate for the Mizzou vs. Alabama game, and woke up on Sunday not feeling so hot. Needless to say, it was a mostly uneventful weekend — which was fine, because […]

Under presssure…

Clever title right? I couldn’t help but think of this song after this past weekend. I’m never one to dwell on the weather, but it’s gotten pretty chilly recently. Late last week we received our first frost warnings, and my mom, wanting to salvage what she could from her amazing garden, called and asked if […]

Dinner Last Night: Paleo Sweet and Spicy Pork Loin

First, thanks for your patience with our downtime over the past two days. Our host had a hardware issue and got it back up and running last night. I never think I’m that attached to our little blog until it’s down. My poor host is a saint. While I’m playing catch-up with our weekend happenings, […]

How-To: Smoking Meat on a Weber Grill

Earlier this spring when we were contemplating what to replace our old worn-out grill with, I found myself a little torn. While we grill pretty traditionally for the most part, I really wanted to be sure we could also smoke with whatever we ended up buying. We looked at Green Eggs, traditional barrel smokers and […]

Putting out fires…

Ever have one of those weeks (or several) where you literally can’t step away from your desk for a minute without a fire starting? That describes the last few for me. Lots of big projects winding down while new projects are sliding in and ramping up. Hopefully the silver lining is near, I have so […]