January 2015 Goals

One of my New Year Resolutions was to start making monthly goals…

And sticking to those monthly goals.

So in the month of January I will..

1) Try two new recipes
2) Cross one item off the bucket list
3) Complete two DIY projects
4) Finish reading two books
5) Run/walk 168 miles
6) Take 10,000 steps a day

Hopefully I will be back to tell you I did all of these things and more.

Over and out,


New Years Resolutions

I rarely do New Years Resolutions, and if I do I rarely uphold myself to them. It’s hard, we get busy and forget.

I am hoping by writing down my resolutions I will be able to hold myself to them a little better.

So in 2015 I will…
1) Get out of credit card debt
2) Set up a budget and stick to it
3) Start saving for retirement
4) Save a dollar for each week
5) Blog 3 times a week
6) Cross 12 items off the bucket list
7) Run/walk 2,015 miles in 2015
8) Take 10,000 steps daily (add 500 steps every month)
9) Run 12 5k’s
10) Run 3 10k’s
11) Run 2 Half Marathons
12) Run 1 Full Marathons
13) Set monthly goals

That’s what I plan on doing in the New Year. Do you have any New Years Resolutions?

Over and out,

Red Potatoes on the Grill

I love these red potatoes in the foil packet.

I am one of those Americans that like steak and potatoes!

I love potatoes in any shape and form.

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How to Grill Red Potatoes in a Foil Packet:

  1. Use an about 18″ piece of foil.
  2. Place chopped potatoes, butter, salt and pepper in the middle of the foil.
  3. Roll up the edges on the foil to create a packet.
  4. Place on the top rack of the grill for about 45 minutes with the grill on high.


Over and out,

Lemon Lime Porkchops

If you haven’t noticed by now but I LOVE to grill…

I doesn’t even have to be summer time, I have been known to grill in the middle of winter (with several inches of snow on the ground).

However, sometimes chicken gets a little boring and I’ll be honest I can’t afford to have steak every night, that’s when I bring in the pork chops. Pork chops are another great alternative.


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Oh such an amazing meal!


  • 4 pork chops
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. ground chili powder


  1. Combine all ingredients into a Ziploc baggie.
  2. Marinate for at least 4 hours (the longer the better).
  3. Grill until slightly pink in the middle (about 4 to 8 minutes per side).


Over and out,

How to Boil Corn on the Cob…

I try not to assume that people know how to cook (even the simple things)…

I have relatives, I won’t say any names, that can barely boil water for noodles.

Here is how I cook corn on the cob…unfortunately I haven’t mastered how to cook it on the grill.

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How to Boil Corn on the Cob…

  1. Bring a pot of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar to boil, make sure there is enough water to cover all of the corn.
  2. Add ears of corn to boiling water and cover.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes.

Yes it is that easy!

Over and out,

How to Grill a Baked Potato

Not everyone knows how to cook. To some, even the simple things  can seem so trivial.

One of my favorite summer activities is grilling. I love to cook all of my food on my grill…

Here is how to bake a potato on a grill.

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How to Grill a Baked Potato…

  1. Clean potatoes
  2. Poke holes into each potato with a fork
  3. Wrap in aluminum foil
  4. Place on the top rack of grill for 45 minutes.

It’s that easy my friends!


Over and out,