Slow-Cooker Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Soup


The weather throughout the U.S. over the past couple weeks has been absolutely crazy.  In Boston, we had a snow storm, followed by rain, a warm spring-like day in the 50’s, and then bitter cold.  I’m sure that wherever you are, you also experienced some type of out-of-the-ordinary weather conditions, or know someone who has. […]

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Chocolate Bread/Rolls | Happy 2014!


I know, I know.  It’s the start of a New Year and one of your resolutions is to “eat healthier.” I 100% support you. I hope everyone feels their absolute best in 2014 and takes the best care of themselves they possibly can. However, I find personally, I feel my best when I’m savoring all […]

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Perfect Dinner Rolls


I am a firm believer that no holiday meal is complete without a side of bread.  I’d happily take biscuits, baguette slices or buttery rolls.  It doesn’t matter their shape or form; but it is vital that this side make an appearance.  I know a lot of people could easily pass-up the bread at a […]

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Vegetable Pot Pie with Parmesan Biscuit Crust


Have you ever looked at your Google Analytics?  Every once in a while, I love to learn a little bit more about who my readers are.  My favorite section to look at is the most viewed pages. Most recently, Google Analytics has informed me that some of my most popular posts are Easy Pad Thai, […]

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The Holidays at P.F. Changs

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This post brought to you by P.F. Changs. All opinions are 100% mine.  Thank you for supporting Simply Life! I love going out to eat.  Whether it’s grabbing coffee and a muffin on my own, a quick lunch with a coworker, or an elaborate dinner with my husband, eating out always feels like a special […]

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VinoVinti & My Evolution as a Wine Drinker

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VinoVinti. All opinions are 100% mine.  Thank you for supporting Simply Life! When I first met my husband, he told me he didn’t like wine.  We were living in Seattle, where there are plenty of local brewing companies; if he was going to have […]

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Crockpot/Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup


The other day I was battling a cold.  Thankfully, it never turned into anything serious and was just the annoying cough and runny nose that many of us are accustomed to this time of year. After living with my husband now for several years and having someone else witness me during times of sickness, I […]

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Simple Biscuits for Biscuit Egg & Cheese Sandwiches


A lazy weekend morning, started with a big breakfast, is one of my favorite things to do. I don’t take it for granted that I’m able to do this more regularly with my husband now. You see, when we first started dating, I worked in a group home.  The shifts were 7 days a week: […]

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Everything Pretzel Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches


Like the rest of you, I’m still in shock that the holiday season is upon us. I’m not quite sure how it happened that Thanksgiving week is actually here, and we have a very limited time until we’re thinking about our New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Sure, I notice all the typical signs that point […]

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Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps | What Are Your Favorite Blogs?


I never read blogs until I started my own, and am in shock that it’s now been 4 {!!!} years.  I now read several blogs nearly everyday, and sometimes catch myself talking to my husband about the blog authors as if I knew them personally. When I first started reading blogs, they were mostly food […]

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