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Easy Pork Gyros – delicious gyros in less than 30 minutes! Marinated pork wrapped in soft pita bread with veggies and tzatziki sauce. 

Easy Pork Gyros - delicious gyros in less than 30 minutes! Marinated pork wrapped in soft pita bread with veggies and tzatziki sauce.

You guys.

I know it’s only the middle of September but the kids and I went and got Halloween costumes.

My house has been decorated for a month.

It was 95 degrees outside today but I had pumpkin candles going in every room.

Someone stop me.

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Delicious sweet and spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza is the perfect way to get out of your pizza night rut! 

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza recipe - delicious sweet and spicy pizza. Layers of barbecue sauce, pulled pork, jalapenos, pineapple, and lots of cheese!

Heeeey guys, how was the long weekend?! What’d you grill?

I grilled nothing. Let’s be real, I still don’t know how to work either of the 2 grills on my back porch. All those posts about grilled stuff? Someone had to come help me.

I know.

What kind of food blogger am I?

So I ended up hiking with the husky, as I do most weekends I don’t have the kids. I’ve got some heavy stuff going on right now and it helps to be totally alone in the woods with nothing to do but sort things out in my head.

Plus, the husky loves it.

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Change up taco night with Cubano Tacos! It’s everything you love about a Cuban sandwich but as a taco!

Cubano Tacos - everything you love about a Cuban sandwich as a taco! Perfect way to switch up Taco Tuesday!

Okay.

Let’s address it.

Yes, I put pickles on tacos.

But stay with me.

You like a Cuban sandwich, right? Who doesn’t love a Cuban sandwich?! So this is a Cuban sandwich. But as a taco.

Eh? It’s a good idea, right?

I had 4 the night I made them.

A few more the next day. I’m a little obsessed.

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(This post originally published in 2014. Photos updated on February 18, 2017.)

Can we talk TV for a minute? I have to get this off my chest.

We finished Breaking Bad last week. I have heard so much about it over the past few years so I just knew we were going to love it. We kind of hated it. Well, we hated the first 3 seasons. It took us 3 months to get through them. I finally got really into it in the last episode of the 4th season. Like, really into it. Like, WE HAVE TO WATCH ALL THE EPISODES RIGHT NOW into it. And then when we finally made it to the very last episode? That everyone said was perfect? That everyone said they cried over?

It was stupid. And I hated it. And I wish I’d never even started the show.

Ugh. It was like LOST Part 2 for me. Super frustrating ending where nothing was really wrapped up.

I’ve given up on TV. Except I’m currently marathoning The White Queen (again) because I’ve been sucked into The Cousins’ War book series by Phillippa Gregory (again).

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Slow Cooker Pork and Butternut Squash Stew - a bowl of comfort! Quickly brown the pork and then toss everything in the slow cooker!

Okay guys, real talk.

I broke the driver’s side window of my car.

“How’d you manage that one, Amanda?”

Well, it’s a Wrangler so the windows unzip and the zipper broke.

Okay, fine, I broke both zippers. Which is okay most of the time since I normally have at least the back windows off anyway. But y’all, it’s cold in the mornings and at night in central Texas now. I was shivering on my way back from Austin last week.

An hour and a half at 75 MPH with the window down at 10 pm?

It was cold.

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