Author Archive | Candace Boyd Wylie

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5 Times I Chose Myself Over You (A Motherhood List)

We’re often told that we have to give up so much when we become mothers. On one hand, I agree, on the other.. NOPE. All of the no’s that every existed in Notown. The truth is, I still have wants, needs, dreams and passions even though I’m a mom. Sometimes they just get pushed back […]

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Red Wine Braised Beef Short Ribs

Cold weather and comfort food just go together for me. That said, I spend the bulk of the Winter months eating food that sticks to my bones. One recipe, I tend to make over and and over, are short ribs.  Short ribs are cut from the chuck portion of the cattle resulting in a flavorful, […]

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Cranberry Orange Punch

Move over Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry is in town! Bring me all the cranberries! It’s holiday time and I want nothing more than to eat all things cranberry.  According to Ocean Spray, Americans consume some 400 million pounds of cranberries each year, 20 percent of that during Thanksgiving week! It can also be noted that the cranberry […]

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Grilled Corn Salsa

Grilled corn salsa is a summertime favorite. It is fun as a side, or paired with a grilled chicken breast and served over rice. It’s the dish you love at Qdoba, but haven’t yet made at home. Well now you can! Ingredients 2-3 Ears of Sweet White, Yellow or Bi-Color Corn, rinsed and husked 1 Medium […]

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Fun Fruit Kabobs

“If you put it on a stick, they will eat it.” – Some mommy guru from ancient times. I’ve learned that if you put something tasty on a handheld, stick-like object, little people will enjoy it. That cantaloupe your little one hated yesterday; put it on a stick. Watch their little eyes widen, and watch […]

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My Favorite Grilled Cheese

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a list of favorite foods that I don’t like to share. Unfortunately, not sharing food is like rule number 5 on the list of things that toddlers don’t allow you to do. The Grilled Cheese ranks high on my list of comfort foods and one I […]

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Holiday Food Traditions (Recipe: Butter Pecan Bread Pudding Minis)

I come from a fairly large family. With more cousins than I can count on my fingers and toes, family and connectivity is something that is near and dear to me. That said, I’m pressed about holiday traditions. SO pressed. From my mother’s famed greens, to my grandmother’s sweet potato pies (now made by my […]

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Family Thanksgiving

On the fourth Thursday of November, families all over the U.S. will celebrate Thanksgiving. This typically means a big meal featuring a large bird, several carb filled sides, and a sweet treat to top it all of. Thanksgiving in my eyes is the Super Bowl of food holidays. Family comes to visit, delicious eats are […]

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