Author Archive | Candace Boyd Wylie

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Keep Going: My Breastfeeding Experience

When I found out I was pregnant, after the initial shock of “what the heck?” wore off, I went straight into planning mode. Planning the birth, planning the room, planning the shower, and planning how I would feed. Breastfeeding was the only thought in my mind. I watched my mother breastfed my sister, and I […]

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Sweet Tea Sangria

School’s out, the weather is right, and it’s time to unwind! One of my favorite things about Summer is the bounty of delicious fruit that I can just gobble up. Not only does it make feeding the threenager easier, but I can pair them with in a tasty sangria that is sure to please. I […]

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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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Why I’m standing with Colin Kaepernick

Recently, The San Francisco 49ers quarterback came out and stated that he would no longer stand for the national anthem during 49ers games. He states “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an […]

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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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