Slow-Cooker Rib Tips Recipe

Hey everyone! So I posted a picture on Instagram (@amazel_chef) last weekend of some marinated rib tips. A NEW marinade my husband concocted randomly. His exact words were: “I took an ingredient from all my favorite recipes and mixed them all together.” I was a bit skeptical at first but…you know, he proved me wrong!…

How Long Do You Workout For?

The other day during my break between squats, this older gentleman who is new to the gym comes over and starts talking to me. I’ve seen him a few times and he ends up talking about how long he usually stays at the gym: which is 2 hours. 2 hours?? Holy cow. I personally don’t…

Best Sound Ever

Have you ever experienced shooting steel targets? Labor Day was my first time with this, and it was probably the best sound I heard that day! I went to visit my husband and of course we went to the range for a little bit; I love outdoor ranges and prefer them over indoors. He bought…

The Dole Disaster

I’ve always been a big fan of smoothies. But because of this recent experience I’ve learned an important lesson: don’t cut corners. Ever. In the frozen section at the grocery store Dole has these smoothie shakers. “Just add your favorite juice and shake!” it says. Yeah…no. Sorry Dole, it just didn’t cut it for me….

Me? The Muffin Lady?

I definitely cannot live up to the muffin man name and nursery rhyme. However, I did make some really good muffins without any flour or added sugar! Take a look at the recipe below for these gluten-free delights. You can find the original recipe on Cooking Light’s Instagram page, but I tweaked it a little….

Metro Diner- Where You Go For Delicious Breakfast!

While in Gainesville, Florida we went to a different breakfast place Sunday morning and I’d have to say I enjoyed eating at Metro Diner more than I did at Peach Valley Cafe. This time I ordered one of their specials for the day (I’m sorry I don’t remember the name): an omelet that had chicken,…

What’s Up with the Chicken?

Gainesville, Florida really reminded me of Davis, California where I went to college for a bit. It’s mainly a college town and if you want to do anything huge you have to drive at least a half hour to an hour away. Locally there aren’t very many activities to do but there seem to be…

Cook in Your Sleep! Crockpot Beef Stew

I made a really hearty beef stew last week and wanted to share the recipe with you all! I always put more potatoes and carrots than the base recipe I’ve given below because I like a more hearty meal. The nice thing about stews and slow cookers in general is that all recipes can be…

An In Depth H&K P7 Review

Heckler & Koch’s P7 is THE pistol that belongs in a spy’s hand when telling the villain in a calm yet threatening voice, “Release her! You don’t want to find out what happens if you don’t…” *cue music*. It holds itself in a very sleek and composed classy manner. Unlike the more common polymer handguns…

Easy Vegetable Flatbread Recipe!

I love flatbread and what’s neat is that when I make it at home, I can customize the ingredients to whatever mood I’m in that day. Today I made an all veggie flatbread; was tempted to put chicken but alas there were no more Rotisserie Chickens at the grocer last night! Here’s how I made…

Just Keep Swimming!

Every person who lives an active lifestyle or has previously lived an active lifestyle knows the pain of getting injured—both literally and metaphorically. Breaking bones obviously is something you can’t work through while it is in a cast or boot and healing. But through strained and pulled muscles often times it’s just annoying and the…

How Often Are You Sitting?

Has anyone ever realized how often we are in the sitting position nowadays? I know a few jobs where you don’t sit at all such as teachers, nurses, or even stay-at-home parents, etc. But even on the weekends how often do you find yourself sitting down? It hadn’t occurred to me how much I am…