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New Apron

Still alive and still cooking A LOT!  The food blog has really taken off which isn't leaving much room for much else.  I really need to get crafty some time soon. But, I did recently find some time to design myself a brand new apron! Here's a more detailed image of my design: At least I am finding ways to combine my 2 passions! :)
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Digital Age and Sausage

Wow... 2014 already!  The last of 2013 went by pretty quickly, but I don't know that I have a super lot to show for it. Well, that's not entirely true.  I've been pretty busy with the new site .  I've been having so much fun cooking and I think my photography skills are definitely improving when it comes to that part of the blogging.  I have been doing some creative things as well, though, especially over the last couple of weeks.  I received some money for the holidays and decided to invest in myself by getting a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (the original, not the new model) for the sole purpose of drawing.  I know, I know, it's completely wasting the bells and whistles of the technology, but I did some research and decided it was the best yet economical choice for what I want to do.  And, so far, I am not disappointed. I upgraded my S Pen and it really feels like I am drawing "the old fashioned way."  Even when I sketch out my design first, it looks and

New website!

You may remember that last month, I was trying to decide what I wanted to do blog-wise .  I finally decided that since my passion right now is food, cooking, and nutrition... I should concentrate on that.  And I think that is definitely the right decision for me. But... I don't think that is the right thing for Funky, Punky, & Plump.  So I am going to save this little corner of the blogworld as my place to post about pretty much everything other than food.  When my art, craft, or sewing bug hits, this is where I'll talk about it. Get Off The Couch and Cook is where I will be focusing on easy recipes that use real food, nothing processed.  I've already got it set up if you want to go check it out.  I've been kind of obsessed with it so even though there are only a handful of posts currently, there are quite a few more already scheduled. :) I feel good knowing what direction I am supposed to be going in.  I'm even sleeping better at night now even thou

Sergeant Joe Pepper... erm, I mean, Sausage and Pepper Joes

I ate too much dinner tonight.  Seriously.  Hours later and I am still sitting here like a stuffed woodtick, semi-regretting all the food I ate. No... that's not true.  I regret nothing! Well, maybe a little.  My stomach hurts from all the delicious food I ate.  Next time, do I what I say in the recipe I'm about to tell you about rather than what your tastebuds think you should do.  You'll likely thank me later. Tonight for dinner, I made these fabulous Sausage and Pepper Joes ... every time I see the name as I write it, I read it as Sergeant Joe Pepper... I'm sure he is a nice guy but this post is not about him. Click on the sammich to get the recipe! But... dinner. Man, my tummy hurts!  With these joes, which I mistakenly served on hoagie rolls instead of hamburger buns, I made the perfect potato skins .  I will rarely say this about my food but I truly think they rival skins served in restaurants.   Click on a tater to get the recipe! Here is a pic

What to do... besides eat chicken, fried rice and yogurt?

One of the reasons I don't post as much as I should/could is because I'm not exactly sure what I want to do with this blog.  I initially created it to show the things I was crafting, sewing, creating, etc. but my interests have shifted over to food... in case you didn't pick up on that.  Do I want to concentrate on one over the other here?  I'm not sure.  I mean, I haven't been creating as much as I would like but giving myself deadlines goals would be the push I need.  But I also spend A LOT of time in the kitchen as well as researching recipes, techniques, food industry issues, and the like.  Should I share those?  I definitely have a non-traditional household that seems to work.  Should I blog about that?  Should I do a balance of all of those?  Should I do weekly things, like pick a day where I showcase one things from all of those?  Maybe have a post a week about food, one about crafting/art, one about my life, one for anything else random? I have read post


Feeling... overall, happy with life, postponed dreams aside.  I have 2 wonderful men who love me back, 3 awesome kitties who I adore, a home that I love, and a kitchen full of food to cook. Post-it note doodle Thinking... about where I am now in life compared to where I thought I would be when I was a recent college graduate.  I haven't given up all my dreams but I will be older when I finally achieve them. :) Watching...   all the Netflix!  (*giggle*)  Not really, but I am catching up on shows I never watched when they were on originally.  Right now, I am going through Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias.   Now that I've reached season 4 of Buffy , I am going to also start watching Angel .  On the YouTubes, I am watching Good Eats ... can you believe I'd never seen it before?! As for "live" TV, I'm watching Project Runway, Top Chef Masters, MasterChef, InkMasters, MythBusters, and Breaking Bad.   I say "live" because we actually recor

I'll (Bent)Go Anywhere for Chipotle BBQ

Yeah, it's a stupid title but I make no apologies because it makes me giggle. :) Anyone who knows me really well knows I have an obsession with a few different things: office supplies, cookbooks, saving empty jars, and lunch boxes/lunch box systems, to name the top 4.  I have enough notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. hoarded that I could probably supply an entire grade for the school year.  Okay, it's maybe not quite that bad.  Maybe.  But... ahem... that's not what this post is about. One of my favorite lunching systems that I've found is from BentGo (and no, I am not a professional blogger nor do I get sponsors nor do they even know I am writing about them).  It's like a bento box (which falls under the lunch box system category of my obsession and I *may* own more than one) but I feel it's a little more user-friendly for a Western diet. And, of course, I have all 4 colors. :-D This is what it looks like when I bring it to work: The nestle together ni