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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

5 med. potatoes

8 oz. sour cream

4 oz. butter (1 stick)

1 c. shredded parmesan cheese

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. black pepper

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Wash and cut potatoes into 1” chunks. Boil for 10 minutes or until tender all the way through. Strain and add all other ingredients. Mash to your favorite consistency.

Printable recipe:

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Advocare 10 Day Cleanse Link-Up Results!

*My original post:
I ordered some clothes from Aeropostale last week. I got them in and tried them on and decided I have to lose at least 5 lbs to fit into them comfortably. So I tossed back a bottle of wine and cried myself to sleep. I woke up the next morning and I saw this link-up….
Join the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse blogger link-up! Learn more at 
I’m new here. I’ve never participated in a link-up before, but I am now. This link-up is for a diet. We’re doing a 10 day cleanse to kick start losing pounds before summer. Join, if you dare, and then link up with Raven!

I lost 5.5 lbs y’all!!

I followed the shit out the diet, shake, and herbal instructions. They were a little confusing, so I went over them in detail and entered what to take/drink as reminders in my phone. Some mornings, my phone would beep and it the reminder would say “drink shake”. Other mornings, it would say “take herbal supplement”. It kept me in check and made it much easier to follow.
I forgot that I wasn’t supposed to eat starches and I ate potatoes twice. I also forgot all about my diet and had a beer on Day 9. So I had a couple of slips ups, but I followed the suggested diet closer than anything I have followed my entire life. Aside from a few boy crushes. 😉
So are you ready for the before and after?
I lost 5.5 lbs on the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse
You can see a difference in my thighs, knees, and waist. I can also see a difference in my bra line on my back and my upper arms, but you can’t tell from the photos.
I liked this cleanse because it only took 10 days. I can do anything for 10 days.
The 10 Day Cleanse kicks off the 24 Day Challenge, so now I only have 14 days of dieting left to do to complete the 24 Day Challenge.  I spoke to a friend of mine that sells Advocare and she hooked me up with the materials I need to do the diet part of the 24 day Challenge. Now I’m just trying to eat clean until my vitamins come in. Bring it on!!

Bud’s Fried Ribs

Line up, ladies. My brother is single and he can cook! He can also use decent grammar if he tries, but I copied these directions from an email he sent to me. Not knowing I was going to cut and paste it verbatim, he didn’t worry about shit like punctuation or spelling. My commentary is in red. Here goes….

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rule number one. Keep Troy away from the frying pan. lol!  Our friend, Troy, doesn’t follow directions.

Idk let me see if i can remember everything. seasoning is really to the cookers choice.i dont know all the details i just wing it mane!!! i usually use meat tenderizer and seasoning salt. put seasoning before you put in the BBQ pit.

This is Bud (below) in the blue.

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charcoal or wood is good. smoke at 350 degrees wrapped in aluminum foil for approximately 3 1/2 hrs. if ribs are cooked to tender makes hard to handle when cutting up and battering them. they usualy fall apart. you want them to stay hole.  so if you pull out a little early its ALL GOOD!!! LOL!!! you want the BONE IN THE MEAT STILL!!!. That’s what she said.

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while cooking the ribs you can prep the batter and milk and eggs. im not sure about the ratio of milk to egg i just eyeball it and it depends on how many ribs we gonna be cooking. 

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with the flour i add my seasoning salt. (mmmm just made me think of adding some BROWN SUGAR to it. try it next time) 

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but idk how much to add i just add the seasoning salt until i see a color i like between the flour and the seasoning salt. call it soul food cooking.  soul food cooking dont use no measuring cups. Yup! Just like our Grandma taught us!

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after pulling them off the cooker i let them cool for a litte bit so i can cut them up individually and dip them in the milk and egg batter them( batter twice for a crisperer rib.  and toss them in the grease for approximately 2 to 3 minutes or until a golden color. grease has to be frying temp.

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try to cook one rib first to see how it cooks and judge aprroximate timing so you dont mess up a hole batch of ribs. 

That’s Troy (below) pretending he’s listening to how not to add too many ribs at once.

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let me know if there is any questions about anything that i might have left out. you can find some good recipes on the interenet if you need exact amount of ingredients and stuff.

Stand back, bishes, that’s my husband, Babafa, (below) doing what he does best. 

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That wraps up his email on how to make fried ribs. It’s a process and it helps to have a wingman, especially if you’re frying up a couple of racks, but the outcome is outstanding.

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We served this with a mean pot of pinto beans, some cold potato salad, and a hearty helping of Shame on You Dirty Rice.

Here are some recipes I found for the “exact amount of ingredients and stuff“:

Cajun Fried Ribs

Fried Ribs!

Deep Fried Ribs

Ducky the Tightwad

This kid has been bogarting every penny he has seen since he can remember. The money is from birthdays, good grades, a lemonade stand, yard work, etc.

Every time he impregnated a piggy bank, I put it away in the top of his closet and bought him a new one to fill. Here he is after we busted out the loot.

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For fun, we counted it to see about how much he has and we came to $200 in quarters alone. Then we stacked up the bills and threw the coins in a water jug to haul to the bank.

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At the bank, he spent a good 20 minutes pouring the coins into a coin machine. He ended up with $283.41 in coins.

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So we took his coin receipt and his bills and opened an account for our little banker. He ended up with about $600 in his account. On the way to the car, he stopped to pick up a penny and dropped it in the empty water jug. Still beaming, he said, “Man, I love that sound!”

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Rant: Don’t count on anybody but yourself to make your money.  My parents taught me that and that’s why I’m not a full time blogger. I have a career that pays well and I don’t care how much money my husband makes. I make my own money, buy my own cars, and get what I want when I want it with nobody to answer to but myself. Money is one of my favorite things. I’m happy when I have money in the bank. I want more of it. I want all of it. Fuck all you soul seekers that say money isn’t everything. It’s good for my soul to know that me and my child are not out of groceries if I have a flat or if a tree falls on my house. Try it for yourself. Go make money and see how much happier you are.


Advocare 10 Day Cleanse Link-Up

I ordered some clothes from Aeropostale last week. I got them in and tried them on and decided I have to lose at least 5 lbs to fit into them comfortably. So I tossed back a bottle of wine and cried myself to sleep. I woke up the next morning and I saw this link-up….
Join the Advocare 10 Day Cleanse blogger link-up! Learn more at 
I’m new here. I’ve never participated in a link-up before, but I am now. This link-up is for a diet. We’re doing a 10 day cleanse to kick start losing pounds before summer. Join, if you dare, and then link up with Raven!

Hangover Tacos

This recipe makes 20 tacos. I roll some thin (we call them pinners) and I roll a few fat (we call those blunts). I individually wrap them so we can heat them up one by one in the microwave or throw all of them in the oven until warm. They must be served with hot sauce! That’s in the How to Be a Southerner Handbook.

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Hangover Tacos

3 T vegetable oil

1 bag frozen hash browns

2 pkgs. Real bacon bits

3 T Cajun seasoning

1 doz. Eggs

½ c. milk

20 tortillas

2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

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Warm oil on a skillet over medium high heat. Brown hash browns in oil according to package directions. Once browned, add bacon bits and 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and the remaining Cajun seasoning. Pour into skillet and gently turn mixture with a spatula until eggs are cooked through.

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For individually wrapped tacos, layer a sheet of foil, a tortilla, a handful of cheese, and one scoop of hash brown mixture. Close the tortilla and wrap tight with the foil.

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They fit nicely in those aluminum casserole pans with lids. This is how I take them on the road.

Printable recipe:

Hangover Tacos

Lazy Buffalo Chicken Salad

My brother came up with this quick and easy buffalo chicken salad recipe. It’s good enough to make for guests and quick enough for a single father to make on a busy week night for his hungry tike.

Lazy Buffalo Chicken Salad

Lazy Buffalo Chicken Salad

1 bag frozen buffalo chicken chunks

1 bag baby spinach salad

1 bag iceberg salad

½ c. crumbled blue cheese

1 ½ c. Ranch dressing

Shredded pepper jack cheese

Parmesan bread crumbs

Cook the chicken according to the package directions. Toss the two salads together. That’s what she said. In a separate bowl, mix the blue cheese and Ranch dressing together. Lay down a bed of salad. Top with the chicken, blue cheese dressing, cheese, and bread crumbs.

Printable recipe:

Lazy Buffalo Chicken Salad

Shame on You Dirty Rice

Sometimes called Creole Rice or Cajun Rice, this Shame on You Dirty Rice blows all that other shit out the water.

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Shame on You Dirty Rice

4 tbs. olive oil

1 lb. ground pork sausage

1 lb. chicken livers, diced

1 T garlic, minced

½ c. celery, diced

1 c. bell pepper, diced

1 c. sweet yellow onion, diced

4 T Cajun seasoning

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

2 c. chicken stock

6 c. cooked rice, chilled

½ c. fresh parsley, minced

Cook the pork and chicken livers in 2 tablespoons of oil until cooked through and break up into tiny pieces.

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Add the remaining oil, vegetables, and seasonings (add Cajun seasoning 1 tablespoon at a time to taste).

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Cook until vegetables are cooked through.

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Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium for 5 minutes.

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Stir in rice until mixed well and rice is warm. Turn off the heat and stir in parsley.

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You can eat this as a meal or as a side for Fried Ribs (recipe to come!).

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Printable recipe:

Shame on You Dirty Rice

I LOVE My Phone Wristlet

This is why I like it:

  1. It fits my DL, check card, cash, and phone. (Much easier for thieves.)
  2. You can see and operate the phone through the clear cover.
  3. Now I don’t have to drag around a gorilla purse that acts like a black hole.
  4. I don’t have to remove my Otter Box case from my phone in order to put my phone in it.

I bought mine at Claire’s for like $20, but they have the same ones at Charlotte Russe for $10. (Fuck you, Claire.)

Cell Phone Wristlet

Cell Phone Wristlet Inside