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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE BUSINESS INSIDER Angie Chatman Sep 9, 2019, 11:09 AM My mother purchased her home on the south side of Chicago for $55,000 in 1986, the equivalent...
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Parenting My Son, The Overachiever

I remember it like it was yesterday. The day my son was born was CRAZY, to say the least. It was also absolutely amazing at the same time. I will... Read More

Making it Through Those Awkward Thanksgiving Conversations.

Thanksgiving, a time to gather round with family and friends, a time to give thanks, a time to reminisce, and catch up but —- let’s face it, Thanksgiving can be... Read More

Surviving Your In-Laws

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be surrounded by family and friends. This is always a good time to let your hair down and focus on the things... Read More

4 Tips to Remain Thankful during a difficult Season in your Life

As women, and as Moms we go through seasons in our lives where our hope begins to diminish due to circumstances beyond our control. Even some situations we find ourselves... Read More

Raising Thankful Kids – How To Help Kids Be Thankful

Being thankful and raising thankful kids should be a part of our everyday lives not just a seasonal act during Thanksgiving celebration. However, at times we may find ourselves in... Read More

Super Simple Cranberry Sauce

This recipe is one of those things that you make and say “that was easy, and so much more fresh and flavorful” than say that solid can of gelatin you... Read More

Deep Fried Turkey

Let me start by saying, if you do not have the proper equipment and space to safely deep fry a turkey, DO NOT DO IT. We ain’t tryna start no... Read More

Best Turkey Brine Recipe

My family and I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s not a cultural tradition of ours. While we don’t take part in the celebration, November is turkey season at every grocery store... Read More

Stuffing Muffins

Stuffing Muffins: Cubed Stuffing Mix Apples Celery Bay Leaf Onion Poultry Seasoning Olive Oil Salt Pepper Butter Parsley Chicken Stock 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 stick unsalted butter 1 fresh... Read More

Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots: I came up with the recipe one day after my husband fell in love with a seasonal dish at a local restaurant. Every time we ate there... Read More

Beating the Holiday Blues

Hi loves!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!…or is it??  The winter holiday season brings about some of the most popular holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New... Read More

Rice and Peas

Listen, I’m a modern woman, in modern times with two kids, a husband and 15 jobs. I take help wherever I can get it. I’ve been making my rice and... Read More

Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken

Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken: Split Chicken Breasts Chicken Legs (Other parts as desired) Soy Sauce Coarse Sea Salt Granulated Garlic Onion Honey BBQ Sauce Ketchup White Sugar Preheat oven... Read More

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes: 1 1/2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes 1/8 cup olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh... Read More

Butter and Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Butter and Garlic Roasted Green Beans:\ Fresh String Beans ¼ Cup Slivered Almonds 3 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 Stick Unsalted Butter 1 Teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Coarse Black... Read More

Women & Weed: A Candid Conversation Part 3 – We have the final say

You made it! This 3-part series of Women & Weed is coming to an end (I know I think I originally said 4 but I think a trilogy is a... Read More

Quid Pro Quo for the Mommi Who Wants to Stop Losing her Sh*

As I was thinking of a title for this blog, I was being inundated by news reports of evidence of quid pro quo. I first heard the Latin phrase- quid... Read More

Sweet and Sour Salmon

Sweet and Sour Salmon: Salmon 1 each red, yellow, green bell pepper Sweet and Sour sauce Soy Sauce Coarse Sea Salt Granulated Garlic Olive Oil Butter Pre-heat oven to 380... Read More

Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese: Macaroni Elbows Milk 1 Stick of Butter Flour 32oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Mild, Medium, Sharp) 1 each Red, Yellow, Green Bell Peppers Onion Green Onions Oil for... Read More