Food

Easy Cheesy Mexican Skillet Rice

I think I could eat Mexican food every night of the week. Tacos, burritos, chimichangas, chips, salsa, queso…need I go on? I also love the Mexican rice that goes along with these dishes in the more traditional Mexican restaurants, so when we have a taco night at home, I usually try to make a version of it myself. After trying several similar recipes I found on Pinterest, I just wasn’t all that satisfied with the […]

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Food

Teejay’s Sweet Tooth

Who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s one of America’s favorite treats, and with so many places to get it, standing out and offering something unique to your customers is a must. Teejay’s Sweet Tooth is doing just that by bringing something to Indianapolis that we’ve never had before: donuts and ice cream. Yes, you read that right! TeeJay’s Sweet Tooth opened last August on Indianapolis’ northwest side near Trader’s Point, and has been offering its […]

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Food

Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew

I bought my Instant Pot last year around this time and was skeptical, as I usually am of the latest fads. But it has turned out to be a great investment, I’m amazed at how fast things cook and how great soups and stews that used to simmer for hours in a slow cooker taste!

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Food

Fresh & Easy Pasta Sauce

Growing up, my mom used to make this sauce with fresh garden tomatoes and serve it over pasta. It’s so easy, delicious and fresh – you’ll want to drink it right out of the blender. I used fresh tomatoes that I got from the grocery store and those worked well too. This hasn’t been tested with canned tomatoes, so if you try it that way, let me know if it works for you! What you’ll […]

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Food, Music, Travel

Indiana State Fair

I kind of forgot how much I love going to the fair. It was a summer staple growing up – I was a 4-H farm kid and showed my mini lop rabbits for 10 years at the Gibson County Fair. A few of my other projects made it to the state fair and we came up a few times to see them, but other than working at the library’s booth, I don’t think I’d really […]

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Food

Condado: Indy’s Newest Taco Spot

My brother-in-law came up for the day on Saturday and we always like to try new places, so when I heard that Condado was opening up in Broad Ripple, I texted him right away and suggested we eat there. It wasn’t too crowded when we got there, so we didn’t have to wait for a seat – surprising since the place had only been open a few days. A lot of the seating is shared […]

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