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Carissa Cotner
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle

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In these lingering winter/cloudy days, I’ve been enjoying this delicious soup. I love a good, hearty soup, and this recipe fits the bill. Butternut squash is my go to vegetable for soup, so I try to do something new every time. Ingredients: 4 oz.…
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Butternut squash soup with chorizo and pasta

In these lingering winter/cloudy days, I’ve been enjoying this delicious soup. I love a good, hearty soup, and this recipe fits the bill. Ingredients: 4 oz. pancetta, chopped small handful fresh sage leaves, whole 3 cups peeled, seeded, & cubed butternut…
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Ramen noodles with caramelized pork, roasted acorn squash, carrots and mushrooms

This is one of my new favorite recipes because the cost for the amount of food is very low. And it’s delicious! I love slow roasting meats, so this does take some time, but it is SO worth it. Instructions 2-3 pounds pork shoulder roast (or butt) 4 cups…
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This weekend was very cold and dreary. Cold for this early on in Texas. Richard was in town and brought Apollo, so we had a full day yesterday trying to wear him out. We took him on a run when we finally got ourselves out of bed. I wanted to take him to…
Scarves and souffles
Scarves and souffles
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I don’t normally shop at Whole Foods, but I went the other day because I had a gift card. I was reminded of why I don’t normally shop there. Everything is so overpriced, and for it being a “whole” foods store, their produce section was actually quite…
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Today I’m feeling pretty great. The weather outside is gorgeous, and I’m on a high from a horned frogs win from yesterday! That’s right, we beat Kansas State, who was at the top of our conference. We had some great plays, making TCU a fun team to watch.…
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I know this looks like a complete departure from all the other posts on my blog, but I am passionate about a healthy lifestyle, and cooking meals from scratch is just one part of it. I also exercise daily, seek and research natural beauty products, and…
Natural makeover
Natural makeover
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Fall is officially here in Texas. I was finally able to bust out my fall clothes, including my new hat and scarf. I had been eyeing them on some of my favorite bloggers and finally took the plunge and ordered them. They arrived just in time for the…
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Ready for the best salad recipe ever? No joke, this salad is packed with protein. Quinoa and spinach, with the sweetness of the butternut squash. The toasted squash seeds adds the nice crunch factor. I kinda threw this together because I had so much…
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Raw mini coconut cream pies with chocolate crust

I’m one of those people who loves sweets. Think of how much you love chocolate, multiply it by ten, and that’s how much I love it. I could eat a whole pint (or more) of ice cream in one sitting. So for obvious reasons, I have had to learn to control my…
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