8 One-Pot Winter Soups, Chilis, and Curries

Until our recent move, our house was fairly small.  Big kitchen, but small otherwise.  We had a massive back deck and patio perfect for the summer months, but since this is Seattle, we have essentially 3 seasons: rainy, rainy and cold, and summer! But, since we aren’t big on limiting the our number “Come on over!” invitations.  Not to mention the sheer size of my Italian family.  Our little bungalow wasn’t exactly built for massive numbers.  Forget about obvious dilemmas like seating; we are talking sheer spacial scarcity.  Woah, that sounded overly scientific, but you get the picture.  Lots of people crammed into a small space can be um….(What’s a…

Top Healthy Meal Recipes

The “New Year – New You!” health kick every January is certainly nothing revolutionary.  People throw around trendy of-the-moment diets. Or boldly state, “I’m cutting out _______.”  Or “I’m going to exercise ____ times per week.”  Goals are great!  Structure is great!  And, if having a set diet, number, or system helps you achieve your health goals, feel better, have more energy, or accomplish whatever you set out to achieve, then more power to you! I tend to avoid strict limitations and overt rules when it comes to my diet or the foods I feed our family.  Instead, I find thoughtful meal planning of healthful meals works best for us.…
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Reader Survey + Give Away!

While I don’t exactly set new years resolutions, I am a goal oriented, type-A gal. So goal setting is part of my DNA.  I write everything in a notebook/planner that I carry with me everywhere.  Yes, its old-school.  But, I like the tangibility.  I like flipping it open and see what my goals are and assess whether or not I am taking steps towards accomplishing them.  If I’m not, then maybe I need to re-evaluate the goals, my commitment, or the steps.  But either way, having it all right there helps me hold myself accountable.  I set goals for everything in life: kitchen remodels, marathon mile time splits, freelance writing…

10 Most Popular Recipes on AlmostProperly.com

Each year, I like to take a little inventory of what brings you guys to this site!  I am truly grateful to each and every one of you who stop by, make my recipes, leave me comments, send me messages, or ask questions!  Since most people are finding my site for the first time through a search engine, Pinterest, or 3rd party recipe site.  So, I like to see what types of things are landing you here on my little corner of the internet.  Since launching Almost Properly about a year and a half ago, 250+ recipes have posted!  The following 10 recipes are the 10 most popular recipes of…

My Favorite Recipes of 2017

2017 was quite a year for the hubs and I.  Things we expected to happen didn’t.  Things we didn’t expect, did. I believe this is what they call L-I-F-E, folks. And it never ceases to surprise me. For real, 2017 was a year of both challenges and rewards!  In hindsight, I am immensely grateful for those challenges and closed doors, but in the moment, I would have answered differently.  While I still hold the specific details close, the hubs and I were floored by the love, support, and rallying of our friends and family.  This past year proved that friends truly can be family!  And, hoy cow, were they incredible!…
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