Home-Smoked Chicken Recipe

BBQ is big in Texas. We smoke everything you can find on a farm. We will judge you if you screw it up. We also could eat it everyday of the week. Texans love BBQ with a passion. However if you don’t own a professional grade smoker, you probably are not smoking your own meats. What if I told you that there is a way to smoke a chicken on your grill in the back yard? ‘Cause there is!

Fruits Basket: Nostalgia Comeback

The other day, I had a wave of nostalgia hit me. It was while I was scrolling through the web looking for a new anime that I stumbled onto an old friend. An old friend that was a manga I read during my middle school years, and was making its reappearance again.

Writing Down the Bones: Starting Your Creative Journey

Sometimes all we need is a bit of encouragement to pick up the pen and write our tales. I recently joined a local writing group to get support and discover new resources to help with my writing. The group introduce me to Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. They were in love with it. We did several writing prompts out of it, and it really got the creative juices going. I was encouraged by our sessions with this book to check out the book on my own time and read it from front to back.

Guide to Finding YOUR Groomer

Finding a groomer that you trust with your dog is like finding your hairdresser. You go to a very specific person at a very specific salon, because you know and trust them. If your dresser ever changes salons, you will take your business with them elsewhere. I personally have been going to the same hairdresser for 20 years, because I trust her explicitly. Part of this has to do with the horror stories of bad haircuts for humans and dogs alike that appear on the internet. No one wants to live with a bad haircut if they don’t have to so you search and search for the right person.

Writing a Novel: The Faber Academy Way

If you look at books on advice for writing, everyone has their set of suggestions. A lot of the books share the same advice with nothing new or innovative to offer to the newbie writer. That is not how Richard Skinner approached teaching his audience about novel writing in Writing a Novel.

In/Spectre: Guiding Spirits on The Living

Want a show that isn’t cutesy? A show that has elements of suspense, supernatural, and so much more? Then might I suggest In/Spectre. It is an anime series I recently watched and liked very much. What is this anime series about? Here is the quick version

America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: The Amateur’s Prayer in the Kitchen

Sometimes we all need a few tips and tricks to help us in the kitchen. Even having some master recipes under our belt would be helpful. I am an amateur cook and no where near perfecting it. I am still taking baby steps but I am still trying. Until then I have to rely on cookbooks for assistance. Hence my latest find and love in the cookbook section of my library, I highly recommend my latest find for the amateur cooks out there like me called America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook.

Dog Agility Trail Checklist: What You Need Before You Go

I have recently have competed in several trails with my dog, Belle. It was super fun and tiring. We have won a few ribbons for some, and lost in others. I am happy to say despite that we are still trying to compete in some more. Though I did make a few rookie mistakes. I was a little under prepared for parts of the trails when I first started competing. When I talked to the veterans of the sport, I found that I wasn’t the first amateur to make this mistake. Hence, I decided to share my experience on my blog and how to avoid the mistakes I made.

Nadiya’s Time to Eat: Cooking for The Busy

Before COVID, the world ran at the speed of a million miles per hour. Sometimes, it was hard to imagine spending time taking hours to make and prep a meal. I know had more than a few days like that. However, our relationship with meals shouldn’t be a burden. We should be able to enjoy them without spending hours in the kitchen. We could all use those 5 minutes spent less cooking on something we would rather be doing. Things such as spending time with our loved ones. I think that is why I really like Nadiya’s Time to Eat on Netflix.

My Next Life as a Villainess: Progressive Reverse Harem Story?

My Next Life as a Villainess is a light hearted anime show that bridges the popular reincarnation novel theme with the other popular genre called reverse harems. This show is funny and quirky for anyone that has been a fan of any otome games or series. It has all the elements that make it light hearted and witty. You will be entertained from start to finish, but that is not the only reason I wanted to talk about this amazing show. It is a marker of a progressive new world in story telling. How so? Let me explain.