Spicy Grilled Peach & Watermelon Salsa Recipe

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Spicy Grilled Peach & Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Ok, check this out! We get a fresh produce box delivered every week. It has local, organic fruits and veggie. Sometimes, I have no clue what to do with it. There’s only so many margaritas you can whip up right? But this week, I was wasting time on Pinterest, because that’s what I do. And I came across this Watermelon Salsa Recipe. My box had everything I needed except… Of course, the watermelon! But it did have peaches! So, I kinda mashed the idea around in my head and came up with this Uh.Maze.Ing spicy grilled peach and watermelon salsa idea. I picked up that watermelon and here’s what I ended up with….

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Watermelon Salsa Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 Cups Diced Watermelon (take the seeds out too)
  • 1 Cup Grilled Peach (cut in 1 in slices, grill then dice)
  • 2 Small Jalapenos (seeded, minced)
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion (diced)
  • 2 TSP Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro (rough chop)
  • Juice From 1 Medium Lime
  • 2 TSP Orange Zest

DIRECTIONS:

I already had my grill on because I was making some Ginger Grilled Flank Steak for dinner. (Go grab that recipe on the foodie blog) But you’ll want to slice the peaches about 1 inch thick and grill for about a minute or 2 on each side. Remove, dice and let cool. Watermelon salsa, well any salsa really, should be cold right? Anyways, now grab a large bowl. Throw everything in it save for the cilantro. Mix all up until well coated. Sprinkle with cilantro. You’ll want to serve that pretty quick. To store, drain any water that’s come from watermelon, cover and keep in the ‘fridge. Should last about 2 days before it’s too mushy too eat. Because mushy salsa… EEwww….

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I’m posting a grilled flank steak recipe n the other blog and served this over it. Awesome Sauce! I love grilling season so hard you guys it’s crazy! This would be great with some really crunchy chips or tortillas too! Grab you favorite Summer cocktail and ENJOY!

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Pain Killers – The OTC Medication Conundrum – Oh What A Pain

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Pain Killers – The OTC Medication Conundrum – Oh What A Pain

Pain Killers and OTC Medications, we all take them, right?I sure do! As someone with a chronic illness, that’s just a 2 week supply in that photo up there. That’s a ton of pills. 4 of those bottles are pain killers! This has been my daily cocktail since 1/95. I was a passenger in a car and lost a fight with a windshield after said car slammed head on into oncoming traffic. I received a spinal cord injury. Among a host of other big words that basically equate to ‘broken’ and ‘painful’. I wrote in detail about that over. here. Does This Wheelchair Make My Butt Look Fat? Go ahead, read it. I’ll wait. Prior to that were the migraines. Oh My Oh My Mylanta! Those are some killers, huh? I would quite literally grab handfuls of pain killers and swallow them like candy. (Tic Tacs?) Then when we toss in those Gawd-Awful Kidney Stones (remember that fun post??) you can see that I’m quite the pill popper these days. It’s not a bad thing, right? I mean, they are all prescribed and OTC pain killers. Surly that’s totally legit and not harmful. Right? Right??!!

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Pain Killers – The OTC Medication Conundrum

But when does taking pain killers for so many reasons on such a regular basis become bad? Wrong? Harmful even? Well, one day in January this year I waltzed into (rolled actually, I roll on my wheels) the pharmacy to grab my monthly refills as I’d been doing for years. Same meds, same pharmacy, nothing out of the ordinary. Imagine my surprise when they said they could no longer refill 1 of them! The acetaminophen level included in with the narcotics was now ‘too high’ to be deemed ‘safe’. What the what?? The acetaminophen is too much?? But that’s just …  Tylenol®. Aren’t the actual narcotics what’s typically thought of as the bad news buzz word? Why the fuss? I was seriously confused. They explained that pain killers can be found in more that 500 prescription and OTC medications. Yep, like our good friend Tylenol®, cold and flu meds (IE Nyquil®) and also in prescription medications like Percocet®, Vicodin® and the like. The max dose of acetaminophen is 4,000 mg a day. So my prescribed meds alone already exceeded that. Add to it all the OTC medications I was also taking, Rut Roh….

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Too Many Pain Killers – What A Pain

Ok, now see this photo made a light bulb go off in my head!! I have a peptic ulcer!! Dr’s have told me it’s caused by everything from stress to too many spicy foods I make for my recipes. Could be, I suppose. Or, what if it’s actually from all those pain killers and the maxed out acetaminophen levels? I did some reading up on it over at the AGA Gut Check Campaign Website and learned quite a bit of things that had never occurred to me as well. Did you know every year there are 26,000 hospitalizations and 458 deaths from acetaminophen-related overdoses. Over dose from common everyday OTC pain killers! Let’s not forget all the GI bleeds (like mine) and  even liver damage from overdosing and taking too many over a prolonged time. Pain killers cause an estimated 17,000 deaths every year from this. I wasn’t aware of the damage I was doing to my liver! Like I need that on top of everything else I have going on. It’s irreversible damage. Meaning, just because you stop taking too much, or any for that matter, the damage is done my friends. It’s compared to alcohol abuse type damage! I HAD NO CLUE!

Ok, so what have we learned? We all have our issues and take pain meds, totally cool. But, pain killers and OTC medications should be taken seriously and not written off as ‘safe’ simply because you don’t need a prescription. Read your labels! If you’re taking more than 1 type of medication, and they both contain acetaminophen and/or NSAIDS, be sure you’re not going over the recommended daily dosage. Better yet, try to find 1 medication for that fever and 1 strictly for that nagging cough that doesn’t have an added pain med component.

Do me a favor, yes? Check out the Gut Check website and be sure you’re treating that pain without causing yourself a whole ‘nutter kind of pain! Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Just a little PSA from me to you. Gotta keep me and my peeps happy and healthy!

Do you have the pain killers conundrum going on? Did you even think to check?

Easy Boozy Apple Pie Recipe – Perfect Appetizer & Party Foods

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Easy Boozy Apple Pie Recipe – Perfect Appetizer & Party Foods

I found this super easy Apple Pie Recipe on Pinterest awhile back. But, of course I had to add booze. And then I futzed with it more and turned it into Apple Pie Bites. Because it’s easier to pop in your mouth. And no fork. And booze! Last week, I had the Girl’s Night In Party and whipped these up. Perfect appetizer, party food, game day, finger foods… whatever you want to call ‘So easy it’s ridic’ to make and super yummy to eat’. That’s what happened to the apple pie recipe after I was done with it! So of course I’m sharing…

Boozy Apple Pie Recipe Ingredients

Boozy Apple Pie Recipe – Ingredients

  •  3 Apples (diced)
  • 1/4 Cup Flavored Vodka (I used whipped cream flavor)
  • 1/2 Cup OJ
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 3 TBS Flour
  • 1/2 TSP Nutmeg
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 1 TBS Butter
  • Phyllo Dough

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Boozy Apple Pie Recipe – Directions

So, if you’re not adding any alcohol to the jacked up Apple Pie Recipe, just mix all the dry ingredients together with the chopped up apples. Then wait for me to get to the next step. If you’re going the boozy route, start here…. Ready?

Add everything but phyllo dough in a heavy bottom saucepan. Allow to come to a boil. Turn heat down and reduce until it’s nice and thick. Just like pie filling! **TIP** If you’re going to taste-test during this, blow on it! It’s super hot!

Now, both the boozers and the non-boozers are at the same point…

Preheat oven to *350. Lay 1 layer of phyllo down and spread a tablespoon full of apple mix about 1 inch from the bottom edge closet to you. Fold the side in, and roll baby, roll!

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Brush the tops with a bit of butter. Bake on cookie sheet for 6 minutes or until golden brown. Flip them over and bake for another 4 minutes.

Guess what? We’re done!

Enjoy!

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These would be a perfect snack with my Boozy Cinnamon Caramel Hot Chocolate!

Have you seen my Fun Fall Cocktail list? Go, check it out HERE.  Also, check out the amazeballs list of Fall Desserts over HERE!

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NickMom – Mother Funny Night In – Moms Gone Wild

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NickMom – Mother Funny Night In – Moms Gone Wild

Because my family is always driving me crazy, NickMom took pity on me. Yep, they said ‘Hey, throw a party, it will be like Girls Gone Wild”

But totally not. At all.

It was more like ‘Bribe the dads to watch kids, stuff your face with snacks,  don’t wear make-up, drink lots of booze and watch some Mother Funny TV”

So, I totally did!

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I pulled out some booze. Ok, I pulled out way more than this but when I looked at the photos of all the booze I pulled out, it made me look like a lush. So, I just re-took this one today. True Story. NickMom may be for Mother Funny mom’s but still…

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I called some peeps. Mom’s I knew who needed a break. Some laughs, ya know? That’s my daughter and our friend Danielle. Both are mom’s who need a break. Danielle has a son with CP and her husband is deployed. And, her BFF is my daughter. Totally needs a break! We planned on watching Instant Mom with Tia Mowry-Hardrict. It’s on Nick Jr. every night at 10 (est) But guess what? I didn’t catch the right time. So, we caught an episode online waiting for it to come on! Cool, right? Watch online when the kids take-over the TV or watch after they are in bed!

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I made some super easy but tasty snacks. Not at all healthy either. Oh! On the shows, Tia plays a food blogger! My husband was standing around trying to grab some snacks and heard her mom say ‘You’re a food blogger, who can’t cook‘… He laughed way to hard for me not to have taken that personally.

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So, I didn’t share those snacks with him. Especially not those awesome Apple Pie Roll-Ups! Laugh at that. (recipes posted for said snacks this week, check back!)

We actually had a really great time. No kids, a couple cocktails and some Mother Funny TV. You should totally check it out when there’s nothing on those 293949583762 cable channels you have. A nice 1/2 hour break. some ‘Me Time‘ if you will.

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If you’re lucky enough to find a child free night, I put together some Mother Funny Girl’s Night In NickMom inspired drinks. I like The Mom Motivator personally. Or, wine. Wine is always good too. And! If you love tweeting and being the social kind,  Tweet to @InstantMomTv while watching the show! It’s kind of a hoot! Ya never know who’s also taking a Mother Funny NickMom break right along with ya!!

My Fall Fashion Trend – Not Well Behaved Apparently

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This is a Fashionista Event.  I know, I’m as shocked as you to see me participate in a Fall Fashion Trend!
I was given a promotional item to review by 9thandElm.com to share my opinions about the website.
All opinions are mine. And you know I’m full of them!

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My Fall Fashion Trend – Not Well Behaved Apparently

I know! Me doing a Fall Fashion post, shocking. Me doing any fashion post would be shocking, really. But, when you find something that’s full of the awesome, well, ya just have to share. I’m a sharer. You’re welcome! So, here’s the skinny on how this all happened….

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Fall Fashion – How I Shop

As you can guess I’m more of an online shopper. Totally not a ‘In-store, fight the crowd, wait in line to pay’ kind of shopper. When 9thandElm.com came calling and asked if I’d give their online fashion site a go, I thought, this is my chance! My big break so to speak. Dip my toes in the Fall fashion pool and see if I can pull it off. And ya know what? I think I rocked it out! Look at me up there all Cindy Crawford wanna-be! And also, 9thAndElm.com kinda rocked it out too! They carry seriously cool, indie pieces. All handmade from some pretty talented designers. They get it! It’s difficult for awesome people like me (and you!) to sort through and discover handmade fashion that’s unique, trendy, and not wait in line at all the hipster stores. It’s a multi-designer site. So, that means something for everyone. The designers and styles are always changing. And, the prices? Even my frugal tush can’t say no.

Fall Fashion – My Style

I know, I know. I’m looking seriously cute. So cute in fact, I even let my hubby shoot those pics! I picked out the pink ‘Well Behaved Women’ shirt because, obviously. Totally fit me to a T. (see what I did there?) I’ve gotten more compliments on that shirt than on my purple ostrich Coach bag! Yeah, for realz… And it was only $17! The white Owl tank kinda called my name. The whole owl thing is super trendy right now so I grabbed it. Living in Las Vegas means nearly all year I can get away with wearing it too! My daughter wants to make off with it, so I’m eyeballing my dresser. She got some cute stuff from them as well. Her review is over on the other blog. You should check out her picks!

Everything I ordered was delivered in about a week. Each piece comes separate from the designer. And, there’s way more than just my cute shirts! There’s blinged out cell phone cases and sweet handbags. Next time, I’m grabbing some of their hair accessories to tame that mane. They also have all kinds of unique jewelry and tons more indie clothing lines. like tank tops And  bathing suits and much more. Christmas shopping? I think yes!  Take a peek at the  website and find some pretties for yourself! Also pop over to FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Go on! You know you want to!

Now, tell me how cute I am in my new Fall Fashion! 

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