Self-Doubt ~ Worst Enemy to Creativity

By Shelli Johnson | Jul 30, 2011

Sylvia Plath: “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sometimes self-doubt comes in fast & hard: the first rejection, maybe, and you’re wondering if you should even try to be a …

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Restaurant-Style Fettucini Alfredo

By Shelli Johnson | Jul 17, 2011

How hard is it to find a decent alfredo sauce at the store?  Impossible, I think.  I’ve tried.  This recipe makes alfredo sauce that tastes like you got it at an Italian restaurant, and it only takes you about 5 minutes prep time and 45 minutes to cook. Costs about $12. Feeds about 6, maybe 8, …

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Ridiculously Easy Pulled Pork

By Shelli Johnson | Jun 18, 2011

So this one is easy, easy, easy. It’ll probably take you all of 15 minutes to put together. Depending on how much each person eats, it’ll feed 6-8 people. Cost is less than $20, the majority of that is for the pork. You’ll need: 5-6 pounds pork roast or pork ribs (boneless is easier, but …

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Award-Winning Chili

By Shelli Johnson | May 7, 2011

This chili recipe won at a chili cook-off where I used to work.  Granted, there were only about a dozen entries.  And I knew all the judges and worked closely with one of them, but still . . . an award!  This recipe got a little gold trophy (plastic and fit in the palm of your …

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