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Easy garlic smashed potatoes

Freshly roasted garlic is, by far, my most favorite form of garlic. You can substitute fresh garlic for garlic powder if that’s what you have. This recipe serves as a wonderful side dish to pair with your protein like steak, chicken or honey- baked ham. In a piece of aluminum foil: -put in 8 garlic […]

— Tea Nguyen

America’s next top models?

So as many of you know there was a fashion show last Thursday at DMU. I am obviously way late in posting about it but I figured better late than never. Well, there were three lovely PA students representing our class and looking fly as ever. Garet Ford and Erinn White were a part of […]

— Daley Dodd

I’m a professional, stand back!

I can actually say that now considering I am certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support)! Yeah, I’m a pretty big deal…ha ha. I have always had this horrible fear I would be out in public somewhere and a person would go down, not breathing and I would have to jump into help…knowing full well […]

— Daley Dodd

Can you feel the love tonight?

I can, I can!!!!!!! So last Friday, the 15th, was a great day for me. My lovely parents came up to Des Moines for a fun-filled night with their precious daughter…ME. First we headed to dinner at Flying Mango. If you haven’t eaten at this little hidden treasure….DO IT! Seriously, it’s delicious. There are great […]

— Daley Dodd

Happy birthday, to me!

So I think I mentioned in a previous post that I had a birthday over Christmas break. And if I can just jump on my soap box for one hot second that would be great. For all of you near-Christmas babies you know what I am talking about….birthdays aren’t always fun! When I was little […]

— Daley Dodd

Public health-related books to listen to

Looking for interesting books related to public health and ways to change the world? Here are a few suggestions that are available on www.Audible.com. They continue to have an introductory rate of $7.49 for new members. 1.       The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell 2.       A Branded World: […]

— Tea Nguyen

Maintaining beauty can be so expensive

…but it doesn’t always have to be. How much do you pay  for a decent haircut these days? The guys seem to have it easy for this one. My husband-to-be gets his haircut for $15 (tip included) and I am just so envious. A typical haircut at a normal salon might cost me at the […]

— Tea Nguyen

Help me cook!

All of the nifty kitchen gadgets are collecting dust so I need your help in putting them to work. Do you have any new or special recipes to share with an amateur cook/professional eater?

— Tea Nguyen

Music rocks! (ha ha)

I have an obsession with anything related to music: radio, Ipod, dancing, “American Idol” (whoot whoot), Pandora (if you don’t know what that is…you should find out cause it rocks), musicals, operas, etc. So back in November I was just itching to see a concert as I hadn’t been to one in quite some time. […]

— Daley Dodd

It’s a new year (ok, I’m a bit behind!)

So this is my first blog in a long time and I’m sorry it’s been forever. Let’s face it…my lack of blogs is pretty pathetic. I know none of you want to hear my excuses but to make myself feel a little better for abandoning those that follow me, I will bore you with my […]

— Daley Dodd

Egg-cellent!

There are many things that I am thankful for this year, and one of them is having the Google search engine. Some people joke that they can’t cook or even know how to boil water. I thought making hard boiled eggs was something everyone knew how to do except me! However, when I searched for […]

— Tea Nguyen

And we’re back…

…with a few extra pounds from the holiday good eats. Feels like I ought to detox or something because, man, do my hips jiggle when I run. I think I’m going to do the protein shake thing for breakfast this week. Any suggestions on brands? I do like the chocolate Carnation Breakfast Essentials with soy […]

— Tea Nguyen

Budgeting

I don’t know about you, but around this season with sales and massive advertising, I can’t help but want to shop for myself. I was at the Goodwill store yesterday to drop off some donations (I’ve finally said good-bye to the deep fryer) and thought it would be fun to browse through the kitchen stuff. […]

— Tea Nguyen

OMG, Santa is real!

Ok, maybe not so much but my prayers have been answered and I am Kindle-ing! Best gift ever! Any recommendations on books I should read? I like humor, nonfiction and medically-related stories like Oliver Sacks stuff. On my queue is David Sedaris “Me Talk Pretty.” I’m also trying to catch up on oldies but goodies […]

— Tea Nguyen

Magic Bullet-approved salad dressing

Does freshly made honey basil salad dressing sound yummy to you? Wait until you try it! I got this recipe from attending the Holistic Medicine Club’s presentation, “Living Raw with Sheree Clark.” Although I can’t really say I’m all about the vegan diet, this dressing sure makes me want to give it a try. Check […]

— Tea Nguyen

Birthday bonanza, round 2

Happy Birthday seems to be the most used phrase lately in the PA neck of the woods. Last Monday, November 23, was a very special birthday for one of our PA faculty and once again, we had a good time! Pam Chambers (if you don’t know her…you should because she rocks) turned 50, so of […]

— Daley Dodd

Birthday bonanza, round 1

November 19 was Elizabeth Campbell’s birthday and boy did we have a good time. She is one of my classmates and bestest buds. As I have mentioned previously, I love parties…but more than that, love planning surprises. So Lauren (another great friend/classmate) and I got busy scheming away! Elizabeth’s day started off with coffee from […]

— Daley Dodd

Celebration station!

I have a crazy obsession with parties/birthdays/celebrations…pretty much anything that includes loads of sugar and free reign to be loud and crazy. So you can only imagine how much I freak when they are surprise parties….and that’s exactly what we got. Our wonderful faculty threw us a surprise celebration last week for our entire class […]

— Daley Dodd

Intramurals

I may be 5’3″ (on a good day) but I like volleyball and DMU has an intramural league—PERFECT! Why anyone ever thought to have a bunch of type-A personalities play sports against each other competitively, I am not sure…but at least we have fun! Seriously, it’s like perfection at its max. Everyone wants to win […]

— Daley Dodd

It’s my job to brag!

Seriously, when you have such adorable nephews/nieces as I do, you have to show them off. So let me brag for one hot second. I know you may be rolling your eyes and thinking, “oh, these kids aren’t even gonna be cute!” I agree…sometimes relatives are blinded by the “cuteness” or “adorableness” of their child/nephew/niece […]

— Daley Dodd