beer-braised brats with quick apple and onion sauerkraut

I’ve mentioned here before that I’m pretty much your classic American mutt. I’ve done a little bit of ancestral digging, and the recorded history on my family lines go back so far in this country that we’re about as pure-bred stars and stripes as you can be (including a solid Native American line). I don’t have some… 

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monday motivation: smooth sailing

sea quoteI try to be an optimist. So whenever something crappy happens, whenever there is a wrench in my plans, whenever something doesn't go my way, I try to frame it in as positive as way as possible. And this proverb does a perfect job of showcasing one of my favorite coping mechanisms—stepping outside of the situation and viewing it as a learning experience. If your life is all smooth sailing, calm seas and sunny skies, you are never going to. . .
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