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Barbecue Peach Pulled Chicken

Barbecue is one of my favorite vices/flavors and also one of my favorite food smells. There is nothing quite like grilling out in the summer with a beer in your hand and the smell of barbecue in the air. In this neck of the woods, most barbecue you find in restaurants is pork, so I take full advantage of the summers to make my own pulled chicken sandwiches. The benefit of this recipie is that you can make it year long in the crockpot whenever that wave of summer weather nostalgia hits you.

I also love “Philly Style” barbecue sandwiches which is the addition of coleslaw on top of the meat in the sandwich. The crunch of the cabbage and bite of the vinegar balances out the heavy barbecue in a very pleasing way. If you haven’t seen this combination before and your first reaction was WTH please just give this a try, it could change your life! Or at least… your barbecue preferences.

With that, this is also a quick 2 for 1 recipe post, as I have included a recipe for Cranberry Apple Coleslaw as well!

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Barbecue Peach Pulled Chicken

You will need:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2-3 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 2 peaches, diced

Instructions:

1. Place the chicken breasts in a crockpot with the diced peaches and cover with barbecue sauce. Cook on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2. Make sure to cut open chicken breast to ensure chicken is fully cooked.

2. Once chicken is cooked through, use two forks and pull breasts apart in the crockpot, then mix evenly with sauce and peach mixture. Let cook on low for another 20-30 minutes. If you are making your own coleslaw, this is a good time to whip it together.

3. Serve on a bun topped with Cranberry Apple Coleslaw (recipe below) and enjoy!

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Cranberry Apple Coleslaw

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix (or shredded cabbage)
  • 1-2 apples, grated*
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup dried cranberries*

*I know some people are not a fan of sweeter coleslaw. If you don’t like it too sweet, cut back to just 1 apple and 1/4 cup dried cranberries.

Instructions:

1. In a medium bowl, mix the cider vinegar, mayo, honey, and salt.

2. Add the coleslaw mix and grated apples and combine. Finally, add dried cranberries, if desired.

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Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • "Time to wake up." I have probably listened to the new TOP song over 100 (200? 100? Who's counting?) times by now. October 5 cannot get here fast enough! I wanted to pull something fast and simple together. #twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench

The whole look was done with #mehron body paint. This wig also has me feeling my emo high school days... wig from Rockstar Wigs, but i'm not sure exactly which style it is.
  • "We've been here the whole time. You were asleep." No better way to jump back in to some makeup looks than being inspired by one of my all time favorite bands. Who else has "Jumpsuit" on repeat? 
#twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench
  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.

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