4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Pinto Bean Mole Chili

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This week has been atypical for me. Wednesday night, I came home from work and tried to sleep. Unsuccessfully. But with a 10:15pm hockey game 45 minutes from home, it was worth a shot. After not being able to sleep, I got up and made brownies. A cookbook recipe. Because isn’t that what people do… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #2 – Spicy Sausage Chili

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I live in a vacation town on the beach. Seeing summer end can be completely depressing, not going to lie. My dog has a complete MELTDOWN over the word “beach” and when we had to give the beach the nickname of “Jersey Shore” to trick her, it took only a week for her to catch… Read more →

Zucchini, Carrot, and Apple Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips + Weekly Menu

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Donna’s visit was amazing. No work on Friday and I got to spend the day biking a stunning trail until my tush could handle my bike seat no longer. While that was only 20 miles at a fairly pokey pace, it was a workout. We even followed it up with a 2 hour walk in… Read more →

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes + Weekly Menu

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Ever since my dad’s unfortunate trip to the ER during a visit here this summer, I’ve known his blood pressure needed addressing. Of course his follow-through after returning home was…none at all and it wasn’t until just this past week that he finally paid his doctor (my old doctor…a studly doctor who my mom just… Read more →

Summery Minestrone Pasta Salad + Weekly Menu

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From Jeff Foxworthy: If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Michigan. If you’ve worn shorts and a jacket at the same time, you may live in Michigan. If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Michigan. If… Read more →



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