SoCal Guacamole Burger + Weekly Menu


My birthday sneaks up on me every year. Is it because it’s summer and the days fly by? Perhaps because it’s the second day of the month and it sneaks up on everyone? Maybe it’s because my birthday is days before the Fourth of July? My mom called me last week to inform me not… Read more →

Melon and Prosciutto Pasta Salad + Weekly Menu


We had a golf outing for work yesterday. As a volunteer and non-golfer, I supervised hole 16 with a co-worker. Had a hole-in-one been made, there was a great car to give away that was parked in the tee box, taunting the golfers. But, no hole-in-ones were made. In fact, there were some pretty terrible… Read more →

Goat Cheese, Asparagus, and Sausage Pasta


I’ve been staying up way, way too late lately. First, it was a cookbook deadline. And other writing that…doesn’t write itself. Wouldn’t that be nice? This week, it seems to be hockey keeping me up. Tuesday night my hockey game started at 9:30pm…45 minutes from home. Between the game, commute, wind down, and shower, I… Read more →

Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches + Weekly Menu


We don’t know our neighbors well…at all. It’s actually kind of sad. We wave. We’re polite. We’ve even exchanged insurance information when one of them backed into Mr. Prevention’s car just weeks after we moved in. But we don’t know them. Imagine my surprise when we received a graduation party invite to our neighbor’s daughter’s… Read more →

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes


This week has been absolutely, positively no good at work. The amount of stress I’ve been feeling has me feeling physical effects – my shoulders ache, my chest gets tight, and my appetite is in the tank (that’s when I know things are really bad! ). Driving change in a department can be difficult and… Read more →

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