Salad with Blueberries, Grapes, and Almond Honey Mustard Dressing

Salad with Blueberries, Grapes, and Almond Honey Mustard Dressing 3

Yesterday was a day of highs and lows. I woke up still plagued with a headache that was going on day 2.5 and I was just…over it. I peeked outside (into the pitch black – ugh) and gasped over the reality of 6+ inches of snow falling overnight. I hate when the weather reports don’t… Read more →

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon 4

I didn’t wear a jacket to work yesterday…for the first time in, like, forever. At least 7 months, which is about 3-4 months too long. We had the windows in the kitchen at work open. The breeze was refreshing and crisp. I was crawling out of my skin, anxious to leave work for the 50… Read more →

Cheesy Taco Soup

Cheesy Taco Soup 4

I thoroughly enjoyed the winter Olympics…almost as much as I enjoy the summer Olympics. Or college (Illini) sports. Yes, even when they lose in basketball to Michigan by, like, 30 points. Gaaah. But as a side note on the Olympics, I really do not understand curling. Atallwhatsoever. By the middle of week 2 of the… Read more →

Chilaquiles and Salsa Verde

Chilaquiles and Salsa Verde 3

As soon as I thought, “I haven’t been sick in a long time – woo!”…BAM. I ended up at Urgent Care yesterday and found myself with an upper respiratory tract infection with a dash of sinus infection and was prescribed antibiotics. Nearly 24 hours later, I’m surviving a bit better. But naturally, work has been… Read more →

Recipe Repeat: Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili

Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili 3

By the time my annual chili contest wraps up, I swear off chili for a solid few weeks. Chili for 10-12 weeks straight is…enough. Even for me. But after a few weeks, sure enough…I’m back to happily enjoying chili. I don’t stay away for long, regardless of the season. Good thing, too, since I still… Read more →



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