20-Minute Loaded Chicken Noodle Soup

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My little brother — you know, the one who didn’t eat anything other than meat and cheese on his tacos until the age of 18 — he made HOMEMADE sushi rolls the other day. Yep, he and his girlfriend not only made sushi, but they recorded doing so on video which was promptly uploaded to… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest – Entry #5: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili + Weekly Menu

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I use my morning and evening commutes as a time to catch up with friends and family. Last week, I caught up with my friend, Christin, from Ohio. She was the social worker at the dialysis clinic I worked at and we became close friends. As someone who was always trying to balance the desire… Read more →

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

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No lie…I’m going to a taping of The Price is Right tonight!!!!!!!!! Words cannot express my excitement over this. I grew up on The Price is Right. As in, I used to be “sick” on a semi-regular basis back in high school and a more semi-regular basis in college…and it may be because I was… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #4 – Laura’s Chili + Weekly Menu

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Mr. P and I both took off on Friday so we could spend a long weekend visiting his family in central Illinois. As we were driving down on Thursday evening, I had my laptop powered up and I was making use of the 3 idle hours as a passenger by working on the cookbook, editing… Read more →

Shrimp Tacos with Jalapeno Ranch Sauce + Weekly Menu

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My body is so confused. Yesterday was October 5th and in Michigan, the temperatures reached 80 degrees. EIGHTY! It was hot and muggy and my allergies have been TERRIBLE. As in, I’ve been miserable. Want-to-rip-my-nose-off-and-scratch-out-my-eyes miserable. And hopped up on allergy meds that make me foggy, groggy, and lazy. Yet, I worked out 6 days… Read more →



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