Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Living in a nature-esque vacation town is something that has taken some getting used to. My parents travel to my neck of the woods to camp, pick apples, go to the beach, and so on. Through summertime, it seems like there are just as many Illinois license plates as there are Michigan. Michiganers have a… Read more →

Apple “Salsa” Parfaits + Weekly Menu

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I’m not really used to living in a small town. I haven’t learned that when I look like COMPLETE crap, I’m going to run into someone I know. Or am in no condition to meet. When I rough it going to the grocery store, I run into a VP at the hospital. When I skip… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Crock Pot Pumpkin Cinnamon Applesauce

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Confession: I didn’t leave the house yesterday. Like, not even to get the mail. Nope. Instead, I… …slept in…after shooing the dog away at 6am. …did 2 weeks worth of laundry. …cooked, photographed, and did about a bajillion dishes. …changed out of my PJ’s before bed…into clean PJ’s. I watched No Strings Attached and marveled… 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 →

Meatless Monday: Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta

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I haven’t been to my local farmer’s market nearly enough this year. With endless guests on weekends, it gets tough to pack it all in. Luckily, we’ve managed to pick our share of fruit including sweet cherries, strawberries, red raspberries, and blueberries…so far. I’d love to add peaches to the list and apples are for… Read more →



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