Double Chocolate Donuts 3

Double Chocolate Donuts + Weekly Menu

What I love most about my upbringing is the fact that we had fun no matter where we went. Our family “vacations” were spent at loud, polluted, HOT race tracks in the middle of no where with the creepiest of hotels…like, the ones where you can still, to this day, insert quarters into the bed…

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Sesame Cabbage Salad with Grilled Salmon 4

Sesame Cabbage Salad with Grilled Salmon

Moms talk about all sorts of silly things…constantly. Sleep, bottles, diapers, and food. It’s no wonder I need my adult activities of tennis and hockey to keep me sane…and from becoming the most boring conversationalist ever. I’ve tried to maintain an evening routine since Shea began eating “real” food, but our preferred and typical European…

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Hawaiian Lasagna 4

Hawaiian Lasagna

So, you guys know so many of my dirty little secrets. I love donuts and super high calorie craft beer. English toffee is one of my favorite foods (but so is avocado!). If I could live on carbs, I would. And most days, I’d rather not exercise (unless we’re talking about tennis or ice-hockey). Please…

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Penne with Garlic and Asparagus Cream Sauce 3

Penne with Garlic and Asparagus Cream Sauce + Weekly Menu

Fact: there’s few of us that couldn’t stand to eat more fruits and vegetables…even in the summer time when they taste the best, cost the least, and are easiest to find at grocery stores, farm stands, and farmer’s markets. While this is a common topic of conversation with my patients, it’s a constant reminder to…

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Copycat Claussen Dill Pickles 2

Copycat Claussen Dill Pickles

At Shea’s little daycare, she is one of several babies that are all born within a week of one another. There’s only 8 or 9 babies all together, but 4 of them were born just days apart. Needless to say, she’s enjoying daycare and she has lots of friends who are learning and enjoying right…

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Summer Salad with Strawberry Dressing 2

Summer Salad with Strawberry Dressing

On Saturday, Mr. P and I got a babysitter to go to the beach sans “Sand Duty” with the little one. Other than somehow sunburning my left hip (!?), the day was fun and relaxing. Once in awhile, we need that couple time…with the dog. Our original family of 3 We went tubing (very slowly,…

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Chickpea, Zucchini, and Cauliflower Tacos 4

Chickpea, Zucchini, and Cauliflower Tacos + Weekly Menu

Yes, hi. I’m still blogging. You see, my computer got sooooooooooooooo slow and I’d start a blog post, get frustrated, and walk away from my computer, dreading coming back to it. In the midst of writing my first cookbook…WOOSH, my old computer crashed. I freaked out, naturally, and then proceeded to buy a laptop –…

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Cajun Tilapia 4

Cajun Tilapia

Shea started crawling about 2 weeks ago and it’s amazing how much faster she has gotten in that time (even though I thought those cute little dresses would certainly slow her down!). Of course she has an affinity for finding everything dangerous and/or fragile in any given room. It’s as if she’s quite literally drawn…

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Two-Cheese Spinach and Wheat Berry Pie 2

Two-Cheese Spinach and Wheat Berry Pie + Weekly Menu

You guys, please don’t make me beg for chili contest entries (I have ONE lonely entry, people! Sad!!)! I’m not above begging, though…pleeeeaase send me your best chili recipe ($200 prize!). Yes, it’s still summer…but, trust me, fall is right around the corner. Dun, dun, dun. I know, I know. But we have to think…

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