4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #10 – Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

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This is it. The 10th and final chili recipe of my 4th Annual Chili Contest! And yes, I still love chili. This year’s contest was a huge success and I’m not looking forward to having to choose just one best chili. I had intended for the chili contest to end along with the Illini football… Read more →

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds

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I had every intention of working out yesterday morning. I had my workout clothes set out and everything. I knew I wouldn’t get to the gym for a few reasons: overnight snow, injury (my weight lifting class is off-limits for a few more days), and I could sleep later if I worked out at home…. Read more →

Buffalo Ranch Panko Baked Chicken Fingers

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I came home from the grocery store on Sunday and Mr. Prevention watched me as I unloaded everything and put it in its proper place in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. “What’s all that meat for?” he asked. “I’m out of town through Wednesday, remember?” “Yeah, I know” I said. “I had a lot of… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – 3 Bean Sweet Potato Chili + Weekly Menu

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I’m slowly transitioning back into reality. I’ve been MIA the past few days because we took a short vacation back to Cabo San Lucas. Same resort, same wonderful experience. Except this time, I wore sunscreen and I’m not coming back a bright red, painful mess. I learned my lesson once — the hard way, the… Read more →

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

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Growing up, my family’s idea of a “vacation” was going to the race track in Wisconsin to watch my dad race his vintage Corvette. Looking back, the 100 degree days on black asphalt, gasoline fumes, burnt bratwursts, and far-from-sanitary bathroom situation was a far cry from a vacation in the traditional sense, but looking back… Read more →



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