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


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


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 →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Pinto Bean Mole Chili


This week has been atypical for me. Wednesday night, I came home from work and tried to sleep. Unsuccessfully. But with a 10:15pm hockey game 45 minutes from home, it was worth a shot. After not being able to sleep, I got up and made brownies. A cookbook recipe. Because isn’t that what people do… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #2 – Spicy Sausage Chili


I live in a vacation town on the beach. Seeing summer end can be completely depressing, not going to lie. My dog has a complete MELTDOWN over the word “beach” and when we had to give the beach the nickname of “Jersey Shore” to trick her, it took only a week for her to catch… Read more →

Zucchini, Carrot, and Apple Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips + Weekly Menu


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 →

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