Vegetarian Quinoa Chili 3

5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Vegetarian Quinoa Chili + Weekly Menu

  Friday was my last day of work for THIRTEEN weeks. I know this will fly by once Shea arrives, but for now, that just seems like…forever. I love my job and all of my staff and coworkers and walking to my car at the end of the day was this weird sense of not…

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Pretzel-Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers 4

Pretzel-Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers

I’m pretty terrible at all things surprises. This waiting game to go into labor is HARD. I know that every woman thinks they’ll go into labor before their due date. I mean, when you’re beyond uncomfortable, have no clothes that fit, and every movement feels like a stride in the last miles of a marathon…life…

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Baked Crunchy Tacos 1

Baked Crunchy Tacos

Our dog, Lily, is really smart. And cute…and lazy, but that’s a given. We knew when choosing a breed that bulldogs are high-maintenance and suffer from a lot of chronic health conditions. But their positive traits more than make up for their poor health and stubborn attitudes. Looking at Lily, you’d think she was a…

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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes 3

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes + Weekly Menu

This weekend is the National Blueberry Festival weekend in our neck of the woods. P.S. I so want this t-shirt. 5K/10K yesterday, blueberry pie eating contest…the list goes on and on. All weekend, all blueberries. On my way to and from work, I pass all the vacationers (and locals) picking blueberries. Blueberries so big you…

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Five Fruit Crisp 2

Five Fruit Crisp

I adore Michigan for a lot of reasons. The lake, duh. Microbews and wineries galore…what’s better? The seasons. Yes, even winter (to an extent). Hockey – ’nuff said (go Wings!). 70 mph speed limits – amen. And fruit…lots of fruit. This time of year is all about you-pick fruit. It’s everywhere in southwest Michigan. Fruit…

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