Salad with Blueberries, Grapes, and Almond Honey Mustard Dressing

Salad with Blueberries, Grapes, and Almond Honey Mustard Dressing 3

Yesterday was a day of highs and lows. I woke up still plagued with a headache that was going on day 2.5 and I was just…over it. I peeked outside (into the pitch black – ugh) and gasped over the reality of 6+ inches of snow falling overnight. I hate when the weather reports don’t… Read more →

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon 4

I didn’t wear a jacket to work yesterday…for the first time in, like, forever. At least 7 months, which is about 3-4 months too long. We had the windows in the kitchen at work open. The breeze was refreshing and crisp. I was crawling out of my skin, anxious to leave work for the 50… Read more →

Recipe Repeat: Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili

Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili 3

By the time my annual chili contest wraps up, I swear off chili for a solid few weeks. Chili for 10-12 weeks straight is…enough. Even for me. But after a few weeks, sure enough…I’m back to happily enjoying chili. I don’t stay away for long, regardless of the season. Good thing, too, since I still… Read more →

Overnight French Toast Cups

Overnight French Toast Cups 3

I’m teaching back-to-back cooking classes today. It’s going to be…a hot mess a challenge. At noon is my monthly diabetes cooking class. We’re making black bean brownies (recipe soon!). I fear the pre-judgement of my dear patients. I mean, I get it…black beans in brownies? Hopefully they trust me and give them a whirl. I… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars

Peanut Butter Trail Mix Bars 2

Before my group tennis lesson on Saturday, my friend and I were watching her 3-year-old take his tennis lesson. Such a cutie. So cute that he swung the racquet more like a hockey stick or golf club, but it didn’t matter — he was having a blast. As soon as he saw he had an… Read more →



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