Potato, Hatch Chile, and Chorizo Tacos


I know I get grumpy about sub-par produce much of the year here in the Midwest. I mean, we’re not exactly in an ideal location for having the freshest and best tasting produce year-round.  However, we take for granted the fact that we can get so much most of the time. A coconut in Michigan… Read more →

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi


One of my employees, Kathy, was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer back in April. She died on Tuesday morning. It has been a tough week. I actually went to see Kathy last week on Friday. I was fairly certain she didn’t recognize me the entire visit – the drugs, the process…I just wasn’t sure, but… Read more →

20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas + Weekly Menu


I’m all for advancements in technology. The open road tolling transponder in my car that keeps me from stopping at every last toll in all of the Midwest states might be the best invention ever. My cell phone is within arms reach…always. I don’t leave home without it. I do everything from take pictures on… Read more →

Coriander Grilled Salmon with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce


Sunday evening, Mr. Prevention and I saw The Heat. I was really expecting a great movie, but we were both super underwhelmed. It wasn’t that the movie wasn’t funny, it was just so long. It seemed to drag on and on. Truth be told, we left with just a few minutes left in the movie…. Read more →

Curried Chicken Sandwich


I don’t entertain much. It’s a little ironic because I love entertaining (and cooking, of course), or at least the idea of entertaining. Last weekend it was suddenly, “Oh crap, will we have enough sides for 25 people? Do I have anything vegetarian to throw on the grill alongside the brats and burgers?” And before… Read more →

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