Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein 3

I have been a mom for 5 days and I think I’ve experienced every emotion and feeling under the sun. Complete euphoria, exhaustion, frustration, pain, tearfulness, excitement…everything. Literally. I listened to all the advice given to me as a new-mom-to-be, but kind of like labor, there’s really no preparing oneself for this type of a… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #2 – Jamaican Jerk Chili + Weekly Menu

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My best friend planned much of our baby shower and she did a great job. She doesn’t think she’s a good planner (I still to this day hear how she thinks she was a bad maid of honor – couldn’t be further from the truth!), but she always knocks everything she does out of the… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #1 – Texas-Style Chili

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It’s only appropriate to post the first of this year’s annual chili contest on the day Mr. Prevention and I (I look puffy and pregnant!) had the pleasuring of attending a football game at our beloved alma mater, the University of Illinois. Not only did we attend, but we won (!!) — something the Illini… 

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Fruit, Chicken, and Quinoa Salad with Citrus Poppy Seed Dressing

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It’s weird to be thinking about upcoming events…and needing a babysitter. It’s bizarre to think that in a few weeks, I’m going to be a MOM. Pinch me!! It’s beyond my comprehension as to why Mr. Prevention agreed to go to Babies R Us with me last weekend to return a few things and finish… 

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