5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #5 – Chili Con Carne y Frijoles

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   I don’t want to jinx it, but the baby is finally sleeping. I don’t know what came over her, but today, she did not want to sleep. At all. Whatsoever. She’d get drowsy, I’d put her down to sleep, and she’d be crying within a minute. We repeated this process for about 3 hours… 

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Simple Stovetop Applesauce

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So we’re 8 1/2 days into this thing called parenthood and honestly, it’s going really well. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, all I have to do is look at her, hear a coo, or give that baby soft head a little rub to bring me back to this little sliver of paradise called motherhood. And yes,… 

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5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #4 – Southwest Chicken Chili

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First things first, thank you for all the sweet messages and inquiries, but sadly, I am still very pregnant. And uncomfortable. And ornery. And growing extremely impatient. My OB visit on Thursday afternoon didn’t go as planned. While I went in expecting details of when to arrive in labor and delivery the following day, they… 

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

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  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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Pumpkin Pie Bread

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As you may know, our bulldog Lily is a complete and total beach bum. Problem is (other than living in Michigan and only having a few weeks of good beach weather), there’s about 85 stairs to get to the beach (this photo gives you the idea…). She seems to have no issue getting down the… 

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