Banana-Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins 2

Banana-Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s kind of amazing how smart our dog is. We’ve tried every trick to get to the beach without her knowing, but she just…knows. It’s as if she goes through a mental checklist: Nice weather – check! Towels – check! Guests in town – check! Sunscreen – Sniff, sniff. Check! Swim trunks/swimsuit – Check! We’ve…

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Peanut-Sesame Soba Noodles 2

Peanut-Sesame Soba Noodles + Weekly Menu

I’m forgetful – there’s no denying that. Mr. Prevention has been asking me to take the Michigan Boater’s Exam online for MONTHS. Yeah, I’m finally doing that…in between making my weekly menu and writing my blog post. Speaking of the blog – it turned SIX on the 8th of this month. I completely forgot my…

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Rice Pudding 2

Slow Cooker Cardamom Rice Pudding

Last week at work we went through a personal strengths and team building session with a coach who works to uncover each individual’s strengths or “super powers” and to focus on utilizing those super powers rather than trying to improve weaknesses. It was fascinating. My coworkers and I took a fairly in-depth test online that…

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Mexican-Style Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches 3

Mexican-Style Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches + Weekly Menu

If you’ve ever wondered, why does Nicole’s weekly Menu only go through Thursday?, it’s because I declare myself “off duty” from the kitchen and a set menu on Friday and Saturday nights. Pre-baby, those were our evenings out, our time to eat leftovers, or time spent traveling. Of course, there’s also times where my intended…

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Sausage, Cannellini, and Tomato Ragout 3

Sausage, Cannellini, and Tomato Ragout + Weekly Menu

Summer has left the Midwest. Whhyyy? Perhaps so no one had a good excuse not to be glued to game 7 – Ducks vs Blackhawks tonight? Let’s go with that. We spent the beautiful week being sick and now this. Sad. I, myself, even took off work Thursday after another rough night of spiking fevers….

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