Five Fruit Crisp

Five Fruit Crisp 2

I adore Michigan for a lot of reasons. The lake, duh. Microbews and wineries galore…what’s better? The seasons. Yes, even winter (to an extent). Hockey – ’nuff said (go Wings!). 70 mph speed limits – amen. And fruit…lots of fruit. This time of year is all about you-pick fruit. It’s everywhere in southwest Michigan. Fruit… Read more →

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp and Mango

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp and Mango 4

I turned 29 last week. I don’t feel any older, but the fact that next year means the big 3-0 is a bit…ohhh, I don’t know the right word. Adult-ish, perhaps? I called Mr. Prevention’s sweet grandma to thank her for my birthday card (which I found under a pile of crap and other unopened… Read more →

Easy Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles + Weekly Menu

Easy Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles 4

No, this won’t be some diatribe about how the pregnant woman NEEEEEEEEDED pickles stat. But the pickles I made (8 quarts for anyone curious ) a few weeks ago are…safe. Power has been restored to my humble abode after a full 3 1/2 days without. I’ve never been so glad for Mr. Prevention’s thinking on… Read more →

Smoky Potatoes with Asparagus and Chorizo

Smoky Potatoes with Asparagus and Chorizo 1

It’s my birthday. I’m 29 years young today. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t really *feel* like my birthday…perhaps because the past 48 hours have been complete mayhem? Monday night, Chicago sent us their storms. These terrible storms headed over the lake and landed right on us in southwest Michigan. We wisely retreated to… Read more →

Caprese Avocado Salad

Caprese Avocado Salad 3

This baby has gone from sedentary and sleeping (I thought her and Mr. P had so much in common already ) to a gymnast overnight. I was sure I felt these “flutters” people speak of around 19 weeks. I was sitting in a meeting, just typing away and BAM. I felt flutters. It had to… Read more →



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