Cheesy Taco Soup 4

Cheesy Taco Soup

I thoroughly enjoyed the winter Olympics…almost as much as I enjoy the summer Olympics. Or college (Illini) sports. Yes, even when they lose in basketball to Michigan by, like, 30 points. Gaaah. But as a side note on the Olympics, I really do not understand curling. Atallwhatsoever. By the middle of week 2 of the…

Read More »

Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Pulled Pork Sliders 4

Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Pulled Pork Sliders

I’m still sick (day 8 for anyone else counting). And now, I admit, I’m getting downright ornery and unpleasant. Friday night we went out for Mexican. Mr. Prevention didn’t even bother giving my sweatpants the side-eye. He just went with it. I ordered something smothered in cheese, throwing healthy eating out the window in hopes…

Read More »

Buffalo Mac and Cheese 1

Lightened Up Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese {Mac & Cheese MANIA!} + Weekly Menu

I could never be vegan. More power to those who have it in them, but life without cheese is not a life worth living. I don’t mean to be melodramatic, but if my LDL-cholesterol is going up, it will be in the name of cheese! When Rachel and Brandy invited me to participate in Mac…

Read More »

Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili 3

Recipe Repeat: Crock Pot Cincinnati-Style Chili

By the time my annual chili contest wraps up, I swear off chili for a solid few weeks. Chili for 10-12 weeks straight is…enough. Even for me. But after a few weeks, sure enough…I’m back to happily enjoying chili. I don’t stay away for long, regardless of the season. Good thing, too, since I still…

Read More »

Black Bean Brownies 4

The Best Black Bean Brownies

Happy VALENTINE’S Day! I love V-day. It’s the sap in me. A day involving love, chocolate, and flowers…I’m in. Very in. When I got home from work yesterday, I found a box of chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for me at the door. The card read, “Please save some for me! See you tomorrow. Love, Mark and…

Read More »