Rustic Tuscan-Style Sausage Soup

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One of my biggest pet peeves in life is when someone says they’re going to do something and then they don’t. Even if it’s something little – text me later, finish a project by the end of the week, call me on their lunch break, send me an email as soon as they get back… Read more →

20-Minute Loaded Chicken Noodle Soup

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My little brother — you know, the one who didn’t eat anything other than meat and cheese on his tacos until the age of 18 — he made HOMEMADE sushi rolls the other day. Yep, he and his girlfriend not only made sushi, but they recorded doing so on video which was promptly uploaded to… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest – Entry #5: Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili + Weekly Menu

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I use my morning and evening commutes as a time to catch up with friends and family. Last week, I caught up with my friend, Christin, from Ohio. She was the social worker at the dialysis clinic I worked at and we became close friends. As someone who was always trying to balance the desire… Read more →

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

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No lie…I’m going to a taping of The Price is Right tonight!!!!!!!!! Words cannot express my excitement over this. I grew up on The Price is Right. As in, I used to be “sick” on a semi-regular basis back in high school and a more semi-regular basis in college…and it may be because I was… Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #4 – Laura’s Chili + Weekly Menu

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Mr. P and I both took off on Friday so we could spend a long weekend visiting his family in central Illinois. As we were driving down on Thursday evening, I had my laptop powered up and I was making use of the 3 idle hours as a passenger by working on the cookbook, editing… Read more →



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