Crock Pot Meyer Lemon Chicken + Weekly Menu

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My mom BEGGED me to go to step class yesterday with her. Friday night, however, I informed her that “I am on ‘vacation’ and I’d be happy to go with…if I happened to be awake. However, I’m not setting my alarm to get up for a morning workout. Sorry.” She pouted a moment. I held… 

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4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #7 – Pumpkin Chili + Weekly Menu

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Yesterday was…different. Have you ever had an experience where you felt like you were witnessing something that you should do something about but you don’t know what the right thing is to do? Multiply that by 2 and backtrack to yesterday afternoon. I’m out running errands in the blistering cold Michigan weather. I’m stopped at… 

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Recipe Repeat & Meatless Monday: Vegan Crock Pot Refried Beans

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We went out for create-your-own stir fry followed by a create-your-own yogurt creation on Saturday night with our friend and her 4-year-old. Other than coloring Care Bears with her, it was fun to see her create her masterpieces to eat. Before we got up from the table to create our stir fry, she was encouraged… 

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4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – 3 Bean Sweet Potato Chili + Weekly Menu

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I’m slowly transitioning back into reality. I’ve been MIA the past few days because we took a short vacation back to Cabo San Lucas. Same resort, same wonderful experience. Except this time, I wore sunscreen and I’m not coming back a bright red, painful mess. I learned my lesson once — the hard way, the… 

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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… 

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