Arugula-Basil Pesto + Weekly Menu

Arugula-Basil Pesto 4

I’m trying something new — photos with no black and white boarders. They look naked and it’s weird! But, change is good. Or can be good. I think I freak Mr. Prevention out every time I say, “This may be our last time doing blahblahblah or going to blahblahblah before Shea is here.” Or I’ll… Read more →

Easy Blueberry Crostata

Easy Blueberry Crostata 1

This time of year is like Christmas in southwest Michigan – it’s BLUEBERRY season! While blueberry season isn’t quuuuite in full swing just yet, it’s just around the corner. Passing by you-pick fields going to and from work doesn’t make working indoors all day any easier, let me tell ya… I had a puff pastry… Read more →

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins 3

One of the more carefree, fun, and creative parts of my job includes making the weekly menu in our hospital cafeteria. The sky is the limit — we make anything and everything in our hospital cafeteria and not to boast too much, but people do love our food! We make Crab-Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Ratatouille, Pepperoni… Read more →

Honey Sriracha Chicken + Weekly Menu

Honey Sriracha Chicken 4

Last week, as we were driving from central Illinois back to Michigan, Mr. Prevention pulled one of my favorite moves. “Oh, I forgot to tell you, but I’m not home next week. I leave Monday morning and I’ll be back late Thursday night.” Really?! Really? One day of notice and such an after-thought, at that…. Read more →

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 →



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