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Food Blogging with a Dog (vol. 3)

It has been YEARS since I’ve posted a humorous “what food blog photography is really like” post. I am still a lover of photographing with food on the floor/ground which can create some challenges. 😉 But I’m short, I hate tripods, and it’s easiest to find natural light when you’re mobile with your food. Many…

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Banana-Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins 2

Banana-Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

It’s kind of amazing how smart our dog is. We’ve tried every trick to get to the beach without her knowing, but she just…knows. It’s as if she goes through a mental checklist: Nice weather – check! Towels – check! Guests in town – check! Sunscreen – Sniff, sniff. Check! Swim trunks/swimsuit – Check! We’ve…

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Peanut-Sesame Soba Noodles 2

Peanut-Sesame Soba Noodles + Weekly Menu

I’m forgetful – there’s no denying that. Mr. Prevention has been asking me to take the Michigan Boater’s Exam online for MONTHS. Yeah, I’m finally doing that…in between making my weekly menu and writing my blog post. Speaking of the blog – it turned SIX on the 8th of this month. I completely forgot my…

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Slow Cooker Cardamom Rice Pudding

Last week at work we went through a personal strengths and team building session with a coach who works to uncover each individual’s strengths or “super powers” and to focus on utilizing those super powers rather than trying to improve weaknesses. It was fascinating. My coworkers and I took a fairly in-depth test online that…

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Tomato and Mozzarella Salad over Ricotta Toast 2

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad over Ricotta Toast

How is it possible that the 4th of July is NEXT week? Unreal. Summer is absolutely flying by and in no way is this okay with me. Not only do I love summer and feeling like a tourist each day in our little town on the lake, but after summer comes fall and that means…

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