5th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #2 – Jamaican Jerk Chili + Weekly Menu

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My best friend planned much of our baby shower and she did a great job. She doesn’t think she’s a good planner (I still to this day hear how she thinks she was a bad maid of honor – couldn’t be further from the truth!), but she always knocks everything she does out of the… 

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Pretzel-Crusted Honey Mustard Chicken Fingers

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I’m pretty terrible at all things surprises. This waiting game to go into labor is HARD. I know that every woman thinks they’ll go into labor before their due date. I mean, when you’re beyond uncomfortable, have no clothes that fit, and every movement feels like a stride in the last miles of a marathon…life… 

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Chicken Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Salsa + Weekly Menu

Chicken Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Sauce 4

It feels like a miracle I made it through last week. It was one thing after the next at work…all while I am trying to train Donna for my maternity leave. My maternity leave that may be sooner rather than later. The highlight of my week: the shower my staff and coworkers threw…so sweet! I… 

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Blueberry, Cranberry, and Walnut Breakfast Cookies

Blueberry, Cranberry, and Walnut Breakfast Cookies 4

My dear friend Donna is here with me this week learning the ropes of my job, as she will be covering my maternity leave. The in-patient. The out-patient. The kitchen. The chaos. “I really understand why you love your job, Nicole.” she said to me on our way home last night. I feel blessed to… 

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