Technology is great until it isn’t. I remember when I got my DSLR camera back in 2009/2010 and within a week, dropped it and shattered the SD card cover. I thought for sure the camera was done for and yet, it’s 2019 and going strong. It’s missing the cover for the SD card and there’s plenty of ... Read More about Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Butternut Squash, Pepitas, and Cranberries
The weekend, per usual, flew by. And I’ve got a major case of the Sundays. Probably because I have the late hockey game…again…and a busy, full day at work tomorrow. At least my morning started off good: coffee and finished up The Reckless Oath We Made. So many tears those last 20-30 pages. The ... Read More about Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Cream + Weekly Menu
I got home from work and a beer with some hockey friends to find some rambunctious children wanting to “play” with their Halloween candy. At this stage, they’re much more into counting and organizing it all than actually eating it. Believe you me, I’m not complaining. This has allowed me to make ... Read More about Chorizo-Stuffed Bell Peppers
For sports, it's my favorite time of year. Basketball on Friday – Illini win. Football on Saturday – Illini win. Big. Being at the game with a college friend I haven’t seen in WAY too long? Priceless. It was a great weekend, even though it ended with my hockey team getting our butts ... Read More about Cajun Shrimp Linguine + Weekly Menu
I haven't posted a Family Friday in over a month - how is that possible? I have a few random updates and thoughts to spew your way today! Halloween - went well. And unlike much of the midwest, southwest Michigan did not get hit with snow. SMALL MIRACLES. Yet, the winds were so strong the rain ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 101): Random-ness.
' I am back from Philadelphia and the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (upcoming podcast on the conference!). Learned some things, experienced a new city. Definitely missed my family! The curse of motherhood: can’t wait to get away from them and the second you do, you miss them like whoa. ... Read More about Weeknight Saucy Pineapple BBQ Chicken Bowls
I’ve had an eventful 24 hours, to say the least. My flight to Philadelphia for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) was delayed a bit…but I made it. I had the world’s creepiest Lyft driver that made me think I could be in the movie Taken 2.0 (if you haven’t seen that movie, please do ... Read More about 10th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #3 – Weeknight White Chicken Chili
Tonight is my last night of single parenting for the month of October – woohoo! Mark has been to India, Brazil, and Chicago, each for just shy of a week. Yes, I’ve binged on Netflix’s Workin’ Moms (highly recommend) as well as my book, In the Dark, Dark Wood. Can’t say I’m complaining about any of ... Read More about Hamburger Casserole