August is half over and I just cannot believe it. For us, it's a month of baptisms, retirement parties, baby showers, and weddings! Okay, only one of each of those things but each of them requires travel and I haven't left my zip code since spring. And yeah, that's probably a bit of an ... Read More about Banana Blueberry Muffins
I’m going on hour 29 of “me time” (not that I’m counting or anything…). Mark took the kids to his parents and I stayed back to attend my hockey game tonight – 1. it’s the championship game and 2. as captain, I have the FUN job of collecting all (stinky) jerseys and socks. Fortunately my job does not ... Read More about Rigatoni with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Zucchini + Weekly Menu
I could get used to mornings at home alone. I’m going in late because I’m working late – doing a cooking demo for a “veggie van” that is coming to bring fresh, local produce to those in need. I can get behind this! I’m demo’ing a tomato salsa and it should be delicious! I’m looking forward to it, ... Read More about Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Portobellos + Weekly Menu
August is here (SAD!), but that means college football, hoodies, and chili are right around the corner. This will be my 10th (!) annual chili contest here on PreventionRD.com! And the concept is simple: send me a recipe you love! It can be your own, or not - just send a source so I can properly ... Read More about 10th Annual Chili Contest — Now Accepting Entries!
It’s currently 6:50pm on Wednesday, July 31st and I’m a mixed bag of emotions. Let’s start with the good that’s going on. I’m sitting on the porch. Lovely. What am I listening to right now? Birds chirping, a wind chime, Harlie snoring, and the tap-tap-tap of my fingers on my keyboard. What do I ... Read More about Summer Salad with Nectarines, Blueberries, and Chicken
I’ve been having some old lady issues lately. Back pain. BUNIONS. Hungover after 1 drink. WHAT IS THE DEAL!? I turned 34 on July 2nd and it has been an interesting month, to say the least. A few weeks ago, my hockey team had a double-header and by the end of the night, my bunions were on FIRE. ... Read More about Slow Cooker Crispy Chicken Carnitas + Weekly Menu
This week has been busy, but I’ve been ON IT. Our nanny is off this week, so Mark and I have had to pull together and cover kiddo lunches, a lot more laundry and dishes, kiddo pick up and drop off, etc. Fortunately, there haven’t been any early or late meetings that have created any complicating ... Read More about Pesto Chicken Tortellini
You know what SUCKS? Being inept when it comes to technology and trying to operate a fancy camera. Or a blog. Or a podcast, for that matter. I’m having my share of hardships on ALL fronts in the past few weeks and I’m getting a little PO’ed to say the least. My DSLR is literally eating the images ... Read More about Easy & Cheap(er) Basil Pesto + Weekly Menu