Pineapple Chicken + Weekly Menu

Pineapple Chicken + Weekly Menu

Mark and I used to go out just about every Saturday. We were a couple that was committed to getting out once a week (sans kids, of course). Not that we ever did anything fabulous…

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Family Friday (vol. 119): Happy New Year!

Family Friday (vol. 119): Happy New Year!

Not sad at all to see 2020 hit the road! And who made it up til midnight? THIS GIRL!! All thanks to the binge of Animal Kingdom last night. Whew…what a show. Kept my attention,…

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11th Annual Chili Contest: Round-Up and Winner Announced!

11th Annual Chili Contest: Round-Up and Winner Announced!

Another delicious season of chili comes and goes. The football season was a bit…well, unlike any other. But as with all things 2020, that’s what was to be expected. The Illini could’ve done worse and…

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11th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – Captain’s Chili

11th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #6 – Captain’s Chili

Yesterday we got a little stir crazy. I played tennis for the first time in 6 months or so – the last time being my second to last serious injury where I partially tore my…

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Parmesan Risotto with Roasted Shrimp + Weekly Menu

Parmesan Risotto with Roasted Shrimp + Weekly Menu

Christmas, come and gone. Up next: New Years. Our Christmas was very different. Foregoing the LARGE family get-together in Chicago this year, we spent Christmas Eve assembling an LOL Surprise house over a few Manhattans…

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Mark and I have canceled 2 trips this year. I’m complaining, yes…but honestly, the discussion over our very lovely Ruth’s Chris meal last night was how grateful we are for the 2020 we had. Hardships,…

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