I’m starting to get back on my feet after the flu last week. The rest of my crew have remained flu-free – phew! I played hockey last night and after my first few shifts, I had to focus on getting air into my lungs and breathing through the shortness of breath. I might have resumed exercise a bit ... Read More about Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce
I don't normally post back-to-back Family Fridays, but...here we are. It was an eventful week in mostly all the wrong ways. It started off well - family time on St. Patrick's Day. The girls met their new cousin, 2-month-old baby Ava. How cute are these girls?! Mark was in Italy for work ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 93): Bad Start, Spring!
Last week I had a killer menu planned and everything was deeeeeeeeelicious! Last Sunday before hockey, I was whipping up these Crispy Beach Fish Tacos. I wasn’t so sure the kids would go for them, but luckily they did. I had doubled the recipe hoping that would be the case. And it often is when a ... Read More about Crispy Beach Fish Tacos + Weekly Menu
The workout bug has hit me lately. I've logged 4 straight days (tomorrow will make 5) on the Peloton for the first time ever - I've got some leaderboard friends who are highly inspiring. I was riding that thing until nearly 9pm last night! And because my quads can only so much, I've incorporated arm ... Read More about Family Friday (vol. 92): Spring Forward
I had a 7am meeting yesterday and by 4pm, my brain was just mushy. I wanted to get outside (sun!!) and walk the dog and workout and have a nice, relaxing evening. I hopped in the car only to find out one of my favorite Big Brother couples (Elana Davies and Mark Jansen) split. I promptly downloaded ... Read More about Sheet Pan Cuban and Black Bean Rice Bowls
Facebook is the source of truth for all things going on in our community, especially when it comes to craft beer – one of my life’s true passions. Our little corner of southwest Michigan is FULL of great little breweries and we take full advantage. It’s rare that a weekend goes by without a brewery ... Read More about Black Bean Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Weekly Menu
I’m trying to get ready for Maui which is totally unlike me. Planning for a trip that’s weeks away? My friends and family would have their jaw on the ground if they read this. (P.S. I’m hoping they read this/my blog.) I’m much more the type to pack the evening before or morning of. More visible ... Read More about Penne with Mushrooms and Turkey Sausage
It’s Sunday evening at 9pm and I may need a crane to get me off this couch and to my 9:35pm hockey game. UGH!!! I am too old for late games and it’s all the more painful after having way too much fun this weekend. Friday I went to bed at 1am. I was catching up with my bestie, Kristen, who’s on ... Read More about Greek Baked Chicken Orzo + Weekly Menu