Cornbread Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Weekends are for long, leisurely breakfasts, lounging in pajamas and taking your time rather than trying to rush the kids out the door so they’re not late for school once again. I often spend my Saturday mornings in the kitchen, baking recipes that I don’t have time to make during the week. Like these muffins. They’re great…

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Discovering the Forest with Kids #ForestChat

I’m not an outdoorsy person – but my kids are. They love exploring the local parks, following animal tracks and picking up leaves and sticks along the path. It’s also a great way to sneak in a little exercise; the kids don’t realize that they’re getting exercise when they’re busy following a trail or tracking…

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Kale Quesadillas Recipe

I used to hate sweet potatoes. They were too sweet to be a vegetable, yet not a sweetness that was very appealing. But I’ve discovered that, when cooked with other foods, they become a base flavor that actually complements other ingredients – the peanut butter to chocolate, or the raisins to oatmeal. Sweet potatoes are…

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

  With two active kids, I need all the energy I can get. Add in training for a half marathon and working full time, and I’m desperate for energy. When another cup of coffee just doesn’t cut it, try a protein-packed (and homemade!) sugar-free energy bar. These take just a few minutes to whip up and can…

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Traverse City Weekend Away

This wasn’t a true family trip as it was just my husband and me. We decided to take a quick trip up to Traverse City for a long weekend. It really is a great place to visit regardless of the season.  As you can imagine, we ate lots of delicious food  and then focused on…

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