Archive for August 2011

Bittersweet Beginnings: My First Born's First Day of First Grade

Bittersweet Beginnings: My First Born's First Day of First Grade
This is a precious moment for two reasons – the quiet stillness of the house before anyone wakes, and the fact that today marks the last day of my son’s summer vacation before he begins full-day school for the first time. I know there are many parents out there with mixed emotions about the start... Read more »

Go to Your Garden for Breakfast: Easy Gluten & Dairy Free Zucchini Bread

Go to Your Garden for Breakfast: Easy Gluten & Dairy Free Zucchini Bread
We weren’t sure what we’d get in the inaugural season of our family vegetable garden. We’ve had tomato plants here and there in the past, but this year decided to shake it up a bit by literally shaking all sort of vegetable seeds in our modest, 8 ft. x 2.5 ft. plot. What we got... Read more »

Light and Lemony Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Light and Lemony Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Each Sunday night, our family gathers to watch the Food Network’s Next Food Network Star. We were originally rooting for my high school friend, Orchid Paulmeier. Now that she is no longer a contender, we have been cheering on our other favorite and local ‘sandwich king’, Jeff Mauro. On last week’s episode, he committed a... Read more »
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Elvis is Alive along Chicago's Lakefront

Elvis is Alive along Chicago's Lakefront
Our tradition began simply enough. A group of friends from throughout Chicagoland, interested in keeping fit and having fun, decided to sign up for Fleet Feet’s Elvis is Alive 5K run. We had so much fun, we signed up the next year, and the year after that, and the year after that. With each passing... Read more »

Berry Good Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Berry Good Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
With Michigan blueberries ripe and bursting with flavor, who can resist baking them into your morning muffins? I had great plans for mixing a pint into our muffin recipe this morning until I discovered my son had eaten ALL of them while engrossed in a morning game of Angry Birds. Mindless eating at its best,... Read more »
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