This week it was back to school, back to routine and back to getting myself (somewhat) organized. I have several different recipe ideas in the works and I managed to make and shoot two new recipes to share with you all next week. It’s been a while, I know. Next week I start The Academy of Culinary Nutrition and I know that will take up a lot of my free time for the next few months so I’m trying to plan ahead.

Our productivity is taking us into the weekend where the majority of it will be spent working in the backyard. We’re laying flagstone, clearing debris, digging more flower beds and POSSIBLY painting the shed. There’s zero chance all of this will get done in two days but we like to dream big. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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This double chocolate cake deserves all the heart eyes and a place in my belly.

I want to make these PB&J Bars for Scottie’s lunchbox or to have around for the kids to snack on.

Here’s a spin on a childhood favorite made healthy.

My husband loves Indian food and I’m thinking this Chicken Rice Casserole will be a hit.

80 Football recipes, Because sometimes it’s all about the food.

I finished reading Evicted  this week, an eye opening and heart breaking book on poverty in America. The stories, written by Matthew Desmond, are told through the eyes of eight individuals or families, living on the north and south sides of Milwaukee, who face evictions. He also tells another side of poverty and eviction by introducing us to two landlords. This is a well researched book as the author lived in the neighborhoods and  won the trust of these people who let him into their lives and allowed him to record their stories. Evicted is a story that needed to be written and I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of poverty, it’s root causes and the impact it has on housing.

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