Weekend Re-cap

I don’t know where to begin – this was by far the most eventful weekend I’ve had in a long time! For those of you who don’t know, I traveled to Champaign, IL for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon with my husband David. He turned 50 on Saturday and in October asked me if I…

Homemade pickles/countdown to my half marathon!

4 days! In 4 days I will be running with thousands of other people in the Christie Clinic Illinois Half Marathon. The has been the shortest training period I’ve ever attempted. Before the training began in December, I hadn’t run ANY miles in several years!! So in 4 short months to go from zero to…

Cooking Light’s Jerk Chicken

I love getting Cooking Light in the mail – it makes my day. Most times I’ll read it page by page and bookmark things I would like to try. In the May 2012 issue was a recipe for jerk chicken. I’ve made jerk chicken before but I’ve always bought a pre-made marinade for it –…

Ahhh….the weekend!

Sorry I have been M.I.A. all week! Life and kids have gotten in the way of my blogging! 🙂 How was everyone’s week. I’m behind on reading everyone’s blogs too! My training for the half marathon is only 2 weeks away. Today was still a cut back after running 12 miles last Saturday – so…

First time making or eating polenta!

I’ve walked by polenta in the store so many times over the years and I’ve never picked up a box or package of it. One if the gifts my sister Biz gave me was a box of Polenta so I had no excuse not to try it. I decided to make it to go with…

Homemade pasta sauce

It amazes me that when I first was on my own, I would spend money on buying jarred sauces. It’s so expensive and if you have a family of 5 like mine, with 2 teenage boys, you would have to buy 2 jars for sure! I’ve made dozens of pasta sauces before, but I usually…