Get your pig

One of the gems I discovered soon after starting my job in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin is a butcher shop called Lake Geneva Country Meats. Want fresh, top-quality meat? This is the place to go. I stop here on my way home from work at least once a week to pick up fresh brats, hand-cut steaks, […]

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Cubs Con

We headed to Chicago for the 33rd Annual Cubs Convention at Sheraton Grand Hotel off Michigan Avenue at the end of a cold January. But winter in the Windy City doesn’t scare us. We’re veterans. Passes for the Cubs Convention sold out quickly. We were some of the lucky fans who scored the hotel package […]

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Holly Berry Cupcakes

There’s nothing special about these cupcakes, except that I made them. I love baking and decorating cupcakes, but it’s really hard to find time for this hobby (and it’s not super good for my waistline). We had a family party this weekend, so I took advantage of the opportunity to break out the mixer and […]

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Gobble Gobble

I’m a big fan of eating turkey year round because it’s so delicious (juicy, flavorful, lean, healthy) and versatile (sliced, sandwiches, pot pie). For a traditional Thanksgiving meal, you can’t go wrong with a big bird. Brine it, bake it, carve it, and enjoy it. I purchased a fresh turkey for the first time this […]

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Bushel and a Peck

It’s a rare¬†weekend when we don’t have anything to do and while there are plenty of projects to do around the house, I’m a fan of getting out so I don’t have to think about all the cleaning I really should be doing. Seriously. The house is a mess. There are black tumble weeds crawling […]

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Go Cubs (at Miller Park)

Tailgating. Fly balls. And running weiners. We took Leigh to his (and our) first baseball game at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Sunday, July 30, risky business in the middle of summer, but we got lucky and scored good weather — not too hot. Cubs beat the Brewers 4 to 2 so we stuck around […]

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Lil Bro Gets Married

I gained a sister over the weekend. My brother, Zachary, married Nicole on a stunningly beautiful summer day. We enjoyed 70-degree weather with a¬†sky full of fluffy clouds with glimpses of blue. Their wedding ceremony took place at our dad’s beautiful barn in Barrington, Illinois. We took lovely photos around his 10-acre property and then […]

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