Crispy Buckeye Treats for Football Games or Any Day

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio I was taught to despise Michigan as much as I loved the OSU Buckeyes. To this day, just the thought of the Wolverines conjures up a four-letter word version of their fight song. To understand Buckeye fever, you really have to visit a mall in Columbus. On any given day, … Continue reading Crispy Buckeye Treats for Football Games or Any Day

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Seeking breathing room + a good meal

Remember Madlibs? Those books were my favorite as a camper. Let's try this one about my Sunday. You fill in the blanks with the activities that took up your Sunday because I know it wasn't any easier. But do me a favor--leave out the inappropriate answers. This is granolaDOX, people. 6AM: I woke up to … Continue reading Seeking breathing room + a good meal

My 2nd Favorite Fall Veggies

I'm using all my restraint to keep from giving you another pumpkin recipe so that I can give you the fall recipe you have all been waiting for--roasted brussel sprouts. Wait! Don't go yet! I promise I'll make it worth your while. These veggies get a bad rap. Just the sound of them makes your … Continue reading My 2nd Favorite Fall Veggies

Pumpkin Pie Meets Pop Tart

In between my long run, coaching running club, tae kwan do, a soccer game and two birthday parties (phew!), I had two hours of free time. "Free" as in I had no responsibility other than hanging out at home with two of my kids. I assure you, I had no intention of cooking during these … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Meets Pop Tart

Fitness in the forest

Today was my day to choose the family activity. Over Sukkos, my kids had already taken a train and boat tour (explicit directions here) of Chicago, ending at the Hershey's store, seen a live concert and visited a pumpkin farm and spectacular park. But when I told my gang that we were headed to the … Continue reading Fitness in the forest

Pick your pumpkin…and your farm

Something about seeking a spectacular chol hamoed activity that also happens to be inexpensive and not too far away turns me into the kind of indecisive woman I despise. This Sukkos was no exception. I kid you not, I spent a full hour researching pumpkin farms. And I already had a list of farms in … Continue reading Pick your pumpkin…and your farm