Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Easy Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe


Guest Post by Nathan Bomer My wife and I are always on the lookout for super easy dinner recipes. We have two elementary school aged kids, so weeknights can be a bit crazy. Here is a recipe that we found a few years ago, and it fits all of our most important criteria- few ingredients, easy preparation, tasty, healthy, and…

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5 cool weather hikes in the southwest national parks

5 Cool Weather Hikes in the Southwest National Parks


Guest post by Deborah Wall During the summer months, the Southwest is generally too hot to comfortably hike its trails or camp in its backcountry. But like most generalizations, this one has exceptions — great outdoor places with cool summer weather! And while some such places are rather well-known, you might also consider these often-overlooked Southwest National Parks gems. Hikes…

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Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Recipe

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Recipe


I know brussels sprouts get a bad rap, but this delicious side dish is full of caramelized flavor punctuated by tasty bits of bacon (YAY BACON!). This is one of the only ways that I really love brussels sprouts. I mean, really, add bacon to anything and it tastes better, in my opinion. Pair this dish with pork chops or roasted…

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Ann Arbor

Three Great Reasons To Visit Ann Arbor


Hey, everyone. My name is Ally and I blog over at Oddly, Ally. Today, I’m really excited to share with you my favorite things to do in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the summer. I have lived in Ann Arbor for five years as both an undergraduate and graduate student of the University of Michigan. Because of this, I’ve had the…

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Mayo-Free Broccoli Bacon Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Mayo-Free Broccoli Bacon Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe


This mayo-free broccoli bacon salad with toasted pumpkin seeds is lightly dressed. The chilled broccoli salad is great for picnics, potlucks, and other casual get-togethers. The mayonnaise-free dressing adds a boost of bright flavor thanks to the fresh lemon juice and zest, while the crisp-tender broccoli and pumpkin seeds add a satisfying crunch. This is a great side dish to…

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Petoskey, MI

How To Spend A Weekend In Petoskey, MI


This gorgeous resort community on the shore of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan should be on everyone’s bucket list this summer. This is Pure Michigan at it’s finest and you won’t be disappointed with a visit to this quaint northern Michigan town. Located 4 hours NW of Detroit and a short 35 miles from the famous Mackinac Bridge, Petoskey,…

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Ranch-Rubbed Roasted Pork Chops Recipe

Ranch-Rubbed Roasted Pork Chops Recipe


There is no need to buy expensive pre-packaged ranch dressing or seasoning when it is so easy to make your own. We try to make as much of our own seasoning mix as possible because it tends to be lower in sodium AND we know exactly what is in it. You can use the dry ranch seasoning recipe as a…

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drunken strawberry crepe recipe

Drunken Strawberry Crepe Recipe


Last year I was in the Finger Lakes region of New York and took a crepe making class. I swore I was going to make crepes all the time after that and, as you can probably guess, that didn’t happen. What did happen is life and the crepe mix just sat in the pantry. Fast forward to this March and…

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Old Car City

Tips For Visiting Old Car City USA


Visit a place where nature and vintage cars intermingle to create one of the most photogenic stops you’ll ever find. Here, thousands of old cars have been piled up turning this junkyard into the world’s largest known classic car junkyard otherwise known as Old Car City USA. Located a short jaunt off of I-75 and a little less than an…

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