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Maple-Walnut Bars

Quick, easy, and oh so yummy! I have been flipping through Taste of Home magazines since I was a kid. The recipes seemed to paint a picture of a wholesome, rural, simple life, possibly with well-behaved chickens pecking around and a gently-worn but not-entirely-decrepit red barn as a backdrop.

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Everybody's Favorite Peasant Bread

Who doesn’t love a good loaf of fresh-baked homemade bread? This recipe comes from The Hay Day Country Market Cookbook, which we picked up at a Cracker Barrel years ago. It’s very much a “farm stand” cookbook, with recipes heavily focused on produce. The recipes also seem to lean just slightly more complicated than I Read More

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Full of surprises. This kid sure has given us a bunch already! First, we didn’t know we were expecting until I was 15 weeks along – over a third of the way done. No symptoms beyond being tired, and um, with a growing and active toddler, that was life! I’d taken a pregnancy test in Read More

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Or, I Can’t Throw Away My Throwaway Sweatshirt. I’ll delve into that part of the story in a minute. The Indianapolis Monumental was just overall an awesome racing experience with LOTS of cool moments. It all began over a year ago…(cue flashback music) When we found out I was pregnant last October, I was training Read More

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Or, A 5K Makes Rachel Cry. But they were tears of joy, so it was OK. Here’s my race report for the 2014 Girls Night Out All-Female 5K! Pre-Race: I had a work commitment in the morning, where I helped to man a WGM booth at a local n0nprofit event. Fortunately, I was able to Read More