Milwaukee Beer Run

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Today, I participated in my first race in more than two years. I used to be a runner. During training for my first marathon (that wasn't), I suffered some injuries and ended up needing pretty major ankle surgery. My brother, his fiancé and I completed The Milwaukee Beer Run 5k & .05k. They did the 5k and I did the .05k. That is the only distance race that would bring me out of racing retirement. Plus, beer. Here's the problem you guys. Continue Reading

Rishi Chai

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I am a huge chai fan. I also have very high standards for chai. Not to be a chai snob, but I rarely order chai at coffee shops, unless I know what their chai base is. No offense to many coffee shops out there, but I find a lot of chai is either not made properly, watered down, or just the spices are off in the blend. Earlier I highlighted a local Minnesota Chai Company, Gray Duck Chai. Today, we'll bring it back to Wisconsin with Continue Reading

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

   OMG. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Need I say more. These are amazing!! For real. I made these for my friend's baby shower, and they were a huge hit (but really, how could they not be). Enjoy every single bite of them. To start out you will start with the Classic Chocolate Cupcake recipe.  Follow the recipe exactly as it lists, until you start to fill the cupcake liners. When you fill the cupcake liners, only Continue Reading

Biofreeze #Protip

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My wrists and forearms have been showing the signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. I am certain it directly correlates to the amount of time I've been spending on the computer. You see, I got a promotion in May (YAY) and have been managing a gigantic project at work that launches at the end of the month. I'm working 10-12 hour days AT work, then coming home and working some more. There's been numbness, tingling, pins-and-needles, shooting pain, Continue Reading

Classic Chocolate Cupcake

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I love making cupcakes. I also love eating them. Unfortunately, I don't make cupcakes very often anymore because of being gluten-free. And, let's just say I haven't been very successful with gluten-free baking. However you can never pass on a great cupcake! Every baker needs a good chocolate cupcake recipe. My favorite is from the recipe book "Crazy about Cupcakes" by Krystina Castella. I have adapted the recipe a little, but the Continue Reading