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Behind the Counter: Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Behind the Counter: Papa Murphy’s Pizza

As a Papa Murphy’s Mom, I participate in a discussion group that allows me to ask questions and provide feedback and thoughts. There are private focus groups and surveys designed to gather opinions on a variety of subjects, too. I lov ...
The Knight That Made Her Day

The Knight That Made Her Day

DH and I have a strong opinion about exposing our kids to different activities. We take them to auctions, trade shows, conventions, museums, aquariums, car shows and more. Never are we afraid to take them out to dinner because they know tha ...
Healthy Eating at Panera

Healthy Eating at Panera

We’re fans of making sure we eat healthy foods like meatless chili and Sauteed Parmesan and Garlic Cauliflower but we also feel that eating out is important to maintaining our sanity. Anything in moderation is okay and restaurants lik ...
Sometimes Thicker IS Better

Sometimes Thicker IS Better

I’ve written recently about pizza, probably too many times for my waistline. Sometimes it is store-bought frozen, other times I use a pre-made crust and add my own toppings. Last year I was on a make-your-own-dough trek that resulted ...
Aquarium Getaway With the Essex Inn

Aquarium Getaway With the Essex Inn

There’s only so much to do amidst the cornfields of Iowa. During the summer months, we’re able to get fresh air at a park, attend minor league ball games or a festival somewhere. Even those get a bit tiresome. Winter months are ...
From Hot to Not: Pick a Pepper

From Hot to Not: Pick a Pepper

Despite the fact that I’m watching my weight and changing my eating habits, I still like to eat out. Scratch that. I LOVE to eat out.  Splurging on a meal out every once in a while helps validate our process.  We’ve made general ...
Positively SHREKtacular

Positively SHREKtacular

Most adults are familiar with the concept of word-of-mouth marketing… You, know… Have a good experience with a product/restaurant and you’ll tell one person. Have a bad experience and you’ll tell 10.  In 2003, I star ...
Move over Big Mac. Mushrooms are taking over!

Move over Big Mac. Mushrooms are taking over!

For as long as I can remember, Hardee’s has been serving up Mushroom and Swiss burgers. During my college days, they were one of those foods I would crave when I had been out drinking. (Shhhh. My parents don’t know that I drank ...
Have Lunch Plans Today?

Have Lunch Plans Today?

What’s on your menu for the day? Let me guess… Mexican food.  I love Mexican food but I’m not much of a crowd person and today, they’ll all be crowded. People will be flocking to Mexican restaurants because it’ ...
Lunchtime Letdown: Culver’s BLT

Lunchtime Letdown: Culver’s BLT

At some point in my adult life, I realized that you can judge the quality of a restaurant by their bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. If I walk away from the table dissatisfied from a BLT, there’s a problem. There’s only like ...