Articles About #CollectiveBias

Ultimate M&M Peanut Butter Muffins

Ultimate M&M Peanut Butter Muffins

Raise your hand if you are a parent and you’re proudly raising geeks. I know I’m not the only one. Know how I know? Because we attended the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo a few months back and we were far from the only f ...
Plantation Salad Dressing Recipe

Plantation Salad Dressing Recipe

Some of the coolest legacies are ones with true roots that went to the grave with those involved. Here in the Quad Cities, chefs try to recreate “Plantation Salad”, a local specialty salad dressing named for the restaurant that ...
What Motivates You?

What Motivates You?

Everything that we do is motivated by some outside force. We go to school to become brighter individuals, to learn a new skill or to prepare for a future job. We learn a craft or trade skill because it relaxes us, allows us to create someth ...
Invite Your Friends to the Club

Invite Your Friends to the Club

Have you ever substituted something when you couldn’t find what you were really looking for? We do it all the time with our preferred items at the grocery store. Maybe you swap things out because what you really want is out of stock o ...
Family Time: Matinee with Movie Snacks

Family Time: Matinee with Movie Snacks

In the first years after hubby and I met, we spent a lot of time selling sports memorabilia at shows and events. We were both ambitious individuals so we often did things others didn’t to bring customers to our tables at the shows. As ...
Outdoor Sports and Fair Skin Do Not Mix

Outdoor Sports and Fair Skin Do Not Mix

Once again we skipped a season. Our weather went from record-setting cold to above-average highs in the span of a week. We actually had a freeze and frost on May 17th, two days after our supposed last freeze date! Luckily the forecast for M ...
Simple Dinners Under 600 Calories

Simple Dinners Under 600 Calories

When we take a break from some of the fabulous games and gadgets we get to tell you about, we try to sneak in a recipe or two. We always try to incorporate some of our diet goals in our meal planning. Among the common misconceptions about d ...
You Won’t See Jack Ryan Wearing a Tie

You Won’t See Jack Ryan Wearing a Tie

By now you’ve probably seen no less than a dozen web articles telling you the best gifts to give for Father’s Day this year. If I see another one of these roundups (typically written by a female – no offense) with complete ...
Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Cherry Tea

Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Cherry Tea

While DH is great at creating healthy recipes like Parmesan Cauliflower, fun ones like Corn Dog Sushi and other summer refreshments, I’m pretty good at making a few things. Several years ago, I created Nicole’s Next-Day Rotisser ...
Stop Sorting Your Laundry!

Stop Sorting Your Laundry!

I’m convinced that red socks were put on this earth to haunt me. No matter how diligent I am, they end up in the wrong load. The kids are good at sorting laundry using baskets from Ikea, but this is for darks and lights. The reds seem ...