Recipe: The Ultimate Green Smoothie Formula

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Nothing like a good old stomach bug to force you to lose a few pounds and rethink your eating habits.  It had been a LONG time since I had gotten the dreaded bug (years) but my kids were kind enough to pass some germs along last week. Ugh.  It sucked.  'Nuff said, right?  Trying to see the silver lining, I did lose a few pounds.  But also? I am … [Read more...]

Recipe: Samoa Brownie

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Following with last week's Girl Scout dessert theme {Thin Mint Cupcakes}, I have another delicious recipe for you that you can make with my FAVORITE Girl Scout Cookie - the Samoa! (Or Caramel Delites, as they call them here in PA. But I grew up calling them Samoas so they will always be Samoas to me.) Recipe:  Samoa Girl Scout cookie … [Read more...]

Putting my Challenged Cooking Skills to the Test at Sur La Table

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Last Saturday night I took a cooking class at my local Sur La Table.  The class was called Flavors of Spain so naturally, we were learning how to make a variety of dishes native to Spain. I almost didn't make it to the class. I had signed up weeks before and on the day of the class we had decided to head up to the Poconos for a quick day of … [Read more...]

Recipe: Thin Mint Cupcakes

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Thin Mints ... AND cupcakes?  Unless you don't like chocolate, who could turn that down?  Totally jonesing to make this delish recipe from a friend that combines a favorite Girl Scout Cookie with chocolate cupcakes.  You just can't go wrong with a combo like that. Recipe:  Thin Mint Cupcakes Ingredients Cupcake 1/2 cup unsweetened … [Read more...]

Recipe: Guinness Cake {Great for St. Patrick’s Day Parties!}

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How perfectly delicious and appropriate does this Guinness Cake look for the month of March?  Such a great recipe to bring to your next St. Patrick's Day party! Recipe:  Guinness Cake Ingredients {Cake} 2 cups Guinness Stout 4 sticks Butter 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 2 cups Flour 2 cups Sugar 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]

10 Fun Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

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It took me until this week to realize that Valentine's Day is falling on Saturday this year.  You know that's going to be one really popular night out!  We're about to leave for the beach so I can't complain but normally I'm a stay-at-home girl when it comes to a big night out like Valentine's Day. If you're staying home and looking to share a … [Read more...]

Recipe: Christmas Cake Pops

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How cute are these easy-to-make Christmas Cake Pops that a friend sent over to me? Check it out - fun to eat but also fun for decorations? Christmas/Holiday Marshmallow Pop Ingredients - 10 large marshmallows 10 Wilton candy sticks – get the thicker candy sticks, the thin one don't hold the weight of the marshmallow and … [Read more...]

Learning About Eating Paleo & a Recipe: Paleo Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Gluten Free Too)

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My latest search for healthy eating & a way to help curb some autoimmune issues lead me to spending last week reading all about the Paleo diet. I'm sure you guys have heard about Paleo, otherwise known as the Caveman diet? I have always steered clear because I'm a former vegetarian who doesn't eat a ton of meat so it didn't seem like a good fit … [Read more...]

Recipe: Easy Green Smoothie

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Growing old's definitely not for sissies. The latest beauty I've had with turning 40 was finding out that I needed gum surgery. You guys don't need to hear the details but as I sit here blogging, I've got 12 stitches in my mouth. Fun times. Recovery's actually been a lot easier than I thought - besides a swollen cheek that looks like I'm a chipmunk … [Read more...]

No-Bake Egg-Free Cookie Dough Bars

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Do your kids like to eat raw cookie dough?  This is a recipe for you then, only it's safe because it's egg-free!  No baking involved! My neighbor Cindy introduced us to these. I may have to kill her for it. (Just kidding, love ya Cindy!) But these are seriously addicting in a not-low-calorie kind of way and it's using every ounce of restraint … [Read more...]