With January in full swing, many of you (like me) are probably starting to waver from your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. The struggle is strong, and it doesn’t help that the football games and get-togethers are ramping up. I think that one of the easiest ways to stick to a healthier lifestyle is to stick to healthier snacks. Snacks are my downfall. I crave sweets, salty treats, and cheesy goodness. So, if I can incorporate these into my snacks and still keep it healthy, I am thrilled. That is exactly whatWeight Watchers Light Mozzarella String Cheese does for me—it is healthy AND satisfying!
These no bake fudgy black bean brownies are unbelievable! Easy to make and they actually taste really good. Trust me, you want to make these brownies. When I first heard of black bean brownies, I thought “I am never going to try them!” I couldn’t imagine that you could use black beans in a sweet […]
I love Italian food, and I especially love eating at Italian restaurants. Fortunately for me, my husband loves Italian food too. Of course, in order for me to make a dinner that has authentic Italian flavors, I would need to spend a good amount of time in the kitchen… which you know I do not like!
Recently I told you about some ways you may not have heard about to control your appetite. Well, I have been using the one, Meta Appetite Control, since then and I can tell you that it really works! As someone who works from home, it is really tough for me not to snack all day long […]
Feeling hot, hot, hot… It is in the 90’s here and I don’t want to leave the comfort of my air conditioning! However, I love being outdoors and my dog longs to go for walks. What is a sweaty girl to do? Make sure she has some delicious frozen treats on hand when she comes back […]
At the beginning of the year, my dad and I decided to try the 21 Day Sugar Detox. Why? I know I have an addiction to sugar and I wanted to challenge myself. I didn’t think I could go 2 days without sugar let alone 3 weeks. We did it, and this pancake recipe definitely helped!
Mexican food is a favorite at our house. In fact, I make tacos or quesadillas a few times a month because both my husband and I love them, and they are so easy to make—you know I am all about easy recipes! Ground beef and shredded chicken are my go-to proteins for quesadillas, but recently I decided to shake things up a bit.
When I was growing up, there was nothing better after a full day of sledding and snow fort building than a mug of hot chocolate. My sister and I would come home with frozen fingers and runny noses and stir our hot chocolate with candy canes. I still enjoy hot chocolate on cold winter nights even though I don’t build snow forts anymore.
I have never been one to make recipes with 20 ingredients and spend hours in the kitchen. It just isn’t me, and when I got married, surprisingly, I didn’t suddenly turn into an excellent cook who loves grocery shopping and baking. Who knew that you didn’t turn into Betty Crocker once the wedding band went on and you said ‘I do’? It just doesn’t work that way. This is why when you take a look at my recipes, you will see that many of them have the word ‘easy’ or ‘simple’ in it – because they are! Easy dinner recipes keep me from ordering out for dinner every night or resorting to cereal for dinner.
As I have (repeatedly) mentioned, I come from a long line of dessert eaters, and when I look at a menu I usually look at the dessert section first so that I can plan my meal accordingly. The first time I saw a mini dessert on a restaurant menu, I remember thinking, “Are you kidding? I could eat 20 of those!” Then someone pointed out how you could order a few different ones and enjoy multiple desserts. I was hooked!