Some Sweets for Saturday

Happy New Year’s Eve! Two more dessert recipes for you guys!  I’m almost done posting all the recipes I promised you I would. Peppermint Bark Recipe inspired by Food.com Ingredients 12 ounces chocolate chips –> I used dark chocolate to try to make this a bit healthier 1 pound white chocolate chips 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 cup peppermint candy, …

Nix New Year’s Resolutions, Set SMART Goals

2012 is right around the corner. Anyone else getting asked if they have any New Year’s resolutions for the New Year? I love and hate New Year’s “resolutions.”  I think it’s a great opportunity to start off with that “clean slate” feeling, especially after the holiday craze.  It’s a time to reflect on the aspects of our lives we want …

Three Appetizer Thursday

Anyone entertaining for New Years this weekend? Whether you are the one hosting or you need to bring a dish to someone else’s party, here are three healthy appetizer ideas for you. I made all three for Christmas, all three were super easy and fast to throw together right before company arrived, and all three were a huge hit! Cranberry …

A Post-Holiday Workout, Playlist, and Peanut Butter Cup Denial

Hello, again. LAST NIGHT’S WORKOUT Before I get into specifics, I would just like to apologize to the gym. Gym, I’m sorry for completely neglecting you from Friday – Monday in favor of Christmas Tree Brownies and other holiday treats.  It’s great to be friends again. Last night’s classes were fun.  Sometimes it’s nice to have a few days off …

Holi-daze

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I’ve spent the past four days cooking and baking up a storm.  I have 7 new recipes to share, but those are for another time. Ok, maybe just a little sneak preview? Christmas Tree Brownies Cranberry Walnut Bread Peppermint Bark Cranberry Avocado Salsa Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella Skewers Mini Red Velvet Santa …

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my readers lots of love, joy, and happiness today and always…  

Reader Recipe: Katrina’s Chocolate Heath Bar Trifle

Otherwise known as: Mess in a dish Deliciousness in your mouth Something to treat yourself to in moderation You decide. Chocolate Heath Bar Trifle Ingredients 1 box Devil’s Food Cake 1.5 containers of light cool whip 2 boxes of instant fat-free, sugar-free chocolate pudding (made w/ 4 cups of 1% milk) 1 bag of crushed heath bar bits Directions Make …

Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Anyone else obsessed with sweet potatoes? I love them. They are WAY easier to peel than butternut squash…. They look just as pretty… And they taste just as delicious. Especially… …when cooked in maple syrup. Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe inspired by EatingWell Ingredients 2.5 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 8 cups) 1/3 cup …

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide for Food Fanatics

Attention all you last-minute holiday shoppers! This morning I posted my last-minute holiday shopping guide for fitness fanatics.  Well, what about for all the FOOD fanatics out there?  If you still have shopping left to do for that special foodie in your life, here are ten no fail gift ideas for you. Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide for Food Fanatics …

Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide for Fitness Fanatics

Attention all you last-minute holiday shoppers! Still have shopping left to do?  How about shopping for that fitness lover in your life?  Whether a spouse, friend, or family member – these ten ideas are sure to please that special person in your life that is trying to get in (or stay in!) shape. Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide for Fitness …

Guest Post! Cheers to the Holidays

Hi everyone, Hope you are all taking some time to actually enjoy the week before Christmas.  Today’s post is a real special holiday treat:  A guest post from one of my best friends, roommates, and extraordinaire of all fun things.  😉 Without further ado, I introduce you to Cait (aka “Slesh) @ A Twist and A Shake! I walked by …