December 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls

December 12, 2011

I figure for our cookie basket this week I’ll ease you guys in again, this time with something a little healthier. Now you guys know that I love my butter and sugar and cookies, oh my.  You know that I will never flinch in the face of a good buttercream or a cheesecake or custards […]

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About Working Out

December 9, 2011

Ah yes.  Back when I was in shape! When it comes to pregnancy workouts I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t totally kept the ball rolling very well.  Sure, I walk every day – it’s about the only thing that feels “normal” right about now.  And as mentioned last week I’ve been doing […]

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Spicy Cuban Panini

December 9, 2011

So, how you guys doing with the sugar overload this week?  You hanging in there? I hope so because next week is going to be THAT much better.  Go grab a mug of black coffee (yes, black, because you won’t be needing to add sugar or cream!) and get ready for it.  It’s not the […]

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Spiced Sour Cream Pound Cake

December 8, 2011

Oh pound cake.  How I love thee. I love that you’re sweet but not too sweet.   I love that you are dense and rich.   I love that you go perfectly with anything – coffee, tea (side note – I LOVE the Celestial Seasonings Safari Spice Red Tea – I guarantee your world will […]

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My Favorite Christmas Decorations

December 7, 2011

When it comes to Christmas decor I tend to be a little picky and not want to put a bunch of stuff out. That’s not to say if I had all the money in the world I wouldn’t turn our home into a winter wonderland, but at this point in time a Christmas tree, a […]

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Mimi’s Molasses Crinkles

December 7, 2011

I have a story for you. Once upon a time in my younger years my Mimi would make us her molasses crinkles to take home every time we’d go visit her over the holidays.  This was a great idea because I LOVED those cookies, and yet my parents were in charge of the gallon-sized plastic […]

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Chewy Salted Caramel Cashew Clusters

December 6, 2011

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers…that’s the inspiration for this recipe title anyway. The inspiration for the clusters though? My pantry. The fact that I had leftover caramels. The fact that I had leftover marshmallows. The fact that I’m starting to get nesting syndrome in a bad, bad way and just want to […]

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Homesick & Nostalgic

December 5, 2011

Some people say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again expecting the outcome to be different when you know it won’t be.   I may be insane.   See, long before I got pregnant I was missing home.  I live in a beautiful place with incredible weather (today doesn’t count) […]

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Coconut Lime Slice & Bake Cookies

December 5, 2011

I remember once upon a time my mom would spend literally an entire weekend at a time making plates upon plates of Christmas goodies. And me?  Well, I helped her of course!  Until the inevitable happened – the inevitable being that I got sidetracked by the television, a friend calling to talk, or a chapter […]

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Garlic Gold

December 3, 2011

I have to admit, there are times when a company sends me something to try and I’m pretty hesitant to jump on the bandwagon and try it.  It’s not that I don’t want to try things, but even as a food blogger who makes new things all the time I’m pretty set in my ways […]

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