Healthy Tips for Keeping your Fitness Resolution

Staying on track of your health and fitness goals isn’t as simple as just working out a couple days a week.  I think losing weight and keeping it off is 20% fitness and 80% nutrition so keeping healthy snacks on hand is crucial for staying energized and feeling full all day long.  Here are some of the things I keep on track and why they help me.
  • 32oz Nalgene Water
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Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole

I know Green Bean Casserole is a classic side dish for any holiday meal. But I’m giving the traditional recipe a face lift. As much as I like it, the sodium laden can of cream of mushroom soup leaves me feeling heavy and blah. So I’m skipping the cream all together, but keeping it indulgent by adding bacon and of course those crunchy fried onions on top. Give it a […] Read Full Post

3 New Mashes to switch up your Potato Game

No one loves Mashed Potatoes more than my son, my 5-year-old can scoop it out of the serving dish, directly into his mouth any time of day! But I like to mix things up, especially for the holidays when I’m always looking for ways to reinvent the classics we love. Here are three new versions to give a try, mashed Cauliflower, Sweet Potato and Rutabaga. Let me know if you […] Read Full Post

How to Thaw and Cook a Turkey

You can thaw a turkey, and cook it, all in the same day! (And it will taste delicious, I promise!) Here is the step-by-step. 1 12-15 pound turkey 1 stick of unsalted butter ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup dried Herbes de Provence ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley handful of fresh thyme, destemmed 1 stem of rosemary, destemmed and chopped 2 lemons twine handful of whole fresh herbs […] Read Full Post

Pine Cone Cheese Ball – A New Holiday App

Turn a classic holiday appetizer, the cheese ball, into an even more festive dish, by shaping it into a pine coke and adding smoked almonds. Here is the recipe below, would love to hear if you try it this holiday season! Smoked Almond Pine Cone Cheese Ball 8oz. cream cheese 5oz. Roka Blue Cheese 5oz. Cheddar Pub Cheese 1 shallot, diced very fine 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 package smoked, […] Read Full Post

Last Minute Halloween Costumes and Decorations

Halloween is a week away and you haven’t even thought of a costume or decorated the house. I have some easy ideas for last minute decorations and costumes. I’m not the least bit crafty, so if I can come up with this, Im sure you can pull it together too! I made a Mummy Door with a few simple things, white streamer, tape, white and black cardboard and the lid  […] Read Full Post