October 2013

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Bites

October 23, 2013

I love having baked pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast in the fall. It’s gooey on the inside, crispy on the outside, and lovely to reheat the next day for a quick and easy breakfast. I normally make it in a loaf shape and cut in in slices. Topped with almond butter and granola! I was pleased […]

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Weekend Adventures

October 22, 2013

This past weekend was the epitome of fall – farmer’s markets, football and fires! S’mores too! I spent Friday night working, so that was uneventful. Sometimes I just get the craving to write and take advantage no matter what time of day it is. Saturday we were up early (as usual) and headed to the […]

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October 21, 2013

Our kitchen went through a face lift this week which left us with all of our dishes and cabinet contents sprawled throughout the house. Making meals was quite a challenge hunting down this and that. I can’t imagine going through a kitchen reno that lasted for months! I am counting down the days until daylight […]

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New In Food, Beauty + Fitness

October 18, 2013

Just a few things worth sharing! Food We ran out of Southwest seasoning a while back and I found this guy at Whole Foods. It’s a GREAT spice! It’s salt free (great so you can add your own) and is a blend of garlic, paprika, cayenne, chili powder, cilantro, parsley, and cumin. It’s our go-to […]

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Nutrition Compromises

October 17, 2013

Matt and I were having dinner recently – chicken herby breasts to be specific – and I was savoring a crispy piece of the skin. I thought about how people remove the skin to save calories and fat. I realize why people choose to remove the skin – it’s contains a high amount of fat. […]

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Coffee Makers Gone Wild

October 16, 2013

I’m here today to talk about the many stages of brewing coffee I have gone through in my life. I have liked all of the following methods, but the priority these days goes to convenience. My goal these days is to minimize the time spent making and cleaning up my mug of {decaf} coffee on […]

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Karen’s Reunion

October 15, 2013

When Karen was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago, a mini family reunion was immediately planned. Andrew (Matt’s brother), Patrick + Megan (cousins), Becky (Karen’s sister) and Gran Bett (Karen’s mom) all arrived for a weekend to live it up together. Luckily Karen started to feel much more like her old self just in […]

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