Today’s post comes from Emily of fooding with Emily, and is part of a special day of shenanigans from other Pittsburgh Bloggers. You can see my post over on Red Pen Mama, where I talk about motivation.
I have quite the hate-hate relationships with diets. I hate going on them. I hate fat-free, ill tasting dishes. I love to exercise (OK, I hate getting up, making myself go to the gym, I’m OK when I get there, I hate sweating, I hate feeling exhausted, but when I’m all done I LOVE IT – so I only ‘love’ exercising when I’m done). Trying to be healthy means exercising and eating healthy(er). I’ve had my fair share of yo-yo diets and none of them sticking. But the one thing that has stuck is eating well and just move. Indulge from time to time. I will eat my cake! Just not every day. I will have chocolate! Just not every day. I will eat my brussel sprouts! I actually really like brussel sprouts. Like a lot. Probably more than one should. If I had to pick between chocolate and the sprouts, I’d pick sprouts hand down. I know, I’m weird. I would trade you my chocolate cake for your brussel sprouts and feel like I was the winner of that trade.
I’ve found this one recipe that is not only on the healthier side, but it’s QUICK. I love cooking, but sometimes when I am just tired on a Tuesday night, I’d rather pick up the phone and order a pizza. This recipe is my new saving grace. It’s nothing terribly fancy so it will please most picky eaters. It’s also tasty. I can’t get enough of it. I found it on Cooking Light and was blown away. That magazine has had it’s fair share of ‘meh’ in my experience. But since I have subscribed last year, I’ve been SOLD. And I’m sold again with this dish.
In a few weeks, the kids will be headed for their annual check-ups. Since they’re older and know a ‘lil bit more about these trips, I am glad to be armed with some tips like these. Today’s guest post is by Nicole Fonovich, co-creator of the “Luca Lashes” app/eBook Series. Take a look below for a fun Luca Lashes contest!
Today I’m sharing with you a guest post by Jan Helson, creator of The Global Game Changers children’s entertainment brand and author of the children’s book, The Global Game Changers. 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Children about Philanthropy This Holiday Season
This post is a guest post by Darryl Nyznyk, author of Mary’s Son: A Tale of Christmas. Since today’s “Thankful” post is going to be about how we raise our givers, I thought this would be a perfect fit for today! There’s even a contest at the bottom. Enjoy.
Since someone has started potty training and the kids have no regard for bathroom privacy, I begged and pleaded for a shower with no one bugging me this evening. My mister made sure this happened tonight, major points for him!
You see, I have gone on a slight binge of coffee lately. By binge, I should clarify that I mean I had 2 cups in the past week, but that’s a lot for me. Also, I fell in love with a delicious smelling coffee scrub at I Made It! Market last weekend, but I didn’t have money with me.
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With both my pregnancies, I really didn’t crave anything…except for some bacon. So, I couldn’t resist when a fellow Burgh blogger posted a recipe for Chocolate Bacon Cookies. For me, it was the perfect combination of salty and sweet, just what I wanted. The batch made about 5 dozen drop cookies. I am not denying that I was taste testing both the batter and the cookies throughout the process. They won’t make the Christmas Cookie list, but they are definitely something to enjoy every once in awhile.
I am a huge fan of breakfast, but my preference is to have breakfast for dinner (or after dark at a great Myrtle Beach locale, Pan Am). One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle/Burgh Baby, posted a great recipe for Lucky Biscuits, and make sure you check out her story behind them! It was a typical, cold February night when I decided to whip up a batch of them myself. Paired them with some hashbrowns, they made a perfect dinner. The best part is that it made me realize I can make my daughter her own version since I made my own biscuits instead of using the canned ones (hers would be made with soy milk, and the ONLY reason I made my own is that I didn’t have any canned on hand). This was a delicious meal that we will definitely be making again. Thanks Michelle!
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