Weight Loss Update :: Day 46

…I’M BACK! I promised I would give you an update this weekend and I would hate to be made into a liar; so here you have it. Today we mark day 46 of my weight loss journey and we currently sit at 22.5 lbs lost. I’m pretty stinking happy to say the least. I mean a month and a half ago I was nearing 200 lbs and today all I see is a number closer to 150 than it is 200. Now I could sit here and toot my horn over and over and over again, but how much fun is that {okay, it might be a […]

Weight Loss Update :: Day 29

My mama always said “the proof is in the puddin“. And by proof she must’have meant the pictures, before and after pictures. Right mama!? Holy Hannah! Three cheers for me and my lack of baby-tummy! Where the heck did that go? Down nearly 18 lbs in 29 days feels mightly nice, looks nice too ‘eh? …a year from now, you’ll have wished you started today. Okay enough tootin’ my horn, let’s get the balls rolling on what you’all came here for. The deets, the recipes, the DL on all the amazing dishes we’ve been teasing you with via instagram all damn week! As promised I’m sharing two […]

BAKE-OFF: Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

Rice Krispie treats are somewhat nostalgic for me. Reminds me of my childhood and oh how totally awesome my mum was for always making the coolest Rice Krispie balls. My mum didn’t make the traditional squares, oh no, not my mum, she was the pioneer of pinterest, she didn’t need inspiration to make the next treat-trend, she oozed fun ideas. I swear she was the first one to come up with stuffing Rice Krispie Balls; from gummy worms and jube-jubes to anything she could get her hands on, possibilities were endless. These memories are good ones, sweet ones, ones I will never forget. So by now you should be […]

RECIPE Pineapple Mint Spring Bubbly + GIVEAWAY

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than with a bubbly concoction hosting some of my favorite things that remind me of the warmer days ahead; pineapple, mint and bubbles, lots and lots of bubbles. Lucky for me I’m one of SodaStreams newest ambassadors and because of it I have one that sits counter-side waiting for me to get creative. two weekends ago we went into business with Pineapple and Mint, paired it with SodaStreams Lemon-Lime soda mix and it was a match made in bubble heaven. …did you know 1 billion bottles are produced each day and 800 million end up in landfills REWIND […]

BAKE-OFF: Snack Mix

We’re back at it people, it’s 2014 and we have tackled yet another bake-off. Once again I have taken one for the team with a Snack Mix that will not only put you in a coma I am sure of it, but it will be the perfect mix to make for this upcoming Sunday football game I am hearing so much hype about. What is it anyways, seriously people it JUST a football game {only half kidding}.  Anyways, this dish will not only please the super-bowler in everyone, but also the toddlers who are getting dragged along into the game. Hey — this could be some good […]

Family: new morning breakfast routine

Some of you may have heard, Sofia and I have restructured our mornings. Not like you maybe thinking, nothing detrimental to our sleep routine or anything, I’m talking morning eats. Sofia is the definition of picky eater, the apple doesn’t fall far — hooray for her inheriting my worst traits — and damn you what goes around comes around. Our mornings used to consist of either cheerios, toast, apple sauce, cranberries, yogurt or french toast, this is about as far as we could push her taste buds, and by taste buds I mean her sense of control. Until just recently Sofia began to ask for a morning […]

RECIPES: Banana Raisin Muffins for baby

I feel as thought I’m always on the hunt for the perfect muffin recipe. What’s perfect you say? Well, it should be somewhat healthy since it’s a morning dish in our house, it should look delicious — dessert like, and finally able to make in small batches as we don’t eat them fast #pickyeatermomproblems Guess what? I found it! I made a few adjustments to a Banana Cranberry Bread recipe I found on one of my favorite sites, Skinnytaste. Made a few personal changes, cut the recipe in half, and made them into muffins. You’re now left with the best Banana Raisin Muffins for your babes. Rather […]

BAKE-OFF: Traditional Cheeseball

We’re at it again my friends. The bake-off continues this month, however this time we went from something sweet and decadent {last month was Paula Deen’s Apple Strudel}, to something creamy and savory. A traditional cheeseball; and can you believe this was my very first time ever having made or even tasted one. Pretty sure I have broken a law somewhere, take me to jail, I swear this is really a sin. So easy to make, so beautiful to look at and so damn tasty to eat! So without further ado, I give you three versions of the traditional Cheeseball, including recipes. Starting with mine which is […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Foodie

1. you never know when the queen is going to pop by; at least you’ll have popcorn // Price: $5 // Purchase here 2. waiting for popsicles to freeze is so last year // Price: $50 // Purchase here 3. giving the gift of time, stressfree meals, and a savings on their shopping bills // Price: $8 a month // Purchase here 4. a baker will never have to hold their breath again on their guests first bite // Price: $22 // Purchase here 5. who ever liked the cones anyways; they were really just the vessel to our mouths // Price: $22 // Purchase here 6. seriously, need I explain. these […]

BAKE-OFF: Paula Deen’s Apple Strudel

So….. my friends Hillary, Jen and I just love to bake and we thought it’d be fun to see what happens when we all took one recipe and approached it in three different ways. You see Hillary, she likes to play with ingredients, trying to find healthy’ish alternatives to a rather standard ingredients. Jen on the other hand likes to take it even a step further and finds substituting for healthy ingredients a game if you will. Then there is me *insert awkward pause*. With one of my favorite combos since childhood as butter and sugar whipped together. Horrible. I know. So as you could imagine, I’ll […]