• Fitness

    Enjoying the Holidays

    In this week’s guest post, Kathy talks about eating healthy during the holidays and offers up a few tips to help you make it through the holidays without gaining those extra pounds! I find this time of year one of the most challenging when it comes to healthy eating. Many people will put on weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. After that 5 or 6 weeks, it is now necessary to make your New Year’s resolution and many people choose to lose weight. Well that is fine if you have some weight to lose but don’t add to that weight now. In fact, if you start doing some simple…

  • Recipe

    Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

    This is the recipe of the entree I brought with me to Thanksgiving dinner. It offers a nice combination of sweet and savory in a healthy dish. This recipe is for 8 servings, but you can cut the recipe in half. Ingredients: 4 Acorn Squash, halved and cleaned 2 Boxes of Wild Rice, seasoning removed 2 Shallots, chopped 4 Garlic cloves, minced 4 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons fresh sage, chopped 3 1/2 Cups vegetable broth Salt and Pepper 1 Cup dried cranberries 1 Cup pecans or walnuts Method: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place squash on a rimmed baking sheet with cut side down. Cover tightly with foil. Roast for…

  • Thoughts

    I Am Thankful

    Hello Friends! I hope you have a fantastic holiday and are able to spend time with your loved ones this Thanksgiving. It’s not always about the food, or shopping, it’s about family and friends. This year, I am most thankful for my little nephew Lucas. He’s such a resilient and sweet little guy. We call him Squishy. Don’t you just want to squish him? A family photo. What are you thankful for?

  • Recipe

    Sugar Cookies & Icing

    For my sister’s baby shower, we gave out these adorable teddy bear cookies as favors. It is time intensive process but certainly worth the effort. Here is a recipe for the cookies and the icing. Almond Sugar Cookies 1 Cup butter 1 Cup powdered sugar 1 Egg, beaten 1 ½ Teaspoon almond extract 1 Teaspoon vanilla 1 Teaspoon salt 2 ½ Cups flour Method: Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt, and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼ inch thickness on parchment paper. Cut cookies with cutter and remove dough around the cookie. This ensures that your cookie stays in the right shape.…

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