Wednesday, May 6, 2009

$5 dinners

I found a new recipe resource that I love! I am all about saving money these days! I found her site from the crockpot ladies site (which I also love) Ok I love food and anything to do with food! Any way follow this link to enter to win a cool lunch tote from $5 dinners!

Good luck!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I can run?

Who knew? So I have been super OP with Weight Watchers for the past 5 weeks. I have even begun exercising, which I have not done in the past with Wewa.

I have been doing the DVD 30 day shred with Jillian Michaels. And for kicks I decided to go over to my parents house and walk on their treadmill a few times a week. I was disappointed with the number of APs I earn while walking on the treadmill. So to amp up the APs a bit I thought "maybe I should try running"? So I ran. The first few times I would walk for 5 minutes then run for a minute. And repeat a few more times. But last night I walked 5 minutes ran than ran for 12 minutes straight. I'm sure this is not a great accomplishment for some. But I have not ran in 15 yrs.

I played soccer in high school, but due to knee injuries that required surgery, I thought I could never run again.

My goal is to be under 200 lbs by May. I want to be able to walk and run outside as soon as the weather permits. Which I figure will be by the end of March, or the beginning of April.

I started this blog at 249 lbs. I am now 214.4.

34.6 lbs down, 69 more to go!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

I know that it is not PC to say Merry Christmas these days but I celebrate Christmas so I will say Merry Christmas. So to all my faithful readers out there, ok so its really only you Heather, have a safe and happy holiday. I'm sure I will eat too much and drink too much Eggnog, but that what the holidays are all about! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This is what I am doing this weekend.

I am making these awsome little pumpkin cakes from the King Arthur Flour website. Here is the recipe if you want to make them too. I don't have the cute mini pumkin pan, but I figure once you add the icing you really can't tell it's a pumpkin anyway. So I will make mine in a cupcake pan! I'll post a picture after I make them!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm going to be an aunt agian!

Since I know my sister reads my blog now I wanted to give her a special congratulations shout out!

I love my boys and my nephew but after shopping for a baby shower (for a friend that's preggers too) I have decided that my sisters baby needs to be a girl.

I found the cutest girl stuff I have ever seen. There was matching everything, onesies, blankets, socks, hats, towels, gowns, sleepers...
All pink and white with cupcakes. Could there be anything more perfect for me to give to a baby?

I don't think so.

I'll even sign the card, Love Aunt Cupcake!

Seriously, strip me of my blog...

Ok so I have, again, been a bad, bad, blogger.

I haven't posted in well over a month.

I have however, been baking my butt off. And I fully intended to photograph everything and post pictures and recipes, but now the baking is done, for a little while anyway, most of the leftovers have been devoured by my DH, BIL and DH's nephew.

So no pictures to post. Maybe next time. I have found some really great recipes over the past few weeks and I plan to try them all soon.

I also have to get working on my Daring Bakers item for October. I only have a few more days to complete that so I'll be posting that soon too. I promise more yummy food soon!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Peanut butter cookies to die for? Maybe.

This is why I suck at WeWa.

It's a week night, you would think I would have something better to do than to bake a batch of Peanut butter cookies. Well really I do, but this recipe was so easy I couldn't resist.

I came across this recipe on my favorite food blog, Bakerella. I love her site, I love her recipes. I need to stay away. But really who can resist a cookie recipe with only 5 ingredients.

Peanut Butter Cookies with only 5 ingredients

1 cup Peanut butter
1/2 sugar
1 egg
4 oz semi sweet chocolate melted
1/2 chopped fine, peanuts

Heat oven to 325.
Mix PB, sugar and egg until thoroughly mixed. Chill for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, roll dough into 18 balls, place on cookie sheet, flatten with a fork dipped in sugar.

Bake 18-20 minutes.

Remove from oven cool 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.
Melt chocolate dip side of each cookie in chocolate then in nuts. Chill 30 minutes. Try to resist eating the whole batch.