Dec 02

Ways to Avoid Overeating and Keep Moving During the Holiday Season

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After talking to family and friends, I’ve realized I’m not the only one who finds it hard to stay away from all the goodies and try to keep up with exercise or at least getting up and moving around more during the holiday season. The weather gets colder and the outdoor sports and activities are not readily available like they are in the warmer months. Well, I have a few strategies and tips that have helped me last season and during this holiday season that I’m happy to share.

I am not a health professional. I’m a wife, mom of two great kids, and a food blogger living on Long Island. All tips, opinions, and exercise strategies are just from me and me alone. Before you start any diet or exercise program, be sure to check with your medical professional.  I have shared these tips with family and friends and thought some of you may find them interesting or helpful too. See what you think.

 

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Nov 30

Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets

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Chicken is so versatile and relatively inexpensive. It’s nice to always find new recipes to make at home. I love this recipe because, not only is it delicious but, it’s fast, easy and healthy since it’s baked not fried. Perfect for a weeknight meal. Add a veggie and starch and you have a delectable dinner everyone will love. We actually like this the next day on a roll cold from the fridge.

 

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Nov 29

Greek Yogurt Cocoa Chip Cake

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This delicious chocolate cake is rich and decadent but, made with no oil or butter. Instead, I used Greek Yogurt. This makes for a velvety texture and always a crowd pleaser. Bake this cake today, it’s guilt free!

 

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Nov 29

Simple Baked Chicken Thighs With Noodles and Peas

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This chicken dish is a great weeknight meal since it’s so easy to throw together. I buy the chicken thighs already skinned and boned so that saves time on busy nights. I used yolkless noodles for a healthier version with some frozen peas. In no time at all you have a delicious dinner your whole family will love.

 

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Nov 27

Cooking Crispy Zucchini Coins with My Son Josh

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My son Josh is 10 years old. He recently became interested in cooking and baking. We watch the cooking shows, and he especially likes the programs where kids are competing. It’s fun seeing all the creations these talented kids are making. I told Josh maybe one day he will be on a cooking show if he keeps up with his interest in cooking and baking.

So, that brings me to this recipe today. Josh recently had an assignment in class to go into the kitchen with someone from his family to make a recipe that’s a favorite of his, then share the recipe and photos. The class had just finished a touching book called “Saturdays and Teacakes.” It’s a story about a ten-year-old boy who rides his bike every Saturday to visit his grandma, who he calls Mammaw. They mow the lawn, pick vegetables, eat lunch together and make teacakes together. It’s a memory he will never forget.

This was right up both our alleys since we already love to cook and bake together. I hope you enjoy these delicious zucchini coins, as Josh calls them. A great recipe the whole family will love. Enjoy being in the kitchen with your kids!

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Nov 22

Simple Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

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If you have been on our site before, you probably saw one of our most popular recipes ever. “Copycat Cinnamon Rolls”.  They are out of this world delicious. Tastes just like the ones you get at the mall. Cinabon. We think so much better with much less fat and calories that’s for sure. Now, we have a new cinnamon roll to share with you. This time they are stuffed with diced apples. Just like a piece of apple pie in a nice flakey cinnamon roll. Try this simple recipe out. Everyone will love them. Great for any brunch or when the kids get off the bus.

 

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Nov 19

Black Bean & Pumpkin Seed Quick Salad

Black Bean Pumpkin Seed Salad Love salads, especially for lunch. The markets make it so easy and convenient these days by having the packages of lettuce all wash and cut up. All I had to do with this salad was add some more yummy ingredients for a healthy and scrumptious lunch. I loved it so much, I had it the next day too. See how simple and fast this salad is, taste the goodness.

 

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Nov 15

Simple Rigatoni with Light Creamy Tomato Sauce

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This recipe has been a favorite for many years. I got the recipe from a friends mom. She is a fabulous Italian cook. Makes the most amazing dishes but, this one I find is the most simple and most delicious.  The subtle small touch of cream gives the sauce a velvety texture that’s just delectable. Try this soon, I bet you will love the recipe so much, you will want to make it for company so they can enjoy too.

 

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Nov 14

9 Warm You Up Soup Recipes

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Winter has finally arrived, it kind of crept up on us. For me and my family, this time of year means warm-you-up dinners. Soup is just that. A hearty bowl of your favorite soup is a meal in itself. Here are 9 fantastic soup recipes from a few of our talented food blogger friends and a few from us too. Try them all. They are all different and all tasty and delicious. Have a great winter. I’ll be back later in the winter with even more soup recipes to keep you warm and toasty.

 

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Nov 08

8 Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips From Me To You

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8 Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips From Me To You

As much as we love the holidays, sometimes it can get stressful when we are the one who is making the holiday meal. These are just a few tips that I have picked up over the years that have helped me and may help you too. Hold on to them. You never know when you can use them for any occasion and nice to pass them along to a friend or family member.

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