As I’m cooking my way through the cookbooks, I don’t know how I’m ever going to make a dessert that isn’t chocolate. Because every time I ask my family what they want, chocolate is always the answer. They’re not spoiled. At all. To satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth this week, I decided to try my hand… Read More Cooking Through The Cookbooks: Life by Chocolate Cake
Have you ever seen the movie Julie and Julia? I love that movie- except maybe the part where she has to cook the lobsters- and it got me thinking! How many recipes do I skip over because I simply don’t think I will like it, or it has ingredients that I have never heard of?… Read More Cooking Through The Cookbooks: Pearl’s Chili
Sometimes I get caught up in finding the perfect recipe, choosing the right ingredients, and making the perfect meal. I can get so caught up in perfection that sometimes I miss out on enjoying simplicity. Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life! I should be enjoying it! Can I get an AMEN?! But… Read More Blackened Fish And Lemon-Garlic-Parmy-Shrimp
LIFE IS GOOD, even when it’s not! I found this little darling (complete with a butterfly) hanging on a shrub today and it really made me think of all the things I have to smile about. Even in the chaos…even in the unexpected…life IS good!! It read “Take Me Home” on the other side, but… Read More Life IS Good!
Do you listen to the Poddy? If you don’t, I really want to encourage you to start. There is so much inspiration wrapped up into each Trim Healthy Mama Podcast. You won’t be sorry that you gave them a chance. I often listen when I’m cooking, getting ready for the day, or at the gym.… Read More I AM a Trim Healthy Mama
In our house, Sunday afternoons are for meal planning. I make a menu almost every single week. Sometimes I can stretch it to every other week depending on our schedule and how often we plan to eat at home. Some weeks we are adventurous and are barely home; while other weeks, we are homebodies and… Read More Meal Planning With Free Printable Menu
I started drinking Moonshine. Good Girl Moonshine, that is! If you are a Trim Healthy Mama, GGMS is THE daily sipper of choice. The original recipe is found in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook on page 397. But you can find a ton of tweaked recipes on Pinterest where people get all kinds of creative.… Read More I Started Drinking Moonshine!
I’m going to be real and so very transparent here. I was a chubby child. I have ALWAYS struggled with my weight. Even at the most active times in my life, I was the thick girl. I was the chunky ballerina. I was the big girl in the room. Always. It’s not like I hated… Read More How Did I Get Here?!