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26 April, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Meal Plan

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Well it’s finally here.  I’ve been promising this meal plan for two weeks.  Ever since I did the big Thanksgiving Day with my family on November 7th.  This is a splurge meal plan that actually has turkey and all the trimmings but it’s still reasonable enough that I’m happy to report I didn’t gain any
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26 April, 2012

Sugarless Pumpkin Pie

Sugarless Pumpkin Pie
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Here I go again.  Another sugarless title when pumpkin naturally has a lot of sugar.  If you want more of an explanation to this dilemma, go to my post on sugarless cranberry sauce.  Any way I decided to still post this recipe even though I mainly just use the recipe on the can of Libby’s Pumpkin,
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26 April, 2012

Hand Dipped Chocolates Made Easy

Hand Dipped Chocolates Made Easy
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I’ve been dipping chocolates for 20 years.  In the past few years I’ve discovered a few tricks that make it a little easier.  I used to take 10 pound Peter’s chocolate bars and cut them up in small pieces and then put them in my oven at 170 degrees and slowly heat them up.  Now
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26 April, 2012

Snowman Cake Pops

Snowman Cake Pops
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This was a big experiment.  That’s probably what I like most about cooking is that you can get ideas and then try them out with very little risk.  I decided to make these after getting such rave reviews on the cake pops I made at Halloween.  I figured I could come up with a creative way to
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26 April, 2012

Omelet in a Bag

Omelet in a Bag
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I hadn’t ever seen this done until I stayed at my girlfriend Luanne’s house over the holiday’s. Not only was this delicious, and nutritious but it was so much fun to make. All of us got our own ziplock bag and after we had put our name on it, Luanne showed us how to make
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24 April, 2012

Healthy Snack Ideas

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The reason I did this post today is that it’s one of the most common questions when I’m discussing nutrition with one of our classes.  What are easy, nutritious snacks I can have when I’m on the go besides an apple?  I don’t have time to go into why it’s important to eat 5 times
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24 April, 2012

It’s tough to blog without a computer

It’s tough to blog without a computer
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Last week I did a blog post titled 10 Ways to De-Stress to shed pounds only to spend this past week dealing with one of the biggest stressers in my life – technology failure.  You see I have a love-hate relationship with technology.  When it’s working I love it and when it’s not I absolutely hate it. 
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24 April, 2012

Sun Oven Pot Roast

Sun Oven Pot Roast
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  For those of you that haven’t ever heard of a sun oven click here.  It really is    one of the coolest ways to cook without power.  I especailly love what they are doing in third world countries.  They help teach them how to use the sun to cook with instead of other types of
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