Slow Cooker Cinnamon Almonds

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I had every intention of working out yesterday morning. I had my workout clothes set out and everything. I knew I wouldn’t get to the gym for a few reasons: overnight snow, injury (my weight lifting class is off-limits for a few more days), and I could sleep later if I worked out at home…. Read more →

4th Annual Chili Contest: Entry #8 – Crock Pot Turkey Chili

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My aunt-in-law (is that a thing??) sends out daily updates about her grandkids (my second cousin-in-laws??) who she babysits daily. The emails always include photos and usually some type of cute story or update about their time at Kindermusic, swim lessons, school, or any number of activities. Some of the stories are laugh out loud… Read more →

Balsamic Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

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I’ve declared this month NO DONUT DECEMBER — even baked donuts! Leading up to the holidays, junk food, sweets, treats, parties, and get-togethers galore swamp people’s schedules. And with my recent IT band *issue*, I know I can’t undo too much damage by way of exercise. At least for now. Saturday night is my work… Read more →

Crock Pot Meyer Lemon Chicken + Weekly Menu

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My mom BEGGED me to go to step class yesterday with her. Friday night, however, I informed her that “I am on ‘vacation’ and I’d be happy to go with…if I happened to be awake. However, I’m not setting my alarm to get up for a morning workout. Sorry.” She pouted a moment. I held… Read more →

Recipe Repeat & Meatless Monday: Vegan Crock Pot Refried Beans

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We went out for create-your-own stir fry followed by a create-your-own yogurt creation on Saturday night with our friend and her 4-year-old. Other than coloring Care Bears with her, it was fun to see her create her masterpieces to eat. Before we got up from the table to create our stir fry, she was encouraged… Read more →



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