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 →

Crock Pot Wet Chicken Burritos + Weekly Menu

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When I teach cooking classes, I just…go with the flow. Other than knowing the recipes and doing the pre-prep, my presentation is far from scripted or rehearsed. I interact with the group, ask questions, and tailor the message to the audience. I improvise, if you will. As someone who HATED and FEARED public speaking in… Read more →

Crock Pot French Dip Sandwiches

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I’d venture to guess that at least twice in any given month, I leave the house in such a hurry I convince myself rather quickly that I forgot to do something. Did I turn off the coffee pot? What about my hair straightener? Did I forget my work laptop? Did I close the garage? Being… Read more →



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