30-Day EC: Spotlight on Toni

I am BEYOND excited to introduce y’all to Toni, one of the over 800 precious women who have joined me in The 30-Day Exercise Challenge. Toni’s from New Zealand, y’all! I have a friend in New Zealand! That sounds so exotic from here in North Texas (read: I’m a dork.). We call her John the Baptist. She’s our forerunner. Because of the time difference from New Zealand to North America, where the majority of us are, she works out half a day ahead […]

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Mammaw’s Good Green Beans

We’ve been canning strawberry jam… …and making Black and White Cookies. I figured you probably didn’t want to know about any of those, but you were nearly dying to know how to make the best green beans you’ll ever eat. You’re in luck, ‘cuz I’m about to teach you just that. If at either age 80 (Mammaw) or 84 (Pappaw) I look half as cute as they do (provided I even make it that long!), I’ll be satisfied. My Mammaw […]

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Deep Dish Pizza Casserole: The Versatility Alone Will Amaze You!

Here’s where we’re going: The cheese alone is enough to make me as happy as a pig in slop.  Just wait till you see what’s under there! Now, normally at this point, I’ll give you a picture of the items you’ll need to complete said recipe. However, as I often do, tonight I went on a cleaning binge.  This time the objective was to delete currently unnecessary pics (mainly of food) from my digital camera.  I took it a little […]

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Crock-Pot Chili

As promised, here’s the super-easy, super-tasty Crock-Pot Chili.  And, at only 2 WW points per 1-cup serving, you can eat the whole pot and not feel a bit bad about it. Till afterwards when the beans catch up with you. Here’s what you need: Crock-Pot (Natch! As you may have guessed, I LOVE my Crock-Pot! In fact, I’d call myself a Crock-Pot master. But then I’d remember that I’m not a  dude and call myself the Crock-Pot mistress.  But then […]

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Ritzy Chicken

This is one my family absolutely LOVES.  And, you know me…it’s easy. Like Sunday morning. And it’s Ritzy. So serve it to your fancy guests.  Reminds me of a story. When I was a kid, I spent the summers with Mammaw and Pappaw on their pseudo-farm in Mississippi. Every night, Mammaw would make dinner: good, country food, and put the sweet tea on the table.  The sweet tea, freshly made by Mammaw herself was stored in used, but washed, milk […]

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Oh, Fudge! No, Really…Fudge.

I mentioned last week that I’ve recently begun a new, and very long, journey. Some days, as I travel far and wide on my quest, this is what gets me through: Is it as healthy as an orange? No. Does it have the fiber of Raisin Bran? No, again. Would it be sold at the Whole Foods store? No, and we don’t have but one within a hundred miles of here anyway. They’ll never know. Does it keep me from […]

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Brownie Minis: Buy a Hundred Boxes!

Here’s something I’m lovin’ these days: Chocolate two days in a row? Addicted much? I’ll admit that I probably should have stuck with my Diet Dr. Pepper addiction. It has no calories.  However, I understand that chocolate has health benefits that Diet Dr. Pepper just doesn’t have. I “understand” that because I like it better. End of discussion. The other day, I was waiting for a four-hour cheer practice to end browsing my local Wal-Mart when I spotted this: “Hmmm…” […]

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Copyright

Dear Reader, The writings that you read here are pulled directly from my brain, unless otherwise noted. Some of them are 100% factual. Some of them are slightly more fictional in nature, though no less entertaining. All of them, however, are copyrighted to the year they were published.  You are welcome to quote them, just be sure to give credit where credit is due so that I don’t have to call the Plagiarism Police on you. When they come, they […]

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Snacking, These Days

Yesterday, I provided an overview of the illustrious Ms. Michaels’ book Master Your Metabolism and a brief glance into our household’s transition to said eating plan. Today, I thought I’d give those of you joining us on the journey a few, healthy-yet-tasty snack ideas. Heck, even if you’re not taking the trek with us, these are things I’d eat anyway. They’re good. And good for you. But mostly good. Snack Idea #1: 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of raw […]

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Unintended, Unexpected Consequences

Yesterday I outlined for you (in a clipped, utilitarian way, thanks to my very busy life these days) our progress in the little, lifestyle change experiment we have going on here en la casa. I told you about inches lost, weight lost, and showed you the pictorial evidence. In the recent past, I’ve told you what we’re eating and our exercise plan. However, there are a few consequences of this journey about which I have not spoken. Don’t worry. They’re […]

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