March 2011

Overnight Oats in a Jar

March 31, 2011

You know when you get to the end of your peanut butter but there’s still a light coating on the sides and bottom?  Don’t throw the jar away.  Make overnight oats in it! You recently read about my love for overnight oats.  Well, eating it out of a peanut butter jar might be even better. […]

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Party Appetizer – Sweet & Savory Pinwheels

March 29, 2011
Sweet & Savory Pinwheels - perfect for a party! (from

Last weekend my friend and I threw a small baby shower for sweet Ashley.  Ashley is a dear friend that I met five years ago when our husbands played baseball together.  She is also the one who took my profile photos and most recently took our family photos (If you are in the Austin/Round Rock […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – Tortellini Soup

March 29, 2011

It’s time for another The Kids Cook Monday!  Did you get your kids into the kitchen last week?  If you haven’t started cooking with your kids yet, I highly encourage you to start.   This week we decided to make my Quick Tortellini Soup.  This is a simple recipe that the whole family enjoys, and […]

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300 Club Lunge of the Week – Pendulum Lunges

March 27, 2011

Pendulum Lunge We have been doing this challenge for five weeks now.  I want to know how many of you are still with me!  How is it going?  Do you notice a difference in your legs?  How do they look?  How do they feel?  Let’s hear from you! This week takes the reverse lunge from […]

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This Week’s Bounty & Recipe Ideas

March 26, 2011

Usually when we get more than one head of romaine lettuce in our Bountiful Basket, I am afraid that we might not use it all.  This week however, I am excited because I have been wanting to make grilled romaine salad.  Jeff and I had it on a fabulous dinner date at Jonathan’s Cork in […]

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Smoothies 101 – Guest post by Andy Bellatti

March 23, 2011

Photo by talkoftomatoes I have been interested in making and drinking more smoothies lately, especially as the temperatures start to heat up outside.  I don’t have much experience in making my own, and I needed some creative tips along with basic advice for smoothie-making.  I asked nutrition guru Andy Bellatti for his tips.  The following […]

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Quick Dinner Idea: Salsa Chicken

March 22, 2011

Salsa chicken was one of the first dinner recipes I learned how to make after getting married.  I probably made it once a week back then.  I like that it’s quick, easy, healthy and gathers many compliments from the husband.  I had almost forgotten about it recently until I started putting it on the Mamavation Moms’ […]

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The Kids Cook Monday – Scrambled Eggs

March 21, 2011

We’ve been spending so much time in the kitchen lately that I wanted to get Joe and Leila some of their own cooking tools and aprons.  Thankfully, Grandma and Grandpa stopped by last week and brought us just what we had been looking for.  Joe was so excited and ready to test out his new […]

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300 Club Lunge of the Week – Reverse Lunges

March 20, 2011

How are you feeling after those curtsy lunges last week?  I don’t know about you, but they made me feel pretty fancy.  After 300 curtsies, I was ready to head to a royal ball! This week we will be doing a reverse lunge.  The reverse lunge is my favorite for doing a high number of […]

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Swiss Chard & Sweet Potatoes

March 19, 2011
Rainbow swiss chard with sweet potatoes

I heard that everyone’s Bountiful Baskets were loaded this morning including one of my favorites, swiss chard.  How bummed am I that I forgot to place my order this week? Here is my favorite way to prepare swiss chard.  Make sure to save the stems to make Baked Swiss Chard Stems with Olive Oil and Parmesan […]

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