October 16, 2021

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  • Pork Chops With Rhubarb Sauce

    Rhubarb.  What is it exactly?  It's a vegetable that I'd seen around, but never grew up eating.  My husband, the all time fan of different tastes, loves to eat rhubarb straight from the garden.  Not me!  The first time I bit into one it tasted like I was biting a lemon.  Yuck!  However, I'd seen a lot…

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  • Quinoa Veggie Burger

    Quinoa (keen-wah).  I'd heard of it and that it was good for you, but had no idea what it was or how to use it.  After doing a little searching, I discovered a recipe on EatingWell.com that sounded good: Quinoa Veggie Burgers.  I liked hamburgers, and the other ingredients sounded pretty good as well.  So, I…

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  • From 250 to 5K

    A Resolution Like everyone, I made a few New Year's Resolutions on January 1.  I didn't want to just say "Lose weight."  I'd said that before and it never went anywhere.  Plus, that was something I was already doing.  I wanted to be more specific.  So, I set a goal to accomplish something physical.  I…

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  • Owning Up

    No One Ever Is To Blame One night, the family and I were headed back from a nice weekend with the in-laws.  We planned on stopping at a town and eating out at a place that wasn't too expensive and would allow the kids to stretch a little.  We soon found a little fast food…

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  • Black Bean Brownies

    I love finding new recipes to try - if they sound good.  When I came across a recipe for Black Bean Brownies at Chocolate Covered Katie.com, I wasn't sure what to think.  I'm used to black beans in tacos or other Mexican food.  To put them in anything else sounded odd, especially in a dessert…

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  • Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    For one of my birthday gifts, the family and I went out to eat.  When perusing the menu, AJ saw a picture of chocolate chip pancakes and was quick to let me know that's what she wanted.  PJ felt the same way.  While I took time enjoying my salad, my kids downed their small chocolate…

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  • Reasons I Avoid the Gym

    "I can't lose weight without a gym!"  I used to have that same mentality.  I had my most success with weight loss when I had a gym membership or lived somewhere that had access to one.  In 2007, I lost 20 pounds just because I lived at an apartment complex with a little fitness center. However,…

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  • Breakfast Banana Splits

    Banana splits for breakfast.  Sounds too good to be true, right?  Wrong! Now, I am not a banana fan.  I will only eat bananas if they are plain and not even browning.  To even think about combining them with ice cream never made sense to me. However, breakfast banana splits are a different story.  Just…

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  • Falling Short

    I am all for having goals.  Goals are what drive you to be better.  But instead of looking at what you didn't do, look at what you have done. The Wedding Dress When I started losing weight in August, I was doing great!  I was averaging about two pounds a week, sometimes as much as…

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  • Korean Turkey Burgers

    Korean turnkey burgers.  What was I thinking?  I've never been a huge fan of Asian food, and have only had Korean food once in my life.  However, the food in the picture on Eating Well looked SO good.  What harm could it do, and how hard could it be? Actually, this was one recipe that…

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