July 21, 2024

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  • Raw by Rae

    This is a review for Raw by Rae desserts.  I was sent a free sample in the mail and asked to give an honest review.  I am not receiving any money or compensation if you purchase these desserts. Have you heard of Raw by Rae? If you haven't, you're not alone.  I hadn't heard of…

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  • My “Diet”

    People have asked me "What did you do to lose weight?".  Many people seem to be expecting some big, secret answer that magically took my weight off.  They seem disappointed with my answer: eat better and exercise.  I thought I would give a little more detail when it comes to what I eat. What diet…

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  • Homemade Adventures: Strawberry Jam

    After making homemade bread for a couple months, I've been bitten by a homemade bug.  When my food is homemade, I not only know what the ingredients are, but can save some money as well.  I keep thinking of different things that I could make at home.  Imagine my delight when a friend shared a…

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  • Homemade Adventures: Peanut Butter

    Crunchy. Smooth. Natural. Chocolate. Reduced Fat. Who knew there were so many different types of peanut butter?  Sometimes I buy the store brand of peanut butter, but most of the time I buy natural, fresh ground peanut butter from the bulk section of my local WInco. It is just roasted peanuts ground fresh right there…

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  • Banana Split Pancakes

    I have been looking at and cooking healthy recipes for the past several years.  I finally decided to try something new - create my own.  So, I bring you my first original recipe - Banana Split Pancakes!  These are great for serving that special someone breakfast in bed! Pancake Batter 

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  • The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Run

    I thought I would never have a bad workout.  Then one day, I made a painful discovery - I'm human.   I am currently training for a half-marathon.  Something I've been doing to help me build up my endurance is do a long run one day a week, gradually adding a mile each week.  The…

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  • Ips: An Everyday Snack

    A couple months ago, I was approached about writing a review for a snack called Ips (Intelligent Protein Snacks).   Now, I'd never heard of them, but I was willing to give them a try.   I'm always looking for healthier options to eat than plain potato chips. I was sent a sample pack with…

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  • Learning to Love My Body

    I have a confession to make: I'm not entirely in love with my body.  We tend to have a love/hate relationship. There are times I love my body.  I look at where I was in 2013, and I'm amazed at the progress I've seen.  I can't believe that I no longer fit into those huge…

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