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Sausage and Shrimp Skillet

Since moving to Texas, my priorities have definitely shifted. Now, I am seeing the consequences (my clothes are tight). I am no longer teaching fitness classes, I sit in front of a computer most of the day, and I am surrounded by really good food. Some weight gain was inevitable but I am trying to…

Lazy Girl’s Ramen Using Leftover Seasoning Packets

There is actually a ramen museum called the Shin-Yokohama Rāmen Museum, which unfortunately, I did not get to visit while I was in Japan. You may only think of ramen as a quick cheap meal consisting of water, dried noodles, and a sodium rich seasoning packet. However, authentic ramen is complicated to make and there…

Succulents

Planting Succulents So let me begin by saying, I have no idea what I am doing. I have wanted to plant real succulents for years but for whatever reason, they really intimidate me. I finally decided I was going to plant at least three this summer so when I visited World Market, I was happy…

Breakfast Casserole Lessons

Well, I recently noticed that some of my abdominal muscles are visible so I decided to start counting my Macros (macro-nutrients) and calories hoping to eventually see the rest of my abs. This decision involved in-depth recipe research via Pinterest and I found an interesting breakfast casserole that I decided to try, substituting a few…

Slow Cooker Wings

One of our Minnesota friends told us about using root beer to make wings in the slow cooker. I used A&W Diet Root Beer and a Carolina barbecue sauce. I will say that I do not like the entire wing, I prefer drumettes. I did not do this, but you can make double the sauce and actually add it in the slow cooker along with the root beer.  I modified this Carolina Sauce Recipe. Barbecue Sauce Ingredients 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup ketchup 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup yellow mustard 1 tablespoon onion powder 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon…

Tea With Milk

I know the English do it and many Americans (like my friend Carolyn) but the thought of putting milk or half and half in tea really confused me for years. However, I recently decided to give up coffee and drink all the tea I keep buying but never seem to drink. Here are a few…