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Monday, December 26, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Lean French toast bake


I have loved french toast ever since I first had it, but I have never made it at home because it just feels so time consuming. With it being winter and I am wanting everything warm and baked so I decided to give a 'french toast casserole' a try. Since I am on a weight cut I need it to be as macro friendly as possible which meant I need to cut the fat and add in some protein. Therefore,  I present you with a Lean French Toast Casserole.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Quick and easy #adulteggnog


As a kid it wasn't the winter holiday season until the tree went up. As an adult it isn't the winter the holiday season until you make, and consume, a traditional holiday beverage and add...wait for it...
Love to it!
Just kidding
Until you add liquor! Because liquor is just like love when the temperature is below 40 outside and you live in Texas. You poor, poor souls who have to deal with far lower temps.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Snacks I'm loving




Take a look at my current at home and at work snack situation. Get some ideas and give some a try. All easy to make and all ingredients are easy to find. My main goal for these snacks was to try to keep low fat, higher carb, and moderate to high protein. My days can get pretty busy so keep carbs and protein high help to keep me going with out sugar crashes. If you are on a low carb diet, make sure to adjust as needed-and you might want to skip the rice cakes.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

So...I have an announcement.


Some news!

Holiday Rice dressing

This is the 2nd rice dressing I've posted, original here, but this one is just so good. My cooking has definitely gotten better in the past few years. Tastes way more like I remember it tasting from when I was younger. The best part it that the leftovers are even better.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Greenbean Casserole


Green bean casserole has been a staple for every holiday dinner since I can remember. Good thing it happens to be delicious and only gets better once you make it totally from scratch. Feel free to add the crunchy onions!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Pumpkin pie

Now that you have the pie crust...you'll need something to fill it with...

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Easy Pie Crust


This recipe can make at the very least 3 full pie crusts and some leftover for decoration...or a really, really, REALLY large pie crust. It's your life.

Heads up. I prefer to pre-bake my pie crusts to avoid a soggy bottom. If the bottom of your pie is falling apart, you can't really get to the yummy filling. If you can, you are also greeted by soggy crust which can just destroy a taste. Let's face it, most people are in it for the filling.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Easiest Slow Cooker Recipe Ever: Salsa Chicken.


The title is no hype. In fact, I feel silly posting this, but never know who it might help.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sweet Potato Quinoa Drop Dumplings


With Electric's large array of allergies- coming up with interesting foods has gotten more and more challenging the more we try to get healthy. Dumplings are one of those make it or break it foods. Traditional dumplings are made with wheat and oil (among other ingredients) and just those two ingredients alone would send us over our fats or him into some digestive distress. (wheat allergies/intolerances are no joke). When looking at making gnocchi-it was the same issue. Wheat flour and, usually, russet potatoes. Russet potatoes are not the best type of potato to be eating a lot of because of the simple carbs and starches that come with them.  Being that we have moved from rice to quinoa (so much quinoa) and sweet potatoes were super cheap (and we had a lot) we started to experiment. After some Google-fu we stumbled across the idea of gnocchi. Even though that attempt failed (so horribly) we did some get some nice drop dumplings out the whole thing. So yeah...this is a recipe for that. You're welcome.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Recipe #flashback- Backyard BBQs


It is offically summer, however if you have been in my neck of the woods 'summer' has been here for weeks with the near 100 degree temperature. Regardless of temperature is time for family and friends to continue the age of traditions of fireworks, swimming, and (of course) 'backyard' BBQs. Many of the recipes can be altered to cook inside if you don't have a grill or just don't want to brave the outside heat and sun.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

#recipepost Strawberry Protein Crunch

HWN: Strawberry Protein Crunch. High Protein and Stupid Simple.
It's cereal and protein powder. It's good. It's simple. Like, stupid simple. It's high protein. Eat it.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Shredded Chicken Muffins

Anything baked in a muffin pan makes it a muffin right? Regardless, these are easy to store and pack for work or school lunches.  They re-heat extremely well and are perfectly portioned so you no longer have to guess on how much you ate or how much you can eat. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016