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Getting Back to Basics Bake Sale and Another Milestone Accomplished! This week was broken up a bit by a four-day weekend for me for Labor Day (which Mark unfortunately had to work), but with Mark away, it gave me an excellent opportunity to “Labor over Labor Day” to bake for my “Monday Bake Sale” (Tuesday this week for obvious reasons…). ...

A Healthy Take on the Stuffed Pepper… Mark had to work on Easter Sunday, so we had our Easter dinner on Saturday…That left Sunday’s dinner up in the air. It was a beautiful day outside, so I wanted to spend a good chunk of the day enjoying it, so that left little time for actual dinner making/prep. I had a ...

What Would Jesus Eat? (Plus, Happy Easter!) This year we had to celebrate Easter a day early (Mark works today), so we had dinner a day early…This year we tried something different than the old stand-by of ham and potatoes. We love ham and potatoes, but given that we had an afternoon to prepare a nice meal, we decided to ...

Keeping Up Motivation Over the Holiday Season… Plus a Great Gnocchi Recipe for Leftover Butternut Squash! Once again, hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. Mark is back off to work today, and I’ll be back to work tomorrow, so…back to the grind…until Christmas! This past week actually proved to be easier to keep up our routine than we would ...

Week 18: Working Through the Pains… and the Leftovers… This week was a recovery week for us…recovery in a couple of ways. Recovering from the Thanksgiving Holiday (plus all of those leftovers, my vegan platter shown above) and allowing our bodies recover from 16+ miles of running over the course of 3 days! Luckily as the week has progressed, we’ve ...

Valentines Day…oh the commercialism that accompanies this “holiday”… For years, I’ve tried to avoid buying into the commercialism, but this year, we finally decided it was high time to go out for a nice dinner rather than cook each other dinner as in years past as you can get incredible deals on multi-course dinners at fabulous restaurants.  This year we’re ...

Including, but not limited to…Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Blog Anniversary… Well, seems like we were just celebrating the Western New Year, and here we are, Chinese New Year! I never celebrated Chinese New Year. Perhaps it’s because I’m a Caucasian female “true blue” American (we can trace both sides of my family in the US before the Revolution)? ...

Brought to you by El Bolillo Bakery; Houston, TX I’ve recently started following Punchbowl on twitter (my handle is activelifecook fwiw) which tells me all of the odd days that are out there. Well, today was a reason to celebrate…it’s National Sticky Bun Day (2/20/10)! I woke up early this morning, 6:30am to be exact, to surprise my husband with ...