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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, December 14, 2015      5 comments

This was my experiment cookie this year. After I made these, I thought they were too oily and I was not going to keep the recipe. However, last weekend I took them out of the freezer and carried some on a platter with other types of cookies to... Read more

Chocolate Fudge

Thursday, December 10, 2015      8 comments

Ingredients: 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips or a dark chocolate bar (My favorite is Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet chocolate chips) 6 tablespoons non-hydrogenated nondairy butter (Earth Balance or Smart Balance) 3 1/2 cups confection... Read more

Gingerbread Cookies and Royal Icing

Monday, December 07, 2015      6 comments

I make gingerbread men from this recipe. If that's not your style, simply shape into round circles. Ingredients: 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground ginger ... Read more

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Friday, December 04, 2015      6 comments

When I was wondering aloud what cookie I was going to make this morning my college son recommended "Oatmeal Raisin" with a hopeful look in his eye. LOL The addition of nutmeg makes these classics extra special. And they are moist and crispy a... Read more

Cardamom Shortbread

Thursday, December 03, 2015      8 comments

These melt-in-the-mouth treats are flavored with cardamom, an aromatic spice with a spicy- sweet flavor. Be sure to use fresh cardamom. It makes a world of difference. Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, so... Read more

Pfeffernusse (Peppernuts)

Wednesday, December 02, 2015      6 comments

The name comes from the fact that these cookies are small, brown and about the size of nuts. Black or white pepper is an essential ingredient in these traditional German Christmas cookies, which along with cardamon, cinnamon and allspice, conve... Read more

Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      6 comments

These cookies are extra special and particularly good for the winter holidays. Ingredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer (or 1 egg) 2 tablespoons water (to be used with Egg Replacer powder, so omit if using real egg) 3... Read more

Planning Ahead for a Day Trip

Saturday, March 09, 2013      6 comments

This weekend ends Spring Break for us. Today we plan to do one final day trip before settling back into our normal routine. It is so easy for me to "slide" on healthy habits when traveling. This time I'm planning ahead. These are my goals: ... Read more

End of the Blog Challenge

Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

This is the last challenge day for blogging. Even though I did terrible this week in the food department, I blogged every day! That is a record for me. I think I will keep it up. There's something very satisfying about putting my thoughts do... Read more

Motivation or Advice?

Thursday, March 07, 2013      18 comments

I enjoy reading health news, recipes, etc, but the thing that I really like about Spark People is all the encouragement that I am able to give and receive. Just knowing I don't have to go through things alone is a very good thing! Many times p... Read more

What I can do to Improve

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      7 comments

Well, we arrived home from our trip this afternoon. I've unpacked, caught up with mail and laundry, and feeling tired. Almost supper time and just going to fix sandwiches. Probably will not exercise this late. So how will I improve? Tom... Read more

Staying on Track

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      7 comments

Haven't done as well today. Breakfast at my sister's was Krispy Kreme donuts! It's good I don't access to these where I live! Not only are they the BEST but I have childhood memories of once a year visits to my dear grandparents in south Geor... Read more

Encouraging Myself

Monday, March 04, 2013      12 comments

Positive thoughts and self talk, uplifting reading material, songs, faith and prayer are ways I am strengthened. By looking for the good in others and encouraging them, knowing that God has a plan and is in control, and looking at the big pictu... Read more

The Plan

Sunday, March 03, 2013      3 comments

Right now I am away from home visiting family in another state. I am finding it hard to implement portion control with the aid of tracking my food. Even though I want to begin my plan in earnest, I will do the best I can for now in choosing li... Read more

New Habit

Saturday, March 02, 2013      11 comments

My 5% Challenge Team has asked the members to blog each day this week, so here is my first day's assignment. What new habit would I like to incorporate into my life? Portion Control. I have always enjoyed good healthy food, and in earlier day... Read more


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