Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more
I once read a story about a girl helping her grandma make a pie. The girl was tentatively kneading the dough & the grandma, encouraging the girl on, said "Don't be afraid of the dough, its just dough". The thing is, you can substitute almost any word for dough - the point is Be Daring, Not Afraid!
Dough making...punching...kneading...rolling...shaping...Play in the dough
I have found that one of my favorite things to do is make dough,for Calzones or pizza, whatever requires a nice yeast dough,it is a great stress reliever to make dough,punch it,knead it,roll it,shape it,and bake it...it is so much fun to feel the soft texture, it makes me happy, and it tastes great!
Saying No,Thank You to Candy/Cookie Fundraisers And Give a Donation of $ instead
On this Valentine's Day, I thought it would be interesting to have a say- no- to -sweets-secret! I have a neighbor whose child has school fundraisers using catalogs to buy cookie dough for baking ahead. I bought TWO tubs of choc. chip cookie dough last year and when no one was able to come to the cookie-bake I had scheduled for my child during the holidays,AFTER the holidays when I was cleaning out the freezer and saw the cookie dough,I baked it all and ATE them in 2 wks!~Gained 5 lbs & lost it
So I made a New Year's Resolution not to buy the dough anymore.So when she came around with the fundraiser,I said no,politely ,but my hubby came up with a GREAT IDEA--let the CHILD choose a tub of cookies and DONATE THE $! That way I get to help WITHOUT putting on any weight !!!Works for me!!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.