Why I stick with Trim Healthy Mama, and bonus Coffee Cake Muffin in a Mug (THM {S}) recipe!

I have been maintaining my weight loss for almost three years now. Sometimes, though, I still have people who wonder why I am still eating the way I am (which apparently seems weird to them!) 😉 I am still sticking with Trim Healthy Mama, and here's why: I believe the balanced view of eating carbs …

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Mini Cherry Pies

So when we moved here 5 years ago, I realized I'd better figure out what to do with the abundance of cherries growing in our very own backyard! Cherry jams, cherry cobblers, cherry pies... yum. And after the first year, I realized I'd better figure out a quicker way to pit all those cherries than …

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*Last Day of School Tradition*

Yippeeeee! Summer vacation is here! Yesterday we ended the school year with what has become a bit of a tradition for us: Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts Well, the tradition is the homemade doughnuts, although the kind has varied every year.  I bake the doughnuts and use the excuse that they are healthier (the truth is …

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Layered Ice Cream Cake – A Birthday Tradition

This cake has become our family "biRthDaY" tradition. I love this cake because it's easy, it's yummy, it looks fancy, and it's customizable to the birthday kid because you can pick whatever their favorite ice cream flavors are! Here's the recipe: Layered Ice Cream Cake 18 oreos 1 -2 T milk 9 ice cream sandwiches 3 pints ice …

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Handmade Christmas Gifts and Projects

I love making people handmade gifts.  I did a lot of that this year.  But, because I stink at photography, I actually forgot to take photos of most of the things I made!   Fortunately, most of the ideas came from either pinterest or blogs I frequent.  So in case any of you are interested in some …

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guacamole….mmmmm….

Have I ever mentioned how much I like avocados?  and guacamole?  Well, if not, it's been an oversight.  I love them.  And generally just can't get enough.  So, of course, I have tried the Baja Salad at Wendy's, and the Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado sub at Subway.  And they're both delicious. But then I got thinking …

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