Archives for 2016

People Are Often Surprised That Coaches Have Coaches

Some of you know my fitness journey (AKA the Accidental Fitness Quest). I started out years ago with a personal trainer because I had no idea what I was doing. I’d never worked out before and had no idea how to use anything in the gym. I could have used resources online or in magazines […]

Dairy Free Magic Bars

Have you ever had Hello Dolly Bars? I think the name is a regional thing. They call the Hello Dolly bars here in the South, but back home in Maryland we called them Magic Bars or 7 Layer Bars. They’re all the same thing. Graham cracker crust topped with coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips. Then […]

High Protein Gingerbread Cookies

I’m still playing around with variations of my Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie recipe. So far I’ve done birthday cake and chocolate chip. Today I’ve got a new variation for you, but I can’t really call it a copycat because it doesn’t yet exist in the Lenny & Larry line up. At least not that […]

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Yesterday was one of my favorite kinds of days. It was a baking kind of day! It started out with a cooking class at a local foodie store. I learned how to make french macarons! They were so cute and tasted great, and I had a blast. I’m definitely going to play around with some […]

Budget Your Treats Like You Budget Your Spending

It’s pretty much common sense to create and follow a budget when you’re learning how to live within your means. You set your spending, write down your must-pay bills, and then check out what you have leftover to spend on splurges. If you’re like most people, you look at your splurges and realize that you […]