Pumpkin Oats White Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin overload – right?  Pumpkins are everywhere, even now that Halloween is past and we are moving headlong into the Thanksgiving season. Do you know what my favorite Thanksgiving commercials are – ever – the Publix pilgrim little figurines – that get so full from all the Publix food that was served on Thanksgiving that […]

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Simple Summer Squash Salad

Summer food should be pretty.  The sun is shining.  The gardens are bursting with fragrant herbs and brightly hued fruits the way God imagined and created them. While I didn’t grow the items found in this summer salad, I did buy them at the Whole Foods in Buckhead (a delightful shopping, eating, and living area […]

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Fit Friday: 5 Health Benefits of Drinking Water

Starbucks. Coke.  Diet Coke. Cherry Zero.  Milk.  Juices.  Green Smoothis. Kefir. So many liquids to drink out there – and I’ve only named a few.  But, what about the one thing that is free and good (at least in our ountry in most cities in America)? My health fast in the month of March is […]

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Fit Friday Links

Welcome to Friday. Its been a difficult week to do anything in the way of exercise because all I want to do is go outside and walk – but that is hard when the wind is blowing, you have two under 17m and the air is arctic (compared to Florida sunshine and warmth). So this […]

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Raw Detox Recap

Going on a two week vacation right after New Year’s doesn’t really help with keeping all those resolutions.  5 people in a hotel room doesn’t leave much room for exercising but I enjoyed the many days in the Florida sunshine (and heat).  But, I had returned with the scale being up 6 pounds (including birthday […]

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Fruit and Bran make a wonderful muffin

Moist, healthy, filling, fruit: what more could you want in a morning muffin? I have tons of recipes that I’ve torn out of magazines over the years and I’m trying to actually cook through them.  Now that I have someone to cook for it makes it a little easier (and I always need ideas)! These […]

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Much & Link Love: November 21 edition

Vacation over: Thanksgiving ahead. 1. Vacation was great: hiking, eating, sleeping, photoging, seeing friends. Beautiful weather. 2. Parents come in town tomorrow. 3. I’ve decided not to do the half on Thursday. That would take out 9 hours of what my parents and I could do together (drive, run, drive), so we will find stuff […]

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Do Hard Things

This post actually has nothing to do with the Harris brothers’ book by the same title. But, as I was thinking of titles for this blog, that is what came to mind. Others that came to mind: Things I Learned from Randy Stinson, Spiritual Laziness, What I Don’t Like To Do, but Need To. The […]

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Much & Link Love (Nov 1) and November!

Well, thought I might tie these two posts together since November 1 falls on a Monday. 1. Great weekend: the ocean, 31 miles, mahi mahi tacos, and a Gator win! 2. Getting organized and down-sizing. 3. Love seeing old friends: they are rare! 4. Love talking about what God is doing in my life. 5. […]

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Honey Granola

Granola is probably the thing I make most in my kitchen (save cookies and egg white sandwiches). I always like trying new recipes. This one is a winner. I started with a recipe from Joy of Baking and tweaked it. Turned out great. 3 cups oats 1/2 cup whole raw almonds (I buy in the […]

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