Monthly Archive: April 2012

Break Out The BBQ / Hiking a Floral Trail

Windy Point 009

We had Summer like weather here over the weekend and finally got to break out the Capri pants and short sleeve shirts. Love that! It’s so much fun to see your favorite duds from last summer. Another thing I love that comes with a change in seasons is a change in our menu! On Friday I was …

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Cheesy Italian Pasta Bake

Cheesy Italian Pasta Bake

You can adapt this recipe to your liking, use low fat turkey Italian sausage in place of ground beef, provolone cheese instead of mozzarella, homemade marinara sauce instead of store bought, add some mushrooms and top with a little fresh basil if you have it. It’s cheesy deliciousness!I have also made a successful lower-fat version …

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Cheesy Italian Pasta Bake

Valentines Flowers, lake Clementine Trail 007

Every once in a while I go through my old recipe box and come across a recipe that use to be a part of our regular menu rotation. This Italian Pasta Bake is a casserole that use to be my go to recipe for pot lucks, feeding hungry groups of teenagers or to take to a …

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Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds / Hiking a Wet Trail

Hoyt Crossing Trail. Almond Butter 045

A while back I picked up this jar of Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds at Trader Joe’s. Best purchase ever! I love this stuff – it’s super crunchy and salty with the amazing flavor of slightly sweet almond butter. Nut butters are high in calories and fat but it is a healthy fat and this one …

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Dark Chocolate Power Cake & Raspberry Chia Jam

Chocolate Power Cake 1 Minute Muffin Chia Jam 024

I have the most trouble figuring out what to eat for breakfast. I am not usually very hungry and most typical breakfast items don’t appeal to me. On the first phase of the 17 Day Diet I overdosed on eggs and haven’t been able to eat them again. When I found Kasey’s blog @Powercakes and …

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