Brownie Batter Smoothies

Chocolately goodness that's good for you? Yes!

Chocolately goodness that’s good for you? Yes!

Let me introduce you to my “favoritest” smoothie in the whole wide world. Anyone who knows me and sees me on a regular basis has seen me toting these around. I love them and would marry them if I could. They helped me break my Dairy Queen addiction, as well as my sugar and coffee addictions. I lost 25 pounds in the last 6 months, and these smoothies really helped keep me motivated and satisfied. Continue reading →

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Pineapple Mint Smoothies

There's just something wonderfully sunny and refreshing about citrus and mint, especially in summer.

There’s just something wonderfully sunny and refreshing about citrus and mint, especially in summer.

Introducing, the “other” green smoothie. While I love smoothies full of kale, spinach and other greens, there’s nothing like a smoothie made with handfuls of freshly picked mint. It’s easy to grow, and once you have it, you usually have more than you can handle. This is a very good thing if you’re crazy about it like I am. Continue reading →

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Watermelon Vodka Coolers

Watermelon Vodka Coolers. Simple, refreshing and soothing!

When life gives you watermelons, make Watermelon Vodka Coolers!

Some days just blow all of your best laid plans out of the water. Like when you come home to find out your hyper, bored, unemployed husband has eaten half the fridge and thrown the other half away. And “fixed” the printer so it doesn’t work any more. And shrunk half your clothes in the laundry. And…and….so many other things.

Our budget is very tight some weeks, and this week was one of them. I was trying to use up what we had in the fridge and planned my meals around it. But between the hubby and the ravenous teenager, I’ve had to improvise quite a bit lately.

I got home last night with a pounding headache, after troubleshooting Cisco routers all day with no breaks and no lunch. I had planned to make 5-way chili and post it sometime soon, but realized we no longer had all the “stuff” to make that. Sigh. Continue reading →

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