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7 Feb

So, unless you’re living underneath a rock, yesterday was the Superbowl. Although Boyfriend’s dearest Jets didn’t make it this year (again!) we still took the opportunity to be with friends and family to eat, drink, and be merry.

 

Oh, and I made this:

 

Okay, so it’s not the prettiest looking thing. I am not a skilled cake decorator. My lines look like EKG readings (bad ones at that…) and the pylons are crooked. But you know what? It was delicious. We cut into it at halftime, and I think all that was left by the end of the game was the Steeler’s end zone.

 

I just my favorite chocolate cake recipe, and some Swiss meringue butter cream tinted different colors.

 

And if no one knows why the star is there…I’m only going to say that it was held in Texas, and I hail from the world’s biggest cowboys fan family.  And just so fittingly, my cousin Dallas (yes, that it her real name) got to eat the star.

Head over to Boyfriend’s blog to read about all of the musical acts during the Superbowl! You won’t be disappointed!

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

21 Jan

Now that we are in a new year, I’m sure at least one of us has gone into the “I’m going to eat nothing but lettuce for a month” mode. Okay, well maybe not that intense, but just like everyone else in the world, I’m sure we all want to lose weight and tone up for the coming year. How many of us have already slipped up on that? -Raises hand-

Okay, maybe we have slipped up a little bit, but what’s life without some guilty pleasures? Luckily, I have been experimenting with recipes. Trying to see how I can make those old favorites and comforts a little bit easier on the clothes we already have in the closet. An easy way to do this is with lots of whole grains.

Think about how many things we eat in a day that can be converted into whole grain. Breads, rice, cereal, tortillas, pasta… It takes a little bit of getting used to if you’re used to the sugary taste of whitened products, but once you go there, you’ll find that it’s hard to go back.  Boyfriend and I buy everything either “brown” or whole grain now, and we love it. But that doesn’t mean we don’t live a little too 😛

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