Noods as in NOODLES! - It's the perfect weather and time of year for SOUP and it's always a super convenient way to use up whatever is in the fridge too! Put together this crockpot coup recipe with inspiration from Simply Taralynn's latest recipes - go check out her blog too!
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or really give me it all times of the year. I slurped this down in about 2.5. I LOVE everything about treats during the holidays! The baking of cookies and treats, making goodie trays to give out and eating treats too! Also can't go wrong with the holiday drinks that are out right now! White chocolate peppermint mochas...salted caramel everything... how do you even pick???
Happy December! You got your Christmas shopping done yet? I surely don't - in fact I still haven't gotten the tree up! Buuuuttt some of the Christmas decor has started to creep in and I went a little nuts at Michaels and Menards the other day and grabbed some more stuff to decorate the porch AND for the house. Hey I couldn't hold back on a good deal! Michael's had their Christmas decor 70% off! I mean LED twinkle lights for decorating with a remote AND a set of LED candles with remote for $10 each? You can't go wrong ... and I'll find room for it! I've had the decorating bug lately for our house. We have been there for over three years already! When we first moved in we painted a bunch and I did quite a bit of decorating, but it's definitely time to get back at it!
Lots of randomness to catch you up on...
Much needed espresso for baking prep!
haha oh no! big bird! - Happy Thanksgiving week! I hope you all have lots of eating and family activities planned this week? I'm excited for all the baking I get to do! On my baking agenda is...
These browned butter sea salt chocolate chip cookies
Monster Cookies from Sally's Cookie Cookbook (as seen below)
and I'm thinking THIS CHEESECAKE has to happen!
how is it the weekend already? here is a weekly recap in few words per picture
(iBrrrrrr.... made it home to B's parents' house this past weekend - him and his dad did some deer hunting! I did venture out Sunday morning and sat with him for a few hours..but it was cold! Manageable but cold.
Favorite part? being with him. sitting in nature. drinking my coffee. and eating my apparently way too loud snack. oops!? - But seriously...have you tried the rx maple sea salt bars? (i'll post a link below...)
That afternoon I decided to make a trip to Trader Joe's! His parents live about 40 minutes from one...and it's about 3.5 hours from our place so it's like a treat to be able to go! I know many of you have your own favorites from there (as do I) so I thought it would be fun to share what I brought home! - Part one will feature some pantry items...and part TWO will be my freezer things!
You know those days when you realize you haven't showered in a few days...or your hair is like 90% dry shampoo... um... me either. but just in case that should ever happen to you for some reason...cough...you should try this!
Its a great way to keep your hair OUT of your face - especially for going for a run, fitness event, or just mom life or nurse life! (which we know is a "fitness event" on it's own...
Cookie and Treats Baker. R.N. Nutrition Nerd. Runner. <3 Coffee. Fitness. Foodie. In pursuit of finding my own kind of balance...
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