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Since May of this year, I have lost 15 pounds.  I changed my eating habits and rather than forcing myself to go to the gym on a regular basis, which I didn’t find effective, I began using workout videos from Cassey Ho.  Her positive enthusiasm and constant support inspired me and has helped me an enormous amount.  I wanted to provide for you all a link to her DVD.  She is a Pilates instructor and will definitely work you hard.  Since I try to make the majority of the recipes I post healthy, and am considering providing workout tips, I wanted to see what you all thought of this.  Please check out her stuff and let me know! Thanks 🙂 

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Happy Halloween WordPress Followers!

Happy Halloween WordPress Followers!

Happy Halloween everyone! Thanks for following my blog. There will be a new recipe posted tomorrow in order to kick off my new Friday segment called “Friends Feeding Friends”. I hope you all check it out tomorrow. Please comment below if you would like to be a part of this segment in the future. I would just need a picture, the ingredients, and steps and would link people over to your blog 🙂 Happy Halloween everyone! Have a spooktacular day!

Baked Spaghetti with Squash

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“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti” – Sophia Loren

Servings- 6

Ingredients-

8 oz of angel hair pasta

24 oz of sauce

1 cup of mozzarella cheese

1.5 cups of squash

3/4 cup of spinach

Steps-

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Boil the water for your pasta.  Once it is boiling, cook for about 8-10 mins.

3. Chop your squash and spinach into small pieces.

4. When the pasta is done, drain and allow to cool.

5. Spray a square baking pan with cooking spray and then pour a little of the sauce into the pan until the bottom is covered.

6. Take a third of the pasta and place in the pan evenly.  Then pour a third of the spinach and a third of the squash over the pasta.  Next, cover that layer with a third of the sauce and then top with a fourth of the cheese.  Do the 2nd and 3rd layer in the same way. Top off with the rest of the cheese.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Happy Cooking!

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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education” – Mark Twain

Hardest part of trying to be healthy is avoiding my beloved potato products. Most of all… mashed potato! I searched the ingredients in my house to see what I could make as a substitution… and this lovely mashed cauliflower recipe was the result. It is DELICIOUS & I hope you all enjoy it. Let me know below! 🙂

Servings: 3

Ingredients:
4 cups of cauliflower florets (frozen)
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of butter
1/4 cup of milk
1/3 cup of water
1 tbsp of grated parm cheese

Steps:

1. Boil cauliflower with 1/3 cups of water for 13 minutes
2. Mashed the cloves and garlic and mix with the other ingredients.
3. When the cauliflower is done boiling, mix in with the other ingredients.
4. Either mash by hand or mix in a food processor until you arrive at the desired smooth texture you want.
5. Top off with a little grated cheese!

Happy cooking!

Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

 

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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream!” – Julia Child 

 

It’s that time of year again… my favorite season!  Bring on the boots and scarves, watch the leaves change color, and embrace the FALL!  For a food blogger, this obviously means lots of baking with apples.  A couple weekends ago my friends and I headed up to Western Mass and enjoyed a nice day of apple picking. 

 

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As a result, I still had tons of apples leftover.  I checked the cupboards and searched through my ingredients to see what types of goodies I could bake for my friends.  The result…. a house filled with delicious fall scents and bellies filled with delicious apple cinnamon pecan muffins. 

 

Servings: 6 muffins

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 large apple sliced and chopped

Steps: 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Peel and chop your apples into small pieces.

3. Beat the egg, melt the butter, and mix them with the other ingredients (including the apples) in a large bowl. 

4. Pour the batter into the cupcake tin filling each slot about 2/3rds full. 

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 

 

Happy baking & Happy fall!!!

 

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