Baked Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

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Yesterday, I went apple picking at a local orchard with some friends. I came home with far too many apples for a single person to eat and decided I needed to get creative in the kitchen. I love making fresh, warm applesauce this time of year. But, today, I wanted to try making some baked oatmeal. I found a recipe online and made some modifications to it. This oatmeal would be great with other modifications - using berries, almonds or Continue Reading

Elimination Diet: Week 1 in Review

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It's been a week. I'm still doing the Elimination diet. This week has had its ups and downs. I still haven't felt awesome, but I am guessing my body is detoxing a bit or my body just hates me...or both. Hopefully this week my symptoms will lessen or go away. I have found plenty of food that I can eat, however let's just say I have a lot of things over rice or quinoa. There is nothing wrong with rice or quinoa, but I have a feeling it will Continue Reading

Elimination Diet: Day 1

SS Elimination diet-day

It's been awhile for Amy and I, between her travels, both of us being crazy busy at work, and the holidays...let's just say it has been busy. Look out for lots of stuff to come, especially on this new elimination diet I am on. In the past few months, my food reactions have gotten worse. I am already on a gluten-free diet, but that is not seeming to be enough at this point--plus I overall eat pretty healthy. I eat whole foods, my veggies, and Continue Reading

Milwaukee Beer Run

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Today, I participated in my first race in more than two years. I used to be a runner. During training for my first marathon (that wasn't), I suffered some injuries and ended up needing pretty major ankle surgery. My brother, his fiancé and I completed The Milwaukee Beer Run 5k & .05k. They did the 5k and I did the .05k. That is the only distance race that would bring me out of racing retirement. Plus, beer. Here's the problem you guys. Continue Reading

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes  --   Sconnie Sisters

   OMG. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Need I say more. These are amazing!! For real. I made these for my friend's baby shower, and they were a huge hit (but really, how could they not be). Enjoy every single bite of them. To start out you will start with the Classic Chocolate Cupcake recipe.  Follow the recipe exactly as it lists, until you start to fill the cupcake liners. When you fill the cupcake liners, only Continue Reading