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Chefiness

Chefiness

In the past I may have presented myself as more of a chef than I actually am. Let me be clear: I am an excellent food assembler, but a chef I am not. I am excellent at opening bags of delicious items from Trader Joe’s and combining them to make different delicious things. But I … Continue reading

Lord Chocolamort

Lord Chocolamort

You guys my pantry is talking to me again. And my refrigerator. And my delivery menus. Oh boy. It’s been a long week. Sometimes I just want to eat. I want to eat a lot of something. And that something is most likely sugar based–the sweet or salty variety will do as long as there’s … Continue reading

Busy Bee

Busy Bee

Hello Friends!!!! I know I’ve been awfully quiet in the blog world this week. All is well, it’s just that all is…well…busy! These busy times are the hardest times to stay on track with healthy food and smart choices, so this week I decided to automate my food more than I normally would. I’m usually … Continue reading

Super Spread Super Bowl

Super Spread Super Bowl

Was that not one of the best Super Bowls since the 49ers actually won, or what? Yeah, I was pretty bummed at the end when our rookie quarterback did not pull through. But there was so much awesome leading up to the awful that the party at my house still had an amazing time. Except … Continue reading

Don’t Panic, Make This

Don’t Panic, Make This

Welcome to Monday! Whatcha making for dinner? Hadn’t gotten that far? Well, I have an idea! I made this on Friday for some friends and it was delicious! You should make it too! It’s a creamy, comforting, cheesy carbfest that deliciously masks the fact that it’s made with a whole bunch of butternut squash and … Continue reading

Enjoying the Enemy

Enjoying the Enemy

I spent all day yesterday walking around, catching glimpses of my reflection in shiny surfaces and thinking, “Ugh-blech-blurgh.” But then I remembered that my #1 New Year’s Resolution is to enjoy myself no matter what I am doing. And since right now what I am doing is carrying around¬†15 extra pounds that seems to be … Continue reading

Freedom! I won’t let you down!

Freedom! I won’t let you down!

Happy Independence Day Friends! Belated, of course, in my true fashion. Also true to fashion, we had some people over yesterday to celebrate America and freedom and hot dogs. I planned my entire week knowing that there was a hump-day BBQ coming my way with plenty of beer and chips and things that I would … Continue reading

Volumize your dinner

Volumize your dinner

I am a volume eater. I would rather have a large quantity of healthified food that doesn’t quite taste like the real deal than 5 bites of something made with butter. Well let’s be real, I would rather everything be doused in butter, but I’ve tried that and that equals Fat Jen.¬† Volume is my … Continue reading

The Party Walk

The Party Walk

Here we are, half way through the year, which, like birthdays, is an excellent time for a check-in. How do you feel about what you’ve accomplished this year so far? What do you want to accomplish by the end of the year – or as someone graciously phrased this question to me yesterday – what … Continue reading

Trader Joe’s Gets Skinny

Trader Joe’s Gets Skinny

Normally I’m not impressed with anyone else’s knowledge of WW PointsPlus values when it comes to Trader Joe’s. As I discussed yesterday, I have spent hours at TJ’s entering foods into my WW app. But I found something impressive and far be it from me to keep it to myself. The Slender Kitchen recently posted … Continue reading