Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top 10 List For a Healthier Lifestyle

This is the list I have used to loose weight and has helped me the most in staying on track with maintaining my weight it is very basic. I like the freedom to choose what I eat and try not to make foods off limits but will turn down high calorie foods for lower calories ones.

1. Keep a food journal/ Count Calories

2. Water, Water, Water-Lose liquid calories

3. Eat Real Food- fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, meat and dairy

4. Ditch Processed Foods

5. Choose Your Treats Wisely

6. Learn Food Proportions

7. Read Food Labels

8. Get enough sleep/8-9 hours per night

9. Exercise at least 30 minutes per day

10. Don’t be too hard on yourself

Friday, March 2, 2012

Valentine’s Tablescape

I am a little late but I still wanted to share my Valentine's Tablescape that I posting about Planning My Valentine's Table. I did end up using a different table cloth since the white one I was planning to use didn't look that good with the mostly white tablerunner.

For Dinner I served:
Mash Potatoes
French Bread

This is my dessert table. I made a Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing with Mini Candy Coated Valentine Chips and Super Soft Sugar Cookies. The pretty orchid is from my sweet husband.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Super Soft Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream (or vanilla yogurt)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. soda
4 tsp. baking powder
4 1/2- 5 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream together butter & sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla, mix well. Then add soda, baking powder, salt, & flour. Mix well and refrigerate 3 hours. Pull out of fridge and roll them out and cut into shapes. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.


1 cube softened butter
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp.vanilla
1 1/2- 2 1/2 cups powder sugar
3 Tbs. milk

Mix butter and almond and vanilla extract together. Add powdered sugar a little at a time. I usually add 1 cup and then slowly keep adding it till it gets to the consistency and taste I like. But roughly anywhere from 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 cups will do. I then add the milk to smooth it out.