Month: March 2013

Hoppy Easter!

I bet that’s the first time you’ve heard that joke, huh? I hope the bunny showed you some love!

I’ve had a nice time at home so far. My Saturday included a little bit of this:

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Ice cream with my brother!

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Mom’s sundae was a little bigger than she expected. I helped her out, no problem. πŸ˜‰

And a little bit of this:

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I love dyeing eggs.

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Dad made one that said, “Angela’s egg farts smell bad.” Yes, we all get a kick out of fart humor. Not sorry about it!

Nevertheless, I hope you have a very blessed and relaxing Easter. Take some time to remember the reasons our lives can be so great.

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And if you don’t celebrate the Easter holiday, have a wonderful Sunday!

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Friday Favorites

Welcome to the land where all your dreams come true…

Friday! Go ahead and do the happy dance.

I’m going home for the Easter holiday tonight, and I definitely am anticipating some great, though short, family time. πŸ™‚

I’m keeping Friday Faves a little short today because I didn’t get much internet snooping done this weekend. Moving right along, though!

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Favorite DIY: Ummm, tell me this is not simple and gorgeous. I absolutely have to do this the next time I get flowers!

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Favorite Fashion: I used to avoid cheetah print like the plague, but this outfit is calling to me. It’d be super cute with coral shorts for a spring look as well!

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Favorite Post: Sarah of The Smart Kitchen did a follow-up post about trying to stop paying so much attention to the numbers when it comes to food. I featured her last post as a fave, and this one is no different. Progress is important!

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Favorite Recipe: I think that Jessica from How Sweet It Is is a genius and super cool. She’s from Pittsburgh, and I want to run into her so badly one day. I’d probably be starstruck. Anyway, these Crispy Loaded Buffalo Oven Fries look heavenly. I love the flavor of buffalo sauce, so these are right up my alley.

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That’s all folks! See ya later πŸ™‚

Questions of the Day:

How do you feel about cheetah print? What about buffalo sauce?

 

Easter Bunnies Need Protein, Too

Hi there! It’s Thursday, woo hoo!

Easter is oddly one of my favorite holidays. I have so many fond memories of Easter from my childhood, and those memories make the holiday enjoyable for me.

A family friend has a cabin in the woods of southwestern PA that we used to visit a lot when I was younger, and one year we spent the Easter holiday there. We went to mass at a tiny, local church, and afterwards we ate brunch at Seven Springs, a ski resort. And I can’t forget the visit from the Easter Bunny! I actually wrote him a note and left a map at home so he would know where to find us at the cabin.

Since the Easter Bunny is always so nice, maybe this year we can all leave a little something for him, no? How about some Carrot Cake Protein Bars? Hey, Easter Bunnies need protein too. He has to get the energy to hop somehow!

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Carrot Cake Protein Bars

Makes 8 bars

  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 oz natural unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 10 stevia packets
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grind carrots in a food processor until very fine.
  3. Add flour, egg whites, and egg to the processor. Combine.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, pulse in food processor until very smooth.
  5. Spray Β an 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray, and pour mix into pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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I usually eat two bars as a serving. Enjoy!