What I Love This Week: Fiskars Kitchen Scissors

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This week I’m loving my Fiskars kitchen scissors. I actually own three sets of these scissors because I use them all the time. Every piece of chicken that I cook first gets trimmed with a pair of these scissors. I also use them for opening up packages of meat and for snipping fresh herbs. The best thing about the scissors is that they come apart for easy cleaning. If they break, you can send them back to Fiskars and they will send a replacement for free. Read more…

Zucchini Scallion Pancakes

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This recipe is perfect for using up the extra zucchini from the garden. It makes for a healthy and satisfying lunch or a tasty side dish with fried rice and Sweet and Sour Chicken. Although my family wasn’t brave enough to taste it, I cooked this over and over for myself.  My photos were not the best so you should check out the marvelous photos over at The Lemon Bowl where I found this recipe. Read more…

What I Love This Week: Maple Hill Creamery Creamline Yogurt

 

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This week I’m loving this amazing yogurt by Maple Hill Creamery. I think that I picked these up because of the artwork of the tree on the container and I purchased them because it’s made with organic milk from grass-fed cows. I am so glad that I did because it’s my new favorite yogurt. We eat a lot of yogurt here and it’s usually Stonyfield brand because that’s the only organic choice usually available at the store for us. This yogurt appeared at Wegman’s last week and I’ve already tried 3 different flavors. It’s a little pricey at $1.49 for a 6 oz. container but I think that it’s worth it. Read more…

Chocolate Mousse Torte

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First I want to establish that I am personally not a fan of whipped topping because of the artificialness of it. It’s one of the main ingredients in this recipe, that’s why I’m giving this disclaimer up front. My family however thinks that Cool Whip is Kraft’s gift to dessert. My daughter once bought herself a container of it to eat by itself. I’m sharing this recipe because it turned out well but I’m hoping to try it again at some point with real whipped cream. I will admit that this was a fun recipe to make and that it certainly is pretty. My husband’s feedback was that I should have put more raspberries on top. Read more…

What I Love This Week: Hand-Lettering

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This week I’m loving making this hand-lettered artwork. One might call it an obsession. As soon as I finish one of my pieces I’m planning out the next one. Someone else might call it inspiration. Whatever you might want to call it, it doesn’t matter because I’m loving creating this artwork. This story starts with Doodlers Anonymous, a website that I follow, for submissions for their next coloring book. The coloring books look so cool and last year I submitted several pieces but none were selected. Not getting my hopes up this year either because I only submitted one drawing and I don’t think that it was my best work. Plus DA reportedly received 1,400 submissions. I’m glad I’m not the one sorting through and choosing because that will be one tough job. The other good thing is that ever since, I’ve  been consumed with making more and more of these hand-lettered pieces.  Not sure what I’m going to do with them but as long as I’m inspired I’m going to keep producing. Read more…

What I Love This Week: Chocolate Earl Grey Tea

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This week I’m loving more tea. It’s Chocolate Earl Grey by Numi Organic Tea. This weekend I was restocking my current everyday tea of Numi’s Golden Chai and next to it on the store shelf was this new Chocolate Earl Grey. The white box grabbed my attention and it took about three seconds for me to decide to grab it for myself. I’m so glad that I did because it’s awesome. My first sip filled with my senses with orange and chocolate scents and I was reminded of those chocolate oranges that my husband buys me for Christmas. It’s got to be a dark chocolate orange and it’s so fun to smash the orange to break it into pieces. Getting off track here… Read more…

Soft and Chewy Low Sugar Cookies

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I believe that I’m a stress eater. Lately I find myself grabbing cookies or chocolate when I’m hungry and immediately regret it. Regret is a terrible feeling, isn’t it? Food shouldn’t be something you regret. One of the reasons I regret eating some foods is that I know I will pay for it later. If I eat a lot of sugary things my joints ache more than usual. I can’t be sure of the relationship between the two and it certainly makes me feel old to wake up with a sore hip but if I can eliminate the pain by eliminating most of the sugar from my diet then it’s worth missing out on certain foods.

This recipe is adapted from the Food Babe’s Low Sugar Cookies, which I love but I find a little dry. These cookies are soft and fluffy because I added extra eggs and left out the oats. Read more…

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