Oh, Good Lord–Coconut Brown Butter Short Bread Cookies

Most of you know that I’ve sworn off sugar. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, but let’s be honest, sometimes a girl just needs a cookie! When I volunteered to make sweet treats for a retirement reception, I figured it was time to look for something unique and original that sugar-loving people could enjoy as well. (Finding desserts that … Read More

Chimis With A Twist

If you’ve read anything on this blog this past year, you’ve probably run across a BGDIR article or two. It’s no secret that I’m half the size I used to be, thanks to Jack and Jasinda Wilder. 🙂 I don’t plan on ever going back to the sugar/processed carb insanity that held me prisoner for years, but I will admit … Read More

Three Recipes That’ll Spice Up Your Life

I love spicy food, almost as much as the sweet stuff. The good news is there are a ton of recipes that have a little kick and are still good for you. Here are a few of my favs. Be sure to click on the pic for the original recipe. #1 One Skillet Chicken with Fiesta Cream Sauce Little Spice … Read More

Let Them Eat Cake

All right, all right. I know there’s a brownie in the featured image instead of a piece of cake. But I happen to love brownies more than cake, and who says “let them eat brownies?” My point is I’ve been sugar-free for a year, and I’m still eating cake … and brownies, as the case may be. It’s one of … Read More

Wilder Women Do, And They Don’t Regret It

It doesn’t seem possible that it’s already been a year since I first picked up Jasinda Wilder’s book Big Girls Do It Running.  If you don’t already have a copy, I strongly suggest you one-click that sucker. Not only am I over ninety pounds down, but all my blood counts are also within normal range, and I feel better than I have in … Read More