Spicy Butternut Mac 'n Cheese. With Bacon. [Recipe]

Spicy Butternut Mac ‘n Cheese. With Bacon. [Recipe]

I don't always make mac 'n cheese... ...but when I do, it's for flower-senders. When the sender of the flowers came to visit, I had to make mac 'n cheese by request.  Of course,  I couldn't just make a normal recipe.  It had a strange twist or two, but I assure you it was good! Apparently I'm on a butternut squash kick! Even done with a Laura-like spin, you don't go wrong with a pan of cheesy noodles!  And... ahem... it would be the perfect side for a bird next week. … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Beer Bread

Strange But Good Halloween Recipes

If there's ever a time to let your freak-flag fly*, it's Halloween. *Assuming you ever bother to hide it. This Halloween I'm letting my flag fly in full-on Rocky Horror fashion.  Complete with a costume I cannot believe I'm actually going to leave the house in. In lieu of a new recipe this … [Read More...]

Halloween Honey

Halloween Wednesday

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It's the only holiday not masquerading as a religious or national holiday. There's something in the air this time of year.  It's exciting - they weather is nice, people are energetic (it's a massive relief from the Southern summer heat and humidity)... … [Read More...]

5 Reasons NOT to Workout in the Morning

5 Reasons NOT to Workout in the Morning

Working out in the morning is overrated. That's right.  I said it. There are far too many posts out there touting the benefits of working out early in the morning.  Tips for becoming a morning person.  How to fit in 30 minutes before dawn even shows it's ass crack. Screw that!  I'm not a … [Read More...]

Baked Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites

Baked Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites

Have you ever eaten warm banana? Think pie... bananas foster... breads. When you bake a banana it becomes a gooey, caramel-y treat.  You don't even need to use sugar.  Like in these muffins. I'm not one to take the time to make a baked oatmeal in the morning, but I love having it for … [Read More...]

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Living Clean and Getting Outdoors

Living Clean People often cop out of exercise because working out inside a gym simply doesn't motivate them.  Yet leading an active life and eating clean doesn't mean spending hours alone chained to a machine.  In fact, a great way to stay in shape and active is right outside your front door!  From … [Read More...]

Lisa and Me with the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Big Gay Ice Cream WIAW

There's not much better than ice cream on a sunny, fall afternoon. Or after a brutal workout. It's been a week of treat 'yo self.  But how often does the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck head down South from NYC?  I enjoyed a cone on Monday and a cup on Tuesday. Monday night I stopped to pick up a … [Read More...]

We enjoyed the kitsch of old Vegas.

Leaving Las Vegas

I'm home after one helluva week. I may have left my heart in Vegas. The softball team tied one, lost one, won one, and then lost another... that we never should have lost... but whatever.  I'm already looking forward to next year! Seeing as how I'm on the late flight back to ATL, this is … [Read More...]

Roasted Brussels, Butternut, & Beets

Roasted Brussels, Butternut, & Beets (Recipe)

Fall gets me excited for new produce. It's the little things... am I right?! While I've seen a lot of strange in Vegas (some good, some BAD), this strange but good meal was done in advance of the trip. Side note: I planned ahead?!  Who AM I? … [Read More...]