• Fitness at the SweeterThing House: A Really Random Product Review
  • Homemade Pizza!
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug {in the Microwave!}

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Fitness at the SweeterThing House: A Really Random Product Review

I have a confession: I’m a really gullible consumer. It’s bad. And funny because I have a degree in marketing, I’ve studied consumer behavior, I even worked at an advertising agency right out of college (it was awesome). Still, with all this knowledge, if you tell me you have a product that will do something… 

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Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza!

This post is weeks in the making and long overdue. If you’ve started following my Facebook page, you have seen “homemade pizza” on the weekly menu as we have instituted family pizza night. This is a result of a couple things:  We really love pizza. We are lazy on Sundays, we wanted something we could… 

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Cookie in a Mug

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug {in the Microwave!}

Yikes, I’m in trouble. In a moment of weakness one night, I thought “I wonder about that cookie in a mug thing, its probably terrible, I’ll try it”. Oops. As if my own delicious cookie in a mug isn’t enough to ruin everything I accomplished during my workout that day, I added a scoop of… 

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Uh…where to start? I just wrote you a whole paragraph and then said to myself “no one cares about that, that story was lame and stupid”, so I deleted it. I’m tired. This whole working out at 5:30 in the morning business is for the birds. Sorry Mr. Sweeter Thing, but it is. All I… 

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Homemade Graham Crackers

Homemade Graham Crackers

It’s raining outside. The kids are watching The Incredibles on the couch. I just finished a batch of VERY vanilla ice cream that’s destined to become ice cream sandwiches (stay tuned next week). The weather has been acting more like fall than summer, our highs are in the 70′s and it’s raining every day. Feels… 

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Mexican Street Tacos

Mexican Street Tacos, Baby!

Mr. Sweeter Thing is a genius. I’m so excited about these tacos! We have been ordering these tacos at our favorite mexican restaurants for a long time now, Rose Pepper Cafe is a favorite that comes to mind. I’ve never attempted to make these incredibly simplistic tacos at home because I’ve been assuming that mexican… 

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Meal Replacement Bars

Homemade Meal Replacement Bars

I’m trying to redeem myself from the two whole loaves of french bread I ate last week. Yikes. As part of this effort, Mr. Sweeter Thing and I started working out. Together. Before the sun comes up each morning. None of that is a great combination. I hurtallover. I’m also trying to eat better. I’m… 

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French Bread

French Bread

I know, I know….this bread is terrible for you. It’s made with white, all purpose flour. Flour of the devil. Void of all nutritional value and will surely make you crave nothing but sugar and more white devil flour for the rest of the day. IT. IS. WORTH. IT! Smear it with butter and homemade… 

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Vanilla  Cake

My Go-To Vanilla Cake Recipe {& a Gender Reveal!}

I’ve been eating a lot of cake. A lot. EVERYONE is having birthdays right now, except Anna who keeps asking when it will be her birthday so she can have her own cake. You know how I love to make things from scratch, and cake is no different. I’ve been searching for a while for… 

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Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

I’m on a bit of a strawberry kick if you haven’t noticed. And now I’ve gone and done it. I’ve been thinking dreaming of strawberry shortcake for weeks now. I started by making poundcake. It was ok. Acceptable. Not fulfilling. So I turned to shortcake. I didn’t want to just make a bisquik biscuit with a… 

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Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza

There’s a cake in the oven. It’s 75 degrees outside (finally!). The carpets need vacuumed. I need a shower. The pan of strawberry pizza I took to small group last night is gone. Like there are only crumbs left on the pan. So my heart is full. Nothing makes me happier than to take a… 

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