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Sparkly Fairy Dust Cupcakes

March 27, 2014 duchessoffork 0

When my kids look back on their childhood, I hope they’ll remember good times being had in the kitchen. I want some of their fondest memories to come from sharing comforting meals, meaningful conversation, and good ole belly laughs around the table as a family. I’ …

Weight Watchers Snack Ideas

March 12, 2014 duchessoffork 7

One of my biggest struggles when I started Weight Watchers, and all through my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, and even still today, is snacking. Ever since starting my weight-loss journey 8 years ago, I’ve strived to keep to the simple mantra of “eat when hungry, stop …

Brown Sugar Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak

February 20, 2014 duchessoffork 5

My resolution to cook one new meal a week in 2014 is still going strong! We’ve made a quick honey wheat pizza dough, slow cooked carnitas, and even skinny Swedish meatballs. The standout so far has been brown sugar and balsamic grilled flank steak. Flank steak is a cut …

Garlicky Roasted Chickpeas

January 29, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I’ve been trying to flex my creative muscle in the snack department lately. Peanut butter and nuts are my go-to snacks, but my servings of them have gotten way out of hand. I used my challenge to get out of certain food ruts and have enjoyed snacking on different combin …

A Typical Day of My Clean Eats

January 27, 2014 duchessoffork 8

I suppose clean eating means different thing to different people. In my daily diet, I try to avoid processed foods, refined sugars, white flour, and anything with more than 5 ingredients. Lately I’ve been limiting my dairy, also. Limiting. Not avoiding all together. I&# …

Banana Fro Yo {A Healthy Dessert!}

January 22, 2014 duchessoffork 4

I have become obsessed with banana fro yo. OBSESSED I make it multiple times a week and still can’t get enough. Even though I’ve cleaned up my diet, I still crave something sweet after dinner. Banana fro yo is the perfect sweet nightcap and only requires TWO ingre …

Kid-Approved Strawberry Banana Muffins

January 14, 2014 duchessoffork 4

It’s strawberry season here in Florida! Florida strawberries are the best on earth. If you ever have a chance to try Plant City strawberries, take it. Plant City pumps out the most red, juicy, and sweet berries you’ve ever tasted. Julia and I decided to make good …

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

January 6, 2014 duchessoffork 11

I’m excited/nervous/anxious/all other feelings about starting the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge today. Have you ever heard of AdvoCare? I hadn’t until about a year ago. I saw some fellow bloggers and social media friends participating in or selling the AdvoCare produc …

2014: The Year of New Recipes

January 1, 2014 duchessoffork 5

Happy New Year friends! It’s hard to wrap my brain around the fact that it’s 2014. Weren’t we just all a buzz and nervous about the world ending in Y2K? Time sure flies. Do you have a resolution this year? Or a goal? I don’t make resolutions, because I …

Hosting My First Thanksgiving

November 20, 2013 duchessoffork 8

Thanksgiving is easily one of my favorite holidays. It’s no secret that our family loves to eat, and we love to be together. I have many fond memories of Thanksgivings past. My mom would often host up to 40 of our family members from Tallahassee to New York to Colorado. …