Weight Loss Journey – Day 4

With all the salt intake I had yesterday I figured I would gain weight and a lot more than I did.  When it only went up .2 lbs, I was pretty happy – especially since I’m still weighing less than last Thursday! Weigh In:  170.1 Woke up a little after 6:15 a.m. to get that…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 3

This morning was a nice relief!  The scale showed .7 lbs less!  I was really hoping that the number would start going down eventually. Weigh In:  169.9 Woke up a little after 6:30 a.m. to get that workout in before getting ready for work. Activity:  3 sets of reverse flys, skater lunges, double crunches; over…

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I was asked last night if we could do hamburger helper.  Since I am trying to limit the amount of processed foods, there was none of that in our pantry… so I found a recipe that I modified a bit to make our own.  Original recipe is at the bottom.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 lb burger…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 2

This morning I did weigh in .2 lbs more – however, my muscles are super sore and typically I gain a lot more weight than what I did when I usually workout.  Also, I still weigh less than what I did last Tuesday! Weigh In:  170.6 Woke up a little at 6:15 to get that…

Weight Loss Journey – Day 1

For the past few years, I’ve noticed each year an additional 10 lbs is gained and this year I’ve finally decided to do something about it.  I will still be posting recipes that are straight and to the point, but those will be separate from these posts.  What I have come to realize is that…

Black Bean Burgers/Meatballs

I am not one that likes black beans – however, I was looking for recipes with the excess cans I have.  With the meat prices going up, I wanted to find another alternative as well.  I absolutely love this recipe though and wanted to share! One part I want to note is that it’s best…

Sugar Cookie Cheesecake

If you are looking for a different type of cheesecake to make, this is a great one to try!  You’ll need a 9 inch springform pan for this.  If you do not have one, grab your cupcake pans out and place liners down – this would work for any size of cupcakes, but keep in…

Day 23 – KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge

On Thursday, December 23rd our beer of the night is the highly acclaimed KBS, which is a flavored stout – this one is Maple Mackinac Fudge.  Founder’s Brewing out of Grand Rapids, MI is who brews this. This imperial stout is with mackinac fudge coffee, maple syrup and chocolate aged in oak bourbon barrels.  As…

Day 22 – Gotta Get Up To Get Down

On Wednesday, December 22nd, our beer of the night is a coffee milk stout ale with coffee.  This is called Gotta Get Up To Get Down and is brewed by Wiseacre Brewing Company out of Memphis, TN. At 5% ABV, this is a great milk stout.  You can definitely smell and taste the coffee flavor,…

Crustless Taco Pie

If you are looking for a great meal that incorporates taco meat, this is one to give a try.  It is very light and fluffy! Ingredients: Taco Pie –  1 lb ground beef 1 small onion 6 large eggs 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup shredded cheese (not pictured) 3…

Day 21 – Solera

On Tuesday, December 21st, the beer of the night is Solera, which is a foeder-aged ale. Who else is a Dragon’s Milk fan? This beer is brewed by New Holland Brewing Company out of Holland, MI. For a Dragon’s Milk beer, it is good – however, we like the original a lot better.  This one…

Day 20 – Panther Cub

On Monday, December 20th, our beer of the night is called Panther Club by Founder’s Brewing out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This beer is a porter with vanilla extract and maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels.  At 9.2% ABV, this is a great beer to sip on.  This one is definitely a favorite of ours….