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Skinny Pumpkin Dip

23 Sep


For book club I needed a quick dessert dish to bring with us to the park. I thought about just going to the store and buying cookies, but decided to actually use a pin that I’ve got pinned on Pinterest. It led me to the Skinny Pumpkin Dip.



1 tub (16 oz) Cool Whip Free, thawed
1 small box sugar free/fat free instant cheesecake pudding
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (not the pumpkin pie mix)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp of cinnamon sugar


1. Carefully mix all the the Cool Whip, pudding mix, and pumpkin puree mix together.

2. Stir in the pumpkin pie spice.

3. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

4. Enjoy.

I personally like to eat this amazingness with apples. However vanilla wafers and graham crackers work just as well.

This recipe is so simple to make and it produces a ton. I was able to enjoy this treat for awhile.


My plate from book club. I am obsessed with Redd’s Strawberry Ale! It is amazing and perfect for fall. The food was delish of course. We read Orange is the New Black. I like the show 10x’s more than I like the book. However the book was definitely worth the read. All in all it was another great book club meeting.


Kitchen overhaul

8 Jun

My kitchen was a mess. A hot mess. Luckily I have an amazing mother who came over and cleaned my house, well all except the fridge. That was my job…..

and I would rather avoid the kitchen at all costs lately. I am one of those people who buys produce and it wastes because I don’t do anything with it. Well I decided to change all that and organized the fridge and made some prepared meals before the items went bad.


The before….




And after….



I love the organized look. I moved all the healthy stuff up front so it will be easy to reach for. I am lucky to have good friends as Chyla donated most of my freezer stuff. She stocked me up on a lot of chicken and turkey products, so I will need to be making meals in the future and not relying on prepackaged meals.

While organizing I prepared some….


hardboiled eggs


Greek salad


homemade ice cream

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All the while I had a little helper….This little demon attacked me the whole time I was in the kitchen since she thought it was play time.



I’m really happy with the new kitchen. I want to start using the kitchen to prepare healthy meals and move away from processed foods. The first step is the kitchen organization and pretty soon I will be a chef in my own kitchen!

International Dinner Night

3 Jun

It is no surprise that I love all things international: the places, people, languages….and food. Well since the move I have discovered more international dinning that goes beyond Chinese and Mexican. There are so many places that I want to try (in moderation of course). So far I have been recommended to Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and Nigerian, and honestly I can’t wait because it will be a new experience.

Last night I went to Havana Rumba with my new Louisville friend Chyla, who is a great influence and has introduced me to Zumba and step aerobics classes!

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We started off with amazing bread, which I could have ate as the meal! The butter was amazing, but I had no problem limiting myself to just one.

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And for dinner I had this, Fricase de Pollo.

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Which consisted of boneless chicken and potatoes, slow cooked in a wine tomato creole sauce. Served with rice, black beans, and sweet plantains. It was a lot of food and made for two meals.

Chyla ordered the Camarones al Ajillo

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It was a great meal, and I discovered that I enjoy Cuban food. I can’t wait for the next foreign experience!

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