Monday, May 31, 2010

What's to eat for Memorial Day?!

We are grilling pizza's! If you have never tried this, you are missing out!!! My favorite kind is the pineapple, because pineapple gets so sweet on the grill! I also really like a vegi pizza grilled!

To start out, this is the pan you need, from Crate and Barrel.
You can really put whatever you would like on your pizza, but two combinations i have tried are below if you would like to try them!!!

I think it works out best if you have a really thin crust, so try and find some of those! I do love to make my own crust, but it is a little difficult to use dough when the pan has holes!
Pineapple Pizza:
Brush each side of the crust with a little oil and grill on each side to get slightly brown. Then add whatever your favorite pizza sauce might be(the sauce is best if you warm it up a little) and top with turkey pepperoni, pineapple and freshly grated mozzerella.

It takes about 10-15 minutes to cook, but you will just have to watch it!

For a Vegi Pizza, follow the same steps for the crust. You need to grill or saute the vegi's ahead of time so they won't be too crunchy! The vegetables that i use are purple onion, green pepper, cherry tomato's and mushrooms. You can add whatever one's you like in though. Grill or Saute the vegetables, and then pour onto slightly browned crust with sauce already on it. You can add turkey pepperoni to this as well, or just go straight vegi! You will top the vegi's with freshly grated mozzerella and cook it for about 10-15 minutes.

Yummy, i promise you will love these pizza's!!!

Monogrammed wine glass giveaway!!!

Just a reminder, one week left til giveaway!!!! If you would like to be the winner of two adorable monogrammed wine glasses,  just follow below to be entered!

*Be a follower of my blog
*blog about it, and link to my blog

* put a link on your sidebar
*Let me know which one's you have done!!!

You have until June 7th before the giveaway!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Baked Spaghetti for dinner!!!!

Here is another one of Paula Deen's lighter version remakes by Bobby Deen! Its Baked Spaghetti and i am making it tonight, so excited :) Its a traditional dish with a twist and only 294 calories per serving! YaY!!!

Click here to get the picture to get to the recipe!


I apologize for any inconvenience, but i some how didn't realize until today that my web address was not spelled correctly! I changed it and i didn't realize that meant erasing all my comments and any posts you did about my giveaway! If you posted about it, it will now take you to the wrong place since my address is different! If y'all have the time to update the new address on the giveaway if you posted it, that would be awesome!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Today i stumbled upon the Smuckers website and there are some Realllly yummy looking recipes! I posted a few on the one's below that looked really good to me! If you want the recipe's, click on the picture's to go to

Orange-Coconut Tiramisu Tart

Mini Fruit Cheese Tarts

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Squares

Dutch Apple Breakfast Bake

Carmel Toffee Cake

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Murfee Scarf Giveaway

Trish at Pink Preppy Lilly Lover is giving away a gorgeous Lilly, Murfee Scarf! To check it, click here to visit her page!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monogrammed wine glass giveaway!!!

I am new to blogging and thought i would try and share my page with you by offering a giveaway! This is my first one so i am excited!!! I will be offering two of these adorable wine glasses to the winner, monogrammed with the colors you want and the personalization!

In order to win:

*Be a follower of my blog

*blog about it, and link to my blog
* put a link on your sidebar
*Let me know which one's you have done!!!

You have until June 7th before it is given away to a winner!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Southern Living

I just received my June 2010 Southern Living magazine today..YAY! It is a wonderful issue!
There are so many great decorating idea's and really yummy looking recipe's! You have to get the magazine or go online! I put a few picture's below from Southern of some of my favorite looking desserts! Click here to go to Southern Living and get the recipe's!

Profiteroles with Coffee Whipped Cream

Lightened Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Cherry Bread Pudding

Banana Pudding

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Adorable monogrammed frame giveaway!!!

This adorable monogrammed frame is being given away from Shrimp & Glitz! Check it out here!!!

Healthy Spaghetti with turkey meatballs

I was on the food network website and was looking at some healthier options for Italian dishes. I saw a recipe for Turkey Meatballs with spicy tomato sauce and whole wheat pasta and thought that sounded pretty good! I am going to give it a try! If you want the recipe click here!

*the picture is also from

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cute Website

I am always looking to try and find cute websites! Traylor Papers is one website that i really like! They have cute invites, thank you cards, stationary, napkins, paper plates, table cards and the list goes on! I saw these palm tree table cards today & thought they were sooo cute! I had to share them with you ! Check out everything they have, i think you will love it!

Skinny red velvet cupcakes

I love Cupcakes & especially red velvet one's! This is a lighter version of a red velvet cupcakes by Gina's WW recipes. Who doesn't want to eat a cupcake that taste just as good for half the calories?!

Click picture for Recipe!

141 calories per cupcake! Have your cake & eat it too!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Light Strawberry cake

I am so excited about this strawberry cake! I have shared with y'all before that Paula Deen's son, Bobby now makes lighter versions of her recipes! I have had my eye on this cake that Paula made for several days! Bobby's version is 711 calories less per serving, so i can't wait to make it!

Click Picture for recipe!

Paisley Tote

I was looking at one of my favorite stores online today, The Pink Azalea. I came upon this cute paisley tote that you can get for $12 and it can be monogrammed! I love paisley, so cute :)

Click picture to visit website!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Alice Springs Chicken remake!

For dinner i tried to remake one of my favorites from Outback Steak house! It was soo good & i majorly cut down the calories! You definitely need to try it!

4 Chicken Breast
4 Slices Turkey Bacon
Fat Free Honey Dijon Dressing
Nature's Own Season All
Fat Free Cheese

Sprinkle Chicken with Nature's Own Seasoning and Grill
In the mean time, cook bacon in microwave or grill, then heat up Honey Dijon dressing for 30-40 seconds in microwave.
When Chicken is done, take a brush and cover chicken with dressing, then break up bacon on top of each piece. Then you sprinkle a little cheese on top of each piece and microwave for 30 seconds each.
* You could do this recipe in the oven too, but the grill is really good!


I am officially signed up for the Chicago Half Marathon! It is my first one, so i am pretty nervous! I have never run that far! Hopefully i;ll make it :) I would love any running tips if you have them!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yay for Bobby!

As many of y'all know i am a HUGE Paula Deen fan! I love making her recipe's. The problem is that now that i am really focusing on having a healthy diet, i can't make as many of her dishes. The good news is that her son Bobby takes her dishes and makes a lighter version of them! I have tried them and they taste just as good!!! So i thought i would share one with you today, the Macho Nacho's. Try this recipe out for yourself and you won't believe it is light! Don't worry i am still a Paula addict and watch her show all the time! You need a cheat every once in a while ;)

Click Picture for Recipe!

ONLY 157 calories per serving!

Last Chance Sale

Vera Bradley

I thought i would share with y'all that Vera Bradley is having a 70% off sale in case you are a fan!
They have over 250 items marked down :)
Go stock up on cute little gifts or something for yourself!!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Zucchini with Parmesean

It is hard to think of sides to go with dinner sometimes! This one is easy to make and healthy!

I got it through Eating Well Magazine.

Click picture for Recipe!

82 calories a serving!
I hope y'all enjoy this as much as i do, zucchini is my favorite!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Skinny girl Margarita

I got this recipe from one of my favorite blogs: Gina's Weight Watcher Recipe's

In case you are not aware, a regular margarita has 500 calories plus in it, so this is a great alternative!

Click picture for Recipe!

*Only 185 cals in one serving

Strawberry Trifle Dessert

I tried this new strawberry trifle dessert this past weekend that a friend shared with me and it is soo good! Great for summer time! It is also pretty healthy! Yay!

Ingredients: 1 box strawberries 2 (8 oz) light or fat free cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 tsp. vanilla 1 fat free cool whip a pound cake or angel food cake

Wash and slice up strawberries Blend Cream cheese, vanilla, sugar and cool whip together Cut cake into cubes Layer all ingredients in bowl as follows: cake, cream cheese mixture & strawberries. Then Repeat

See so easy, you have to try it!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Calorie Confusion

I have been dieting for the last several months by eating health & counting calories. I have been able to lose about 30 pounds & i am starting to feel good! However, I am having a hard time losing weight now because i am running so much that i am having a hard time figuring out how many calories i should eat a day! I think i am consuming way too few! If you have any idea's about this they would be greatly appreciated!

*If you want to follow the plan i did, calculate your weight times 12 and then subtract 500 calories a day from that if you want to lose 1 lb a week and 1000 cals a day if you want to lose 2! Never eat less than 1200 though! This really does work! Especially if you add in exercise! :)