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The boyfriend is a breakfast fanatic. He also has quite the sweet tooth. Now I can see why breakfast is his much preferred meal of the day. A perfect way to consider dessert a main course and get away with it. :)

Breakfast=Excuse to have sweets in the morning

As he was out for his run (he has just begun training for a 5K), I decided to whip up something I knew he’d absolutely adore as a Sunday morning treat. Knowing he was already a “lover of all things slathered in maple syrup”, I decided to go that tried and true route. But maple syrup on what?

Maple Syrup=No Fail

I’ve made him countless pancake recipes, so I didn’t want to make pancakes today, was looking for a little something different. Although I know he’d be completely elated to see a towering stack of these!

Then there’s the always a hit Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Muffins, but then I’d, undoubtedly, end up eating them all up before he returned from his 30 minute run (Not a good idea for my attempts to stay below 300 lbs). Seriously, I am weak when it comes to these muffins. I wanted to make something I wouldn’t be tempted to scarf down before he was back!

So, french toast would be the perfect idea, and we already had Pepperidge Farm Swirl Brown Sugar Cinnamon bread in the fridge. He also conveniently threw 2 boxes of Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch cereal in the shopping cart at the grocery store because it was “buy 1 get 1 free, such a great deal” and “couldn’t pass it up.” Sure bob.

And this was when “Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter French Toast” was born.

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My favorite meal to experiment with, besides dessert, is breakfast.  There are so many different ways to flavor oatmeal, such an array of pancake recipes, and tons of ways to cook up eggs.  Yesterday I was inspired to make “Breakfast Quesadillas” as a Sunday surprise for my boyfriend.

Breakfast Quesadilla Perfection

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Here’s a quick abdominal workout.  No gym equipment needed.  Just a mat and you’re ready to get going.  It takes about 15 minutes to complete. Each exercise is 1 minute in length, complete the circuit 3 times.

If you’re like me, you are always scanning restaurant menus for dishes that sound tasty, but won’t leave you feeling like your diet went down the drain.  What do most people think of when they think healthy?  SALAD!  Of course, lettuce, tomatoes, and all the veggies you can imagine are always major components of a salad.  The only problem is, most salads served in restaurants or fast food establishments are far worse than having the darn hamburger and fries!  Just check out this list of best and worst restaurant salads!

Now, after reading countless books, health magazines, and online articles, I’ve compiled some tips/ideas on how to order the healthiest salad possible, while still feeling satisfied with your meal.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t stick to my diet 365 days a year, but I also don’t feel the need to pack in 2,000 calories in one meal at a restaurant (and if I was, it sure as heck wouldn’t be a salad!).

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There’s nothing more impressive looking than a beautifully layered trifle.

There’s nothing more delicious than a trifle with freshly baked, gooey brownies.

There’s nothing more sinful than a trifle that contains sweetened condensed milk.

This trifle is the ultimate.

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Boyfriend hungry.  It’s lunchtime.  He doesn’t want a sandwich.

What’s a girl to do???

This is what she I did…

I whipped up Jennie-O turkey Sausage & Mozzarella Crescent Rolls!

They were super quick, easy, and best of all, cheesy and delicious.

Here’s what you do…

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Interval training allows you to incinerate loads of  fat in shorter periods of time than traditional cardiovascular exercise.  Sometimes, with the distractions of the gym, or just plain lack of motivation, we forget to incorporate those short bursts of increased speed and effort while on those cardiovascular machines, thus, not providing us with the full fat and calorie burn we should be achieving while exercising.   I have been using a very simple method for the past couple of years that has worked for liked a charm for treadmill workouts, elliptical trainers, stationary bicycle, the stair climber, and even outdoor running!

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