Light Chipotle Ranch Dressing | No Thanks to Cake

Light Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Let me age myself a little bit… but I remember when Ranch dressing first came out.  Yep, I was born B.R. (Before Ranch.) I remember that we had a few restaurants in town that had either a ranch or a buttermilk dressing… but it wasn’t as mainstream as we see it today. I also remember…

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Southern Hospitality Kristen Clean | No Thanks to Cake

What I’m Doing Now

I’m more than two weeks into my latest recommitment phase.  I’ve got about 20 lbs that I want to lose, and 2015 is the year that it’s going to happen! It feels strange to say that, and at the same time, slightly predicted. While I’m still down 60+ lbs, I spent the last year worried…

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The Curse of the New Years Birthday | No Thanks to Cake

The Curse of a New Year’s Birthday

My birthday was last week.  Last Saturday to be exact. I love a good birthday, and this year, I had a total blast!!  I spent my birthday eve with a group of fabulous ladies enjoying delicious Indian cuisine. And, I spent my actual birthday wandering the Denver Art Museum and drooling over Cartier diamonds. Despite the…

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Peanut Butter Pancakes | No Thanks to Cake

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes

I love peanut butter.  Seriously.  Anything with peanut butter in it brings me joy… my Pinterest boards are flooded with peanut butter recipes. For years though, peanut butter and I have been on a break.  The real deal, at least.  That original heavenly creamy nutty goodness… I just can’t.  I have zero control over the spread….

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Diet Coke Chicken | No Thanks to Cake

Diet Coke Chicken

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve spent my entire lifetime dieting.  I’ve been on just about every diet.  From the Cabbage Soup Diet that my friend Mary and I were SURE was going to change our lives to my many rounds on Weight Watchers to my most recent journey on Jenny Craig. I love to cook…

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