Sweet and Strong

Month: February 2015

Classic Marinara Sauce

I never really imagined myself preparing my own pasta sauce.  I thought it was only a tradition for Italian families.  So I used to always buy the generic marinara sauce at the grocery store because it was cheap and made for a quick and easy dinner. My husband enjoys spending time in the kitchen as well […] Read more…

Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn

The Oscars are on tonight and when I think of movies I think popcorn.  My husband and I do not go to the movie theatre together very often, but when we do we definitely get some of that buttery goodness.  In college we used to sneak microwave popcorn in our purses and hit the local […] Read more…

Pancakes to fit your lifestyle

This morning I woke up to about 8+ inches of snow on the ground and it was 16 degrees out, BRRR.  Luckily school was cancelled last night so we got to enjoy a nice sleep in.  Every time we have a snow day my husband usually asks for a nice breakfast in the morning, so […] Read more…

Grandma’s Pancake Recipe

Making home made pancakes is so much easier than you think and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge.  This recipe has been passed down on my mom’s side of the family.  We grew up eating these pancakes on special occasions and now I make them for my husband and I […] Read more…

Interval Treadmill Workout #1

Running has always been my favorite type of cardio.  In college I was totally guilty of setting the treadmill on 6.0 and people watching for 30-40 minutes straight.  While at least I was doing some type of cardio, on a treadmill you really want to be completing speed intervals or increase the incline in order to get a […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I remember growing up my sisters and I always helped my mom with baking in the kitchen.  We did cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies all home made.  We used to argue over who got to lick the dough or batter from the beaters on the hand mixer.  Seriously to this day I have never had a […] Read more…

Paper Plate Ab Workout

Think you need fancy equipment to get a good ab workout?  Think again!  If you have carpet and paper plates this is an amazing ab workout you can do at home.  The paper plates act as ‘sliders’.  If you don’t have carpet you could use towels or ‘sliders’  can be purchased at any sports equipment […] Read more…