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Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie & Pumpkin Butter

by Kristin Filed Under: Appetizer 25 Comments

Try this easy and elegant, Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie & Pumpkin Butter appetizer the next time you’ve got company! Puff Pastry Wrapped Brie & Pumpkin Butter Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 1 baby brie wedge* 3-4 Tablespoons pumpkin butter** 1 egg splash of water Directions:  Preheat oven…


11 Tips to Get Up for a Morning Workout:

by Kristin Filed Under: Workout 31 Comments

A lot of people have asked how I get up for a morning exercise routine. Research has showed that getting in a good morning workout jump starts your metabolism, makes you mentally sharper throughout the day and makes healthy eating decisions easier to make throughout the day. But what if…


Tips for Dining Out at a Mexican Food Restaurant

by Kristin Filed Under: Lifestyle 18 Comments

Well, I’m headed south of the border for lunch today…my co-workers and I are going out for Mexican! Some Mexican dishes can be a healthful eating nightmare – think chips, cheese…and more cheese! Here are my tips for making healthier choices when dining out Mexican style: Choose soft shell tacos…


Homecoming 2K9

by Kristin Filed Under: Early Years 18 Comments

Hi everybody – I’m back! Homecoming was so much fun – however I am definitely not in college anymore. It was hard for homegirl to hang, but I gave it my best college try! Friday afternoon we got the party started by heading to FAC on “The Hill”. Did you…


Fun Fact Friday: College Edition!

by Kristin Filed Under: Early Years 26 Comments

Fun Fact Friday: I’m going to my college’s homecoming this weekend! I went to the University of Northern Iowa and was one of those people that loved 100% of my college experience. I went into it knowing I would never have 4 more years like the ones ahead of me…