Workout motivation of a different nature

I’ve posted on workout motivation before… But this is a whole different kind of motivation. In order to eat these tasty treats, I feel the need to workout first.

Today, I was lazy enough to skip the gym all together and just search delish food blogs, instead.

Please vote in the poll for one of these recipes and I’ll make the winner this month! That especially means my friends that read this blog!


Oreo Cheesecake Cake from Erin’s Food Files

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cupcakes c/o Food Snots

Strawberry Shortcake Sushi created by Take a Megabite

Pizza Bites from Annie’s Eats


Banana Bread Scones w/ Brown Sugar Glaze via The Kitchn

Hot Corn Dip created by Gina Marie’s Kitchen

Chicken, Bacon, and Cream Cheese Taquitos from Mommy I’m Hungry


Christmas Baking from Other Blogs

I could scour the internet a l l d a y l o n g just looking at all the beautiful, tastey creations some people make! Yum!

I went pursuing and made a list of some I’d like to try this Christmas season. We’ll see how it goes!

Gingerbread Pancakes – Dashing Dish


The Neely’s Gingerbread Cookies (Piggies)

Hungry Girl’s Peppermint Fudge

Candy Cane Biscotti – Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

No Bake Gingersnap Snowballs – Sweet Treats & More

Homemade Peppermint Oreos – The Girl Who Ate Everything

Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Cookies – The Whole Living Blog

No Bake Double Chocolate and Prune Energy Bars – Eat Good 4 Life (I’ll sub dates for those pesky prunes!)

Layered Peanut Butter Bars – Betty Crocker


Chocolate Chip Cookie Roundup!

Did you guess America’s favorite cookie?! Even more so than my favorite, the Chocolate Chip?

OREOS! I knew these babies were good, but I am surprised they beat out all of the following:

My Favorite

“Forgive me” CCC from Christina Marsigliese

NY Times Best CCC from My Baking Addiction

Crisp CCC from Chat and Chew

CCC from Dinner or Dessert

Not Your Mom’s CCC from The Faux Martha

Perfectly Puffy CCC from Pennies on a Platter (one of my go-to CCCs)

Low-fat Banana CCC from Cookies and Kate

Pumpkin Oatmeal CCC from Sweet Treats & More

Everyone’s Favorite CCC from Sing for Your Supper

good idea/bad idea

Good idea: running

Bad idea: running before spin class

Good idea: staying hydrated during spin class, after running

Bad idea: trying a new gatorade flavor, causing your stomach to hurt

Good idea: pies in a jar by The Nerd’s Wife

Pie in a Jar

Bad idea: eating all those pies by yourself

Good idea: going to the grocery after spin class

Bad idea: being hungry at the grocery

Good idea: putting back 1/2 the things you pick up in your hungry shopping trip

Bad idea: caving and buying some crap you don’t need

Good idea: respecting yourself

Bad idea: comparing yourself to others

Good idea: Pancake with peanut butter and sweet potato fries (weird combo, I know. Judge me, why don’t ya?)

Bad idea: dinner at 8:30p (I’M SOO HUNGRY!)

Good idea: looking at these pretzel recipes from Love from the Oven!


Recently, I have been wanting to try my hand at some sort of pretzely dessert. Thanks to Love from the Oven for giving me a whole list! I can’t wait to try some.

Class started today, so I’m not sure when I’ll have time to bake… but I’ll get around to it!

Any suggestions as to which recipe I should try first?! 


It’s true. I’m getting excited for fall!

I went on a long trail run yesterday, so today I’m taking the day off!

“Taking the day off” is always a hard concept for me… I know it’s good for my body, but I feel lazy. Plus, that’s 2 hours where I am more apt to eat. Lame.

I did just have some pudding with chocolate chips and animal crackers. Indulge, I did. Yum.

Chocolate pudding does not equal fall.

Pumpkins and cinnamon = fall.

Here are some yummy recipes I may or may not try over the next few months:

Boo Turtle’s Candy Cane Bark

Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Frosting from Love & Olive Oil

Pumpkin Pancakes from Raspberri Cupcakes

MADE’s Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting by Let’s Dish

Munchkin Munchies’ Halloween Mix

Pumpkin Granola by Two Peas & Their Pod

Pumpkin Carrot Bars by FitSugar

Carrots ‘n’ Cake’s Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins