Apple Cake

Apple Cake

I’ve told you about Lisa’s awesome apple cake in the past. Yet, I don’t see you making it, so I’m coming back at you with it. This time though, I’m changing something. I’m wondering if you aren’t making apple cake because you haven’t met Lisa in person.   Maybe you are thinking, “I knew a girl named Lisa in high school and she was the worst. She was the Regina George of our school.” Or, for you ladies (and gents) of…

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

This morning, I offered Dallas some advice about being a good friend, he told me, “I know, Mama.” My mother hates to be called mama. Totally not her thing. To her, mama means this: When I hear mama, I think of this:  I’ve transitioned  from a working mom back to being stay at home mom and things have been going really well. Yesterday, as we drove home from 2nd grade pick up, I was joking around with my kids. I had…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thin and Crispy

Chocolate Chip Cookies – Thin and Crispy

Vacation is officially over! It would have been awesome if I had somebody blogging for me over the summer. That way, I could show up, acting as if nothing has changed and make some type of hilarious Becky Conner joke (a la the 7th season of Roseanne).  Instead, let’s just hit the recipes and act like none of this vacation stuff ever happened.  I don’t know if mothers of generations past truly did make cookies for their kids to enjoy after…

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Mint Coleslaw and THE Yoga Nightmare

Mint Coleslaw and THE Yoga Nightmare

Happy Star Wars Day, friends!  I should probably start by telling you all how rich I am. I won big yesterday at a Kentucky Derby party. Like, take your whole family to Starbucks big. $22 after betting on Danza, who came in 3rd place and two winning rounds of wind up horse races. Needless to say, I’m feeling pre-hetty good about my finances today! How things have changed since Thursday! This was the night when the unthinkable happened. Let’s walk…

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Love in San Francisco – Part Two

Love in San Francisco – Part Two

There’s just no way I can talk about anything in San Francisco until I tell you about my family’s new, special friend. I want to introduce you to the crazy squirrel lady. You can find her in Berkeley, where people who are just a little crazy are green lit to go full-force bananas. She frequents the marina, where the squirrel gather to eat her treats. Now, before we get into those treats, Id like to tell you why she says…

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Finding Love in San Francisco

Finding Love in San Francisco

Some nights, when I’ve run down my list of songs and the kids still aren’t asleep, I dig deep. After seven years of Disney songs, the patriotic stuff, the standard lullabies, made up jingles and camp chants, I’ve looked to songs of my past. My kids know the words to songs by Julie Andrews and one chorus of one song by Journey. When the lights go down in the City, and the sun shines on the bay Oh I wanna…

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Fear and Yoga-ing. Plus, Guest Blogging Funny Man, Mr. T!

Fear and Yoga-ing. Plus, Guest Blogging Funny Man, Mr. T!

I’ve never really been afraid to do my own thing. I’m not worried about being the first to try something, or about taking on a new adventure. Over the past seven or so years, that part of me went really quiet though, while the mom in me was busy, so busy at work. Before I was married, I’d love to grocery shop at midnight in San Francisco. Happily, I’d drive up the interstate at 2 a.m., to get to a…

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Girl Got Problems

Girl Got Problems

*For those who did not understand my Charlie Chaplin meme from the last post. Let me break it down for ya. The man in the picture was (is) Charlie Chaplin. Hey Girl is a “famous” internet meme, which uses the face/abs of Ryan Gosling. As such: Before you read on, I’d like to clarify two things For the purposes of this post, FWP is the acronym for First World Problems. *My friend, shall remain nameless. Enter all, ye who are not prone…

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Enough about you. Let’s talk about meme.

Enough about you. Let’s talk about meme.

So, if you are a reader who frequents Food It Forward for the recipes, then I have to say you might be let down at the idea of more “talkie” posts that are coming your way. You are also probably sad about the fact that you eat the same food every day for two weeks, while waiting for a new post. How many pumpkin scones did you end up with on your hips? I totally hope someone gets that joke….

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Just Hold On, We’re Already at Home

Just Hold On, We’re Already at Home

Hi 2014! I’ve had more than a handful of friends ask, “Are you still blogging?” The proof is in the sugarless pudding gals, I’m back. What’s new since Christmas you don’t ask? Take a peek at the collage below and we can talk about it. First, I must introduce you to my newest and bestest friend ever, my juicer. I don’t have a picture of her, but she’s flippin’ awesome! She is a Breville Fountain Elite, not a lady who…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And expensive. And stressful. And wonderful.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And expensive. And stressful. And wonderful.

I just wasn’t into Christmas cards this year. I have loved getting them, but haven’t had the big urge to make our own, which usually hits me in early November. By the time December 19th rolled around, Jy took matters into his own hands and made the cards for us! Here’s a taste of the kids cooperating in the way all kids do when it comes to posing for a super “important” picture. Bless my husband’s heart. He even addressed…

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Weekend DAMY Sale!

Weekend DAMY Sale!

If you’ve had any interest in trying out a DAMY Health program, do it now! There are only a few times a year you can grab a great deal on one of the plans, but they are few and far between. The reason I totally love her plans is because they are based on eating 100% real food. No supplements, no powders, no 100 calorie packs. Real food and serious workouts. I’ve done the Method plan, which taught me to…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for today, for starters, a healthy family, two amazing little boys and a wonderful husband. Then there are the joys of this morning alone, Peet’s coffee, watching the Macy’s parade with my kids, a hubby having fun at the track, a bonus holiday delivery of the San Francisco Chronicle, you know, the little stuff. I often  wonder why we don’t spend Thanksgiving thanking the Wampanoag tribe for helping the English settlers survive. Shouldn’t we…

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Thai Shrimp Bowl & $50 in Groceries Giveaway

Thai Shrimp Bowl & $50 in Groceries Giveaway

New favorite find! I have no idea whether this product is called “Low-In-Carb” or “Let’s Skip the Sandwhich,” I’m assuming the latter. Either way, they are the first wraps I have found in a long time that are comprised of recognizable ingredients. I use them as tortillas too, as most store bought tortillas are full of trans-fats and chemicals. Bonus points for 60 calories and 7 grams of fiber. If you are in the mood to make your own tortillas, I’ve…

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Fresh & Easy Holiday Dinner

Fresh & Easy Holiday Dinner

Check out our Saturday night dinner! Those are totally husband sized portions you are looking at below, so don’t email Amy Layne (DAMY) and tell on me! I’ve been doing good! Fresh & Easy brought Thanksgiving early this year! My husband helped put together our F&E Holiday Meal Box, he chose the rib roast over turkey or ham, we compromised on three different sides, picked up our box and had a full-blown holiday dinner in less than two hours, most…

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