Tarahumara Inspired Peanut Butter Banana Energy Bars

Have you read Born To Run yet? If you haven’t, drop everything and go pick up a copy and read it. Now. Seriously guys, it’s that good. Kelly read the book first and mailed it to me, telling me to read it. However I looked at the title and thought “Meh, I don’t feel like reading some motivational-get-you-inspired-to-run-and-love-running book” and set it aside. Fast forward a few months and I finally decided to start reading. I was hooked. Immediately. I kept telling my boyfriend over and over “you have to read this! It’s so good!” But you see, he’s not a runner and had a pile of other books to read, so he too set it aside for months. Well, now that he’s read it (in under a week I think) and has become obsessed with running more and eating healthier, I think I’m regretting my decision to make him read it (aka I’m lazy). He had me hiking/trail running every day last week with him. 5 miles! Up hill! Ok ok, I can’t complain too much. It was almost 60 degrees here and this was our view from the top:

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Kahlua Espresso Crinkles

Happy Monday friends! Don’t you just love Mondays?? Oh wait…maybe that’s just me. Since I work a weekend shift, technically Mondays are my “Fridays” and I end up the most chipper person at work! But in case you’re like the rest of the world and don’t have an impending weekend (aka Tues/Wed/Thurs) to be lazy and do nothing like I do…perhaps these cookies will brighten your day.

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Monthly Musings: Kelly

“Embrace the current season of your life.” -Gabrielle Blair

February 2014 is almost over… what?!? I feel like it was just Halloween and now you can see St. Patrick’s Day decorations all over the grocery store! This year is flying by, of course every year seems to fly as you get older. I tend to think of the calendar year as an oval. More specifically, kind of like an elongated clock (elongated at 3 and 9) without the times but January starts at where 3:00 is and ends where 12:00 would be located. So I guess that’s a funky clock that moves backwards but it’s oval/clock nonetheless. I also tend to think of the calendar in colors. Let me explain. Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Puppy Chow

Well Stephanie, I guess I take the cake on baking procrastination… In my defense, I made this specifically for Valentine’s Day at the office but just haven’t blogged about it until now. The beauty of puppy chow, however, is that it is not holiday specific. You can make it for Easter or  4th of July or tomorrow, just because you feel like it!
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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Brownies

Okay…is anyone else as much of a procrastinator as me? I’ve been mentally preparing to make these brownies for at least a month. I’ve even had the ingredients purchased and sitting on my counter for two weeks. Yet somehow, here I am. February 13. Just now baking something to share for Valentine’s Day. I hope you can forgive me!

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