Sunday Morning Special: Happy Father’s Day + Fit Girl Confessions


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, especially to my tax guru, golf pro and self-esteem-booster! Thank you for always being there (well, when you're not on the fairway). :) After you celebrate the holiday with your pops, or perhaps give him a call if you're not nearby, check out these fit and fun reads: If you're still searching for a yummy brunch dish to whip up for dad, Ambitious Kitchen has the fix. How could you not ...continue reading

The Most Filling Pancake Recipe…Ever!

Mmm…pancakes. For me, nothing says weekend brunch quite like a warm short stack! But if you’re not careful about what you include in the recipe and/or what you top them with, you might be setting yourself up for a not-so-fun sugar crash in a few hours. A few examples: New York Cheesecake Pancakes from IHOP: 1,100 calories, 44 g fat, 56 g sugar Carrot Cake Pancakes from First Watch: 740 calories, 30 g fat, 51 g sugar Strawberry ...continue reading

Sweetener Shakedown (Plus Snickerdoodle Pancakes!)

The weather this week has been just right to swing by a cafe for an iced tea or iced coffee—or so the long lines streaming out onto the sidewalk tell me! I’m not a coffee drinker myself (and yes, I hear that I’m crazy often) but know that when you’re given your choice of powders to sweeten your drink, there are more than a few options. So here are some fast facts about the usual suspects you may encounter beyond the ...continue reading

Top Five Tips to Build a Better Brunch

While brunch seems to be a phenomenon mainly enjoyed in larger cities, the concept is quite popular across the country. No longer relegated to just Mother’s Day and Easter, brunch out on the town is a fun way to celebrate days that you don’t have to work or go to school. Eat a meal at a restaurant in the mid-morning or early afternoon? Don’t mind if I do!  But just because this meal has a name that combines two other ...continue reading