|January 7, 2013||Posted by Colleen under Sprinkles|
Hello there. I know, I know, It’s been awhile. I took a few days off from blogging for the holidays and then I got sick and didn’t want to do anything other than sit in my pj’s and lay in bed. So that’s what I did.
So Happy 2013! It’s a new year – crazy how that always seems to happen right? Anyway, I wanted to share with you some new things that are happening this year.
I started this little piece of the inter-webs because I really love food, and I wanted to share it with people. Also, I always forgot to write down recipes, so this way they are on the internets for me to find later! So even if I’m the only one who reads this, at least they are here for me. (anyone else out there?)
In the last three months or so, I have learned that I know nothing about blogging, despite working full time in communications. (Don’t tell my boss!) But really, I know about blogging, but I don’t really know about it, you know? Anyway, it’s a learning process for sure, so if you are out there are reading this, be patient with me! I promise I will be posting more on a regular basis and while my photography skills are lacking, I have TONS of great recipes I want to share!
I didn’t really have a food- focus when I set out to start Freckled Foodie – I just kind of wanted it to be a place to share my stuff. But things change, life changes and changes can be scary sometimes. Towards the end of last year (yes, I’m talking about the year that just ended like 3 days ago) I found out that I have really high cholesterol. Like scary high. I always considered myself “healthy” especially since I was an athlete all through college. Anyway, I had a normal blood test with my doctor and it turns out I have high cholesterol. And for a 20 something with a family history of heart disease, that’s scary. Well at least to me it is – you can decide for yourself.
So my Dr. has given me 3 months to try and lower my cholesterol on my own by altering my eating habits and exercising more. To the gym my butt goes this year! While I started to eat healthier with more locally grown veggies and fruits and less processed foods over the last few years, its time to really focus! So I will be sharing recipes that are healthy (read: low fat, low cholesterol), inexpensive (hey, I still need new shoes and a roof over my head!) and creative (because boring food is NOT cool) here on Freckled Foodie. There will definitely be times when I indulge, but for the most part I’m going to stick to recipes that are good for my heart!
I also wanted to challenge myself to expand my taste buds over the next year and came up with a way to not only explore St. Louis and support local restaurants, but also try new recipes here on the blog. So for 2013 I am challenging myself to try 13 new local restaurants and review them here on my blog AND try to recreate a recipe from each place and share it with you all! Let’s call it 13 in 13!
One last bit before I go – I also will be introducing Magazine Mondays soon. In these posts, I will recreate a recipe from one of the many cooking magazines I subscribe to, but with my own twists. I’m a sucker for a good food magazine and am always earmarking pages and recipes I want to try, but never take the time to actually make them, so here’s my chance!
Ok, Phew, that’s a lot for one year don’t you think? I better get cookin!
|December 21, 2012||bread, carbs, breakfast, sweets|
Are you looking for a great Christmas morning breakfast? Because I have one for you. And its delicious. And pretty! Ok so it looks a little complicated, but I promises it is fairly easy. There is just a lot of waiting for dough to rise and then waiting and waiting some more. So it… more
|December 19, 2012||sauces|
Who likes food in jars? ME!! Me me me! Jars are totally fun and lots of things can go in them – cookie mixes, soup mixes, brownie mixes, apple butter… This apple butter is delicious. I had actually never had apple butter before making this recipe. So who knows, this may not be such a… more
|December 18, 2012||DIY|
Christmas is next week. EEEEEEEKKKK I still need to get one and half presents. Yes, one half of a present. Don’t ask please. Since the holiday is fast approaching, I thought this week I would share some great holiday ideas – crafts, recipes etc. First up, a DIY tree skirt! I saw this idea on… more
|December 13, 2012||Sprinkles|
1. I didn’t really think about it until I read this article, but yes, the shows and movies I grew up watching totally shaped my views and beliefs about love. 10 Things I Hate About You was and always will be one of my favorites – plus it ends well AND has Heath Ledger in… more