Goat Cheese & Mushroom Pizza

March 28, 2011 § 5 Comments

Get ready, tonight’s dinner was a good one! I made an easy and delicious goat cheese and mushroom pizza.  After getting back from the gym, (Monday is the only day I go in the afternoon!) I quickly prepped and assembled all the ingredients for my pizza.


  • Rustic Crust pizza crust
  • Two Guys Jersey tomato sauce (SO good! – I picked up a jar when I did a little grocery shopping in NJ)
  • Goat cheese (I used a local brand from NY sold at my grocery store, but any kind will do!)
  • Chopped crimini mushrooms

All ready for the oven


After assembling my pizza, I popped it into the oven and quickly jumped in the shower while it was cooking.  I had perfect timing because by the time I was done, dinner was ready!  I had to cut the pizza crust in half before baking it since I don’t have a pizza stone or a big enough pan.  It worked out just fine Smile

Fresh out of the oven


Ready to eat!


This was reallllly good!  It only took about 5 minutes of prep work and 15 minutes to bake.  Dinners that take 20 minutes or less to prepare are winners in my book Winking smile Plus, it was a yummy treat for a weeknight!

Question: What are your favorite pizza toppings?

I love any kind of veggie and a good quality cheese of course!


A Taste Of Spring

March 18, 2011 § 1 Comment

Greetings from New Jersey!

I arrived here yesterday afternoon to finish out my spring break with Troy.  Unfortunately, he had school today and won’t be home until about 3pm.  Since I had a good chunk of the day to spend by myself, I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather here and get my butt outside!

I drove about 5 minutes down the road and arrived at a pretty pond surrounded by a walking path.  There were so many people here, and I don’t blame them.  It’s 70 degrees here today!



Swans and geese.


I spy a swan.


Each loop around the pond took me approximately 10 minutes and I went around the loop 5 times to complete a sweaty 50 minute power walk!  Feels good to be outdoors!

I just cracked into a strawberry banana Chobani and am about to dig into a little homework and maybe a movie before Troy gets back.  We may have a tennis date this afternoon!

Have a great day!

What’s your favorite warm weather activity?

A Much Needed Mani/Pedi

March 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

Good evening friends Smile.  This day has really flown by!  That hour we lost really makes a difference!

Rewind to brunch.  I met some lovely ladies for a yummy brunch and decided on a slice of cinnamon French toast and a side of scrambled eggs.  I got a mug of French vanilla coffee as well.

french toast

scrambled eggs

Alicia and I

Rebecca and I

Later on, my mom and I headed to our local nail salon to get pampered!  I got both a pedicure (my feet really needed it, hello calluses!) and a UV gel manicure.  If you’ve never gotten a gel manicure, I would highly recommend it!  It NEVER chips and lasts for approximately 2-3 weeks.  You definitely get your money’s worth I think!  Here is a brief description.

I was feelin’ girly so I chose this perfect pink color called “I’m Indi-a Mood For Love.” Oooh la la!

OPI pink colorsource

Now, I’m relaxing at home before dinner.  On the menu tonight: vegetable casserole, a nice salad, and fresh Italian bread!

Enjoy your evening!

How did you spend your Sunday?

Sunday Brunch Fun

March 13, 2011 § 3 Comments

Hello everyone!

I arrived home yesterday afternoon for spring break!  Finally!  I never thought March would come…it’s been a loooong winter.

I have plans to meet up with Alicia and Rebecca this morning to catch up and enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch!  We are heading to one of my favorite breakfast spots in Saratoga, Country Corner!  I’m a big fan of their oatmeal pancakes and homemade jams!

I actually went there with Rebecca last summer!

Hi Rebecca! (note the creeper in the background!)


That would be the famous oatmeal pancake with blueberries!


Mmm oatmeal blueberry pancake…


Maybe I’ll branch out today and try something new?!  Who knows, see ya later!  Enjoy your Sunday Smile.

What’s your favorite brunch food?

Elliptical Workout & A Special Holiday

March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to share one of my new favorite workouts with you all.  I’m not much of a runner so I’ve always enjoyed a challenging routine on the elliptical trainer.  I had previously seen this workout on other blogs and thought I would give it a try!

Elliptical interval workout

Minutes Resistance Crossramp
0-5 10 9
5-6 10 10
6-9 6 6
9-10 11 11
10-11 7 7
11-12 12 12
12-14 8 8
14-15 13 13
15-17 9 9
17-18 14 14
18-20 10 10
20-21 15 15
21-23 11 11
23-24 16 16
24-26 12 12
26-27 17 17
27-29 13 13
29-30 18 18
30-50 10 9
This definitely got my heart pumping, especially when I hit a resistance and crossramp of 18!
Happy National Registered Dietitian Day!!
A BIG thank you to all the dietitians out there making a difference in the lives of many people each and every day.  I’m thrilled to be entering into this profession and cannot wait to become a dietitian myself! Open-mouthed smile

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