Monday, April 30, 2012

Getting Healthy in 2012 - Color Me Rad 5K

Twenty twelve is all about getting healthy for me. This means eating better & exercising more (or at all), so when I was approached to about the Color Me Rad 5K I knew I had to do it! If you haven't heard anything about the growing popularity of color runs lately, you should really check them out. The Color Me Rad 5K will be in OKC on July 14, 2012. Head on over to & see what it's all about! As an added little incentive to sign up, I am giving all of my followers a 20% discount on the registration fee if you register by the June 1st deadline. Just enter the code CINVANILLA20 when you sign up.

I hope everyone will join me as I complete my first 5K. It's going to be a good time!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TWD - Irish Soda Bread

Oh how I love easy recipes! I'm sure I've said that a million times on this blog, but it's so true. This week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Irish Soda Bread hosted by Carla & Cathleen. Now this was my kind of bread...just a few simple ingredients that were easy to put together, & voila...a gorgeous loaf of bread emerged from the oven. In an effort to remove all yummy, carb-loaded temptation from my house, I gifted the bread to a friend. She assured me that it was absolutely delicious & didn't last through the weekend before being gobbled up by her family. Success!

Sorry there's no pic this seems that I forgot to take one before I sent the little loaf off to it's new home. Major bummer.

Head over to the TWD page for everyone's links, & be sure to visit the host's sites for the recipe!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesdays With Dorie - White Loaves

**Note: It would have been great if I had remembered to hit post on this when I typed it up yesterday. Please forgive my TWD post being on a Wednesday this week. Sheesh!**

I am so excited to be a part of Tuesdays With Dorie again! We all started with a new book this time around, Baking With Julia. Our first recipe was White Loaves. I have never even attempted making bread, so I must admit this was a pretty daunting task for me. The recipe seemed pretty straight forward, so I was looking forward to trying my hand at bread baking for the first time. Unfortunately this recipe didn't work so well for me...I thought my mixer was going to burn up while trying to mix the ingredients. The resulting mixture was really lumpy, & I was afraid it wouldn't rise. I put it in a bowl to proof anyway, & much to my surprise it actually rose. The baked loaf was pretty dense, but it made yummy toast. I will definitely try this recipe again, I may just have to resort to hand kneading the dough since my mixer doesn't like to cooperate.

Head over to slush or Someone's in the Kitchen for the recipe. Also check out the TWD page for everyone's links!