Strawberry Santa Hats and Reindeer Ornaments

This holiday season, my friend and I decided to host a holiday crafts party. We gathered a small group of friends together and spent the evening noshing on snacks, sipping on wine and assembling button wreaths, holiday cards, popcorn garlands and more. A friend created the stash of berry cute Santa hats pictured above. Sadly,Continue reading “Strawberry Santa Hats and Reindeer Ornaments”

Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I have some RIDICULOUSLY fit colleagues. One of my mentors teaches boxing and spinning classes. Several colleagues plan to┬áparticipate in multiple marathon events this year. Some of my clients also spotlight athletes’ amazing feats. Inspired by their collective fitness achievements, I recently decided to set my own personal summer goal. I’ve registered to complete myContinue reading “Green Strawberry Banana Smoothie”

Lemon Strawberry Cookie Cakes

I was seeking a bright, sunny burst of sweetness in my kitchen. These Lemon Strawberry Cookie Cakes pack quite a lemony punch, but not in a super sour way, at all! They’re baked in a pan, and then cut to make single servings. I used my circle cookie cutter as a mold (and ate theContinue reading “Lemon Strawberry Cookie Cakes”

Pink Strawberry Cool Whip Cookies

Happy New Year! Right now, it’s ridiculously cold here in Chicago. I mean, it’s Fuh-REE-Zing. In fact, we have sub zero temps outside today. Some locals have dubbed it the land of “CHIberia.” To avoid cabin fever syndrome, I ventured out last night to a birthday party, but aside from that event and a fewContinue reading “Pink Strawberry Cool Whip Cookies”