Marissa Archive

Apple Spice Muffins Recipe

I would like to publicly apologize for abandoning you all last night. I’m sure it was tough for you to get to sleep knowing you didn’t read about my day. For this, I am sorry. I promise it won’t happen again… maybe. I was a busy bee yesterday – school, dentist, run (which was horrible), …

Noom Cost: How Much per Month + Price to Join

Noom is one of the hottest diets in the world right now, but is it a program you can afford? If you’ve visited the Noom website hoping to find answers, chances are you came away frustrated. It’s hard to get real pricing numbers, until you submit your email and complete your free diet profile. Luckily …

Nutrisystem Cost: How Much per Day and Month

If you’ve been researching the Nutrisystem diet program, then you may be looking for information on how much it costs. The cost of Nutrisystem is going to depend on which plan you choose, your gender, and if you opt for one of their plans for special diets, including Nutrisytem for Diabetics of their Vegetarian menu. …

Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Yesterday when I was eating lunch with my lunch buddies (aka teaching lady friends), one of them busted out a new snack: Cocoa Roasted Almonds. I popped a few, only to look at the ingredient list to see there was modified potato starch in them. Why? Why? WHYYYY? You see my frustration. I’m not screaming …

Sorry I’m Not Sorry

I think as a society, we women have it all wrong. Hear me out. Every day I hear negative words and phrases attached to women and they way they feel about themselves. “I shouldn’t eat this.” “I feel bad because I didn’t get to the gym today.” “If only I could fit into size xx, …

Over Easy Savory Oatmeal with Kale

I am so obsessed. I don’t know what I’ve been doing for the last 24.5 years of my life, but why I had never made savory oats before three nights ago is beyond me. I loved them so much that I had to make them again last night. It is a deep love, as I …

Incessant English Muffins

One personality trait that I have is how incessant I am. I’m still trying to figure out if this is a gain or a flaw on my part. At times it can be both I suppose. Take for instance, my mom and me. We get these crazy ideas in our heads sometimes, and no matter …

Homemade Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

I’m not sure what that really means. I mean, I’ve heard of bringing teachers an apple. I’ve heard of some fresh tomatoes from the garden. I’ve even heard of students bringing their teachers Starbuck’s gift cards. Okay, the last one never happens on a regular basis, but a coffee lovin’ addict can dream, right? So …

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

The Husband is afraid of weird colored foods. It’s true. I’m pretty sure that anything that is green, yellow, or orange are in his “off limits” territory when it comes to eating. Guacamole? Not so much — he claims it’s all about the “texture”, but I’m pretty sure it’s because guacamole is green. Brussels sprouts? …