Archive for February, 2010

I’ll Be Back

So a few changes are coming to my blog – but it’s going to take a little time to get them all together. I’ll have a few reposts in the meantime, and then will reveal my BIG changes!!!


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Yep, it’s tough, but somebody’s gotta do it…

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Ocean Breezes

Can you feel the warm breezes coming in off the ocean?

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Hello Everyone!

I’m taking a break from regular posts for the upcoming week…and for the month, in general. I can’t resist sharing some pictures to show you just what I’ll be enjoying!  My precious brother, Alan, and his dear wife, Heidi, own a villa on St. Kitts island in the Caribbean, and they’ve more-than-generously given me a week to stay there!!!  I’m taking along 4 girlfriends and we’ll be enjoying this gorgeous place from Feb. 6th – 13th. This will be my post-60th birthday celebration. Please don’t turn green. *_*  I’ll be more than happy to tell you about it when I return home. When this is posted, we will have driven to Florida. We covet your prayers for safe travels and for our families to stay safe and well while we’re gone.  

Bon Voyage…or Hasta Manana…or whatever!

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We certainly don’t have to give up desserts to have a healthy eating lifestyle.  This is a wonderful fat free dessert fit for serving company.  They’ll appreciate the lack of fat and calories too.  And with only 2 ingredients, what could be simpler???


1 box angel food cake mix

1 – 20 ozs. can crushed pineapple, in its own juice

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine cake mix and pineapple in a bowl.  Mix well.  Pour into an ungreased 9″ X 13″ X 2″ baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes or until brown.  Serve with fat free whipped topping if desired. Yield: 12 serving

A good-sized serving!

WW points per serving (minus topping) – 3 points

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I can’t think of February – with Valentine’s Day in the middle – and not think of chocolate too.  Want to wish you a great month and remind you that eating dark chocolate is actually GOOD for you!

I’m going to be gone on vacation – (pictures to come!) and this month is going to be a rather slow one for me here at The Better Baker blog, so I hope you’ll enjoy some old posts that will be shared…and certainly – enjoy some chocolate.  Who wants to wait for Valentine’s Day to roll around? NOT me!

Are you feeling stressed? Simply reading this article will make you happy – doing what it says will make you feel even better!  ENJOY!

Dark Chocolate – Stressed spelled backwards!

If you’re concerned about blood pressure, it might not be a bad idea to pop an occasional piece of dark chocolate in your mouth! A new study found that small amounts of the candy were as effective at lowering blood pressure as other non-pharmaceutical interventions. While not a substitute for hypertension medications, a small dose of chocolate brought results significant enough to be considered clinically beneficial to overall health – Source: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter – October 2007

From ‘365 Reasons to Eat Chocolate’….Chocolate is not a drug, so there are no federal regulations to be afraid of. ENJOY!

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