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Guess who finally has a bread machine???

I finally broke down and bought myself a bread machine. Well let me not say myself I'm telling my husband he bought it for me since he was mad that I got it on my own. I have been having a hard time making my bread each week now that the temperature is dropping. I love having fresh baked bread in the house so the purchase needed to be made.

I ordered Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Bread Maker. It makes a 2 pound loaf so I will need to make atleast 2 loaves a week. This machine is so easy to use I will makes as many loaves a week as the family needs. All I had to do was add the ingredients.

Our bread machine baked this loaf in 3 hours and 40 minutes. I know that seems like a lot of time but when the only step you have to take is about 5 minutes long you will quickly appreciate the 3 hours and 40 minutes of time you can spend however you please. For nearly 10 months. I made two loaves of whole wheat bread a week. I would wake up each Sunday add the ingredients to the mixing bowl to p…


October is the 10th month. Its is my Birthday month. It is the month I started dating my husband. Its is the month of Halloween. It is the month of the Perfect 10 miler by CGI. Last year I ran in the Second Annual Perfect 10 Miler and I had a blast. I signed up on Opening Day this year because I knew I wanted to run it again. the Perfect 10 is a all female 10 mile race in Mercer County Park NJ. The energy last year was amazing and empowering.

This year the event was a great time once again! I did not spend the night in a hotel like I did last year. So I had to wake extra early and then take the long drive. It wasn't too bad of a drive but the whole time I was just wishing the sun would come up. The temperature was in in the mid 50s and the winds were not strong. We had some light rain but nothing major. Since I was running as a part of a team we had a tent which is always nice to hang out in pre-race and then you also have a place to stash all your gear while you race.

The race s…

I love Fall!

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. The weather is amazing the leaves start to change but mostly because my birthday is in the fall and I love when its my Birthday! I am still trying to let me legs rest and recovery from the race last weekend so I knew I had to keep myself busy with baking since I'm not letting myself do much running yet. I made a list of things to bake this weekend.

Must Bake List
Pumpkin Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake
Candy Corn Cookie Bark (2)
Mini Cheese Cakes
Cracker Toffee
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

I have made these mini cheese cakes a few times and they were a big hit. My buddy Tommy recently had 2 years clean and was feeling left out that I didn't bake anything for him so these are for him for his Anniversary, and Birthday (which also falls in October) and JoAnn's Birthday which was Wednesday! I'm killing 3 birds with one batch of Cheese Cakes haha.

Monday is our office Birthday Bake day so I will be making the Pumpkin Chocolate Marble B…

I did it, it's over and I feel fine!

Sunday was an amazing day that I will always remember! The week leading up to race was a rainy mess. We had threats of a hurricane hitting the coast and we were preparing for the worst. My biggest fear was that weather was going to cause the race to be canceled. The show went on and we had no rain on race day. The temps were cool and the sky was overcast as we pulled up to the race. The Blues Cruise 50K Trail Run accepts 400 runners, the event had nearly reached its capacity as the runners were gathering around the Day Use Pavilion at Blue Marsh anxiously awaiting the 8:30 AM start. I felt great. I was confident in my training but still a little nervous about running my longest distance to date. My goal for the day was to finish.

My desired time for the race changed a number of times from when I first signed up for the event. My unrealistic expectation were dismissed while training when I realized how slow my pace got the further I was running on the trails. I was so grateful to arriv…