Homemade Cream Puffs filled with ice cream and topped with hot fudge sauce for profiteroles.

Profiteroles are one of the world’s easiest and most impressive foods. Make your choux pastry ahead of time, pipe or scoop the pastry onto a lined sheet pan, then freeze.

You can transfer the frozen pucks of choux pastry dough (a.k.a. cream puff dough) into a zipper top bag and stash to bake later, making them not just impressive, but ridiculously convenient, too.

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How to wake up early to run: 5 tips to make getting up early a little easier

Use these five tips to make it a little easier to get up a little earlier to run.

Lots of people are focusing in healthy habits in the New Year and doing morning workouts is one of the most popular. While I worked out in the evenings in college, once I graduated (ahem, many years ago) and started working full time, I started waking up to workout before work. That meant setting an alarm sometime between 5:15 – 5:30 a.m. for 15+ years so I could run before I went into the office. And even when I quit Corporate America to work for myself, I still woke up early to run with friends.

In the past few years, my schedule has changed dramatically since I have a two year old, but I really miss those early morning runs. I love the way it starts my day and how I feel like I have the whole day ahead of me before most people have even had coffee. Now, I often don’t finish my run until 9:30! But, I know that it’s just a phase.

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Healthy Habits to Start in the New Year

Add these healthy habits to your New Year to start things off right! 

2023 is HERE! I loved 2022 since I got to watch Thomas grow up SO much. And our second holiday season with him was extra special.

One of my favorite things about the New Year is kickstarting new habits. Over the next week or so, you’ll probably hear way too much about resolutions. Maybe you’re someone who LOVES resolutions. Or maybe you’re like me and don’t do resolutions at all. While I don’t do official resolutions, the new year always feels like a fresh start to emphasize healthy habits. Especially after the holidays when I don’t feel my absolute best, even following my own advice to stay healthy during the holidays.

One thing is for certain, healthy habits do NOT just include being physically fit and active, but also the way we handle our emotions, finances, social life, etc. And I don’t look for quick fixes. Rather, I a… Read More