Homemade Waffles

by Tamona on October 1, 2014 · 0 comments

Homemade Waffles
Homemade Waffles Tamona's Tips

This is a normal size batch of waffles. As you can see in my video, this recipe doubles quite nicely. For this easy homemade waffle recipe, you will need . . .



4 egg yolks

4 tablespoons melted shortening or butter

1 3/4 c milk

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Dry: (sift ALL of the ingredients)

2 c all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

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Egg Whites

4 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
Tamona's Homemade Waffles
How to Separate an Egg

Learn each step in making homemade waffles by watching the video below.

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How To Separate An Egg (Water bottle trick)


You will need an empty water bottle, an egg, and a bowl. Simple fun way to separate an egg using the water bottle trick. Watch the video below to learn how to separate an egg with a water bottle

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Weight Update Next Steps

by Tamona on September 29, 2014 · 0 comments

Weight Update Next Steps

Well getting back on track has proved to be much more difficult difficult than I had anticipated.  I had a feeling but wow I’m fighting the change lol. Instead of focusing on my food this past week,  I focused on my activity level. This is difficult for me because my increase in activity made me ravenous.  Now I need to get my eating in check. I need to lower my calorie intake by eating smaller portions and getting my carb count lowered.

Just in case you care, I did lose weight.  I lost 1.4lbs and ate whatever was sitting before me. I know I could have really enjoyed a big loss today had I changed my eating. I will be focusing a little more on food this week but I am keeping my activity level about the same.


What have I done to increase my activity level?
I started extremely small.  I downloaded the Walkroid app from the Google play store and started trying to track my steps. The app is sensitive but it got the job done and I was careful.  I only tracked my steps when I was solely walking for exercise. I began with 1246 steps. I went to the park every other day and made my goal to walk a little more. Yesterday I completed my first mile with hills!  I was very happy but I am not active and I don’t want to give that illusion.  I stopped when I needed to and watched the water in a near by lake. I truly paced myself.  I don’t really walk with other people because I didn’t want to find myself trying to keep up with their pace. Its not their weight to lose so I can’t risk them making me feel as if I’m not enough or making me feel defeated.  I’ve already accomplished something great by just walking out of my house so I can’t let anyone take that from me.

How did you do this week?

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State Fair of Texas 2014 Discounts

The State Fair starts this weekend and the discounts are out and in abundance. If you are looking for a break at the gate instead of breaking your wallet, you may want to mark some of these discounts on your calendar or take advantage of some purchase in advance deals.

To get a discount on admission ANY DAY of the week, take advantage of the following deals . . .

Kroger – Advanced General Admission / Season Passes
Advance purchase General Admission tickets are $15.50. A Season Pass is $34.95. They may be purchased at the check-out counter or at the service desk. The season pass includes a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday).

DART GoPass – Any Day Discount
Buy discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas right from your DART GoPass app. Adult tickets are just $15 and child/senior tickets are $11. You can also buy a DART pass to the Fair. Both your DART pass and your Fair tickets will be right there on your phone and scanned at the gates.

McDonald’s – Any Day Discount
McDonald’s offers $3 off General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair. A $6 child ticket (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s. Discount may not be combined with any other offer.

Dr Pepper $8 after 5 – Any day after 5 p.m.
Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $8 after 5 p.m.

Deals for Specific Days at the State Fair of Texas

Visit our State Fair Discount Calendar

State Fair of Texas Discounts 2014



Dasani – Opening Day, Sept. 26
Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and get in for $6 per (per donation) per person.

These State Fair of Texas Discounts were provided by Steve Noviello at Myfoxdfw!

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Quick Jambalaya Tutorial Video

by Tamona on September 25, 2014 · 0 comments

Quick Jambalaya Tutorial Video

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You will need the following ingredients to make this Quick Jambalaya (or Jumbalaya)

Andouille sausage (or preferred link sausage)
Beef and chicken bullion
28 oz canned tomatoes
Louisiana seasonings
Cayenne pepper
bell pepper

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