Thursday, October 11, 2012

Three Things Thursday

1. I made home made chocolate pumpkin peanut butter cups today.  I should have taken pictures (it looked SO yummy) but I needed to get them made and have it done & over with.  However, the blog, Real Food Runner, that I got it from had pictures on it.  So you can see her pictures and blog post here.  In case you don't see, she gives credit for the original recipe from the blog Domestic Fits and you can see her original post and pictures here.  Both are worth looking into.  I've only sampled my own creation and it is yummy!  I did also make a few changes to the recipe.  I know dark chocolate is "the best", but I for one can not stand it.  Bleck!  So I used milk chocolate.  For the filling I also kept the same ingredients, but wanted to use a whole can of pumpkin so I changed the filling proportions to this:

1 can of pumpkin
1 C. of peanut butter
1/4 C. honey
2 tbsp. of cinnamon
2 tbsp. of nutmeg

For the chocolate I used 6 C. of milk chocolate.   I then used the same concept that the blogs tell about and oh my yummy, it is ever good!  Try it!  My book club gets to be the first to try this yummy creation!

WAIT!  STOP!  ETA:  You need to check out this post  to read about a follow up and correction to the above recipe!

2.  The great & fabulous blogger Run With Jess is hosting a Cupcake Classic Virtual 5k.  The race runs from October 14 - 21.  Yes, I should have told you about this sooner.  Don't worry you can still sign up here and get your race packet here to join in the fun.  If you live locally you can join our cupcake Run/Walk on Monday October 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Go Outside and Play.  For extra fun we are holding a cupcake exchange before the race.  Each of us are going to bring a dozen cupcakes and trade amongst ourselves.  You can make up your own cupcake creation from scratch or go buy something at the store.  We won't be picky!!  Come join the fun!!!!

3.  Registration has opened for the 2013 Team Tough Chik.  I joined this team last year and it has been well worth the time and money spent.  The only requirement is that you need to be a girl/woman.  Sorry guys, go cry me a river.  I highly recommend this team and the gear they have to offer.  Even better than that the community of women who run, bike, exercise or just plain move to better their bodies is incredible.  I have met several amazing women who have encouraged and been supportive of me in my running, my blogging and even just life in general.  We are all tough to some degree.  It just looks different from person to person.  Think about joining, but you only have until the end of October to sign up.  Let me know if you have any questions about the team!!


  1. Yummy! I might have to make that recipe.

    I am running the cupcake 5k. Your local event sounds like fun! I forget...where is local for you?

    I am still on the fence for TC 2013. I have really enjoyed being part of the group. I may just have to buy a cycling jersey just to stay part of the group!

  2. Local for me is Galesburg, IL.

    Make sure you see the correction to my recipe in my next post.

    Honestly I can do w/o being part of the team, but I really do like the gear they offer. I'm planning to go for a full tri suit! I really need one! Being part of the team is just an extra added bonus!!