November 2010 Archives – 2/5 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


The Taste of the Sisterhood has been a blessing to me and my dwindling recipe repertoire if I might say so myself. I hope you’ve been trying some of our wonderful recipes and if you have, please link up here if you’ve posted about them or tell us which ones you’ve tried! That’s what this […]

Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving! Are you dreaming of the most delicious food that will be placed in front of you this Thursday? Well, how about we start off this holiday right with a Tworkout™? Tonight’s tworkout is a most special one because thanks to Attune Foods, we have mucho prizes to give out today! The prizes […]

I could tell you how on Sunday, I traveled to my grandparents’ house for Family Cajun Food Day and how I only had one bowl of gumbo compared to my usual three. I could also tell you how I had a piece of cake as dessert and a sneaked a couple of cookies when no […]

Have you ever seen a pomegranate? Have you purchased one and done anything with it? If you’re anything like me, you’ve never even noticed this fabulous little fruit in the grocery store. Until recently, I had only tried POM Wonderful juice. It’s tart and a deep red color, and it really cranks up smoothies. My […]

Thanksgiving.  Christmas.  Hannuakah.  Kwanza.  New Year’s Eve.  New’s Year’s Day. A lot of holidays happen during the next six weeks.  It’s a love-hate relationship:  you love to eat everything but you hate how it makes you feel and look.  If you are like me, it does appear that my jeans shrink around the holidays every. […]

Every year, my street hosts a Progressive Dinner. Each course is covered by two families and one of those families hosts everyone on the street. Last night, we were in charge of hosting everyone for Soups and Salads. We needed something quick and easy to whip up for about30 people. This Crunchy Broccoli Salad definitely […]

It’s time again for another Sisterhood Spotlight! Our Shrinkvivor winner, Mary, was last week’s pick and this week she had the chance to turn the Spotlight on another Sister. Without further ado, here’s Mary… Last week I was surprised and thrilled to be Spotlighted by the Sisterhood. I was still basking in the glow of […]

My name is Heather and I am a cookie addict. My husband’s nickname for me is cookie monster.  No cookie is safe in my presence. Therefore, I rarely have any in the house. Because I will eat them for any meal of the day. Even breakfast. Erin Baker’s Breakfast Cookies are from the town where […]

****The winner of the subscription is Jamee from A New Kind of Normal! Congratulations!!**** I have a confession. I have a problem with magazines. I think I have subscriptions to…wait for it…at least ten. That’s a lot of trees, people. But honestly? There’s nothing better than opening the mailbox to be greeted by a glossy […]

We are entering the season where it’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of our lives. The hustle and bustle of preparing for visitors and travels and trying to shrink while huge meal surrounds us – it can all get so out of hand that you might forget the blessings that abound you. […]

At a time of year when the to-do list looks like a replica of the dead see scrolls and ADD flareups are at an all time high, pretty much the last thing we seem to make a priority is our own health. Sure, a spirit of giving is a really great thing to have, but […]

Winner winner- chose Carla as our winner.  Carla, please forward your address to lisa@shrinkingjeans.  Thanks and congrats! Ever heard of Taste of Home, the #1 cooking magazine in the world?! I absolutely love and adore ALL things published by Taste of Home, whether it comes from their website,  their cooking magazines or their cookbooks. Today, […]

I only have sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, and usually laden with butter, brown sugar, marshmallows and pecans.  Not so good for me, eh?  I love the taste of sweet potatoes and while I had heard “they are good for you”, I never really knew why until I started researching for this post. My friend Wikipedia […]

One of my favorite things in life is one of the simplest: pizza. But I think I like my own better than the delivery kind and you can try it out for yourself and let me know what you think! The sauce is homemade, you use a yummy premade whole wheat crust, some fresh mozzerella […]

Grab your partners DO-SI-DO!! Welcome to the Shrinking Jeans Holiday Hoedown! Hope you’ve got your hankies tied tightly around your necks and the spurs on yer boots, cause it’s time to start kickin up our heels! We all need a little fun and a little sparkle in our lives for this holiday season don’t we? […]