Breaded Shrimp Recipe

What is it about appetizers or finger food that is so enticing to me?  Anyone else?  I am like a moth to a flame when it comes to bite-sized foods. I would be fine making meals out of appetizers for the rest of my life. So freaking good.  On that note….here is one more appetizer […]

Sweet and Savory Meatballs

Here is another appetizer idea for you to try out this weekend. Just like my hummus recipe, tuck this one away to use all year round. In fact, this is one of my favorite appetizers for a Christmas party, as it is ALWAYS a hit!  My teenage son also eats these for an afternoon snack, […]

Chicken Corn Chowder

It's cold here in Utah. Bone-chilling cold. This weather makes me want to drink hot cocoa all day long, stay curled up by the fire, cook all my meals in a crock pot, and have all of those meals be some variation of soup.  Is that so much to ask?  Our crock pot is out [...]

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

I was having a discussion a few weeks ago with a friend about her desire to find a granola bar recipe to replace the store bought granola bars she was currently buying for her kids. The challenge was to find a recipe that was easy and not loaded with excessive amounts of sugar. The challenge […]

The “Stevie” Drink

I posted a picture on Instagram (@trishallen) of my favorite Stevie Drink this week and had lots of requests for the simple recipe. I figured I’d post it here on the blog so it was archived. Let me introduce you to, YOUR favorite new drink…summer or winter, it is still a favorite.

Fruit Pizza

Summer! Summer! Summer! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am that the warmer weather is here (to stay, I hope…)  I have always felt like Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off for summer. It marks the day to bring out the flip-flops, bust out the swimming suit, take part of […]

Breakfast Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Do you EVER have any treats?” Jesse and I get asked this question a lot. I mean, a lot.  And our response is, “of course we do!”  Jesse’s favorite treat would involve ice cream of some sort, and I have this hankering for a homemade chocolate chip cookies every now and then. I don’t make […]

TABATA: No excuses!

It is Spring Break in certain parts of Utah this week (my part of Utah), and many of my friends and clients are out and about enjoying some of the warmer parts of our beautiful country. {Little jealous, but I’ll leave that for another post.} Many of them are wondering WHEN they will get their […]

4 Ingredient “Power Batter”

The other day I was in Costco and saw my most favorite pancake/waffle mix in the whole wide world…Kodiak Cakes®…available in a 4.5 lb box. Yes, peeps, it’s true. Bigger AND cheaper. I’m all over it. I have posted recipes using this mix before, and I seriously can’t get enough of it. Seeing it reminded […]

Climb and Jump

I think I have an obsession. An obsession of taking my workouts outside and turning them into “play”. The time flies by for me and it doesn’t really seem like a typical workout, but rather a session of fun!  My latest “session of fun” involved 2 things: a set of stairs and a jumprope. Here’s […]

Incline + Lunges = ?

Incline + Lunges = ______ I’ll let you fill in the blank here. I can think of some words that would fit nicely…torture, insanity, hell, soreness, etc., but for me it equals LOVE! I have done this workout a few times over the past few weeks and LOVE it because it’s not boring, the time […]

Four Peaks

Yesterday, I posted some of my favorite songs on a recent playlist. Here is the climbing drill to go along with it. The numbers match up to the songs in the playlist. Those who know me well, know that I {heart} my inclines! FOUR PEAKS  *see special instructions below 1:       Warm-up 2-3: […]

All I Need Is a Good Tune!

A friend of mine asked me the other day what tunes I listened to when I do my cardio. My playlist is constantly changing, but I thought I’d share some of my favorites {for today} with her and you. When my energy is low, all I need are some good tunes ringing in my ears […]

You KNOW you have missed inclines

A lot of things change over the course of a year….kids get older and taller (my oldest is now as tall as me), friends move away (I moved away…and then moved BACK!), new jobs, new houses, new friends, new TV shows, and I could go on forever. BUT some things never change…true best friends will […]