Fitbit Fitness Tracker

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In an earlier post by Lynn, she wrote about a new gizmo called the Fitbit. Now we usually don’t post multiple articles about the same topic, but I believe this product deserves some additional promotion.

I just purchased one and am excited to see what all the rage is. These little gadgets have been around for several years and several of my friends have fallen in love with them.

Fitbit has several products, including the Fitbit Flex™ (which is a rubber bracelet-type device), Fitbit One™ (which can be clipped to your pocket or bra and is the one I purchased), and Fitbit Zip™ (smaller clip version with less features). (All photos below are sourced from Google Images)

Fitbit Flex

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Friday Night Fish Fry

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I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in Wisconsin Friday isn’t Friday without a fish fry.  While I love a good fish fry, I’ve been a little spoiled and find it tough to find as good a one as the recipe below.

Frying fish is a little bit of a pain but there’s nothing like noshing on a perch fillet right out of the Fry Daddy!  Here’s the recipe that I use – I promise you won’t find one that’s better.

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Mason Jar Glasses


Blog friends, my daughter is getting married in less than two weeks and it hit me hard this last weekend. My baby girl is getting married??!! With preparing for the wedding, I have seen some really neat things that she is putting together. Nothing that has never been done before, but just seeing it being prepared for her wedding and for the fun we will have celebrating makes it unique to us.

Well, this weekend we started to work on the putting together the mason jar glasses. As she is getting married in a barn with [Read more...]

Helpful Hints for Menopause….


Women experience great changes within their bodies during menopause.  I know that symptoms can vary drastically  between people.   I can see this difference between my friends.  Some don’t seem to experience quite the same physical issues as other friends do.   It is hard to pinpoint why there are such drastic differences

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Freezer Corn

Freezer Corn in Bag with CCTNT

Every year, a group of my family and friends get together to make freezer corn. I’ll admit, it is a bit of work, however, it is SOOOO worth it. All winter long we have delicious corn to enjoy, basically straight off the cob!! Also, because a group of us are together, the time flies as we are able to have some fun as well. Here’s what we do to make freezer corn: [Read more...]

Weekly Menu

Welcome to another week!  I’m happy to say that I’m on vacation this coming week.  Yeah me!  We don’t have to many plans except to take care of some landscaping that died over the winter.  I’m also planning on getting lasik later this week so that will put me out of commission for a day or two.

There’s a conference going on this week here in town that draws people from all over the world.  Trying to go out for dinner during this week will be impossible so Mike and I will be eating at home every night.  Given that we’re on vacation, I really don’t mind the cooking and am looking forward to some meals that I typically don’t take the time to make.

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week at our house.

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Raspberry Pie

Raspberry Pie CCTNT

Pie, pie, pie…..what more can I say?  I love pie, and one of my top two favorite fruits are raspberries.  My neighbors went on vacation a couple weeks ago, right during the height of raspberry season.  While they were gone they offered up their raspberry patch for the pickin’…..well, pickin’ I did!  I made raspberry pie, raspberry parfaits, and raspberry jam (watch for an upcoming post for my jam recipe - it’s delicious).

We have lots more pie recipes here at Chick Chat, so check out some of these too:  No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake, Cherry Pie with Crumb Topping, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie with Pecan ToppingEasy Banana Cream PiePistachio Pudding Dessert, and  No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte

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Strawberry Angel Food Cake Jello Dessert

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When I was thinking about recipes I’d like to share, I thought about one of my favorite desserts from my childhood.  Strawberry Angel Food Jello.  I remember my mom making this frequently when I was growing up but haven’t had it for years.  I called my mom for the recipe and she not only told but she would get me the recipe, she made it and took pictures as well.  What an awesome mom!!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

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Chocolate-Cherry Brownies


I, Wanda, actually made a new dessert this weekend. Small miracles still happen. Not sure what got into me, but I felt like baking. Not only did I feel like baking, but I just happened to have the majority of ingredients to make something. When two worlds collide, you need to react and so I went into action. I found this dessert in a First magazine while on vacation. This dessert looked a bit different to me and that is why it caught my interest and I could easily make it gluten free (“GF”). All signs that it was meant to be. [Read more...]

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Chicken Pot Pie with CCTNT

I’ve been making this version of Chicken Pot Pie for as long as I can remember.  The list of ingredients might seem a bit long,but the reality is several are in cans or items typically in the cupboard….and this recipe really doesn’t take long to whip up.   [Read more...]