Last Friday I made Apple Upside Down cake from a recipe found on “Cooking Light” magazine. I didn’t have enough sugar so I substituted it with Splenda. I knew the recipe wasn’t right when I went to lick the mixer’s beaters (everybody licks these right? lol!). Usually I can tell when something is off if the dough doesn’t taste right. I knew right away it was the Splenda since I got the after taste that artificial sweeteners have sometimes. I guess it was more apparent here since I used large quantities of it.
Also, I needed to make a glaze for the apples with sugar and using Splenda for it didn’t work. It never turned golden brown.
The end result wasn’t that bad but I know it can improve by using real sugar. I will also cut the apples thinner and peel them as well to make it look more appealing. Soooo, I won’t share with you this recipe just yet since I wasn’t totally satisfied with it. I may make it again this weekend but for sure, I want to make Pumpkin Whoopie Pies! Have you had those things? I have a recipe for them and they look amazingly delicious! Can’t wait to make them and share them with ya all!
Paul and I started a new workout routine last week. After not working out for a week during our vacation, my body rebelled and it was so sore that I could barely walk! The hack squats terrorized my quads! We did them again today and it was much better the second time around. I will confess though, that I love that feeling of soreness we get when we change workout routines or increase weights. You shouldn’t be sore all the time to know you’re progressing but once in a while is a good sign.
Here is the workout we did yesterday and today. Tomorrow is an off day from the gym but will share with you later what we do on Wednesday & Thursday
(Note: Click on the exercise name to see a demonstration)
Head Crushers – 40 lbs ez curl – 3 sets of 7
Pushdowns – 70 lbs – 3 sets of 10 (we don’t let the bar go all the way. We stop when the arms are parallel to the floor. Very controlled movements)
Standing Cable Extensions – 50 lbs – 3 sets of 8