From the monthly archives:

January 2011

white bean and pasta soup

January 31, 2011

Living at home definitely has it’s perks, including my Mom’s home cooked meals.  I love when my Mom makes dinner.  Although I love to cook, it’s nice to have a break every once in awhile and have someone cook for me instead.  When we were younger, my Mom used to cook for our family all […]

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Honey Pecan Granola

January 31, 2011

Last week I told you about my favorite store bought granola.  I also said that I would be attempting to make this granola at home.  Although my attempt was not spot on, the granola still turned out great.  This makes a lot of granola and is much cheaper than buying granola at the store.  Another […]

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Whole Grain Pancakes

January 27, 2011

Another snow day!  Since I do not have friday classes this semester (for the first time ever) this will be a 5-day weekend for me!  Isn’t that awesome!?   Did you have a snow day? If so, what did you do? I made pancakes (as you will soon see) and went to the gym with […]

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The Wonderful World of OATMEAL.

January 26, 2011

I cannot believe it took me this long to finally see Black Swan.  I saw it a couple nights ago and absolutely loved it.  Some people I talked to thought some parts were completely gross but I really didnt mind it too much.  Maybe I am just a sick freak or something, though.  I honestly […]

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Sweet Potato, Apple and Chipotle Soup

January 25, 2011

This Winter has been CRAZY so far with all of the snow and bitter temps!  Not ideal for running…or training for a marathon…but I’ll take some canceled classes here and there.  Today I woke up to a nice surprise…NO SCHOOL!  I am babysitting later today, though…roads shouldnt be too bad yet! It is supposed to […]

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The Granola Factory

January 25, 2011

I love granola.  I especially love it on top of yogurt with fruit or simply by the handful.  Whenever I have good granola in my possession, it never lasts long. Unless you’re making your own granola, I think it’s pretty hard to find good store-bought granola.  However,  a couple of weeks ago, my older sister […]

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2011 Boston Marathon Training

January 24, 2011

Training for the Boston Marathon officially begins today, Monday, January 24, 2011.  The Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 18, 2011.  Christina and I are both using 12-week training plans; however, we are using different plans.  Last year I trained for the Boston Marathon using Hal Higdon’s Boston Bound 12 -week plan.  I am a […]

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Giveaway Winner!

January 23, 2011

The winner of the $40 Gift Card to CSN stores is… Natalie! Congratulations Natalie!  Just shoot us an email at Ponzio@sistersrunningthekitchen.com so we can send you the code for your $40 at CSN stores!! Thanks for entering!

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Giada’s Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs

January 20, 2011

As I flipped through Giada De Laurentiis’s most recent cookbook, Giada At Home, this recipe immediately caught my attention.  I love smoked mozzarella, so smoked mozzarella stuffed meatballs sounded incredible to me.  Giada’s recipe calls for a mixture of ground beef and veal, but the store did not have veal, so I substituted it with […]

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Treadmill Hill Workout

January 19, 2011

Due to the cold and snow during the wintertime, a lot of times I get stuck running inside on the treadmill.  Sometimes, I’m a baby and don’t feel like running through the cold and opt to run inside anyway.  Either way, doing the same old thing on the treadmill gets terribly boring sometimes.  I was […]

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The Best Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

January 18, 2011

There is nothing quite like a bowl of hot tomato soup served with a warm, cheesy grilled cheese sandwich…especially on a cold winter day like today.  If you always rely on a can for tomato soup, it’s about time that you try making it on your own.  It’s really easy and so delicious.  When making […]

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Matyson Restaurant Review

January 17, 2011

Matyson 37th South 19th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215)-564-2925 A couple of weeks ago, Todd and I went out to dinner at Matyson in Philadelphia.  This was the first time either of us had ever been here.  Matyson is a small BYOB in Philadelphia.  You really need to keep your eyes open for this restaurant […]

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Giveaway Announcement!

January 14, 2011

We are happy to announce an awesome giveaway for our readers from CSN stores.  CSN stores has over 200 online stores that sell things such as modern dining room furniture, bath towels, fitness equipment, and everything you would ever need for the kitchen. We are giving you the opportunity to win a $40 gift card to […]

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Baked Banana Oatmeal

January 13, 2011

We have been saying for literally years that we wanted to make Kath’s Baked Banana Oatmeal.  Finallllllllly we made it.  I really don’t understand why we procrastinated for so long.  It is not hard to make at all.  Baked oatmeal is so different than stove top oatmeal.  You will have to give this recipe a […]

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PIZZERIA STELLA Restaurant Review- Philadelphia

January 12, 2011

Pizzeria Stella 420 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia (215) 320-8000 The other night Mary and I were thinking of a place to eat in Philly.  It is kind of funny how Philly has hundreds and hundreds of restaurants and when you are trying to think of JUST one place to go, you cannot come up with […]

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Pecan Brussel Sprouts

January 11, 2011

That little girls seems SUPER excited to eat that brussel sprout, eh?  (yes, I am a Canadien now).  For some reason, a lot of people grimace at the thought or sight of a brussel sprout.  Perhaps I was just a strange child but I have always LOVED brussel sprouts.  Maybe people dont like brussel sprouts […]

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Baltimore Style Crab Cakes

January 11, 2011

To tell you the truth, we don’t have much experience with eating or making crab cakes.  Honestly, this was probably only the third time we have ever ate a crab cake.  Last week when we were in Florida, we decided to order Crab Cakes and that is when we realized how great they actually are. […]

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Blackbird Restaurant Review, Collingswood, NJ

January 9, 2011

Blackbird Dining Establishment   619 Collings Avenue Collingswood, NJ 08107 (856)-854-3444     Saturday night, Christina and I went out to dinner with our friend Katie who we have known since Elementary School.  We had not seen her in quite a bit of time so it was great to be with her again and catch […]

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Tips for Running During the Winter Months

January 9, 2011

This week, Mary and I met our friends Lindsey, Steph, and Christine in Philly to run.  It had snowed all night long and had just tapered off when we met up to run in the morning.  As we approached the Philadelphia Art Museum to meet up with our friends, a car that was passing by […]

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Stuffed Mushrooms

January 7, 2011

Last week Todd brought over a huge box of Portabella mushrooms for the Portabella Burgers we made.  Since we didn’t use them all, we had a lot leftover.  So we decided that we better use them up.  That’s where the idea for stuffed mushrooms came from.  We have never ate or made stuffed mushrooms before, […]

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Restaurant Review: Styer’s Garden Cafe

January 6, 2011

Terrain at Styer’s Cafe Website 914 Baltimore Pike Glen Mills, PA 19342 610-459-2400 EXT 5 Terrain at Styer’s Cafe is a fantastic restaurant.  During the week, they serve both lunch and dinner.  On the weekends, they serve brunch and dinner.  I have been to Terrain at Styer’s Cafe a couple of times for both dinner […]

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“Easy A”

January 5, 2011

Tonight I hung out with one of my best friends, Therese.  Therese and I have been friends since we were in Kindergarten!  We dont get to see each other as much as we used to when we little kids but I love her so much and it is always so much fun hanging out together. […]

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

January 4, 2011

A couple days before Christmas, we got together with our friend Lauren (and our oldest sister, Danielle) and made a TON of cookie recipes (see photo below).  Don’t worry…we  gave most of the cookies away!  But we did keep and eat a lot of them, too!  I think we need a break from cookies for […]

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Restaurant Review: Spoons Cafe (Baltimore)

January 3, 2011

Located in Historic Federal Hill 24 E. Cross Street Baltimore MD, 21230 Phone  410.539.8395 Spoons Cafe is located in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore.  A great spot for breakfast and lunch– but particularly breakfast!  I have been two Spoons twice…the first time was with with my parents and Mary when they came to visit […]

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What to do if you are being followed

January 2, 2011

One of my favorite things about travelling is that I get to run in new areas that I am unfamiliar with.  This past weekend, my family travelled to Palm Beach for a long weekend to celebrate the New Year.  The first morning there, my sisters and I went for a nice run on the beach […]

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