Nov 20 2014 01:32pmHow to Cut Calories on Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when you can eat as much as you want (and, for many people, as much as you possibly can) without feeling guilty. Although you want to indulge in stuffing and pumpkin pie, you also don’t want to go overboard and wreak havoc on your diet. Here are a few smart ways to cut calories on Thanksgiving -- without cutting out the sweet potato casserole. Remove the turkey skin. While the turkey is the focal point of any Thanksgiving meal, you can save up to 20 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving without even noticing it simply by removing the skin before eating. Eat light meat. Instead of reaching for the dark turkey meat, opt for the lighter sections and save about 20 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving. Create a low carb stuffing. If you’re in charge of bringing the stuffing, swap half of the bread for veggies like onions or water chestnuts and low-fat chicken broth instead of butter. Practice portion control. The only real foolproof way to eat everything that you want without going overboard on Thanksgiving is by limiting your portions. Split that piece of pie with a family member, or take small portions and only reach for more if you’re still feeling hungry.21 Ways to Slim Down Your Thanksgiving Feast [SparkPeople]20 Ways to Cut Thanksgiving Calories [FitDay]Top 10 tips to cut back on calories and guilt this Thanksgiving [The Ann Arbor News]10 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving [Web MD]CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Andrew Lee
Nov 19 2014 11:38am
Thank you to everyone that stopped by yesterday; we raised over $120 for St. Jude Children's Hospital. We still have some goodies left over, so stop by and grab a snack!
Nov 18 2014 03:47pm
Bake Sale Today!!!
Stop by the office for some homemade baked goods including sweet potato bread & pumpkin bread along with other goodies!
Any donations appreciated; all proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Nov 13 2014 01:32pmThe Yoga Room: A Round Rock Yoga Studio
The Yoga Room is an intimate yoga studio in Round Rock that welcomes everyone to engage in yoga practice. In fact, the studio’s “highly trained and experienced teaching staff offers yoga practice for regular people, regardless of the size, age, or condition of their bodies,” according to The Yoga Room website. Regulars report that this studio successfully cultivates a caring and compassionate community for those interested in starting or expanding their practice.The Yoga Room hosts more than 40 classes per week, including a beginner’s series for those who are new to yoga. Better still, new students can partake in unlimited yoga for just $10 during their first week. Teachers are reportedly helpful, gentle, and attentive, so don't be shy about signing up for a private session. For a schedule of upcoming classes, visit The Yoga Room website.The Yoga Room503 E. Palm Valley BoulevardRound Rock, TX 78664512-318-2112rryogaroom.comyelp.com/biz/the-yoga-room-round-rock-3CC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/Tom
Nov 06 2014 01:33pmAntonelli’s Cheese Shop: Gourmet Cheese in Austin
The unlikely success story behind Antonelli’s Cheese Shop has revealed one important thing: Austin residents love their cheese. This gourmet cheese shop combines the hip, industrial style that is unique to Austin with the European flair that owners John and Kendall Antonelli picked up while studying cheese abroad. The result is a wonderfully eclectic shop that carries a diverse selection seven styles of artisanal cheeses, including many local cheeses made right in Texas.Antonelli’s also offers limitless tastings to help you decide on a specific cheese, and the store's friendly team of “cheesemongers” will even write guests a log to help you remember which cheeses you liked and which you should steer clear of. Stop by to purchase the perfect cheese for a dinner party, create a gift basket for a friend, or join the Cheese of the Month Club to experience a world of cheeses right in the heart of Austin’s Hyde Park neighborhood.Antonelli’s Cheese Shop4220 Duval StreetAustin, TX 78751(512) 531-9610www.antonellischeese.comwww.yelp.com/biz/antonellis-cheese-shop-austinCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Jules
Nov 05 2014 11:38am
Wednesday November 12th Lasagna Night at 5:00 PM
Tuesday November 18th Treats & Sweets at the Office 3:00PM
Effective Monday, November 17th , there will no longer be a 4-digit code to access through the front or back gates. Please verify correct phone number/s with the HRC associates to ensure any guests are able to find you in the call log and call your direct line to gain entry. If you have any questions, please see the HRC associates.
Nov 04 2014 08:27amDon't Forget to Vote!
Today is Election Day! Make sure you go out and vote today!
Oct 23 2014 01:34pmCurly's Carolina Texas: Distinctive Barbecue in Round Rock
Fans of Curly’s Carolina Texas are willing to get in line to get their fill of savory smoked meat. Carolina-style barbeque is on the menu, which means it’s slathered with the tangy vinegar sauce from North Carolina or South Carolina’s spicy mustard sauce. In an area with a number of great BBQ places, this makes Curly's a unique dining option.Yummy sandwich options include the Wolfpack with pulled pork, smoked bacon, smoked Gouda cheese, and Carolina red sauce. The Texan sandwich features sliced beef brisket slow smoked over Texas post oak. Order the Texas Trinity Platter and you get a feast with Carolina-style pulled pork, tender Texas beef brisket, pork ribs and your choice of two sides. The side dish menu includes Hush Puppies, Fried Okra, Pan-Fried Cornbread, Wasabi Coleslaw and Loaded Potato Salad. Save room for a delectable dessert like Candied Bacon Pecan Pie.Visit the Curly's Carolina Texas website to learn more about this Round Rock BBQ place!Curly's Carolina Texas112 E. Main StreetRound Rock, TX 78664(512) 537-9227www.curlyscarolinatx.comwww.yelp.com/biz/curlys-carolina-texas-round-rockCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Arnold
Oct 16 2014 01:33pmWhat’s in Season? Your Handy Guide to Autumn Fruits and Veggies
The autumn season is known for its bountiful harvests of sturdy root vegetables and tart fruits, which provide a welcome change after months of summer produce. If you’re already planning the next few months of fall recipes, this handy guide will show you which fruits and vegetables are in season. Apples. Perhaps the most popular autumn fruit, apples can be used in pies, tarts, ciders, and even as a healthy handheld snack while on the go. Broccoli. Although broccoli grows year-round in most climates, it becomes sweeter and less bitter when harvested in the fall. Brussels sprouts. This hearty vegetable can be prepared a variety of different ways and is becoming increasingly popular in the gourmet food world. Root vegetables. Carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and other root vegetables are common during the autumn season and can be used in soups or roasted in the oven. Cranberries. Although cranberries usually take center stage during the wintertime, they’re harvested throughout New England during the fall. Figs. These sweet, chewy fruits have a second season later in the fall. Garlic. If you prefer to use fresh garlic in recipes as opposed to dried or canned, the fall is the best time to purchase it. Artichokes. Top your salads or pizzas with flavorful artichokes, which produce a smaller second crop in the fall.Fall Fruits and Vegetables [About Food]The Best Fruits and Veggies to Eat This Fall [Greatist]What’s In Season? Fall [More Matters]CC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/Jeff Kubina
Oct 09 2014 01:33pmAmy's Ice Creams: Frozen Delights in Austin
Since 1984 Amy’s Ice Creams has created premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, and dairy-free fruit ice. An Austin, Texas original, there are locations throughout Houston and San Antonio. Next time you’re shopping at the Hill Country Galleria, just minutes away from Hardrock Canyon, cool off with a scoop from Amy’s.With 350 flavors of frozen treats, plus many toppings, your sweet treat will never get boring. They always offer seven standard flavors, including the famous Mexican vanilla and Belgian chocolate, but there are always plenty of rotating ones as well. The friendly staff has a great customer service sense and is happy to make recommendations based on your preferences. You can sit on the nice outdoor patio or in the comfortable indoor parlor that includes comfy arm chairs. There's also a photo booth to add even more fun to your ice cream outing.Amy's Ice Cream13420 Galleria ParkwayAustin, TX 78738(512) 263-2903www.amysicecreams.comwww.yelp.com/biz/amys-ice-creams-austin-14CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/sarahrosenau