I work out.
The girl who bakes at least once a week and makes ice cream every other week works out.
Sometimes I even use weights.
For a while now I’ve been trying to work out at least five days a week, for about 30 minutes each time. I know some of you may think half an hour sessions aren’t anything, but I’m usually sweating like a sinner in church afterwards.
So, what kind of stuff do I do during my workouts?
Well, lately it’s been mostly cardio stuff like zumba (which includes some ab & toning routines) and dance fitness. Thanks Youtube! These kinds of dance workouts are a lot of fun.
Some of my current favorite songs to work out to are:
- PYT – Michael Jackson
- Show Me How You Burlesque – Christina Aguilera
- Spice Up Your Life – The Spice Girls
- Telephone – Lady Gaga
- Rude Boy – Rihanna
- S&M – Rihanna
- We Found Love – Rihanna
- Whine Up – Kat Deluna
- Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
- Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
All that dancing helps to lessen the guilt when I make stuff like this.
Guinness® Bacon Brownies.
I know it sounds strange, but trust me, they’re reeeeeally good.
They’re hide-in-the-kitchen-so-you-don’t-have-to-share-with-your-kids good.
Super fudgy and chocolaty. Shouldn’t all brownies be like that?
Yes. Yes they should.
Guinness® Bacon Brownies
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
⅔ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup cocoa powder
½ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
¾ cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¾ cup butter (1 ½ sticks), melted
1 cup Guinness® stout
6-8 slices bacon, baked or fried and roughly chopped
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350⁰F.
- Spray a 13×9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine sugars, salt, cocoa powder, and flour with a whisk.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, butter, and Guinness®.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently mix. Be sure to not over mix.
- Fold in bacon and chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs attached.