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We’re Back With a Tea Latte Twist and Low Fat Cake

We’re Back With a Tea Latte Twist and Low Fat Cake


Okay, that might be the worst post title I’ve had yet. Way to go Kristin.

It’s been a rough week around here. Thank goodness we’re finally all feeling better. I think the STUFT family is officially back in action.

We’ve said goodbye to our lazy pajama days


and tried to clean ourselves up to impress some people.



Ha ha! We had a little photo shoot the other day for the local city recreational catalog. The boys and I get to by on the cover for our Mom and Tot boot camp class. Fun huh?


The photo shoot was a little tiring. Joaquin was all about telling me when to go “up” and “down”. Ugh.


Thank goodness there weren’t any close-ups because there was all kids of snot all over the boys’ faces. And I need to thank lululemon yet again for the “inserts”.  Love those things! Smile

Okay, now on to business.

A little someone felt neglected yesterday.


I totally forgot about Flat Kitty Friday. I was too excited about the fun giveaway.

Which reminds me, you have until Monday to enter! You can have up to three separate entries if you leave a comment for each one! Check it out here. These hot sauces are freaking fabulous!

You know what else is fabulous?

The fact that Starbucks already has their holiday cups.


Oops. Forgot him again.


That’s better.

Even more fabulous than the holiday cups is my new favorite drink.

I went in yesterday after my long work day (3 hours) and told me new best friend Sara that I couldn’t decide between a green tea latte and a regular espresso latte. Rather than being annoyed with my indecisiveness, she pretty much changed my life by telling me about her favorite drink and making it for me.


Green tea soy latte with one pump sugar free vanilla syrup and one shot of espresso.

Yes, my friends, AMAZING!

I even made a mistake and forgot to order it with soy milk so I had an extra one with regular milk to share.


Ha ha! It was Andrew who actually drank it and said it wasn’t bad (my interpretation: “this is the best drink ever”).

And may I just say that it was just as fabulous when I went back to Starbucks this morning after boot camp (even though when I ordered it I got a few weird looks).


So fabulous that this new discovery had to be celebrated with a “cheers”.


My new best friend Sarah from Starbucks- this “cheers” is for you! I hope to see you many Fridays to come!


Last night we took “date night” on the road and had dinner friends.


My good friends Denise and Laurie. I used to see these ladies every day at work when I taught PE full time. I miss them!

Oops, sorry, no pictures of the men. Thanks to them though for watching the kids while the ladies got to chat and drink wine.


I was charge of bringing dessert and in true Kristin fashion I showed up with an unfrosted cake and a jar of Halloween frosting. Aren’t I a nice guest? And I wonder we don’t get many invites. Ha!


The cake I made was my “go to” low fat recipe for boxed cake mixes. I thought I’d share.

I know there are several different ways to create low fat recipes with cake mixes (jar of pumpkin, can of diet soda, etc.), but I‘ve found this one to be my favorite.

It works with any flavor cake mix and tastes the best. A lot of people don’t even realize it’s low fat.


Beavis, I keep forgetting this guy.



Easiest Low Fat Boxed Cake Recipe

1 box cake mix (any flavor)

1 1/3 cup water

1 cup egg whites

1/2 cup applesauce



Combine all ingredients and bake according to cake box instructions.


This works with any boxed cake mix, but depending on the size of the box the ingredient amounts might differ. Just follow the cake box directions and substitute 1/3 cup egg substitute for each whole egg and an equal amount of applesauce for the oil.





Yep. Keeping it classy.

At least the finished product looked good.


And yes, that was my big dessert plate.

By the way, Vons’ Safeway Select brand has some pretty darn good low fat ice cream flavors for a really great price. Last night’s was Moose Tracks. Yum!

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Next weekend we’ll be getting ready for our big race for Amelia!!!

Don’t forget to enter the Spicing Things Up Giveaway!!!!!!

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  1. 1

    I don’t care how many times I see him… I can’t get over you cat. Love. It.

  2. 2
    lindsay says:

    i can’t stop laughing at the kitty with head band. oh poor stuft cat, not really, but you know what i mean.
    Love the photo shoot! thats some serious lifting.

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Ha ha! Thanks. That photo shoot was exhausting. Flat Kitty makes me smile everytime too! I bet he could be a real help with your kitchen “cardio”. 🙂

  3. 3

    I know what you mean about those Lulu inserts! The best 🙂
    Looks like a great cake. And love the cat insert!!

  4. 4
    jennifer says:

    Any ideas for substituting for shortening or butter in cookies? I have lots of persimmons and want to make persimmon cookies but don’t want to use butter/shortening. Adorable pictures!

    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Hmm…. that’s a tough one Jennifer. I would try applesauce, but only for half the butter, don’t substitute the whole thing. Coconut butter would be a good alternative that would probably taste amazing! Persimmon cookies????? Sounds delicious!

  5. 5

    Look at you in that plank picture! Hot mama! 🙂 Glad everyone’s feeling better!

  6. 6
    Erin says:

    Your arms are amazing, Kristin!

    I saw your Facebook post re: the latte. I’ll definitely have to try it. Yum!

  7. 7

    Dang, girl!! You look amazing in those shots!! seriously!

  8. 8
    Kimberly says:

    bahaha – that flat kitty is too funny! Your boys are adorable BTW 🙂 Cheers!

  9. 9
    Stephanie*Saunders says:

    I Love those pictures with the boys for the magazine!! Is it too late to donate to Amelia? I can’t give much but I can donate what I can!!

  10. 10
    Perdita says:

    You know…..Kitty has amazing eyes! It’s really his only (oops I mean BEST) feature! I love that cat. Good luck with the race if I don’t make it to gym this Thursday. I’ve been resting a strained butt muscle that has affected my hip. It’s getting better…..see you soon.

  11. 11

    You guys are so cute. That is all.


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