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The Fat Smash Diet – Phase One Foods

As I mentioned to you in my previous post about the Fat Smash Diet, there are 4 different Phases you go through during this program, and each phase has a list of suggested and excluded foods.

Some of the excluded foods in one phase are being introduced back into your diet in the next phase, so for ideal success, you need to follow these food suggestions, eat 3-4 smaller meals per day, follow the same eating schedule, and continue to exercise.

Just think, this phase is only 9 days long….you can do it!!

Baked Hot Chicken Wings – Appetizer Recipe

If you like hot chicken wings, but your stomach does not tolerate the deep fried wings you find everywhere, this recipe is for you.  I made these for my last gathering and they earned a high mark.

You are also in charge of their flavor; you can make them as mild as you like, or as hot as you like.  I personally like mine on a milder side, and not too much sauce.  Also, I make sure my wings are clear of any lingering feathers, or extra pieces of fatty skin.

Butter Cookies – Recipe

I received this recipe from my sister in-law, and they are my grandson’s absolute favorite cookies.

I already posted this recipe under a different heading, but will rewrite it here for your convenience.

This recipe yields at least 48 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutter.

Walnut Crescents – Recipe

These Walnut Crescents are another favorite cookie recipe of  mine.  This dough is very similar to the Butter Balls recipe, but instead of almonds it uses ground walnuts.

It is a very simple recipe to make, but once baked, these cookies are very delicate and fragile  For best results it is best to leave them on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes after baking to cool off, before gently removing them onto a cooling rack.

Ukrainian New Year Celebration – Julian Calendar

Christmas celebration on December 24-25, and New Year on December 31-1,(Gregorian calendar), are well known dates to the majority of the population, however, per Julian calendar, Christmas is celebrated on January 6-7, some call it Orthodox Christmas, and the New Year is celebrated on January 13-14. Ukrainian’s call this New Year “Malanka”, the day of St. Melania, or “Generous Eve” (Shchedryi Vechir).