Happy as a Clam

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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I’m really diggin’ being home with my guys. The two of them just make me happy and spending time with them feels so good. As cheesy as it may sound, I’ve been smiling from ear-to-ear for the past few days now. :mrgreen:

Murphy, however, was not smiling when I told him that “Bear” couldn’t come with us on our afternoon walk.


It was much too wet outside for stuffed animals.







Plus, I didn’t want to carry Bear all over the neighborhood once Murphy got distracted by something else, like sticks, soggy leaves, or The Donkey. It doesn’t take much to divert this dog’s attention! Mal says he has an “eraser brain” (as in the size of an eraser). 😆



After a looonngggg walk, Murphy and I returned home to Mal cooking dinner. He found a recipe in his Men’s Health magazine for Linguine with Clams and got to work.





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Best husband ever! 😀


Murphy, of course, stayed by Dad’s side while he cooked. The pug loves being in the middle of the “action.”



To go along with the linguine, I made homemade garlic bread using sliced Italian bread, olive oil, and Garlic Gold nuggets. My goodness, it was delicious!


The Linguine with Clams recipe was super easy to make, but it turned sort of bland. The pasta didn’t have much flavor at all. Maybe some white wine or more garlic would have boosted its flavor profile?


Even still, it was a yummy meal. I finished my portion without a problem! 😉


Now, I’m eating an amazing cookie for dessert.

Hanging out with M & m tonight! G’night! 😀

P.S. We’re up to $120 (at 9:55 pm) on Katie’s Fudge Babies! Keep the bids coming!!!



  1. Marge is totally correct about finishing the pasta in the sauce AND adding a bit of fresh olive oil before serving. Over here in Italy, that is exactly what is done with pasta dishes. White wine is very good with clams- for cooking AND drinking! Now, if only I could get my husband to make a nice dish like that for dinner!

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