ConfidenceKini Day 1

This weekend the sun finally came out, and I definitely was not tanned or skinny enough to cope with the sudden appearance of sunshine. Plenty of brands and gyms are getting ready to release their “get ready for summer workout plans”. Usually I do the Tone It Up Bikini Series (which starts May 7 and lasts 8 weeks), however this year I’m giving Lauren Gleisberg’s ConfidenceKini a try. ConfidenceKini is only 5 weeks long – which makes it easier to follow, the food is REAL food you’ll want to eat and the workouts are challenging but do not last for hours. Oh yeah and there is a killer ab workout as well. The challenge officially started yesterday, so I thought I would post my accountability here. For the next five weeks on Tuesday’s I will give a recap of my previous week, however follow along at Petitefitnessista on Instagram to stay up to date with how the challenge is going for me, what I am eating everyday and if I am keeping up with workouts. Are you doing any fitness challenges?

P.S. before and after photos will be revealed at the end of the 5 weeks!

Confidential Review

 Had a little double date night Saturday when we went to see Maks – Val – Peta Confidential at the Fox Theatre. If you don’t know Confidential features ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. The show is designed to give you a little inside look into their lives and loves. The show reveals secrets, dreams and hopes that they have -  oh and a little Chip n’ Val show in between. Ladies I’m talking every girls dream here, fire turnout gear, hoses and hot dancing…. yup you’re not going to want to miss this. In this show you will not see any traditional dancing it’s very energetic and flashy so if you are looking for a tango you won’t find it in this show. If you’re looking for amazing dancing with some rockin’ bodies – this is the show for you.

Currently Coveting

Anyone else in full on warmer weather shopping mode? Lately, I have been shopping for rompers, UPF attire and of course anything with bows. Above you will find some of my favorites.

Restaurant Review: Supino Pizzeria

Located on Russell Street in the heart of Eastern Market you’ll find Supino Pizzeria. Let me tell you, if you like New York style greasy thin crust pizza this is the place for you. Andrew and I checked it out before seeing Cinderella a few weeks back and both really enjoyed it. Since we were very short on time we just ordered slices instead of an entire pizza. I got my slice with cheese only and he got his with pepperonis. Where should we try pizza at next? 

Are You Keeping Up with the Change?

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In a world where technology changes by the day, can you keep up? Is your company performing to the best of its ability, and getting to actually know the consumer? I mean really know the consumer? Do you know where they’re from? They’re age or how they use your website? If the answer is no have no fear there are tools to help you get the information you need to have your business perform at its highest ability. Companies and brands are using things such as embedded analytics to get the information that will be most useful to them. I’m sure you’ve heard of Google Analytics, where you can find out who is on your site, which page they’re on where they are from and so much more. Knowing key components of analytics is what is going to help you take your business, brand or company to the next level. Use Google analytics along side embedded analytics to get the most performance driven information. Some believe that since they’re business has been doing find for the past X amount of years that they don’t have to evolve with the change, and that’s just not the case. Without change, restructuring and knowing who is actually on your website you’re setting your business up for complete failure. Just because something worked in 2000 does not mean it’s going to work in 2018. Analytics, SEO and more have evolved greatly and it’s time for you to make that change as well. Will you make the change? Will you take the next step and bring your business to the top of its game? Make it appear on the first page of a google search. Will you work on paid ads and campaigns across the internet to draw attention to your company? If you can’t do the things needed to improve your companies value, then are you willing to hire someone to take charge and learn the trends? It’s absolutely critical that you know who is on your website and what they’re doing. If people are staying for mere seconds you need to figure out what you’re doing wrong. If you have a shopping cart and people are bailing on the shopping cart see why they’re bailing and figure out how you can fix it. Be proactive and take your business to the next level. I once worked for a company who wouldn’t listen to what its employees were saying and the site completely failed because they didn’t learn the customer, they were charging extra for no reason and it just steered consumers into the arms of our competition including ME because I couldn’t even figure out how to navigate the site. So are you staying still or moving with the time?

Goal Digger

Before Friday’s workout class started the trainer asked us to write down our goal/why we are coming to classes. Sure summer is coming and I want to look good in a bathing suit, lose weight, be healthier etc etc. Aside from all of that, why am I actually working out? Why am I putting my all into these classes? What I wrote on the paper was “to tone up and gain confidence”. The root of it all is I lack body confidence, and I want to look good naked. All the tools are in front of me to reach my goals. I am trying to be realistic, and making sure everything is actually attainable. So what’s your health and fitness goal? Why are you on this journey?

2018 Spring Activities List

According to the calendar spring is in full swing, according to Michigan we are still struggling our way through winter – there is currently an ice storm going on. I am forgetting about the snow and starting to plan out some spring activities. Here is what you can find on my list…..

Go for evening bike rides
Discover a new hiking trail
Learn how to swim
Check out the tulip festival in Holland
Watch as many sunsets as possible
Visit the zoo
Have a picnic on the beach or in a park
Go for a nature walk
Attend a baseball game
Do an outdoor workout
Get soft serve ice cream
Visit the peony garden in Ann Arbor

ps, if you’re reading this ask me to go, and there won’t be a fight xoxo

Bonefish Grill

If you remember from this post A took me to River Crab for my birthday, where we had an absolutely amazing seafood meal. We started with their firecracker shrimp (which was seriously amazing), while at the restaurant he informed me that Bonefish Grill has Bang Bang shrimp that is even better than River Crab’s version, so Thursday he surprised me with date night at Bonefish Grill in Troy. We started the evening with an order of Bang Bang shrimp, which is crispy itty-bitty shrimp that has been tossed in their signature creamy spicy sauce and is out of this world delicious. The shrimp was super filling, and since I don’t eat a ton we decided to split a meal of scallops which were fantastic as well. All around great first time experience at Bonefish.

Dying Easter Eggs

Did anyone else dye eggs for Easter? A and I did, and even though Easter is over I had to share our eggcellent masterpieces.  

Kroger Prep + Pared: Coconut Curry Chicken

Anyone else a huge fan of date nights that involve food? One thing I really appreciate about Andrew is how adventurous our eating is - from home cooked meals to eating out sometimes thinking outside the box really makes the meal. You've read about our love for Kroger's Prep + Pared Meal Kits and this week we gave the Coconut Curry Chicken a try, and let me tell you the flavor was amazing. The Coconut Curry Chicken box came with Lemongrass Chutney, Toasted Rice + Green Beans for a culinary explosion of flavor. The kit included everything we needed to create a restaurant quality meal at a fraction of the cost.

55 Days Until Memorial Day

Anyone else focusing on that beach bod? In just 55 days it will be the unofficial start to summer. Kind of scary, but it gives me plenty of time to get my body ready for sunny days on the beach and of course A’s boat. Since I really like seeing what workouts others are doing and what they’re eating, I thought I would pay it forward and do the same. In an effort to not turn my blog into a health zone, I am going to stick with posting the health and fitness aspect of my life each Tuesday (which is what I have been doing for the past couple of years now). If you want to see what I am eating daily, how I am meal prepping, my workouts and more head over to my fitness account on Instagram.

Goals for the next 55 days
Drink at least 65 ounces of water per day
Focus on eating clean
Meal prep
Workout at least 6 days a week
Focus on my core
Build a more round and firm booty
Limit sugar intake
Avoid processed foods

Working out at home takes discipline, and while I am capable of working out at home I just don’t push myself like I should. Therefore, I committed the next three months to an all babe studio, and I am hoping to get some killer results. I took pictures this morning and will post before and after at the 55 day mark.

Coming to Detroit: The King and I

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I have heard so many wonderful things about The King and I, and was excited to find out that May 8 - May 13 it will be headed to the stunning Fox Theatre in Detroit. This is a Rodgers & Hammerstein performance, and none of their other shows have ever been a let down so I cannot wait to see how they turn this show into a musical masterpiece.  Not doing anything on May 8? You should definitely enter to win a 4-Pack of tickets to see this amazing show live on stage.

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce that the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I will perform at the Fox Theatre Tuesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 13 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.

Tickets ($35, $45, $55, $65 and $75) are on sale now and can be purchased at, The Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box offices and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. Series subscription packages and discounts for groups of 10+ are available by calling 313-471-3099.

The King and I, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical.  Hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (The New York Times) and "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. The King and I has music direction by Ted Sperling, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award® winner for The King and I), lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and casting by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA. The King and I features choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

For more information, please visit, or on Facebook and Twitter. 

Performance Schedule:
Tuesday, May 8 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 10 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 11 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 12 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 13 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Easter 2018

The ground began to shake, the stone was rolled away, his perfect love could not be overcome – forever He is Risen. Hope you all had a Hoppy Easter. I started my morning bright eyed and bushy tailed with a trip to church, and then headed to my parents house for Easter brunch. This was the first year that Meeme was not with us for Easter, and let me tell you it definitely was not the Easter I know. Papa started eating immediately, therefore we didn’t say grace (super annoyed with this - yes I did say them in my head – not the point), no one yelled at me to not throw the frosting from my cake out…etc. My mum did a beautiful job creating a Victorian brunch, but all together it was a strange vibe, so Jackers and I found our way outside where we soaked up vitamin D.  Here’s what brunch looked like…

Coming to Detroit: Confidential

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Anyone else a super huge fan of ABC's Dancing With The Stars? I am less interested in the stars and more interested in the dancing pros, so you can imagine how excited I was to hear that Maks, Val and Peta are bringing their tour Confidential to the Fox Theatre on April 21. My boyfriend is going to be in so much trouble after this show ends, because I will for sure be talking him into taking dance lessons with me... but for real - I will want to take dance lessons with him bad. The best part of this show coming to town is I am giving away TWO tickets to one lucky person. So who will be ready to watch these Mirror Ball champions dance their way across the stage of the most gorgeous theatre? a Rafflecopter giveaway

Following a smash hit first tour, Maks and Val, the hottest stars of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars are back with an all new spectacular show and this time the family has grown. Joining them in their brand new show “Confidential”, the stunningly talented, Peta Murgatroyd, two time Dancing With The Stars Mirror Ball champion, actress and Mrs. Maks Chmerkovskiy. The trio along with a dazzling cast of the industry’s best dancers are coming to the stage this Spring and performing in 49 cities across America, including the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at, The Fox Theatre and Little Caesars Arena XFINITY box offices and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. VIP packages will be available through, giving fans the chance to purchase prime seats and meet and greets with the cast. For up to date information go to

“Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential” will be a spectacular dance show, driven by a narrative of true family life and love stories. Honest and intimate, the stars will be revealing their closest secrets, hopes and dreams in their own inimitable style. The show will inspire and delight, combining the elegance of the ballroom, some confidential revelations and a true love story.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy said; “Our Way was just the beginning of the story. This time I’m a husband, a father, in the best shape of my professional career and still learning on and off the dance floor every day.  I’ve had two of the most eventful years of my life and I can’t wait to use my favorite medium to express what’s on my mind and in my heart. Sharing a stage with my wife and my brother, what could be better than that!”

Peta Murgatroyd added; “Usually I’m acting out a love story through dance. This time there will be no acting, and we have the unique opportunity to perform a genuine love story. I found the power of Our Way to be the relationship between Maks and Val, and this time I hope to cut in on that love story!  What have I got myself into!”

Valentin Chmerkovskiy said; “Performing on the Our Way stage with my brother and some of the greatest dancers in the world was the highlight of my career so far. This time we have set the bar higher, and given ourselves more time and freedom to create, rehearse and ultimately perform the show that we can honestly say is our very best. No excuses. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy performing it for you.”

“Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential” will be created & choreographed by Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy. The tour will be produced by Barnstorm Entertainment.

Boater Babes Shopping Guide


Spring has officially arrived, on the calendar anyway – the actual temperatures outside are more winter-like. However instead of falling into a depressive slump, I am channeling warmer months. Boat season is right around the corner, so I thought I would share with you a few things I am coveting this boat season.

Coming to Detroit: On Your Feet!

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Detroit, come on, shake your body baby, do the conga on your way to the Fisher Theatre, because ON Your FEET! is going to be in town for a 13 day engagement. Don't worry if you can't dance, this show will have the music moving your feet as it is based on the life and music of music icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

Broadway In Detroit is pleased to announce that the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan – will makes it’s Detroit debut at the Fisher Theater, May 1 – 13, 2018.  Tickets for ON YOUR FEET! start at $39 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at or Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 GRAMMY Awards® – but their music is only half the story. From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry had ever seen.  ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical that follows the Estefans' journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Mi Tierra,” Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” and “Reach,” in addition to an original song written by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan.
ON YOUR FEET! is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis), with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical).
Completing the creative team are four-time Tony-nominated Scenic Designer David Rockwell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Tony-nominated Costume Designer Emilio Sosa (Porgy & Bess), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner (Wicked, Hairspray), Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Steve Kennedy, SCK Sound Design (Lady Day, Guys and Dolls), Projections by Darrel Maloney, and Hair & Wig Designer Charles G. LaPointe (Beautiful, Newsies). With Music Direction by Clay Ostwald (Miami Sound Machine), ON YOUR FEET! features Orchestrations by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, Arrangements by Lon Hoyt (Hairspray), Dance Arrangements and Dance Orchestrations by Oscar Hernandez (The Capeman).
ON YOUR FEET! is produced by James L. Nederlander and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. in partnership with Bernie Yuman.  Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Nederlander Organization, led by James L. Nederlander, President, continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, as well as producing and presenting the best in theatrical entertainment and concert events.  Bernie Yuman, an illustrious figure in the entertainment industry and long-time friend and business associate of the Estefans, serves as Executive Producer. Yuman produced and managed Siegfried & Roy, one of the most successful and longest running shows in Las Vegas history.
ON YOUR FEET! began performances on Broadway on Monday, October 5, 2015, with an opening night of Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The musical played its final performance on Sunday, August 20, 2017, having played 780 performances.
GLORIA ESTEFAN (Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations). With seven Grammy Awards and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, Gloria Estefan is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. In addition to her 38 #1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria recorded the Oscar-nominated song “Music of My Heart” and has received numerous honors and awards over the course of her illustrious career. She has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, named BMI Songwriter of the Year, received an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement and won an MTV Video Music Award, two ACE Awards and multiple Billboard Awards for her many chart-topping hits. Gloria has also been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Kennedy Center Honors, the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor and the Hispanic Heritage Award. 

EMILIO ESTEFAN (Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations) is a world-renowned music, television and film producer who has been instrumental in shaping, developing and directing the careers of his superstar wife, Gloria, as well as Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Jon Secada among many others. With a resume that includes 19 Grammy Awards, Emilio is one of the most successful producers in the music business, blending Latin, pop and world rhythms creating his own unique style and world-wide hits. It is this vision that transcends the music field and spills over into film, television, hotels and restaurants, among other business endeavors, including becoming the first Cuban-born minority stakeholder in an NFL franchise, the Miami Dolphins.  Emilio & Gloria were the 2015 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the first time the honor has been bestowed on a married couple.
ALEXANDER DINELARIS (Book) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for the screenplay of Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). He is the co-creator and executive producer of the series “The One Percent” for MRC, starring Hilary Swank. He is currently adapting the novel Entering Hades into a feature film with Michael Fassbender. Alex is also currently adapting his play Still Life into a feature film, which he will direct next spring. His film The Year of the Monarchs is in development with Mandalay Entertainment. Alexander is the book writer of The Bodyguard Musical and of Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s Broadway musical On Your Feet! Other recent work includes his plays Red Dog Howls (New York Theater Workshop), Still Life (Manhattan Class Company), The Chaos Theories (Shotgun Theater) and In This, Our Time (59e59). Mr. Dinelaris is a proud member of the Writer’s Guild and the Dramatists Guild.
JERRY MITCHELL (Director) received the Tony Award in recognition of his choreography for the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots, for which he was also nominated as director. He was recently nominated for an Olivier Award for his choreography in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which he also directed and co-produced in the West End. In the 35 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions, starting as a dancer for Agnes de Mille in Brigadoon and thereafter assisting Michael Bennett and Jerome Robbins. His Broadway debut as choreographer, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, was followed by The Full Monty (Tony nomination); The Rocky Horror Show; Hairspray (Tony nomination); Gypsy; Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination); La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award); Imaginary Friends; Legally Blonde (Tony nomination), which he also directed; Catch Me If You Can; and Kinky Boots (also running in London, Korea, Germany, Australia and on National Tour). He also choreographed both the Off-Broadway productions and films of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jeffrey. Most recently, Jerry received the Drama League’s Founders Award for Excellence in Directing and the George Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award from his peers, the latter being especially meaningful to him in that he was directed by the 96-year-old Mr. Abbott in the Broadway revival of On Your Toes. His most recent Broadway experience is as Director of On Your Feet! Twenty-five years ago, Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He continues to serve as executive producer of Broadway Bares, with a book, website and satellite productions in Fire Island Pines, Las Vegas (Peepshow, which recently concluded its five-year run of continuous performances) and London (West End Bares).
SERGIO TRUJILLO (Choreographer). Broadway: On Your Feet! (Tony Award Nominee, Outer Critics Circle/Astaire Awards), Memphis (Olivier/OCC Award, Drama Desk/Astaire Award nominations), Jersey Boys (Drama Desk, OCC/Greenroom/Dora Award nomination), A Bronx Tale (Chita Award Nomination), The Addams Family, Next to Normal, Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Leap of Faith (Drama Desk nomination), Guys and Dolls (Astaire Awards nomination), All Shook Up. Director/Choreographer: Arrabal (ART), Gloria Estefan On Broadway (Minskoff Theatre), Flashdance: The Musical (National Tour), White Noise (Royal George Theatre). Other Theatre: Invisible Thread (Second Stage-Astaire Award Nomination), Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Musical (Olney Theatre-Helen Hayes Award Nomination), Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre), The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse). International: Tarzan (Disney), Peggy Sue Got Married (West End), The Sound of Music and West Side Story (Stratford Festival). Upcoming: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (La Jolla Playhouse).

For more information…
Performance times for ON YOUR FEET! appearing May 1 - 13, 2018 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
•         Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
•         Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•         Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
•         Special Open Captioned performance on Friday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for ON YOUR FEET! start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787, and online at or Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office.  A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (12 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email Tickets for the Open Captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.
The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.

Skinny Bagels

Summer bodies are made in the winter, but winter bodies crave comfort food and carbs. What’s a girl to do? Make healthy, yes you read that correctly HEALTHY bagels. No yeast, no boiling and no fancy mixer needed these bad boys bake right in the oven and only require THREE ingredients. 

Healthy Bagels
1 cup self-rising flour (see tip #1 for help)
1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1 egg white, beaten
optional toppings: Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joes), sesame seeds, dried onion flakes, dried garlic flakes, cinnamon and raisins…etc

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Place silpat or parchment paper on a baking sheet.
3. Add flour and yogurt to a bowl, mix until combined.
4. Dust flour on your work surface.
5. Remove dough from bowl.
6. Knead the dough until it is tacky but not sticky (13-17 turns)
7. Divide into 4 equal balls.
8. Roll each ball into a ¾-inch thick rope.
9. Join the ends of the ropes to form bagels (I usually make hearts).
10. Brush with egg wash.
11. Sprinkle on your seasoning.
12. Bake on the top rack.
13. Bake for 23 minutes or until done.
14. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before cutting (trust me I know that’ll be hard, they’re so good hot!).
1. If you do not have self-rising flour you can use regular flour, you’ll just need to add 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
2. Bake on the top rack to prevent the bottoms from browning too much.
3. I use a silpat to cook the bagels on, you can also used parchment paper that has been sprayed with oil.
4. Give the bagels plenty of room to expand.
5. I have only ever made these with Greek yogurt, I have no idea if they work with other yogurts.
6. Add more flour if the dough is sticky.