Baked Spaghetti and Mozzarella

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This dish was missing something. Ben thinks it was meat and I thought it needed more spice. The crusty cheese on the top was my favorite part.  I know all pasta tastes the same, but I want to try it again with spaghetti noodles and try adding some more spices to it. Use a jar of store bought marinara sauce to make life so much easier. I wonder if the noodles could bake in the oven with the pasta sauce instead of boiling them in the water for a little while???? Nutrition Info: Calories 328 | … [Read more...]

Apple Chips

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The first batch of apple chips I tried making  didn't get crisp at all because I had sliced them too thick with the mandolin. I tried making them again and slicing them thinner, and they turned out much better. This is a great and healthy treat to make, especially if you have kids. They're also very addicting and would probably be good with a little salt on them. These almost made me wish it was Fall again. I can't wait to make these on a cool day, when we actually have some apples growing on … [Read more...]

Mexican Tortilla Pizzas

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If I could, I'd eat Mexican 5 nights a week.  I love nachos, mexican pizza, chalupas, quesadillas, etc... Tuesday's are deemed Taco Tuesday for us, because we go to Taco John's every Tuesday for dinner. Tacos are just $.89! If you've never been to a Taco John's before, I'd suggest you go. It's like a Taco Bell, but  they have these potato oles that are to die for and I just love the seasoning on them. They're really good with nacho cheese. If you're trying to cut back on meat these Mexican p … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Avocado Rolls

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I was watching Diners Drive In's and Dives and one of the chefs had made a shrimp roll. I watch that show and wonder how many calories Guy consumes in an episode with all that fattening  food that he eats? He has probably one of the best and easiest jobs in the World though . Who wouldn't want to go to all these diners and try all those delicious looking dishes that he gets to eat? I would, but instead of flying or driving there, I'd be running a long side the car to burn all those calories … [Read more...]

Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Trifle

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Here is the low calorie, 4th of July dessert that I promised from yesterday. Isn't it pretty? Who needs red and blue food coloring for the 4th of July when you have berries to make a cake look patriotic? Not me! This is a trifle with angel food cake, blueberries, raspberries, cool whip, cream cheese and a little bit of sugar to sweeten it up.  They do have fat free cool whip and cream cheese but to me, those have no flavor, so I go for the light. By all means, if you want to use the fat free … [Read more...]

S’mores bars

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Sorry, I would have posted this recipe earlier, but these bars were eaten up so fast before I could take a picture of them! Really, they're that good. I found this recipe on pinterest and one of the things I've noticed is that people are obsessed with S'mores! I'm  also on pinterest and if you want to follow me my link is below. http://pinterest.com/jgisvold01 I know these bars aren't the greatest calorie wise, but hold on. I promise I'll have a dessert coming up that's  low in calories a … [Read more...]

40 Clove Garlic Chicken

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This dish was ok, just ok. I give a C+. I had high hopes for it, and in the end I just wasn't satisfied. I will post the recipe on my blog still, because I think maybe there's someone else out there that will actually like it. The house smelled really good and when I got home from work it reeked of garlic. My hands also reeked of garlic for a while too. If I were to make this again, I'd brown the chicken in a pan first so that it looked purty. Even though it was still moist, I thought that it … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher’s Homemade pizza sauce

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I'd like to blog about a few good food finds first, that I've found for making homemade pizza. Pizza sauce is made from tomato paste and Hunt's has their own version of No Salt added tomato paste, great for those of you who need to watch their sodium intake. I'm kind of a messy cook, and that's why there's some tomato paste on the side of the can. My friend was telling me how she'd like to learn how to make tomato paste from tomatoes, and that would be a great idea, I think. Anybody know … [Read more...]