Mastering Macarons

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I think I've tried a total of 4 different times to make these really good cookies. Let me tell you something too, Bob's Red Mill almond flour isn't that cheap either. The one we found at the store was around 13.00 for about 4 cups of the flour. I'd love to be able to get them right and to fill the macarons with Nutella, Buttercream, jam, etc.. I've tried two different recipes. One recipe required boiling some sugar and water together. I had to try two times with that to get it right. The … [Read more...]

Canned Biscuit Waffles

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I had a can of low-fat biscuits and saw on pinterest that you could use canned biscuits to make waffles. I've been meaning to try this for awhile now and I finally got around to it, and let me just say, this is probably something I'd never do again. It just tasted too much like biscuits and I like homemade waffles better. You can also use cinnamon rolls to make waffles too and I'm thinking that would taste a little bit better. For 5 points a biscuit this really isn't worth it either. Go ahead … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher Recipes – Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I know, I'm not really a huge fan of red velvet cupcakes but I had one the last time I went to Minneapolis and it changed me. It was so huge and you could see the specs of vanilla bean in the cream cheese frosting. I wish I would have had my camera to take a picture. You can buy them at Macy's for all places. They had them at this little cafeteria I went to and so I decided to get a red velvet cupcake. Man, was it good. I have been trying to make my own baked goods using agave nectar and … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

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Still looking for something to bring, to that last minute new year's eve party? How bought some bacon wrapped shrimp? This is so easy to make all it requires is bacon, shrimp, and tooth picks. You can spice it up by adding some brown sugar on the bacon or some barbeque sauce. Someone on my facebook page told me that her dad marinades the shrimp and bacon in beer for awhile. Doesn't that sound good? I think if I were to do things differently the next time, I'd use thinly sliced bacon and … [Read more...]

Cranberry Bliss Bars

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I swear, this is going to be my last unhealthy treat to make before the New Year's comes. I plan to get rid of all my body fat and get fit before I go to Jamaica. We'll see if that happens. My goal is to work out more next year and we plan on joining the gym next month since our work is now letting us get a nice little discount on that. I feel as if it will hold me responsible since I have to go at least 12 times a month. I'm really looking forward to taking Zumba classes at night too. I've … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher Recipes – Pizza Pasta Casserole

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It's pizza and pasta combined into one easy dish. Rotini pasta, pasta sauce, italian turkey sausage, low fat cheese, and turkey pepperoni. The original recipe for this had 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and by reducing the amount to 2 teaspoons, that reduced the fat greatly. I don't get why people think they have to use a ton amount of olive oil when sauteing vegetables or browning a big hunk of meat? I successfully browned chicken breast thighs with only 2 teaspoons of olive oil. If you like … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher Recipes – Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

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Meringue cookies are hard for me to make for some reason. The last time I tried making them I used agave nectar and the cookies ended up being these soft sponge cookies. I'm thinking about trying some baked goods using agave nectar and did some research on baking with the sugar substitute. Turns out, meringue cookies are not a good cookie to make with agave nectar. Should have read up on agave nectar first before trying to work with it. Thought it was just like honey so I thought I didn't need … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Rolls

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I saw the Pioneer Woman's Christmas special on Foodnetwork and really wanted to make cinnamon rolls for everyone to bring as gifts. I also wanted to buy a prime rib but that cut of meat is so expensive.  I really liked these cinnamon rolls and they were very easy to make. If you have a station set up to make them you can get them pumped out in no time.  I made the dough and rolled out the rolls the night before, and let them sit in the fridge overnight. The recipe says they can sit un-cooked in t … [Read more...]