Jamaica Day 4

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I'm going to skip a day because all the food we ate yesterday was taken on our Olympus camera, and I can't load any of those pictures until we get home on Thursday night. It's already day 4 and we have just one day left here. There's so many things I want to try making myself when we get home. I really liked the blackened fish we had at lunch time today. I also got to try some Gazpacho soup, which I really enjoyed. The dessert buffet had Canoli and biscotti and they were both good. I liked the ...

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Jamaica Day 2

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Boy let me tell you something. You can surely gain a few pounds at this place. They don't let you starve at all. The bar has pop corn and ice cream that you can snack on between meals which is pretty nice. The turtles also like the pop corn too. We went to one of the restaurants that you have to make a reservation for at night here and we didn't care for it too much. The buffet and beach bar have been our favorite places to eat at. Tomorrow, I'm getting a massage and we're going to go shopping ...

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Jamaica Day 1

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Jamaica has been pretty awesome so far. They have the freshest fruit imaginable here. In the states it's hard to find that sometimes, depending on what kind of fruit you're looking for like pineapple. They have fresh coconuts hanging from the trees and I want to take one down and drink the juice out of them. There's a bar right next to the beach that we're staying at and you can go down there just about pretty much any time of the day and grab something. My favorite so far has been the dessert ...

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Fish Taco Cups

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You know it wasn't going to be long before you saw someone make a fish taco cupcake. I don't like the term cupcake because it really isn't a cupcake. The taco isn't baked with anything like flour, eggs or salt, so I prefer to call them cups. This is a really fun appetizer and if you're still on the prowl to find something to make for the Super Bowl this weekend, you should give it a try. You can basically use your favorite fish taco recipe and just sub the shells with wonton wrappers. I prefer ...

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Evil Oreo Cake

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I think I'm better at coming up with my own desserts than trying to come up with my own meals. I love to bake more than I like to cook, and I know the methods of baking better anyway. Should have went to pasty school, perhaps? I had some reduced fat oreos left over from that cheese cake I made this last weekend and I had a frosting idea running through my head. White chocolate pudding mix, oreos, a little milk to help the oreos bind together better, and cool whip. The idea came to me because I ...

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Kale Chips

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I've been trying a lot of new things lately. My latest culinary adventures have been blood oranges and kale. Blood oranges are beautiful on the inside. I tried making my own marinade with blood oranges and after I cooked the chicken it wasn't very flavorful when it was done. I think the chicken needed to marinade more, than just 1/2 an hour. Kale chips are like a healthier alternative to potato chips and I was surprised at how good they taste. They smelled kind of funny baking away in ...

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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Chocolate Chip cheesecake is rich, creamy and chocolately. Is that even a word? Chocolately? If you've been craving cheesecake and chocolate give this a try. It's only 6 points per slice. I was kind of hesitant to try this recipe because it had fat free cottage in it. Fat free cottage in cheesecake? That doesn't sound right to me, but it works. When you blend it together in the food processor it becomes really creamy, almost like cream cheese. I'm tempted to try making a cheese cake just with ...

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Mexican Bean Pizza

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I really love those store bought pizza doughs you can get from Pillsbury. I used that to make this pizza. If you like Mexican food then you'll really like this. This pizza has fat free re-fried beans, salsa, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and green onions. You can top it with fat free sour cream or guacamole but that wold be more points. I've been eating a lot of re-fried beans lately and just can't seem to get enough of them. Ortega is my favorite brand, and I like to buy the fat free kind. The ...

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