Salmon with Pineapple and Salsa

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Sometimes, I wish I could just post a recipe and not have to say anything about it. Sometimes, I wonder if people even read whatever it is I'm writing about and just look at the picture and recipe and that's it? I know I'm guilty of that with other blogs. I'll just look at all the yummy pictures and pin it to read it later. I was trying to think of something to say about this salmon recipe. It felt like I was back on a tropical island again with the pineapple salsa. I served mine with some … [Read more...]

Chipotle inspired Rice Bowls

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  I was finally able to make it to Chipotle after I've heard my brother talking about it for years. After I told him that I went there, he said to me "Welcome to the real world." The real world is obviously a restaurant where you stuff your face with burritos about the side of your head. It was really good and everything, but I didn't care for the portion sizes. I liked the flavor combinations of everything, it was just too much for me to eat. I made my own Chipotle inspired meal and … [Read more...]

Candy Bar Cheesecake

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My husband was out of town this weekend and I thought it would be a good time to make a cheesecake. He doesn't like cheesecake at all. I also made a lot of food with cilantro in it this weekend since he doesn't like that either. It's always nice when the husband goes away for the weekend so I can make foods that he doesn't like. However, there are some draw backs of him leaving too. Like... loud scary noises coming from the heater that won't go away. That kept me up all night long.... I … [Read more...]

Queso Smothered Chicken

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Wow, I can't believe how good and super easy this was! I've never tried Lawry's marinades until now, but I've always used their seasoned salt in recipes. The marinade makes the chicken so moist when it's cooked on the grill. To save even more time, I had a jar of queso cheese dip in the fridge and all I had to do was warm some of it up in the microwave. Ben doesn't like cheese sauce on top of anything so that was really nice and I could just portion whatever of that I needed to use.  The cheese … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

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I'm just going to say, I wasn't a fan of Subway's Meatball sandwich. It just wasn't good to me. One of the girls at work brought meatball subs for treat day one time and they were just fantastic and changed mind. I made this recipe really simple.And yes, you can have a turkey meatball sub and still stay on track! Go to the store, pick up a bag of 24 oz Turkey meatballs from Jeanie-0. There are a couple brands out there that do make lean turkey meatballs like Foster Farms. I couldn't find them … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers – Better than Sex Cake

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  I've decided to start making some of my recipes I've previously had on my blog that were full of fat, lighter. Yay! Better than Sex cake was really easy to make lighter. The only thing I had trouble with was the toffee candy on top. There's no way to make that lighter, but is there? Ever heard of Skinny Cow candy? It is heavenly. They have different flavored candy bars and chocolate covered caramel, I believe their called turtles for only 110 calories. They're so good too. They had … [Read more...]

Fun with Puff Pastry

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I recently bought a box of puff pastry at the grocery store. Puff pastry is really expensive and I think I paid 4.99 for the entire box, but the price is well worth it in my opinion. Puff pastry is so flaky and buttery and you can do a lot of different things with it. I went a little too wild I think. The first thing I made with puff pastry was Ina Garten's recipe for French Apple Tart. I remember her saying on the show, that it's ok if the edges burn. We tasted it, and the outer crust was … [Read more...]

Chicken and Dumpling Soup

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Yesterday was a good day. Made an excellent soup for dinner, found a black pair of boots for Winter, and got $20.00 in Kohl's cash. I ended up getting some items for Fall and Winter. Mustard color jeans, a purple sweater that came with a scarf, a Viera Wang scarf, and  a new top. I had some extra spending money so I went a little wild yesterday. In case most of you don't know.... I'm really into fashion now. I never used to be either. Kohl's is a good place to do that to find the newest fashion … [Read more...]