Oven Roasted Smoked Sausage and Potatoes

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  I shared this recipe on my facebook page about a week ago. Little did I know, that this post would soon  have over 600,000 views, 20,000 some shares, and over 100 comments! This post was so popular, that it has gained me 500 new fans in less than 5 days. Yes, all you readers and facebook page owners out there, it is possible to get new likes and fans without having to have some kind of giveaway on your website! Since this post was so popular, I decided to go ahead and ...

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Crispy Chicken with No-stir Lemon Risotto

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  I picked up a new magazine recently called Better Homes and Gardens. Lots of yummy recipes, the one on the front cover really caught my interest. No-stir lemon risotto was the 4 words that dragged me in. C'mon let's face it people. Risotto is HARD to make sometimes and this one came out perfect with no troubles at all. Except for the fact that some of the lemon broth had boiled over the pot and kind of stained my oven but cleaning can fix that. I just don't really like it when that ...

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Chocolate Mousse

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  I've been looking at a lot of chocolate mousse recipes online and most of them look daunting because they require boiling some eggs over a double boiler until the eggs reach a certain temperature. No thanks! Ain't no one got time for that! All you do for this chocolate mousse recipe is beat some heavy cream in a stand mixer or use hand beaters then stir in the sugar and melted chocolate. Next time I'm trying white chocolate on top of dark chocolate mousse. There's a restaurant where ...

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Weight Watchers Crock Pot Turkey Chili

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  I have been watching what I eat lately, and counting my calories. So far, I've lost 5 pounds! It hasn't been easy too.  I was getting so frustrated with myself because of it,  I just had to force myself to do it. I'm using fatsecret.com to keep track of calories. What I like most about that site is that it figures out calories, protein, fat grams, and so on for recipes. It's kind of like another myfitnesspal.com and joining is free. I've also been expanding my chili horizon r ...

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M&M Valentine’s Day Cookies

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  Does your honey have a sweet tooth? Make them these cookies for Valentine's Day this year. You've still got about 3 weeks left to make them too so plenty  of time to shop for the ingredients.  I told my husband I wanted a heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day this year. Last year I got chocolate covered strawberries and they were so good. I prefer getting food for Holidays like these because gifts like roses end up dead eventually and teddy bears just end up sitting around. Food g ...

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Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

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  I've been craving a lot of pretzels lately and I like to snack on them. These cinnamon sugar pretzels will satisfy your sweet and salty craving all at once and they require no baking in the oven at all. I've also recently discovered Orville Redenbacher's Butter flavored pretzel oil and all you need is a couple or so tablespoons of it to coat every pretzel evenly and its so much easier than melting a butter in the microwave! To make these yummy pretzels combine 4 heaping cups ...

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Cranberry and Walnut Salad

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  So far this Saturday morning, I've gone to cycling glass, made a healthy salad for lunch and now I'm sitting on my couch writing a blog post and watching Harry Potter. I've also got some Crock Pot Turkey Chili going so dinner is already made! Yay! This delicious salad only takes 15 minutes to make. I subbed a few things that the recipe called for. Pomegranates are kind of spendy so I opted for dried cranberries, used quinoa instead of wild rice, and romaine lettuce instead of kale. ...

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Blueberry Peanutbutter Shake

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  I've been looking for healthy snack ideas lately, especially before a workout. I need to eat some type of protein before my body pump class and usually I've been getting sick of eating a spoonful of peanut butter lately. This smoothie does the trick I think and changes it up a bit. You can't go wrong with blueberries and peanut butter together. I added in some greek yogurt for extra protein and  also the peanut butter and milk have that as well. There is also something else I've ...

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