Cranberry Fluff Salad

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FINALLY! A day when the sun is out. Those days around here, when the sun is out in the Winter time,  is very limited. I like to take full advantage of that.  I work from 6 to 2:30 every day and by the time I go home, the sun is already setting. When I'm driving home, I'm praying that the sun still stays out, so I can go home and whip something up real fast to take a picture of it with natural light. Hence this Cranberry Fluff Salad. This salad comes together in under 5 minutes and sets in ...

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Raisin Bran Muffins

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These raisin bran muffins are to die for and guess what?! They're Weight Watcher friendly too! Score! I couldn't believe these were made with whole wheat flour and I'm so used to making muffins with regular white flour. I've tried muffins made with whole wheat flour before, and they were kind of dry. Not these! They were super moist. That is the key to using whole wheat flour. Make sure the batter is really moist and these even have butter in them. Since, I didn't have any whole bran, I just ...

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Bacon, Egg, and Hash Brown Stacks

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Since starting Weight Watcher's, I've been making these Bacon, Egg, and Hash Brown Stacks religiously.  The frozen hash browns are only 2 points if you cook them in a skillet with some non-stick cooking spray. Only 2 points! Ore-Ida makes them and if you can find them they're worth it. They're fast, easy, and really filling for only 4 points. The eggs give you some protein. Sometimes, I'll make 2 of these if I have the points left over. You can't go wrong with breakfast for dinner. If you ...

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Lightened Up Beef Stroganoff

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            Beef stroganoff is a child hood favorite dish of mine. My Dad would always make it for us. I don't really remember having too many favorite child hood dishes besides this one and Chicken Cheese Hotdish. He would always use ground beef and often times I see this recipe with cubed beef and mushrooms. Bleh! Mushrooms and me don't get a long, although I do like them in cream of mushroom soup. Probably cause the mushrooms are cut up into tiny little fine pieces an ...

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar

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These twice baked potatoes are weight watcher friendly and loaded with cheese, sour cream and milk and topped with bacon! Can I tell you a secret? All these potato pictures were taken with no natural light. Yep, that is right. Some of you already know this, but I have a little studio down stairs next to the laundry room, where I'll go down stairs and take pictures. Sometimes, that can be quite the challenge, cause I'll have to hall everything down there. Sometimes, I'm afraid that I'll just ...

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Party Chex Mix – Weight Watcher’s

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For quite  a while now, I have been thinking about giving up this blog. For a couple reasons that I don't really feel like talking about and that has something to do with traffic.  That, and the fact that there is no natural light WHAT-SO-EVER in this stupid state called North Dakota during the Winter time. My light studio down stairs wasn't cutting it so I needed to figure out my camera settings and that again. That is when I pulled out the Tasty Food Photography book again, to get some i ...

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Appled, Bacon, and Gouda Grilled Cheese

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I've been a Gouda virgin up until today. I can't believe I waited this long to try this cheese! Where have you been all my life?! Gouda cheese was kind of expensive. 6.99 a pound at my grocery store, but I'm glad I bought it.  The cheese harmonizes well with bacon and apple and now I want to try it in mac and cheese. Gouda and  bacon and mac in mac and  cheese. Oh my!   This week, I tried to make my own ham sandwich. On top of that sandwich, I put ham, low fat swiss cheese, a tomato, spi ...

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Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes

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  In honor of losing 4 pounds on my first week of Weight Watchers, I made Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes. A 4 pound loss calls for a celebration! For the longest time, I couldn't lose any weight at all and I was stuck. STUCK, I tell you. That is when I decided to rejoin Weight Watcher's again to help me lose that weight. When making cupcakes on a diet, Weight Watcher's is famous for adding a can of diet soda to just a regular box mix. I'm not a fan of diet soda cause of the ...

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