Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These chocolate chunk cookies have browned butter and chunks of chocolate in them. Another great recipe from Ree Drummond. I did couch to 5k a while ago and decided I should start running again. That program now has an app for your phone which is pretty nice. It prompts you when to start running and when to start walking. The original couch 2 5k downloads had techno music playing in the background and today, I was forced to listen to the sounds of traffic coming from the Interstate. That made … [Read more...]

Unfried Everything Pickles

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This week is going by so fast! It feels like it was just Monday, when I was trying to make deep fried pickles at home. What a disaster that was! I was able to get one of the fried pickles to turn out. Deep fried pickles are so good, but I wanted something a bit healthier. Do you guys remember the cheese sticks I made? The ones where you rolled the cheese in egg roll wrappers and baked them in the oven until the cheese was melted and the egg roll wrappers were crispy? That is same method I … [Read more...]

Mango and Berry Layered Smoothie

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Today I went home early because I had a sore throat. I wanted something to help my throat out and something healthy to drink with some vitamins. I always tend to overeat whenever I have a sore throat, because eating food just makes the pain go away for me. Some people say to drink warm tea, but I don't like tea, neither coffee. You've probably had a regular smoothie but have you ever tried a layered smoothie? Oh you are missing out. It's two different smoothies combined into one. It will be … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Swirl Bread

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  It's official! Now that it's September, Fall baking season has begun.  I bought a  Fall baking magazine last week when I was at the grocery store browsing the magazines at the check out counter. They always get me I swear, especially the food ones. The one from Taste of Home has  50 bazillion recipes in it, and I want to try each one. They all look so good. Lots of different baked goods for apples and pumpkins. There will probably be 2 different ones on this blog each week. This Pumpkin Che … [Read more...]

15 Soup Recipes for Weight Watcher’s

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    Fall is just around the corner!  One of my favorite things to make besides everything baked with pumpkin is soup. I'll make a big pot of soup in my dutch oven and have leftovers for a couple days. Sometimes, I'll just have a piece of bread to dunk in the soup or make a sandwich like grilled cheese.  These soups will keep you full from all the  protein and   keep you warm on those cool Fall evening nights. Since the weather has been getting cooler at nights lately, I've bee … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding Cake – Trisha Yearwood

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Do you guys ever watch Trisha Yearwood on Food Network? I've made quite a few of her recipes. Her Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, and Miss Mickey's Peanut Butter Balls, all have been super good and very popular on this site.  They kind of over play her episodes on Food Network a lot and I'm glad she finally has a new season out with all new recipes. This banana cake doesn't have any type of flour in at all. Unless you count the flour from the vanilla wafers. Instead of … [Read more...]

Lasagna Pasta

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I've noticed a couple of things about the romance novels I've been reading lately.... 1. Most of the books I've read so far, involve 2 guys fighting over a girl. I always feel sorry for the guy who ends up not getting the girl. Can't they both just get a long? 2. The people on the book cover look totally older than the age they are in the book. The ones on the cover look like they're in their mid 30's and the ages in the book mentioned are always 18 or 17 years old. 3. The guy who … [Read more...]

The Best Damn Guacamole Ever

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This weekend at the cabin, I had the best damned gaucamole EVER! EVER! I kid you not! I've never had guacamole  like this, and I'm just used to the regular which in my mind is avocado, onion, cilantro, salt, pepper, and lime juice. This guacamole recipe had roasted corn in it and cotija cheese on top. The roasted corn made it really sweet and the salty cheese on top made it even better. If you've never had cotija cheese, it's kind of like a Mexican parmesan cheese. If you can't find that sub … [Read more...]