Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce

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A couple weeks ago I discovered Mrs Dash has low sodium spice packets now. I love Mrs Dash. Their seasoning is good on top of low sodium triscuit crackers and cottage cheese. Sprinkle a little bit of the seasoning on top and you've got a real healthy snack. They just recently came out with a line of spice packets such as sloppy joe, beef stew, fajita seasoning, and taco spice. Love all of them. The one thing I wish they would get, that they don't have, is a spice packet for spaghetti sauce. It's ...

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Turkey Meatballs

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I'm going to be using my slow cooker a lot so get ready for a lot of slow cooker recipes. This one is super simple and only requires 3 ingredients. The combination of grape jelly and chili sauce may seem a bit odd to you but trust me they aren't. All the recipe requires is a bag of frozen turkey meatballs, a jar of grape jelly, and a jar of chili sauce. That's it! Throw it into your slow cooker and cook on low for 5 hours. These meatballs would make a perfect appetizer for any kind of party that ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Honey Dew Ice Pops + Winner annouced

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Awhile ago, I had a giveaway on my blog... which not a lot of people signed up for. Only 5 or 6 did. Next time, I promise to have something better to giveaway. The winner of my ice pop cookbook was Kay Peters Swederisk, Congrats! Hope you enjoy your new cook book. I can't believe it's August already! This summer is going by fast and it's STILL stinking hot outside. I've been hiding in our air conditioned house lately. I have this feeling that Fall is also going to semi hot here for a little ...

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Deviled Eggs

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I have found the perfect method to making hard boiled eggs, thanks to Alton Brown (and pinterest). He is a genius. There was a really popular pin going around on pinterest awhile ago of some eggs inside an oven. I clicked on it, and couldn't believe what it was. Someone had made hard boiled eggs in their oven. If making deviled eggs ever seemed intimidating to you, it shouldn't be any more after you try this method. The egg came out perfect! You set your oven rack in the middle of a 325 degree ...

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas

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Tonight, I'm sharing a meal with you that we had while in Jamaica. I had more fish while we were there, but we had some chicken in the house so we used that. For lunch one time, they had blackened fish which was really spicy and well... black. Still very, very good though.... Ben said the chicken kind of reminded him of blackened fish, and he said he wished that the chicken hadn't turned black. Not sure whether or not to call this Blackened Chicken or just Jerk Chicken. While there, we bought a ...

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Chocapocalypse Cookies

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Valentine's Day is coming up, and you know what that means. CHOCOLATE! Alton Brown's very last episode of Good Eats was on Friday night and he made these cookies. I'm very sad to see him not making any more shows anymore. He's one of my favorites on Food Network. My husband and I knew we had to make these the next day after we saw that episode. Getting all the chocolate was kind of expensive, but it's well worth it in the end. There's 4 different kinds of chocolate in these cookies, well 5 ...

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