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...]

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...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

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Still looking for something to bring, to that last minute new year's eve party? How bought some bacon wrapped shrimp? This is so easy to make all it requires is bacon, shrimp, and tooth picks. You can spice it up by adding some brown sugar on the bacon or some barbeque sauce. Someone on my facebook page told me that her dad marinades the shrimp and bacon in beer for awhile. Doesn't that sound good? I think if I were to do things differently the next time, I'd use thinly sliced bacon and … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher Recipes – Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

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Meringue cookies are hard for me to make for some reason. The last time I tried making them I used agave nectar and the cookies ended up being these soft sponge cookies. I'm thinking about trying some baked goods using agave nectar and did some research on baking with the sugar substitute. Turns out, meringue cookies are not a good cookie to make with agave nectar. Should have read up on agave nectar first before trying to work with it. Thought it was just like honey so I thought I didn't need … [Read more...]