Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

roasted acorn squash 005

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter is my favorite way to have squash. The squash gets baked in an oven until it's fork tender, and a brown sugar maple butter gets smeared all over the squash.  Then you bake the squash in the oven for about an hour at 400 degrees. When you take the squash out of the oven, you'll notice a glorious pool of butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar just waiting to be scooped up an eaten with your choice of kitchen utensil. Your house will smell amazing and ...

Read More »

Weight Watcher’s Blueberry Scones

weight watcher blueberry scones 029

I was trying to think of ways I could get more people to come to my website this weekend. Then, I realized that there's hardly any breakfast recipes on this site and in the morning I rarely get a lot of traffic. Most of my site traffic comes at night when everyone is home and that makes sense. What type of recipes do people search for in the mornings? Probably breakfast ones, so I"ll be adding more breakfast recipes on this site. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  Also thought about ...

Read More »

Honey Roasted Peaches

Honey Roasted Peaches 053

This shot took two different tries. The first time I tried to photograph these peaches, I tried using whipped cream on top of the peaches and that just ended up melting all over the peaches. Not a pretty picture. This would not look very appealing in front of a Chopped judge either.     I thought of what else I could use that would hold it's shape better and I knew I had some cream cheese in the fridge.  The second time I had to take this shot pretty fast before the cream cheese me ...

Read More »

Chicken Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Chicken Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing 030

I was at the lake cabin this weekend and found this wonderful Poppy Seed dressing in one of the fridges called Brianna's Homestyle Poppyseed Dressing. WOWSAS! Is this salad dressing ever good.  Had it on some chicken, fresh spinach, and strawberries. I was so excited about this dressing, I had to add it to my grocery list and got it at the grocery store . All Natural Ingredients like the bottle says. Just vinegar, olive oil, poppy seeds, etc. No added extra junk like fillers. That is pretty ...

Read More »

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip 015

Make sure you have the recipe with you if you ever bring this dip to a party, because people will be asking for it left and right. I've brought this to a pot luck at work and I had many people asking for the recipe. Although that dip was made in the slow cooker and it wasn't a skinny version. This dip is for people watching their waste line or maybe just trying to eat a little healthier. I had a lot of shredded rotisserie chicken leftover from the day before. I just love buying those ...

Read More »

Weight Watcher’s BLT Pasta Salad

Weight Watcher's BLT Pasta Salad 014

This fun Weight Watcher's BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect side to bring to your next 4th of July gathering.  A lighter version of a pasta salad with a spin on the classic BLT sandwich. For the 4th of July the husband and I are packing it up and going to the lake. Just like all North Dakotan's and Minnesotan's do around this time of year. You'll get eaten alive by mosquitos and stay awake all night listening to never ending fireworks being shot off. We did not go out and buy any fireworks at ...

Read More »

Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate

frozen hot chocolate 008

Am I  the only facebook page owner out there that is completely pissed off with how many of my actual fans can see my posts? Before the new change, I'd say about a good 80% of my fans saw my posts and now it's only 25%. There were a few good posts of mine like the sausage and potato recipe that went viral on facebook and had over 100K in shares and that peanut butter brownie pizza recipe that was pretty much the same deal. Now I'd be happy if I got over 50 shares! It's kind of sad. Maybe one day ...

Read More »

Simple Cucumber Salad

cucumber salad 019

I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend so far! I did a lot of bird watching and star gazing at the cabin this weekend.   On top of that, when the husband and I were coming home on Sunday night we ended up getting a flat tire and had to drive back to the cabin. He changed the tire all by himself which was pretty impressive. On the way back, we ended up hearing another hissing sound coming from one of the tires, so we thought it was another flat tire. Anyways we are ...

Read More »