Weight Watcher’s BLT Pasta Salad

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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 ...

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Skinny Frozen Hot Chocolate

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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 ...

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Simple Cucumber Salad

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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 ...

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Orange Fluff

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Since the pumpkin fluff post has been really popular lately, I thought I'd make Orange Fluff. I think I like it better than the pumpkin fluff actually. It's kind of amazing what instant jello will turn into when you add in a box of instant pudding mix an some cool whip. There's many possibilities with this, look for more "fluff" recipes coming soon! To make this all you do is dissolve the orange jello in a cup of water. Once the orange jello is completely dissolved, add in a cup of cold water ...

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Gazpacho Soup

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I first tried gazpacho when I was on my honeymoon in Jamaica. The soup was presented in  these little wine glasses and it was delicious. It almost reminds me of eating salsa with a spoon, although the soup is  blended and salsa is kind of chunky. Gazpacho is an easy way to use up all those summer tomatoes that are growing in your garden. This soup freezes well too. I didn't have any storage containers to freeze food in, but luckily  we had some freezer bags. I need to buy some more storage co ...

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Strawberry Ice Pops + A Giveaway!

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What's a good and healthy refreshing treat to have on a really hot summer's day?  An ice pop, of course! And to celebrate, I'm giving away this cook book with a ton of different ice pop recipes in it called Pops! Ice Treats for Everyone. There's a lot of cool looking flavors in it like pumpkin pie ice pops and I noticed there's even one that has vegetables in it. The book even shows you how to make the ice pops that  look like there's different herbs and fruits floating around inside of them u ...

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Mango Chile Lime Ice Pops

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My new ice pop mold finally came in on Monday morning and it's great. I'm glad I bought the thing. The mold is very sturdy and to get the ice pops out all you need to do is submerge the mold in some hot water for awhile. I bought this one here, it was only 15.00 on amazon.com. I found some really ripe, and I mean really ripe mangos at the grocery store. In order to find a ripe mango, I look for ones that are orange and even have a little bit of yellow on the skin. One of the chefs on food ...

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Cake Batter Pancakes

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My birthday is tomorrow, and I'll be 31 years old. I thought I'd kick start my birthday with some cake batter pancakes for dinner. Yes, for dinner. I absolutely love anything that is birth cake flavored especially ice cream and yogurt. These pancakes hit the birthday cake craving spot, and instead of making a 2 layer cake this saves on the calories and sugars. I used a tablespoon of truvia instead of sugar for these and they still tasted sweet. They're so pretty with all the rainbow colored ...

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