Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

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Well, I've had this soup on my bucket list for awhile now, and I finally broke down and made it.   Butternut squash is kind of a tough squash to work with. Make sure to have a really sharp knife. I just cut mine down the middle, scooped out the insides, and used a vegetable peeler to take the skin off. If there is an easier way to prep a butternut squash please let me know! I'll be making some roasted butternut squash soon. I just love how pretty this soup is with the coconut swirls and c ...

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Raisin Bran Muffins

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These raisin bran muffins are to die for and guess what?! They're Weight Watcher friendly too! Score! I couldn't believe these were made with whole wheat flour and I'm so used to making muffins with regular white flour. I've tried muffins made with whole wheat flour before, and they were kind of dry. Not these! They were super moist. That is the key to using whole wheat flour. Make sure the batter is really moist and these even have butter in them. Since, I didn't have any whole bran, I just ...

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Bacon, Egg, and Hash Brown Stacks

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Since starting Weight Watcher's, I've been making these Bacon, Egg, and Hash Brown Stacks religiously.  The frozen hash browns are only 2 points if you cook them in a skillet with some non-stick cooking spray. Only 2 points! Ore-Ida makes them and if you can find them they're worth it. They're fast, easy, and really filling for only 4 points. The eggs give you some protein. Sometimes, I'll make 2 of these if I have the points left over. You can't go wrong with breakfast for dinner. If you ...

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Party Chex Mix – Weight Watcher’s

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For quite  a while now, I have been thinking about giving up this blog. For a couple reasons that I don't really feel like talking about and that has something to do with traffic.  That, and the fact that there is no natural light WHAT-SO-EVER in this stupid state called North Dakota during the Winter time. My light studio down stairs wasn't cutting it so I needed to figure out my camera settings and that again. That is when I pulled out the Tasty Food Photography book again, to get some i ...

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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      You will not miss the fat in these garlic mashed potatoes, I swear! The potatoes cook on low for 6 to 7 hours and by the time the potatoes are done they are so tender.  The touch of a fork made them fall apart instantly. The original recipe called for parmesan cheese and sour cream and since my husband is lactose intolerant, I made these potatoes dairy free. I really REALLY wanted to put the dairy in them, but once you mashed them with a potato masher, or used some beaters to m ...

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

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These homemade baked tortilla chips are made with corn tortillas and take only 8 to 10 minutes to bake in the oven! Today, I decided that I'm going to see if I can stop buying clothes for a whole MONTH. My closet has got to the point where there's no more room left for hangers on it anymore. (Must get bigger closet) Some of my friends already know this, but my favorite store in the whole wide world is White House Black Market. Some of you are probably thinking, but aren't they expensive?! Not ...

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Weight Watcher’s Fried Rice

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Weight Watcher's fried rice is a lighter version of the classic, and uses cooking spray instead of oil to make it lighter. The soy sauce gives it it's flavor. Add in some shrimp or chicken for protein. All day long, there has been this sharp dull pain in my tooth that keeps on coming back. It would go away for an hour, and then come back and ibu profen has not helped the pain at all. The only thing that does help is a frozen pack of vegetables against my mouth and that is what I was doing at ...

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Watermelon Poke Cake

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The 4th of July weekend is almost over with. Thankfully, I took Monday off so I could have a 4 day weekend.  It's the only way to recover from these 20 mosquito bites I got. Yep, you heard me, 20. Cortizone cream doesn't really work to get rid of mosquitos. Calamine lotion does however. It's in this pink bottle and even the lotion is pink. I itch all over but it was worth it. There were so many fireworks being shot off in every direction of the lake. Wish I had a panoramic pic to show you guys ...

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