Slow Cooker Chili Queso Dip

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My friend asked me if I wanted to come over for a fire pit this weekend and I said sure, can I bring some queso dip? I've been craving it a lot lately.  Queso dip is normally for crowds, and if I sat there and ate the whole entire crock pot full of it, that would be bad. Very bad.  By the end of the night the queso dip had disappeared and that made me happy. Yesterday, it looked like the weather was going to be terrible for a fire pit. It had rained in the afternoon. The skies cleared up and t … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes

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You can sure tell it's apple and pumpkin season, especially on Pinterest these days. Mcdonald's sign read that their Pumpkin Spice Latte is back. Not a fan of coffee. Sometime this week, I'm going to try the pumpkin white hot chocolate at Caribou Coffee.  I tried DQ's new apple pie blizzard. Don't even bother. I'd rather have a piece of apple pie with ice cream on top. There was too many pie crust pieces in the blizzard. The pumpkin pie blizzard is way better. What other apple and pumpkin pie … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bars with Nutella Swirl

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Pumpkin bars with Nutella  swirl  are made with angel food cake and canned pumpkin puree to make them lighter. Another great pumpkin treat for Fall! Well guys, cream cheese swirls are nearly impossible for me to make. What is the secret? I mixed in some milk with the cream cheese to try and thin the cream cheese out a bit, so it would be easier to swirl. Then, I took a knife and tried making the figure 8's as mentioned in this recipe, but the cream cheese wouldn't swirl! It would just sink i … [Read more...]

Nectarine Galette

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I heard some good news this week people! My BLT Pasta Salad recipe is a top recipe this week on Ziplist. Pretty awesome. That, and one of my other recipes is going to be published in the news. How freaking awesome is that? I will keep you guys updated on that other one. This is my first time making a galette and I can't believe how EASY it was. Seriously easy, if you use a store bought pie crust. You can pick whatever fruit you like, I had nectarines in my fridge. I've been noticing a lot of … [Read more...]

Orange Balsamic Chicken Kabobs

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Grilling season is almost done with. *Sigh   Although we grill here when it's -25 degrees outside. How bout you? ;)   I was browsing my pinterest boards and saw this recipe for orange basalmic glazed chicken, and then I thought it would be really fun to make chicken kabobs. It's fun to put food on a stick. Food is better on a stick. Kabobs take no time to make on the grill. For chicken all it takes is 4 flips, with 2 two minutes per side. The chicken comes out really moist.  So, I used … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Baked Chicken Parmesan is a lighter version of the classic. I skip out on the noodles to avoid all those extra carbs and not use a ton of marinara sauce on top. Instead of frying the chicken you bake it in the oven.  Have a side of steamed broccoli or green beans as a side. I am a fan of any type of  breaded chicken for dinner now. Now that I know how to get the bread crumbs to stick. I've tried other recipes before and the bread crumbs just wouldn't stick to the chicken. It also helps to use … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher’s Beef and Broccoli

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Today, I'm posting 2 recipes just for the heck of it, because this recipe was sooooooooooooooooooo delicious. I couldn't wait until tomorrow to post it! I was going to make a crock pot version of this same dish, but decided on the Weight Watcher recipe that I found because it didn't take forever to cook. This meal comes together in less than 20 minutes. We really liked it. It's different from what we normally have and the sauce is just delicious. Please use either beef broth or beef consumme … [Read more...]

The only Spaghetti Sauce!

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This recipe is hands down my favorite Spaghetti meat sauce. My Mom used to make this for my brother and I all the time when we were kids and we just loved it. I remember the house smelling really good too and I knew it was spaghetti night. I finally asked her for the recipe awhile back and now I make it for Ben. He loves it too! I'm sure it will be a new favorite in your house too. This makes a lot and is good for leftovers the rest of the week. Otherwise, you can always freeze the spaghetti … [Read more...]