Whole Wheat BLT Caprese Panini

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I've been taking this new gym class on Tuesday and Thursday nights called Tabatas. Tabatas is an intense training class for 30 minutes where you do so many moves as you can in 20 seconds and you repeat that 7 times.  6 or  7 times, something like that. The killer for me is always burpees. Those things SUCK. The thing I love about that class is, is that I sweat every time. There's just something about sweating that gives me a high.   This Whole Wheat BLT Caprese Panini is actually fa ...

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Weight Watcher’s Turkey, Corn, and Black Bean Chili

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This Turkey, Corn, and Black Bean chili is simply divine. I like to play around with the spices in my chili. Usually, it's a combo of 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1 tsp of cumin, and some cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes. The addition of canned chipotle peppers in this is wonderful and I will be adding some every time I make chili now! Top this with some reduced fat cheddar cheese, sour cream or cilantro. That would be additional points of course, one serving of this chili is only 5 ...

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Cheesy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Taquitos

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Since the Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are doing so well on this blog(hope I don't jinx that), I decided to make the Jalapeno Popper Taquitos. I never used to like jalapenos. I one time got one in my eye and it wasn't any fun. Tried to get the nasty burn out of my eye for probably an hour. Wet wash cloths are good for that.  I decided in the future, I'll just use the already canned ones.  Then I don't have to bother chopping them at all. Much, much easier. These taquitos are stuffed w ...

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Potatoes

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Ok, so this probably isn't the HEALTHIEST side dish ever but at least I tried to portion control this. I used 2 medium red potatoes and between those two potatoes there's enough for three servings. 2 slices of bacon, heck even one slice would do, reduced fat colby cheese and fat free ranch dressing. YUM! You spray the potatoes with cooking spray to get them nice and crispy and bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. They come out perfect every time! I have discovered that ...

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Maple-Bacon Cornbread Muffins

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These muffins have been on my to make list since I bought this brunch magazine a couple of weeks ago. I remember on Christmas Day, we had the sweetest corn bread muffins with chili. They were the best cornbread muffins I've ever had and they were from Famous Daves. They were almost like corn bread cupcakes.  These maple-bacon cornbread muffins remind me of those cornbread muffins. Sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar and with a little bit crispy bacon for some saltiness. The ...

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Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies

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Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Little Smokies - Pork wrapped in even more Porky fat goodness. Mmmmm My heart just stopped pounding for a bit. The first time I ever had these, somebody had brought them for Treat Day. At my old job, we had that every Thursday at 930am. One person would take turns bringing snacks for the week and usually our treat day team, had the most elaborate gourmet snack food. Sure, there were some teams that brought sugary baked treats like donuts and cookies all the time, but ...

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

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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 ...

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Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes

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  In honor of losing 4 pounds on my first week of Weight Watchers, I made Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes. A 4 pound loss calls for a celebration! For the longest time, I couldn't lose any weight at all and I was stuck. STUCK, I tell you. That is when I decided to rejoin Weight Watcher's again to help me lose that weight. When making cupcakes on a diet, Weight Watcher's is famous for adding a can of diet soda to just a regular box mix. I'm not a fan of diet soda cause of the ...

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