Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes

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Did you know when you cream bananas and sugar together it almost looks exactly like it would when you cream butter and sugar together? Not to mention, it's a lot healthier too! I want to try this method out on cookies, and I plan on making a batch this weekend using bananas and sugar. I love it when I can find a healthy recipe for baking that doesn't make something taste like crap. I had these cupcakes for breakfast this week.  There is protein in the peanut butter, bananas, and some greek … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken – Weight Watchers

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  Well, It's been almost 2 1/2 weeks since I've had a cold. I can't seem to get rid of this cough either. I'm hoping by next week it's gone. The flu season is really nasty this year and it seems like everyone I know is getting sick. I've been eating a lot of soup lately  because of that. This weekend I made a big pot of potato soup and I'm so sad it is gone. It was so good. I might make another pot of it this weekend. We shall see. This dish was super easy and delicious! I served … [Read more...]

Salmon with Pineapple and Salsa

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Sometimes, I wish I could just post a recipe and not have to say anything about it. Sometimes, I wonder if people even read whatever it is I'm writing about and just look at the picture and recipe and that's it? I know I'm guilty of that with other blogs. I'll just look at all the yummy pictures and pin it to read it later. I was trying to think of something to say about this salmon recipe. It felt like I was back on a tropical island again with the pineapple salsa. I served mine with some … [Read more...]

Candy Bar Apple Salad

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I was contemplating on whether or not I should post this recipe. At first, I didn't like it and thought it was just so, so. I think my problem when I first tried it was, that I tasted it when it was at room temperature. I tried some more of it today and liked it a lot  better, because it had been sitting in the fridge. Also, I cut the snickers bars kind of too big and would have preferred them to be a bit smaller. This "salad" tastes like a caramel apple dipped in nuts. It almost reminds me of … [Read more...]

Baked Apples

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I've been kind of slacking on the point counting lately since I've been on vacation. Vacations are fun, but it gets hard to track all that food. It's nice to come home and make your own meals after that.Hope everyone enjoyed the pictures from my trip too. See the last 2 posts down from this one. I've got a lot of pumpkin and apples to use up, so be on the look out for those types of recipes. I know a lot of people are gung ho about pumpkin right now since it's Fall, but what about the apple? … [Read more...]

Bacon Taco Pizza

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Bacon Taco Pizza. It's a BLT and Taco  combined together in pizza form.  I made Taco Pasta Bake earlier this week and Taco Pizza today, so I thought I'd continue the Mexican theme for the rest of the week. Who doesn't like Mexican food?!  I was going to use ranch seasoning instead of Taco seasoning, but my husband doesn't like ranch flavoring at all (weird huh?).  You could almost use whatever kind of seasoning packet you like for this pizza. It's a pretty versatile recipe. Recipe Diaries … [Read more...]

Summer Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder

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My first week on Weight Watchers was pretty successful. Lost 3 pounds. I've never eaten so healthy before in my life either. Usually whenever I wanted a snack before, I'd just go straight to the doritos and open up a can of soda. Not anymore. We found some baked tostitos at Sam's Club and you can have 16 of those for only 3 points. Not a bad snack with some salsa. Have you ever made soup in the summer? This one doesn't take long to make on the stove top if you have all the ingredients chopped … [Read more...]

Spicy-Sweet Glazed Shrimp

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Oh siracha, I think I'm in love with your spicy goodness. If you don't have this stuff in your pantry yet, you should go and get some. It's really great for marinades. Mix it with some honey and use it as a glaze for grilling. This recipe I found in Martha Stewart's magazine. I haven't been really pleased with her Every Day Food one. Sometimes, she'll have good recipes in there, and sometimes she doesn't. Although, I'm pretty darn sure she isn't the one coming up with the recipes. She … [Read more...]