Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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The first time, I tried this recipe, I tried to let the sauce bake in the oven with the chicken in the same pan. It never thickened like the recipe said it would. Then, I realized why. It was because, I had cooked all the chicken coated in flour in the pan already. So, I had to take out all the chicken from the sauce, reduce the sauce in a pan and let it simmer away for a bit with some flour added, so it got thick. This is the best sweet and sour sauce for chicken, after it got thick. It almost ...

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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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Ham and Asparagus Frittata

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Frittata's are pretty awesome and so easy. No flipping, no scrambling, and no waiting until the egg yolk is set in the  middle and the whites are done. My favorite type of egg is over easy, but with a frittata all you do is add everything into a bowl, pour in a pan, and let the oven do the rest for you! Mix in whatever vegetables or protein you like. My favorites are chorizo, ham, bacon, cheese, and broccoli. Potatoes are also great, but will take a longer cooking time. To make this dairy ...

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Simple Tomato Soup

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Daylight Savings is tomorrow. That means it will be light out later on at nights now! Food bloggers LOVE that. Woohoo!   I was pretty floored by this tomato soup when I tried it. Got the recipe from Pinch of Yum's website. It literally BLEW my mind.  This soup starts off with sauteing some bacon and onions in a pot. The smell of bacon and onions cooking together is the best foodie smell EVER. Usually, I don't go back for seconds on soup, but with this soup I had too. Some kind of grilled c ...

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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Rice

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I chipped off a part of my tooth last night just chewing on some animal crackers. The part of the tooth that chipped off was decaying and the dentist had told me it needed a crown. Not anymore I guess! I just saved myself over $1,000 because I was just going to end up getting it pulled anyway. It is way in the back where my wisdom teeth were, and I don't think I'd end up missing it that much. Maybe one day I can get a replacement for it, but for now I can't really afford it. Have you ever had a ...

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Kale and Quinoa Salad

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Oh joy, another salad. You're probably getting sick of seeing salads on just about every food blog  right now aren't you? Tis the season to start diets. Words like Healthy and Detox and smoothies are popping up everywhere now. I told myself that I had to stop eating crap. I've been eating a lot of that lately too. Crap like Multi-grain tortilla chips with flax seed and guacamole. I keep on telling myself those chips are healthy, because they contain flax seeds in them. Pepperoni Pizza ...

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Spicy Huevos Rancheros

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This was a nice change, rather than my usual hash brown, eggs, and bacon stacks. A crisp corn tortilla, sprayed and baked in the oven instead of frying. Black beans with cumin, and chili powder and then the whole shebang is topped off with a fried egg. Super yummy with some tomato, avocado, and cilantro on top. Ben didn't have the egg with it. Instead, he made tacos with beans, tomatoes and avocado. Men, I tell you. He didn't want to make another fried egg cause the other one was contaminated ...

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Weight Watcher’s Spaghetti Carbonara

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I've been eating a lot of eggs lately with an English muffin. I was getting kind of bored of that, so I changed it up a bit. I can't get enough of English muffins with the nooks and crannies and then a little melted butter on that. Yummmmmm.....   Sometimes, I'll add some bacon on top and cheese to make a breakfast sandwich. Spaghetti Carbonara is almost like a deconstructed version of that sandwich. The noodles are the English muffins that the cheese and egg sticks too, and then the bacon. If ...

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