Mexican Macaroni Salad

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  Mexican Macaroni Salad from Ree Drummond is going to be your next favorite pasta salad. This salad is packed full of black beans, tomatoes, corn, salsa, and cumin.  Add in whatever favorite Mexican toppings you like to this salad!     Did anyone follow the Next Food Network Star this season? I'm seriously ticked off about the winner this time. I never liked Lenny from the beginning, him and the Butcher Babe.  The first time I saw him, I thought, who is this annoying looking cowboy d … [Read more...]

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Citrus Slaw

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This is a recipe inspired by a lot of recipes and combined into one. Bobby Flay wins for the longest recipe title ever: Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Relish, Smoky Tomato-Greek Yogurt Crema and Red Cabbage-Citrus Slaw.  If you want to see this title in action you can click here for the full recipe.   He made that on his show this weekend. I always end up wanting whatever he makes on his show, because everything looks SO GOOD. He is an iron chef after all. What I ended up doing was making t … [Read more...]

Weight Watcher’s Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

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Weight Watcher's Deep Dish Pizza Casserole comes together in under 30 minutes. The crust is store bought, so you don't have to wait for it to rise and kneed the dough, and it takes under 10 minutes to brown the ground beef.  Browning the ground beef is probably the hardest part. Prep all your ingredients while the ground beef is browning and you're pretty much done. Super easy and you can use whatever your favorite toppings are. I just added a couple slices of pepperoni to mine and garnished the … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

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It's been kind of cold and rainy here in Fargo, ND and that is not good for taking pictures! I just want it to be bright outside because that is when the sun is shining through our big living room window the most! I've been doing a lot of research reading about food photography and studying food photos and all I've been wanting to do is take pictures of food lately.  I took the pic above on a bright sunny day and it turned out much better than some pictures of fruit I was trying to take … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Pita Pizzas

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  If you haven't noticed lately, I've been trying to post more healthy recipes. I've been watching my google analytics a lot lately, and that is what you people seem to like the most that visit my site. So, more healthy recipes it is! Don't be surprised if I post a really fattening recipe These lighter pepperoni pizzas are only 7 points plus a piece for the whole pizza if using turkey pepperoni slices. Pepperoni is fattening in general and hard to not avoid all the fat and … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers Crock Pot Turkey Chili

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  I have been watching what I eat lately, and counting my calories. So far, I've lost 5 pounds! It hasn't been easy too.  I was getting so frustrated with myself because of it,  I just had to force myself to do it. I'm using fatsecret.com to keep track of calories. What I like most about that site is that it figures out calories, protein, fat grams, and so on for recipes. It's kind of like another myfitnesspal.com and joining is free. I've also been expanding my chili horizon r … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers Spaghetti Pie

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Sorry I haven't posted lately. My fancy dslr camera has died. :( The memory card won't even insert into the camera and I've already sent that camera back to Nikon once and it was pretty expensive to get it fixed. I might be buying a new camera here pretty soon, so I'm stuck taking pictures with my fancy Nokia Lumia phone. I highly recommend these phones because the camera quality on them is AMAZING. I have the 920 which has 10 megapixels on it, but now the 1020 is coming out and has 40 … [Read more...]

Breakfast Quinoa

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If you like having oatmeal for breakfast quinoa is kind of like that, but it's like a fancier upgrade to oatmeal. To cook quinoa all you do is boil it in some water or milk. Usually 1 cup of quinoa you use 2 cups of liquid and just boil the quinoa until it all the water evaporates. The organic quinoa was rather expensive at my store. 1 cup was 4.98 a pound. That is quite a lot, so maybe opt for the non-organic kind. I know Trader Joe's has bags of quinoa in their store, not exactly sure on the … [Read more...]