Cheese and Saugsage Calzones

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Cheese and Sausage Calzones are the perfect after school snack or even for a football game party. I like to order Pizza Hut's calzones from time to time. It makes me feel less guilty ordering those instead of ordering a whole entire pizza just for myself. I'm a light eater, and usually, I can just eat half a calzone and I'll save the other half for the next day. Calzones are just stuffed pizzas without the sauce. However, a lot of people like to dip their calzones in marinara sauce or pizza ...

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Chopped Thai Chicken Salad

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I must admit something. I've been eating pretty terrible lately. That shrimp scampi pizza I made yesterday wasn't that healthy. On top of that, I've been eating Chinese Food from Panda Express, oatmeal raisin cookies, my favorite flax seed chips from Sam's Club, cheese sticks and Ben and Jerry's ice cream. I love carbs and I can't sop eating them! Thought a salad would be good to have in order to kick that carb habit. This is one of my favorite salads and I found it on Pinterest. It has ...

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Tator Tot, Sausage and Egg Pie

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Today was a good day. My recipe for Peppermint Eggnog Punch is on the Huffington Post. :) I decided to celebrate and picked up some brie cheese at the grocery store. Then, I got off from work and quickly made some bacon wrapped little smokies with brown sugar for treat day tomorrow. It's going to be a HUGE company wide pot luck and there is well over 400 people where I work at. I'm wearing my fat pants tomorrow. ;) j/k. Those are going on the blog tomorrow. This Tator Tot, Sausage and Egg ...

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Mexican Stuffed Shells

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Just look at all that cheesy taco-y goodness in a jumbo pasta shell!. Mexican stuffed shells are going to be your favorite dish to make for Taco night! I was very tired today and really wanted to come home and take a nap. Instead, I ended up cooking and made three things. A frozen key lime pie, banana bread muffins, and this dish for Mexican stuffed shells. I am home alone this weekend and decided to make these Mexican stuffed shells since there was cheese on top and cream cheese in the ...

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Quinoa Lasagna

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One of my pet peeves when making lasagna is, that I NEVER have enough ingredients to fill a 9 X 13 in pan and that is what the recipe calls for. That always irritates me to know end. I decided to try an 8 X 11 baking dish this time and that worked way better. Now I am satisfied and can mark that down for future reference. :) If you haven't noticed yet, I've been making a lot of recipes with Quinoa recently. I had made some granola bars this past weekend and I never got to take a picture of ...

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Jerk Shrimp with Caribbean Quinoa

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Eating this dish really makes me want to go to some place tropical again. The last tropical place I went to was last year and it was Jamaica. We ate a lot of spicy meat with rice and beans there, and this kind of reminds me of that but the rice is replaced with quinoa and tropical fruit. So good. While I was there, I picked up some Jerk seasoning at one of the stores. You can pick up Jerk Seasoning in the grocery stores here too or make your own recipe. The website where I got this from has a ...

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Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

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You can never go wrong with one of Ree's recipes. Every recipe I've tried of her's, I just love. This one was so super simple and I threw everything into a slow cooker instead of a dutch oven. The pork roast cooked on high for 4-5 hours and it was ready. The meat was just falling apart when I shredded it and it was so tender. I served mine on some fresh sandwich buns that I got at Hornbacher's grocery store here in town. Tomorrow I want to try this meat inside some quesadilllas. If you're on ...

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Trisha Yearwood’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I'm not a country western fan, but this soup might change my mind. This is Trisha Yearwood's version of chicken tortilla soup. She had this on her show the weekend before Halloween and it looked really good, so I thought I'd give a try. All of her recipes that she makes looks really good, and she also sometimes will sing on her show. She has a really nice voice and she can cook. Pictures updated 9/14/15 I edited this recipe a bit to make it lower in sodium. I used salt free canned corn and ...

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