Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

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I thought this casserole was way better than the Chicken Tamale Casserole I made about a week ago. I love the corn in this too and it's very cheesy, very cheesy indeed. This casserole almost reminded me of a Mexican lasagna and the beef mixture had black beans, corn, and salsa in it. You get one really big  and filling slice for only 8 points. That's not bad. I ordered a new ice pop mold from amazon  and should be getting it this week sometime. I also ordered a cook book called Paletas. Be on ...

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Healthy Fish and Chips

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I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know I did. I went to the lakes with Ben's family, read the book 50 Shades of Grey, and did a lot of shopping. I even caught my own walleye at the fish market, which is basically my idea of fishing. It was good walleye too. You can use whatever type of fish you like for this though. Walleye is a sweet fish and makes for great fish and chips. Did you know that cereal can make a really good coating for chicken or fish? This recipe said to use ...

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Chicken Enchilada Pasta

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You know what, I really hate the meteorologists where I live. They predicted about a foot of snow to fall between Tuesday and Wednesday, and we only got about 4 inches. What the heck??! Everyone in the area was expecting a huge snow storm. Even my dogs. I was hoping to stay home and bake today, but never got to. So disappointed in that but oh well. What can you do, you know? I actually took a cup of the finished pasta, and figured out how many servings there were in a recipe. Turns out there ...

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Rigatoni with Sausage and Kale

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Another super easy recipe to make. While the pasta is cooking (which only takes 8 minutes), brown the sausage and once the sausage is done add in the kale. It will turn bright green. Add in the chicken broth and scrape off the brown bits on the bottom of the pan. There were quite a bit on mine. It's almost like making a gravy. Top with some parmesan cheese and enjoy. In no time you'll have dinner on the table. If you've never tried kale before it kind of reminds me of spinach but more ...

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Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I remember this being a soup that my brother and I would always like, whenever my Mom made it. Dare I say this, but the one she used was way too cheesy. This recipe had just the right amount of cheese and it didn't require a whole brick of Velveeta. Yes, this soup has velveeta cheese. Don't judge! The soup almost reminded me of making that velveeta cheese dip, where you just add in a can of rotel tomatoes. That's exactly what I added too, since I didn't have any salsa at all in the house. It was ...

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Honey Mustard, Pretzel Coated Chicken Strips

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I found this recipe on pinterest and it was from Hungry Girl. I'm going to come right out and say this, but I'm not a very big fan of her. I've tried many of her recipes and thought that most of them lacked in flavor. I do however like to watch her on the Cooking Channel to get ideas. So, I thought I'd give this a try and sure enough it was kind of a flop. The idea of coating chicken in pretzels sounded really good to me and I thought the pretzel coating would make the chicken really crispy. ...

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Baked Potato Soup

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We've had a lot of soup for dinner this week. Monday - Chili Tuesday - Leftovers Wednesday - Chicken Tortilla Soup from Panera (They have it at Sam's) Thursday - Baked potato soup. Not sure what we're having tomorrow night. The husband and I (Ben) always go grocery shopping on Fridays so I guess I'll decide there. I have my menu planned out before we go to the grocery store, so that I only get what's on my list. Pretty clever eh? Back to the soup, oh my goodness this soup is so ...

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Cheese stuffed Manicotti


Do you watch the Next Iron Chef at all? I think it's awesome that this time it's a Super Star battle. I also think that all these chefs could be the Next Iron Chef and they need to have an Iron Chef America 2. That way, everybody will be happy and we don't have to see Bobby Flay battle it out all the time. It makes me wonder if he's retiring from being an Iron Chef or which of the Iron Chef's is retiring next? Morimoto possibly? We finally get to see all those judges on Chopped cook for once, ...

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