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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Lasagna Skillet

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  I have a new favorite recipe site. I've been pinning recipes like mad from food.com I think it's a sister site of foodnetwork.com, because I see it linked on the bottom of theirs. You should check it out.. Oh yah, and the greatest part of that website is that they have nutrition info on there too. SCORE! Lasagna skillet takes less than 30 minutes to make. It's a lot faster than making the layered lasagna. The noodles cook in the skillet with the water and marinara sauce. There's ...

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Kid Friendly Pasta

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The Food Network has been having new shows of the Pioneer Woman lately. She is one of my new favs. Ina still is in first place though, but I just love to watch her cook and learn about her life and family. Much more interesting than mine is anyway. On Saturday's show she made this pasta. I wanted to make it right away since I had all the ingredients on hand. This pasta should be called Kid and Adult Friendly Pasta. You just don't have to be a kid to enjoy this one. It has 3 of my favorite ...

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Taco Pasta Bake

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  I'm so glad that I stumbled across this recipe on pinterest. Yes, I know.... another pinterest recipe. If you haven't gotten on this website yet, I suggest you do and take a look around. There's all sorts of things to look at on there, and you don't just have to be a girl to like pinterest. Pinterest can be for men as well. There was nothing wrong with this recipe at all and I didn't change a thing to it. However, the cream cheese I added in had scallions in it, and I didn't ...

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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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