Hawaiian Quesadillas

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Aloha from Hawaii.  I WISH I was in Hawaii right now. My friends are there soaking up the sun right now and I am so jealous of them! You should have packed me in your bags! This weekend, I cooked a 7.8 pound ham. That's a lot of ham for only two people living in one house. There was a brown sugar glaze recipe that I wanted to try, and the ham ended up over cooking. The recipe was planned to go on this blog, but never ended up getting on here because of the burnt crispy edges around the ham ...

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Salmon Guacamole Sandwiches

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Happy St Patrick's Day! I'm not Irish, but I like participating in the Holiday and wearing green things and making green food. There's also a chance of Northern Lights tonight, and right now there's a geometric storm going on with a level of 4. That's the largest the level has been since 2003 and the sky is pretty clear right now. Which is the number one thing you have to look for when shooting the Northern Lights. :) If you're not familiar with figuring out how and when to shoot the Northern ...

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Weight Watcher’s Mexican Casserole

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  Weight Watcher's Mexican Casserole is going to be your favorite new casserole recipe. It's packed with ground beef, tomatoes, corn, and black beans. I managed to cut back the sodium content down to about 200 mg using no salt added canned food. I've been on this low sodium kick lately and I found no salt added corn, black beans, and tomatoes at the grocery store. I even found low sodium taco seasoning. The only ingredients that had sodium in it was the cheese and corn tortillas. Trying to ...

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Orange Chicken Salad

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  I am so excited! I downloaded a book for taking better pictures of my food and I've only been reading it for a day now. Already, I've learned lots and I've been trying to shoot more in manual mode. Hopefully my pictures start impressing you guys! I've been trying to improve my photographs since starting this blog. This orange chicken salad is so good and perfect to eat after a really good work out! I over dressed my salad with the dressing and that can really make a salad taste ...

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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  Happy Easter! Here is another great recipe to take to an Easter get together. Re-posting this recipe! Going through some of my old recipes and taking new pictures for them. For some reason when I transferred my domain over some of my images from 2011 got lost in the transfer. This looks like an easy recipe to make but with the jello being poured on top of the cream cheese mixture all the jello kind of just seeps to the cream cheese. It still looks nice though. No matter ...

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Any type of sandwich is better on a bagel, especially a BLT sandwich. Plain old bread for sandwiches can be pretty boring too. Why not change it up a bit and use a bagel instead? There was no mayonnaise in the house, but I had a container of Philadelphia Chive Cream Cheese. I believe that may be my new mayo whenever I make a BLT sandwich. Bagels are kind of pointy, but Thomas Bagel Company makes bagel thins for only 3 points. Everything bagels make good sandwiches too. I really really want some ...

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Chicken Tamale Casserole

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Ben and I tried tamales this weekend at the lake for first time. They were so good too. If you've never had a tamale before, it's kind of like an enchilada but it's cooked in the corn husk. You make the dough out of masa harina and stuff it with ground beef, chicken, beans, whatever you like. Then you roll the dough and beef mixture together using the corn husks and steam that for additional 50 minutes. Sounds complicated right? I wanted to try making them at home and I found this recipe. It ...

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Late Night Pasta

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If you ever thought pasta carbonara was intimidating to make, then you're in luck. I have tried making pasta carbonara before, but the eggs always ended up scrambling because the pan was too hot or something. Cooking a fried egg to put over the top of the pasta is MUCH easier. All you have to do is wait for the egg whites to get cooked through and the yolk should still be runny. It's quiet heaven, cutting into the egg and getting a combination of the pasta and bacon together. Just remember to ...

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