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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Cheddar Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Onions

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We had burgers two nights in a row. Yesterday, I got a coupon in my email for a free burger at Ruby Tuesdays. Ben and I love the triple prime burgers there. They're so yummy, but one of those burgers is 31 points. Yikes! A good thing, I only ate half of the burger.  We only do that about once a month though, that is, go and indulge in a fatty burger like that. Yumm....I'm surprised my blood pressure was still low this morning when I tested it, believe the running is helping with that ...

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Cheddar and Bacon Cornmeal Waffle Sandwiches

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You know what, I'm starting to like the Cooking Channel a lot better. They actually post pictures a long with their recipes un-like the Food Network. There are still a few of my favorites on the Food Network though, like Ina Garten and the Pioneer Woman. I was watching Bobby Flay make this on his show one morning (Brunch with Bobby or something like that) and it looked so good. He made this a long with some peach muffins, a breakfast burrito, and a smoothie that I also have to try to try. I had ...

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