Cottage Cheese Pancakes

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Winter Storm Jonas made me kind of jealous. We haven't had a blizzard like that here in YEARS. The most it has snowed in  ND was for only a day and I believe it was at around 5 inches total. Although, if you want to learn how to drive in the Winter time, just come up to North Dakota or Minnesota and we can teach you. We aren't afraid to go out on snow covered roads. My only Winter driving advice is to always travel at least 10 to 15 feet behind another car  just in case you have to slam on the b ...

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Mini Kale Fritattas with Pepperoni

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I've been on a kale kick lately. Yesterday, I purchased 2 bunches of kale to make smoothies with. I know what you're thinking... ewwww kale?! Gross. But, with pepperonis and parmesan cheese, kale is REALLY good. It's also good in smoothies and every now and then I'll go over to Juice It and get my energy boost from one of their greeen juices. Eggs with kale is also delicious and if you've never tried kale before, now would be the time! It is New Years after all, and  everyone is trying to ...

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Pumpkin Granola and Orange Cranberry Yogurt Parfaits

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Nothing like having a nice little ice rink when you pull out of your drive way. It finally snowed and holy moly was it ever windy! Last night, it was so windy, I thought someone was trying to break into my house. I heard the back yard patio door swing open and it sounded like someone was knocking on the door.  North Dakota welcomes winter with a little mini ground blizzard this morning. Yay.. Is it Spring yet?! Just/kidding.   This is hands down the best granola I've ever made. The ...

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Crustless Spinach and Gouda Quiche

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If you're counting carbs, this quiche is for you! The original recipe calls for a pie crust and I opted out. It's packed full of spinach for some fiber and protein, and the gouda cheese, just makes it gouda! Sorry, for the lame joke about cheese. The first time I had this quiche was at my brother's house. He had made it for breakfast once. We had it at 9am in the morning. That same morning my Mom and I were driving home from Minneapolis. This quiche kept me full until about 1pm. Now, ...

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Chocolate-Caramel Monkey Bread

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  Tomorrow is a pot luck. I have a love/hate relationship with potlucks. Everything looks so good to eat and I want to eat it all.  I don't want to eat everything cause I'm trying to watch my weight. I also like to bring something to potlucks. Most of the time I will bring something in a crock pot, but this time I'm going to bring some Monkey Bread. It gives me a chance to bake something without reducing the calories in the original recipe in order for it to be on the lighter side. Good e ...

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5 Ingredient Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

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This casserole is what you make for brunch on Sunday morning or brinner. Your choice! The hardest part to this casserole is browning the sausage. Serve this casserole with fresh fruit, and maybe some pancakes or muffins and your family will be happy campers. This is also great for leftovers the next day or just as a re-heated breakfast the next morning. Great for microwaving and on-the-go.  Take it to work and just heat it up in the microwave and you're going to be full all morning ...

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4 Ingredient Egg and Sausage Muffins

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Do you ever get in a breakfast rut like I do? I'll eat the same thing for days and days, and don't bother changing my breakfast up. Lately, it's been peanut butter toast and my coke zero. Don't laugh at me, cause coke zero is my morning coffee. These sausage and egg muffins are so easy, you don't really need a recipe for them. They're so versatile, if they're vegetarian just leave out the sausage and add in some mushrooms or bell peppers. Use bacon instead of sausage or chorizo. Make some ...

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Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake

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I am a sucker for buying magazines at the grocery store when I'm waiting in line to check out. My favorite food magazines are Better Homes and Garden and Food Network's magazine. I'll see a recipe in the magazine that I just have to try, and this is one of them. Overnight Blueberry Coffee Cake. One of the things I love about Better Homes and Garden is that they include the nutrition info in their recipes. That's perfect for people who are watching their weight and counting points. Have ...

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