Happy Thanksgiving!

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I normally don't post a lot of Thanksgiving recipes on this blog.  Stuffing I don't like the next day, green bean casserole is just blah... plus that is a lot of leftovers for just one person. This is what my family likes to eat on Thanksgiving day. My family knows I like taking pictures of food so this was what I was in charge of doing. :) My brother did most of the cooking this year. The turkey was so juicy and moist but then the people who don't watch cooking shows all the time, decided to ...

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One Skillet Southwestern Chicken

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  I am so tired of rain! The last two weeks, that is all  the weather has been doing. It will rain for almost two days straight.  The weather will get really nice on the weekend and then somewhere in the middle of the week the temperatures will hover in low 40's and at night they will get down to almost below freezing temps. You never know what you're going to wake up to some mornings. Will there be a nice thin layer of ice on the ground when I wake up? So far, I've been lucky but this wee ...

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One Skillet Pork Chops and Apples

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Apples and Pork Chops cooked together in one skillet and topped with pecans and maple syrup! Hardly no clean up necessary.      This is going to be your new favorite dish for pork chops! Sautted apples with brown sugar and pecans  on top of a nicely golden brown pork chops. It's the perfect low carb meal served with a side of vegetables such as broccoli and great for Fall. Pork chops take no time to cook, about 4-5 minutes per side depending on how thick they are. Mine were about an ...

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Chicken Dorito Casserole

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Back when I was little, my family used to have a nick name for me. It was "Dorito Girl." I used to love Doritos when I was a kid.  My aunt would make this Dorito Taco Salad, and I'd ask her if she would be bringing that every time there was a family gathering.  Today, I still love Doritos. Any kind.  I admit that I could devour a whole bag of Doritos in just one day. Doritos are the ultimate junk food in my opinion. Doritos and a can of hard Coca Cola. Regular coke is just way to sweet for me the ...

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Layered Shrimp Dip

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Hey guys! Guess what?! I get my oven on Saturday this week and I can't wait because that is also Halloween! I'm going to be a Spider's Sorcerer this year. What are you going to be? Last Saturday, I met an awesome group of people who are foodies like me! I have been wanting to find a group of people in town like this for a long time, and I found the group on meetup.com. Have you ever used that site before? You'd be amazed. You can use it to meet new people who have similar interests and ...

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How to Grind Chicken in a Food Processor

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This post is coming before Wednesday's post for a reason, and you will just have to wait until Wednesday to find out what the recipe will be. Trust me, it's a good one and calls for everyone's favorite condiment.  I thought this was a neat trick you can do when a recipe calls for ground chicken. I admit, that I have a meat grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer and I NEVER use it. Got it for a gift from someone years back. This is just so much easier and MUCH easier to clean. Have ...

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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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The first time, I tried this recipe, I tried to let the sauce bake in the oven with the chicken in the same pan. It never thickened like the recipe said it would. Then, I realized why. It was because, I had cooked all the chicken coated in flour in the pan already. So, I had to take out all the chicken from the sauce, reduce the sauce in a pan and let it simmer away for a bit with some flour added, so it got thick. This is the best sweet and sour sauce for chicken, after it got thick. It almost ...

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Caramelized Baked Chicken Thighs

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I've been having issues with my wrists lately and there's nothing I can do about it until November when I can get health insurance. It's got to the point where I can barely grip a mouse and I have to ware a wrist splint at work for part of the day. It helps keep my wrist in alignment. My job doesn't offer any benefits for that either. Talk about SOL. I've also been doing 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michael's and my waste used to be at 35 and I am now a 31! I'm losing body fat like crazy and a ...

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