Rigatoni with Spicy Shrimp

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This pasta is so good, I could eat it the next three nights! The shrimp is sauteed in butter and olive oil and seasoned with paprika and crushed red pepper. The sauce is as simple as taking a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and adding a little heavy cream to it. I wasn't quite sure what to name this dish, cause I used two different recipes that I found and kind of made up the measurements of each of the ingredients. One title had the name Betsy in it, and penne wouldn't work because I used ...

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Lighter Beijing Beef

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This may sound a bit crazy but  I've never had anything at Panda Express before up until about a month ago. They have been open up in the new strip mall here, and just right across from Panda Express is a brand spanking new Chipotle. It's been too busy to go in there yet. My town that I live in is known for chain restaurants, but up until now we had never had a Panda Express or Chipotle. Crazy right?! I believe we did used to have a Panda Express in the mall. Panda Express is so stinking ...

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Chorizo and Pepper Jack Stuffed Manicotti

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  This recipe idea came to me when I was looking in my fridge to see what I had leftover. In my fridge was chroizo, leftover pepper jack cheese, and a jalapeno. I had been eyeballing a manicotti recipe that I was going to make and so I thought what if I stuffed the leftover chorizo  in the manicotti mixture with cottage cheese?  Then top it off with some more cheese and jalapenos?  It's fun to see what kind of new recipe ideas you can make in your head just with leftovers in the fridge. I fre ...

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Hoisin-and-Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

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O - M - G people. The midseason premiere of the Walking Dead is FINALLY on tonight. It's been soooooooooo long since the last episode (which made me cry like a baby by the way).  I am so excited for it to finally be back on again. RIP Beth. I hope the opener isn't of them putting her in her grave, I don't want to cry again. It will be me and a big bowl of buttery popcorn tonight. I bought 2 3.5 pound packages of chicken thighs at the grocery store for only $4.00 today. That's  7 pounds ...

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Beef and Chorizo Chili

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Hey Guys! Happy Wednesday! Yoga has quickly become my new favorite work out. I've been doing that religiously for a month now and already I can tell a difference. I could never do a plank before and would always do them on my knees. Now, I can do a plank and breath for five counts. FIVE! Side planks are still a little bit difficult, but I keep on finding the more I go, the more flexible I've become. My favorite Yoga pose so far is chabasanna (sp?) The best pose to do at the end of a long ...

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SpaghettiOs Pizza

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First off, I want to thank you guys! This blog has been getting record breaking traffic all this month.  Yesterday,  was my highest day to the number of page views yet: 16,897. That is crazy!!  My Hangover Quesadillas also got on Buzzfeed this weekend, which is pretty awesome. I hope this traffic continues to grow! I've had my blog for over 3 years now, and it's taken 3 years to get major traffic like this to my blog, so I just want to thank all of you! Warning: This pizza is not what you eat ...

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One Pot Cheesy Chicken Taco Rice

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I chipped off a part of my tooth last night just chewing on some animal crackers. The part of the tooth that chipped off was decaying and the dentist had told me it needed a crown. Not anymore I guess! I just saved myself over $1,000 because I was just going to end up getting it pulled anyway. It is way in the back where my wisdom teeth were, and I don't think I'd end up missing it that much. Maybe one day I can get a replacement for it, but for now I can't really afford it. Have you ever had a ...

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Tex-Mex Rice and Black-Eyed Peas

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  I have always been afraid of eating black-eye-peas until now. Something about that little black dot on the bean always creeped me out. Maybe because it's supposed to look like an eye? It's just a another regular old bean though, so don't be afraid like me! Think Chipotle instead. Black-eyed peas cooked until their soft, mixed in with some cumin and chili powder to give it some spice. A little extra green for some added healthiness. Then top it off with all your favorite Chipotle toppings ...

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