Burgers with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Bang Bang Sauce

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For lunch I like to go to the grocery store and usually I'll get a salad. Hornbacher's has some pretty awesome egg salad and I'm pretty certain that they put pickle juice in it. It's so good. They have this egg salad sandwich on top of a pretzel bun and it is to die for. I never knew the store had homemade pretzel buns and homemade pretzel hot dog buns. I freaking seriously love pretzel buns! I was so happy when the lady at the deli counter told me that you could buy these pretzel buns at  the … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Baked Chicken Parmesan is a lighter version of the classic. I skip out on the noodles to avoid all those extra carbs and not use a ton of marinara sauce on top. Instead of frying the chicken you bake it in the oven.  Have a side of steamed broccoli or green beans as a side. I am a fan of any type of  breaded chicken for dinner now. Now that I know how to get the bread crumbs to stick. I've tried other recipes before and the bread crumbs just wouldn't stick to the chicken. It also helps to use … [Read more...]

Mexican Stuffed Shells

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Just look at all that cheesy taco-y goodness in a jumbo pasta shell!. Mexican stuffed shells are going to be your favorite dish to make for Taco night! I was very tired today and really wanted to come home and take a nap. Instead, I ended up cooking and made three things. A frozen key lime pie, banana bread muffins, and this dish for Mexican stuffed shells. I am home alone this weekend and decided to make these Mexican stuffed shells since there was cheese on top and cream cheese in the … [Read more...]

Skinny Bang Bang Shrimp

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I recently tried Bang Bang shrimp at the Ground Round. If you don't have a Ground Round, it's pretty much like a Ruby Tuesdays type restaurant. On their menu they had this appetizer called Boom Boom Shrimp. Boom Boom shrimp is similar to Bang Bang shrimp. And while we were eating the shrimp we pretty much made fun of the name the whole time. I know, talk about childish right? ha ha.  The shrimp was deep fried, and covered in this wonderful spicy hot sauce and underneath it was a bed of cole slaw … [Read more...]

Ina Garten’s Perfect Roast Chicken

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  Ina Garten's Perfect Roast chicken is so moist and flavorful. It's seasoned with some fresh lemon, thyme, and garlic.  I never would have thought that just stuffing some aromatics like this inside a chicken would make a chicken taste so good. I was wondering how these three ingredients would even begin to flavor the chicken if they're just inside the cavity, but I could taste hints of lemon and thyme in there.  The only thing I wish I would have had was the head of garlic. I thought about ru … [Read more...]

Cheesy Fries Burger!

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Guys, I made the most ridiculous burger last night and it was probably one of the best burgers I've ever made. For my meat I added in some Sriracha sauce, a couple dashes of Worschestire Sauce, and some garlic. I really want to get one of those patty makers. I tried using a medium sized jar ring and that worked, but then the burgers shrank and didn't quite fit the bun when they were cooking in the oven. Do any of you have any tricks for getting the right size burger? I baked some crispy curl … [Read more...]

Baked Sriracha Honey Wings

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Baked Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings (in this case drumsticks) is gonna be your favorite new wing! The Sriracha gave the wings a spicy flavor and the honey made it sweet. I just love the combination of sweet and spicy. I've got to tell ya, I've never really made buffalo wings at home before. I always loved the buffalo wings at Buffalo Wild Wings and going there to watch sports. Mostly hockey games. Now since I know the method of creating these, I can come up with my own flavor combinations! It has … [Read more...]

Beefy Cheesy Nachos

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  Today has been pretty awful. I've had a sinus headache pretty much all day and my eyes have been really dry and itchy. Stupid allergies. Almost a burning feeling. NOT fun. Do you know what really bothers me too? When I take the time to message someone and ask them a simple yes or no question and they don't even take the time to respond to it. It really bugs me when people ignore me like that, and then all these thoughts run through my head like why are they ignoring me, there's something … [Read more...]