Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

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I've been through a lot of mixed emotions lately and I'll tell you why. Back in April, I got a divorce. It's been hard for me to come up with recipes for this blog, because that means cooking for one person now. I'll see a casserole recipe that I want to try and then think to myself, no I can't make that, there's too many servings and lots of leftovers. I'm not a leftover person. It's been mostly just eggs, protein, and a frozen pizza every now and then. I've been trying to work on making ...

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Skinny Creamy Mac and Cheese

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This post is in preparation for an upcoming post sometime in the next day or two here.  Just wait until you see what I plan on doing with the leftovers tomorrow. :) This creamy mac and cheese is only 9 WWP+ per serving! Instead of making a roux with butter, the flour is added to milk and whisked until the flour is dissolved. Then the milk gets poured into the remaining milk mixture and it thickens! Who needs butter when making mac and cheese? Some panko bread crumbs get toasted on top of the ...

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Creamy Alfredo with Bacon and Peas

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Bacon, peas, and pasta in a hot tub full of creamy bacon-y alfredo sauce. That's whats for dinner tonight folks. Drop your dinner plans today, go to the grocery store, and get all the ingredients to make this now. Or.... you could always just go tomorrow and get the ingredients. It's almost 7pm here, and by now I would assume most people would have eaten already. This is one of the most amazing alfredo sauces I've had in awhile. Why? Because the alfredo sauce is cooked in leftover bacon that ...

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Trisha Yearwood’s Cowboy Lasagna

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  Trisha Yearwood's Cowboy Lasagna is packed full of ground beef, sausage, pepperoni, fire roasted tomatoes, and layered with cheese and noodles for one delicious lasagna! This lasagna has everything a cowboy could ask for. Wait, I'm not a cowboy so how should I know that? I guess after  watching so many episodes of The Pioneer Woman or Trisha Yearwood's show, I now know what cowboy's like. Lots of meat and real spicy food.  In this lasagna, there's ground beef, Italian sausage, pe ...

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One Pot Three Cheese Pasta

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Holy crapola, is it ever WINDY today. I swear, Fargo should be named the Windy City instead of Chicago. The forecast  called for blowing dust, and this area would be a good fit for one of those Old Fashion Western films. We haven't had any rain in awhile here and it is so dry, we need it terribly. Pretty soon we'll start seeing tumbleweeds flying by our houses. My allergies are going bonkers and that doesn't mix well with my asthma. The pasta is cooked in one pot. It almost reminds me of ...

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Creamy Baked Ravioli

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I wish I could just go to one grocery store and get whatever I needed, but that isn't possible here. There is only one grocery store in town that I know of, where they have Cotija cheese. ANY grocery store is bound to have mozzarella cheese or provolone. It's nice being able to have a grocery store right next to my work, and it's very handy to just go over there on my break and grab something real quick.  Sometimes, I have to admit that I go there and just look around on my break. You never know ...

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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 { Weight Watcher’s }

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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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