Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Trifle

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Here is the low calorie, 4th of July dessert that I promised from yesterday. Isn't it pretty? Who needs red and blue food coloring for the 4th of July when you have berries to make a cake look patriotic? Not me! This is a trifle with angel food cake, blueberries, raspberries, cool whip, cream cheese and a little bit of sugar to sweeten it up.  They do have fat free cool whip and cream cheese but to me, those have no flavor, so I go for the light. By all means, if you want to use the fat free ...

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Monkey Bread Muffins

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This morning, I woke up and wanted to bake something.  Most monkey bread recipes call for 2 cans of biscuits to fill a bundt pan, but I only had 1 can. One can is the perfect amount for 2 people. They taste like cinnamon rolls but better.  Cinnamon rolls take too long to make waiting for the yeast to rise and then you have to roll out the dough. These probably take  less than 15 minutes to prepare. I had 3 muffins and went for a run. after that. That run, probably only canceled out one of th ...

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Easter Nests

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  I can't believe it's already Easter on Sunday. I've been looking at a lot of Easter recipes online and have seen many different things. Like for instance Peeps S'mores and cake baked inside of eggs. I'm also excited for Ham and cheesy hash brown potatoes. That's usually my families Easter tradition. My job is to make the Strawberry pretzel Salad that I had posted about sometime last month. I also plan on bringing these. It's basically chow mein noodles and peanuts covered in ...

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Blog Roll Link Exchange

I'm looking for people to exchange blog roll links with. The only 2 requirements is that your blog must be related about food and you must add me to your blog roll also. If you would like your blog to be linked on here please leave a comment or email me. Thanks! Recipes coming soon.... Black Bean Soup Ham and Egg Crepes Croque Madames Funfetti Pancakes Turkey Mini Meatball Sandwiches ...

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Gifts

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I love receiving edible gifts for Christmas, and we  got a few this year. A fruit basket, these super awesome truffles, and some  pancake and waffle mix. We made the pancake and waffle mix tonight and the syrup that came with it was amazing. I'm thinking about adding it to some hot chocolate. It's called pumpkin spice latte syrup. You can find it at William's Sonoma, my favorite store to buy cooking supplies. Some other gifts we got were a new oven and some puppies. The oven wasn't as c ...

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Fried Bocconcini Balls

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I admit, that I've been eating really bad lately. I keep on promising myself that I'm going to start eating better just about every day. I hardly EVER fry things because I think that it is so fattening. Usually when I see something that is fried, I'll make it healthier by baking them in the oven. Well, yesterday at the grocery we went to go and get some ground beef that was on sale. We've been out of that for awhile. In the cheese section, I saw that they had little bocconcini mozarella balls  ...

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Goals for 2011

I have come up with a few goals for this site, and for things I'd like to see happen next year. 1.  Get around 200 facebook fans. 2. People will post comments on every post. 3. Improve my writing skills, I feel like this is one of the reasons why people don't post. 4. Come up with more of my own recipes. 5. Post better pictures. 6.  Go to the Food and Wine Festival hosted by Food Network. That would be so stinking awesome! Have any other ideas for this blog besides g ...

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Pomegranates

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Ever had a pomegranate before? A pomegranate martini? Pomegranate juice? I can't really think of what else has pomegranates in it other than maybe just eating them or putting the seeds aka arils on a salad. It's kind of a hard fruit to work with.  I was watching Unwrapped on Food Network one night and they were touring the POM factory. One of the guys on there showed you how to open a pomegranate. You slice off the top part where the pointy thing is at top. Don't cut it directly in half, ...

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