Smoked Party Meatloaf

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I am not sure if meatloaf is supposed to be smoked. Alton Brown said this was the best meat dish he had ever made on the show Best Thing I Ever Made. The recipe says to smoke the meatloaf for 40 minutes and then take the foil wrap off and cook it for another hour or so until the meat reaches 140 degrees. I did that and everything but the meat just didn't have the smoky flavor to it. Can you guess what the secret ingredient in this meatloaf? He even said it on the show that it was the potato ...

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Hibachi Recipes

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Wow, it's been a really busy week here. I had two potulucks at work. Both were right after each other. I brought a pasta salad with bacon, cheddar, and tomatoes in it for one and Buffalo chicken dip for another. Lot's of cooking this week. I really didn't make anything new either. Had some Lasagna soup earlier this week and that lasted for a couple of days. So here you are with 3 brand new recipes in one post. Lucky you! Recently, I went to a Hibachi restaurant for a friend's birthday party. ...

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Fun with Puff Pastry

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I recently bought a box of puff pastry at the grocery store. Puff pastry is really expensive and I think I paid 4.99 for the entire box, but the price is well worth it in my opinion. Puff pastry is so flaky and buttery and you can do a lot of different things with it. I went a little too wild I think. The first thing I made with puff pastry was Ina Garten's recipe for French Apple Tart. I remember her saying on the show, that it's ok if the edges burn. We tasted it, and the outer crust was ...

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Butterscotch Icebox Cake

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This is just an update. About 5 weeks ago, I joined Weight Watchers online. In that 5 weeks, I've managed to almost lose 5 pounds. Yay! I'm actually down to 4.2 pounds lost total. My husband, has lost about 35 pounds. This is living proof, that you can make some evil desserts like this  on my blog, and still manage to lose weight. The key part is to track everything. :) I even manage to make un-lightened up desserts like this one below. I logged it in the nutrition info, and it wasn't very ...

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Oreo Fuff

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This stuff is like crack. It's incredibly good and addicting. You can make it healthier by just swapping out all the ingredients for reduced fat ones. Although, I'm not sure how much healthier that would be??? I'm almost wondering what this stuff would taste like frozen in an oreo pie crust?  I think I'm going to try that actually and give an update later on :) I found some good bargains this weekend. I got a new fossil purse that used to be 118.00 and it was marked down to 40.00 at Macy's. ...

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Low Sodium Challenge

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  Hi All, I haven't been really making anything new lately. We had a lot of leftovers from the weekend to get rid of too. I've also been trying to watch my sodium intake because I have high blood pressure. I almost wish that someone would come out with a study that proves sodium doesn't cause high blood pressure. Sodium is in everything and it's so hard to avoid. You have to make everything, pretty much. There's not a lot of good recipes out there that have a low amount of sodium. I ...

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