Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

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Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter is my favorite way to have squash. The squash gets baked in an oven until it's fork tender, and a brown sugar maple butter gets smeared all over the squash.  Then you bake the squash in the oven for about an hour at 400 degrees. When you take the squash out of the oven, you'll notice a glorious pool of butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar just waiting to be scooped up an eaten with your choice of kitchen utensil. Your house will smell amazing and ...

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Cranberry Fluff Salad

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FINALLY! A day when the sun is out. Those days around here, when the sun is out in the Winter time,  is very limited. I like to take full advantage of that.  I work from 6 to 2:30 every day and by the time I go home, the sun is already setting. When I'm driving home, I'm praying that the sun still stays out, so I can go home and whip something up real fast to take a picture of it with natural light. Hence this Cranberry Fluff Salad. This salad comes together in under 5 minutes and sets in ...

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Bacon and Cheddar

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These twice baked potatoes are weight watcher friendly and loaded with cheese, sour cream and milk and topped with bacon! Can I tell you a secret? All these potato pictures were taken with no natural light. Yep, that is right. Some of you already know this, but I have a little studio down stairs next to the laundry room, where I'll go down stairs and take pictures. Sometimes, that can be quite the challenge, cause I'll have to hall everything down there. Sometimes, I'm afraid that I'll just ...

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Mango and Berry Layered Smoothie

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Today I went home early because I had a sore throat. I wanted something to help my throat out and something healthy to drink with some vitamins. I always tend to overeat whenever I have a sore throat, because eating food just makes the pain go away for me. Some people say to drink warm tea, but I don't like tea, neither coffee. You've probably had a regular smoothie but have you ever tried a layered smoothie? Oh you are missing out. It's two different smoothies combined into one. It will be ...

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Cajun Tator Tots with Garlic Aoili

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I mentioned a couple of days ago that one of my recipes was mentioned in the Huffington Post. Click here to see the article. I was so amazed at how many visits I got yesterday too, just a little over 11,000. On an average day my views are around 4,000. Pretty darn happy about that, and thanks to the Huffington Post for mentioning my Ramen noodle recipe. :) We went to Sickie's Garage last night for dinner because it was a friend's birthday party on Monday night. It's this new burger place in ...

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Mexican Street Corn

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Mexican street corn is the best corn on the cob ever! Make your own version of it at home it's super simple. Can you believe that there is only a few food trucks in the town I live in? For those of you that live in a city with food trucks, I am jealous and need to move asap. It's kind of sad that this town called Fargo, ND has hardly any and I wish there was more. Food trucks are awesome. I've thought about opening up my own and buying a truck before, maybe someday. It's a dream. Can you ...

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Chicken Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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I was at the lake cabin this weekend and found this wonderful Poppy Seed dressing in one of the fridges called Brianna's Homestyle Poppyseed Dressing. WOWSAS! Is this salad dressing ever good.  Had it on some chicken, fresh spinach, and strawberries. I was so excited about this dressing, I had to add it to my grocery list and got it at the grocery store . All Natural Ingredients like the bottle says. Just vinegar, olive oil, poppy seeds, etc. No added extra junk like fillers. That is pretty ...

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Rainbow Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

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  I'm 33 years old today. Just another year older to eat more bacon. ;) Tonight I'm celebrating by having friends over and having cake and ice cream, S'mores, a fire pit, and some drinks. It will be a load of fun. I decided to make something fun and colorful for my Birthday. I had this idea of making a fruit and yogurt rainbow parfait, and layer yogurt and fruit in a jar. I tried several times to make the layers look pretty too. Eventually, I just got fed up with it because the layers ...

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