4th of July Weekend in Pictures

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I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! There’s been a lot of haze and smoke from the Canadian wild fires in North Dakota and Minnesota. I was afraid it would ruin the weekend, but it never did. We hadn’t seen  blue sky for 5 days straight, and on Saturday afternoon we finally…

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Red, White, and Blue Rosemary and Parmesan Potatoes

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Need a last minute side dish for this weekend? Look no more! These red, white, and blue potatoes are perfect for a colorful and festive Summer side dish for the 4th of July.  My favorite color happens to be purple and potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables. My first instinct was to take the bag right away. Usually, when I'm shopping at a clothing store, I will only take things that say "Take me, Take me" in the back of my mind because I love it so much. I guess you could say the same rule ...

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Weight Watcher’s Caprese Pasta Salad

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I've been noticing a trend in the type of recipes you guys like lately, and what I've found was, that you guys mostly like pasta and casserole recipes. I've done Caprese pasta salads before on this blog, but not a Weight Watcher version. There's not a lot of difference between a lightened up version of this dish, and a regular version. It's just your typical tomato, basil, and mozzarella. Use a whole grain penne pasta. Barilla has one with 19 grams of protein. Just make sure to watch your ...

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Berry Tart with Lemon Cookie Crust

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Every time this happens. When I've wanted to go out into my garden and actually do some work in it like weeding, it stinking rains! For once I'd just like to go out there and clear out all the weeds in the garden. Can you believe that next weekend is already the 4th of July? It's great because we get a 3 day weekend that week, but it is also sad because that means that Summer is almost half ways over with for us. To celebrate 4th of July, I made this patriotic red, white, and blue Mixed ...

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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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Weight Watcher’s Sex in a Pan

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    Have you ever heard of this crazy dessert called Sex in a Pan before? It has 5 different layers. The first layer is a crust layer that has nuts, flour, and butter. You're typical cookie crust. The second layer is cream cheese, sugar, and whipped topping. The third and fourth layer is vanilla pudding and chocolate pudding. Use instant, no reason to go all out and make your own pudding here. The final layer is cool or whipping cream. Now, does that not want to make you go and hop into a p ...

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