Monthly Archives: November 2011

Santa Hat Brownies

I can honestly say, I squealed like 15 times while making these Santa Hat Brownies. They are absolutely adorable and they are easy! Not only are they cute as a button but the strawberry, chocolate and buttercream combination is also … Continue reading

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Soy and Cherry Cola Braised Pork Shoulder

I knew when I saw this recipe in Cooking Light that I would most likely love it and I did! It’s rich and tasty and the hit of crunchy tangy vegetables on top of the slow cooked pork is amazing! … Continue reading

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Menu: 11/27-12/3

Can you even BELIEVE that we are days away from December? Wowie, this year is going by way too fast! Well holidays or not, we are still plugging along on our diet. My husband is only one pound away from … Continue reading

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Mini Bacon Meatballs

Thanksgiving opens the floodgates for Holiday parties it would seem. Every weekend until Christmas there is some event or party going on and what’s a party without appetizers? Which is why these little beauties caught my eye. Let me just tell … Continue reading

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Marinated London Broil with Blue Cheese Sauce

If you’ve been a reader of my website for a while you may have noticed that my go to red meat is London Broil. I can feed two people for 5 dollars with it. It’s lean and when cooked properly, it’s tender, flavorful … Continue reading

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Menu: 11/20-11/26

Oh Joy! This week is a dream week for someone who loves menu planning and grocery shopping, such as myself. Several lists, spreadsheets and text message-athons with my family later and I think I’ve got this weeks menu and most of … Continue reading

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Glazed Doughnut Muffins

Oh my goodness. These were a yummy treat this weekend. You can imagine how excited I was when I saw these come across my screen last week. I love glazed doughnuts, I love muffins. One would assume that I would … Continue reading

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Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Here in Florida our grills are going all year around. I know some of my readers and friends aren’t that lucky. Thats okay though, you don’t have to have a grill to make this amazing dish. I’ve been eating Chicken … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Say that 5 times fast! We had friends over for dinner last week and I know they are dessert people (um hello that’s why we’re friends)! So while I was preparing dinner I panicked when I realized I had a two-part … Continue reading

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Menu: 11/13-11/19

Wow. What an amazing week in the kitchen! This week I deboned an entire leg of lamb in class for the first time. I also made my first souffle! I can’t wait to make some souffles at home this weekend (while … Continue reading

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Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

I’m not really the salad for dinner type. Not that I don’t love salads, but I grew up on a farm and I was raised on a dinner of the standard protein+starch+veggie. Of course, my fat booty isn’t working on a farm anymore so … Continue reading

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Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Oh my sweet darling husband. If you covered a flip flop with a cream sauce, he would probably love it. So naturally, I had high hopes for this recipe. Sautéed chicken with a cheesy cream sauce full of spinach and peppers. How … Continue reading

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Skillet Scalloped Corn

I’m always on the look out for a new side dish. Sometimes, the usual sides can get boring. This recipe caught my attention when I saw a short preparation time and the fact that it’s made on the stove top. During the Holidays, the … Continue reading

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Menu: 11/6-11/12

November is here, hooray! I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. It’s just crazy! I’ve got some tasty menu items coming up this week. I’m really excited about trying the Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad, I’ve heard rave … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon Pasta

I feel like this recipe is almost too good to be true! Bacon, pasta and cheese sauce…for under 500 calories a serving? Are you kidding me? It may seem too good to be true but luckily for me it wasn’t. I added … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Glazed Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Well it’s officially November and I am so excited! I love the holidays and all the yummy food that goes along with them. I don’t usually buy magazines but if I do they are almost always about food (shocker). I … Continue reading

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