Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that I should have a cheese budget. I am a freak for cheese, especially goat cheese. Thankfully I can get a huge log of goat cheese at my local Bulk stores for cheap! It took … Continue reading

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No-Butter Chicken

I’m not gonna lie. I get pretty excited about anything involving butter. Even if it is only in the name. This is a lightened up version of butter chicken, not because it doesn’t have butter (there isn’t butter in butter … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 2/26-3/3

Man this week is going to be aweeeeesome. Not so much for menu planning though. We will be out most the week, so hang in there until next week. Meanwhile, I will be doing some cooking this week, just not … Continue reading

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Super Crispy Oven Fried Fish

I really wanted to say fishy so my title would rhyme. I am such a nerd. I was pretty skeptical when I first saw this recipe over at Cooking with the Big Dogs. It looked delicious, don’t get me wrong … Continue reading

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Fresh Whole Wheat Pasta

I feel like it should go without saying that I love pasta. Honestly, who doesn’t? It’s hard to really compare fresh pasta to dried pasta. Dried pasta, like what you buy in the store, really needs to be cooked to … Continue reading

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Quinoa Pilaf with Corn and Jalapenos

It’s hard to believe I had never had quinoa. I see it everywhere and when you are trying to eat healthier, variety with your side dishes really matter! After seeing this recipe over at Cooking with the Big Dogs, I … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 2/19-2/25

Man oh man. This week is going to be great! This week our friend Abby is throwing a SLUMBER PARTY for myself and my twin sister for our 7th birthday. You read that right. We are indeed leap year babies … Continue reading

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Youvarlakia

I think Elly at Elly Says Opa said it perfectly. Youva-whata? We spent a solid 5 minutes trying to figure out how to pronounce this dish while making it. Call it whatever you want, I call it delicious. I was … Continue reading

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Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

I’m sure there aren’t many people who would turn down a warm, chewy, salty, soft pretzel. Naturally, when I saw this recipe over at Smells Like Home the week before the Superbowl, I knew I had to make it. I … Continue reading

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Carne Asada Tacos

One thing I’ve noticed since my husband and I started eating healthier is that we eat more ethnic food now then we ever have. The spices and cooking methods in many ethnic dishes really complement our new lifestyle. Plus, change … Continue reading

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Homemade Flour Tortillas

These amazing homemade tortillas are the first official item checked off my bucket list. I can’t BELIEVE it took me this long to make homemade tortillas. They are insanely easy to make and the taste? Absolutely awesome. I have been … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 2/12-2/18

It’s the week of Valentines Day and I’m certain many of you are planning special meals for Tuesday! We have a fun “healthy” meal planned for Tuesday and plan on splurging tonight on dinner with a fun indulgent dinner. What … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Sugar Biscotti with Coffee Glaze

When you’re friends with me and you’re in my home there is a very good chance I’ll ask you to come play in the kitchen with me. This weekend, after I managed to bang my finger in a drawer (pretty … Continue reading

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DIY: Taco Seasoning

Trust me when I say, there is no reason to buy packets of taco seasoning at the store. Sure, they are convenient but they are loaded with sodium. Making this taco seasoning is the work of one or two minutes, … Continue reading

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Breakfast Sausage Bread

I’m not too big into breakfast. Pancakes and waffles while delicious aren’t usually my bag (except for my husbands grandma-she makes AMAZING pancakes). Ordinarily for us, breakfast happens quickly because we get up at an ungodly hour Monday through Friday … Continue reading

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Menu Plan: 2/5-2/11

To say this week will be busy is a massive understatement. Who cares though, because it’s mostly fun things. Let’s not waste any time shall we? Here’s our menu for the week. Sunday: Super Bowl Party! We’re having Garlic Buffalo … Continue reading

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Chicken Fricassee

I get pretty excited for the weekends. We are pretty strict about our diet during the week and try and watch our calories closely. Let’s be honest though. I mean really really honest. Sometimes you just need some heavy cream … Continue reading

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My Foodie Bucket List

I’m not much into New Years Resolutions but I can make lists like a mad woman. I’m also a huge believer of setting goals. I’ve set the bar pretty high in my opinion for several items on my Foodie Bucket … Continue reading

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