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$2 Lamp Refinished and a Serious Shade Struggle….

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Since refinishing our awesome grey dresser, I have been trying to decide what projects to work on next.  One thing I noticed right away when we placed the dresser in our entry way, was that there really wasn't enough light.  We have a 2 story entry way, with a light up on the ceiling, but it doesn't give off that much light down on the first floor, and it feels pretty dark especially at night.  I often clean up the house after it is dark and it's extremely hard to see all the dust/dirt in the dark.  So, I had been seeing some cool lamp refinishing projects on Pinterest, and since I certainly … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: “Guiltless” Fettuccine Alfredo with Sautéed Mushrooms & Broccoli

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I have noticed more and more recently a lot of  'Guest bloggers' being featured on some of the blogs I follow, and I decided I wanted to give it a try!  I love sharing recipes with friends, and I know a lot of people that are kind enough to share their recipes with me!  I am part of a 'Menu Planning' group that gives me inspirations for recipes, and keeps me in check (most of the time...) with my weekly meal planning.  Since I started my blog a few months ago, the group has been really supportive of my blog and recipes!  I thought it would be a great place to start to … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted “Fried” Chicken

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I made this recently for my boss and I thought it looked really good.  It seems like a great alternative to frying chicken, it is healthy, and it was really easy to make.  The recipe was found in the Weight Watchers Just 5 Ingredients cookbook.  It has 5 or less ingredients, and doesn't take long to cook at all.  The recipe has 6 weight watchers points per serving (4 servings).  The recipe is pretty inexpensive as well, so that is great if you are on a budget.  I would also say this is good for kids and could be a nice alternative to chicken nuggets.  You … [Read more...]

Loaded Baked Potato Fries

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My husband and I really enjoy going to Bar Trivia, and used to go all the time before we had our son.  Now that we have a little one at home, we try to go a few times a month.  One place we love going, TJ's, has the best bar food ever.  My husband loves their cheese fries, as do I, and we always order them.  Served with delicious homemade ranch, they are so good, but so unhealthy.  I wanted to find a recipe that was a little healthier (still not healthy), and just as tasty.  I turned to one of my favorite food blogs, Budget Bytes, and she had a great looking … [Read more...]

Provolone White Bean Grilled Panini with Basil & Tomato

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When I first saw this recipe I knew I had to try is asap!  It looks so delicious and creamy, yet not too unhealthy.  I had never used white beans in a sandwich before, and while intrigued, I was a little skeptical that it would resemble hummus.  I used to love hummus, but since I had my son I cannot eat it.  Just having a tiny taste of it makes me have the worst chest pains.  Same with avocado anything. It is so sad.  My doctor said that it's the texture getting stuck in my esophagus and that's that is producing the pain....so I try to avoid anything that might be … [Read more...]

Healthy Coconut Chicken Fingers with Peach Dip

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I have made these a few times at work and they look delicious.  The recipe originally calls for turkey in place of the chicken, but for some reason no stores around here carry turkey breast unless it's November.  I think chicken is a good substitute, but you could also probably make the recipe with shrimp, too!  You could also skewer these and serve them as an appetizer at a party!  Before I became a vegetarian I loved coconut shrimp!! It was like dessert for dinner, how can you not love that?!  Additionally this recipe is quick, easy, and cheap (see 5 ingredients or … [Read more...]