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Simple Brussels Sprouts

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A few weeks ago I was looking for a healthy and hearty vegetable to serve as a side with dinner.  I wasn't sure what to make, but I felt like trying something different.  A few of my friends suggested trying brussels sprouts, but I was skeptical.  I actually had never even tried these mini cabbages, but I always thought they were not tasty.  I was wrong. I was wrong. I was wrong.  These are so simple to make, and were delicious and healthy.  They were satisfying and the more I research different brussels sprout recipes, the more intrigued I am to try them every … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Southwestern Chicken Egg Rolls with Amy’s Cilantro Sauce

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Today we have guest blogger, Nicole all the way from Las Vegas!  She cooked up  delicious Southwestern Egg Rolls with a to die for Cilantro Sauce (YUM!).  These rolls remind me of the ones people always order at Chili's and other 'Mexican' restaurants, but now you can make them at home!  I would love to try these without the chicken and with extra beans instead.  I think they would be delicious!!  A big thank you to Nicole for this awesome recipe and blog post!!  Here we go! Southwestern Chicken Egg Rolls with Amy's Cilantro Sauce Whenever I have a potluck to attend or plan on having … [Read more...]

So You Want to Shop at Costco? Here is What You Should Buy!

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Lately I have been shopping a little more often at Costco, but it is still difficult for me to spend more than 10-20 minutes at a time in there.  I always have my 19 month old son with me, and often he screams until I take him out of the cart seat.  He loves to 'push' the cart around, and usually this would be okay if it were the middle of a random weekday, but it's always after work, or on the weekend, and most people that shop at Costco know just how crowded it can be at those times.  So, a 19 month old pushing a gigantic Costco shopping cart into every display, leg, ankle, and little kid … [Read more...]

Guest Blog: Sun-Dried Tomato & Artichoke Chicken!

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I am really excited to have my 2nd guest blogger, Katherine, from Florida!  We both have 19 month old baby boys, so we are on the same page about time consuming cooking.  This recipe looks delicious and not too difficult, and who doesn't love artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes?!?!   It makes me wish I ate chicken, but I think I will try this just leaving the chicken out and using pasta in place of it!!  Thank you so much for contributing to my blog, Katherine! Let's see what we have here.... Katherine and Sun-Dried Tomato & Artichoke Chicken My husband is a … [Read more...]

Quinoa & Tomato Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

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I was searching for a good recipe for portabella mushroom caps and found a few yummy ideas.  Grilled caps, caps stuffed with tomatoes and mozzarella, caps with a balsamic glaze...all kinds of ideas!  I was thinking to do the caps stuffed with tomatoes and cheese, but I realized I didn't have all the ingredients.  I had started cooking the mushrooms and thought I needed to 'stuff' it with something that was going to be more filling because it was going to be our entire meal...I don't really cook many sides when at home.  Immediately I thought of quinoa!  I could … [Read more...]

Guilt-Free Spinach Dip – Low Cal, Low Fat, High Protein!!

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Spinach dip is one of those things that nearly everyone loves, and it is always around during the holidays, sporting events, cocktail parties, and pretty much whenever people get together.  It is so yummy, but by taking a look at the ingredients, it is not healthy at all.  Tons of mayo and sour cream bulk this recipe up with saturated fat and tons of calories.  The standard serving is classified as 2 tablespoons.....TWO TABLESPOONS???  Who eats that little spinach dip?  I mean, seriously?!?!  In that small amount there are 8 grams of fat, 80 calories, and 2.5 … [Read more...]