20111209_pumpkinchili

Fresh Pumpkin With Black Beans

I have a friend who patiently cleaned, peeled and cubed a fresh pumpkin and then selflessly gave me some. Scratch that, a TON!

I would have never even thought of doing something like that! But now that I have it in my fridge the ideas are flowing. First, I roasted some simply with curry. D-licious! The curry powder and pumpkin were such a fun combo it gave me an idea for a curry style chili of sorts and it came out even better! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 6 WWP, 8 WWPP, Chili-like ideas, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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20111208_SugarCookie

Less-Sugar Sugar Cookies

CHRISTMAS COOKIES! YAY!

Sorry. I’m so excited! Little Guy and I had tons of fun making and decorating cookies today. It may just be my favorite part of the holiday season. I loved it when I was a kid and now I get to do it with my own kids. Just thinking about it makes me smile.

Of course I couldn’t just follow one of the billion sugar cookie recipes in the world. Nope. I had to research them, study the ingredient lists, and then make up my own. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 2 WWP, 2 WWPP, Cookie Ideas, Dessert Ideas, Toddler Approved
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20111206_cheesysalsa

Simple Cheesy Salsa

This may be my simplest idea yet, but it was so tasty and satisfying I had to share. Plus you guys know I’m a Laughing Cow Community Leader so I’m all about sharing fun ways to use their products.

You guys may also know how I feel about pausing and making a snack versus just grabbing something out of the pantry and munching. Sometimes–ok, ok a lot of the times–I have a habit of grabbing a bag of chips, a container of salsa and going to town. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 1 WWP, 1 WWPP, Snack Ideas, The Laughing Cow Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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20111201_3cheesepizza

3 Cheese Spinach Flat Bread Pizza

I made this on Thursday. THURSDAY! I hate when I can’t post something I’ve eaten within 24 hours. It just bugs me. Not sure why, it really doesn’t matter when I post it, does it?

Anyway, I did whip this up to cure a pizza craving and I couldn’t be happier. Using a little bit of 3 different cheese adds wonderful flavor. Making it indulgent when it really isn’t! The whole pizza weighs in at less then 250 calories! Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 5 WWP, 6 WWPP, Lunch Ideas, Pizza Ideas, Snack Ideas
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20111130_pistachioTilapia

Pistachio and Bran Crusted Tilapia

It’s been awhile since I jazzed up a tilapia fillet. I’ve breaded them before, coated them in oats, flavored them like one of my favorite drinks and topped them with a fun salsa. It was time to bring nuts into the party.

You are going to think I’m crazy but I’ve made this dish twice in 2 days. First was last night when I served it over some quinoa. I was SHOCKED when the husband devoured his plate. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 5 WWP, 7 WWPP, Dinner Ideas
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20111126_turkeygouda

Leftover Turkey Quesadilla with Cranberries and Gouda

Fun leftover turkey idea #2! Click here for leftover turkey idea #1.

I had a little Gouda leftover from this years Harvest Salad and decided to put all the same flavors from the salad into a quesadilla. I just can’t get enough of the smokey gouda/sweet craisin combo. It goes great with turkey and adding in the earthy Brussels sprouts rounded everything out. Dip it in a little leftover gravy and you got a taste of heaven. Read the rest of this post »»

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Leftover Turkey Salad Sandwich

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and my refrigerator ROCKS! I have leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted Brussels Sprouts, a bunch of veggies and tons of miscellaneous fun stuff.

I’ve already made stock from the bones (like this) and my first batch of soup, Classic Turkey Noodle. I hope to share a few more ideas using the leftover turkey. Read the rest of this post »»

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Posted in: 3 WWP, 4 WWPP, Lunch Ideas, Sandwich Ideas
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