LighterStuffedShells

"Lighter" Stuffed Shells and My Party Spread

This week I decided to record a bit as I prepared for my first party in the new house. I made the husbands favorite, Stuffed Shells. As I say in the video, I’m not going to give nutritional information or specifics but I shared my “lighter” technique as well as my tips for entertaining slightly lighter.

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Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

Let me first say this idea only hit me because of our recent influx of fruit. :) I had a slow morning as the little guy had a doctors appointment. So I got to chill a bit instead of rushing in to beat traffic.

So I took the idea behind my quick banana pancakes and gave apple a try. I was pleasantly surprised how they came out. Really Moist and fluffy! But honestly, I wish they tasted a bit more “apple-y” (is that a word?) Next time I may add another apple and double the cinnamon but overall this should give you a good starting point for your own experiments. Read the rest of this post »»

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Bulgur Stuffed Pork with Butternut Squash & Apples

I don’t know WHAT came over me. I had these thin cut pork chops and I just went to town. I swear cooking is becoming a creative outlet for me more and more. I just love it!

So this idea was totally inspired by fall and my recent trip to a local farm where I bought a bunch of apples and a giant butternut squash. I love winter squash and apple together. I blended the two in Winter Squash Soup with Roasted Seeds but this time I cubed them and added a bit of bulgur. What a great stuffing for pork or even just a side dish! Read the rest of this post »»

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Lemonade Ice

I had one of those days today. You know the kind that start with a flat tire and end at a fast food restaurant. ugh. By the end of the day I wanted something. Something refreshing. Something tasty. Something I would feel good about eating after having just a wee too much chocolate shake after dinner. :)

I should add I wasn’t hungry, just looking for something to snack on. Honestly, I think I was more thirsty then hungry but plain old water wasn’t going to cut it. Did you ever have one of those days? Read the rest of this post »»

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Breaded Salmon Sticks

I failed. :( My only mission tonight was to get salmon in the boy. I tried so hard to make a kid friendly dish. I really did. I breaded it. I sweetened it a bit. I even made it dip-able in ketchup. If that doesn’t define toddler friendly I don’t know what does.

To my dismay as I pulled dinner out of the oven he took one look and declared, “I don’t like those.” Read the rest of this post »»

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Dried Herb and Yogurt Marinated Pork

This is what i missed these last few months. Having a stocked kitchen (semi at least) and just whipping something up. I love trying new things. It’s such a fun challenging outlet for me. I mean I gotta eat.. why not have fun with it. Right?

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Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix Taste Test

We did it! We recorded a video in the new kitchen! It was actually the toddler, err, I mean the kid’s idea (I call him the toddler through the whole thing, when will I realize he’s FOUR.)

No new ideas but we taste test Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffins. They were very tasty and came our perfectly even with my Roni Modifications. ;~)

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Roasted Broccoli

It’s been WAAAAY to long! I can’t believe how much I’ve missed not only cooking but posting my ideas here on GreenLiteBites. I can’t promise consistent recipes as we will be unpacking for awhile but I am making an effort to cook and will try out a few new ideas as I have time. LIke this one for a simple side dish.

I wanted broccoli but I’m bored with simply nuking frozen or steaming fresh so I decided to roast it. Boy I’m glad I did! What an awesome way to prepare boring old broccoli! Some of the edges scorch and the florets soften without getting mushy. Seriously, it’s awesome! Read the rest of this post »»

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Idea: Sweet and Sour Scallops and Peppers over Rice

This recipe isn’t polished as I totally butchered the preparation BUT it was SO tasty I had to share the flavor combination. I’ll make it again with more detail and repost but I thought this may give you some ideas. Of course you can go chicken instead of pricey scallops, they just happen to be on sale this week at the grocery store AND the child LOVES them. :)

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Salmon Cakes

Or I guess you can call them salmon patties. But being from Maryland, land of the crab cake, cake just sounds right to me. :)

Here’s the story. Yesterday after an insane morning run I knew I was gonna be hungry and I knew the husband was gonna want to order in or go out (not only is it what he does BUT it was also the first college football Saturday of the season.) Read the rest of this post »»

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