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Sausage & Pepper Skewers

This idea hit me across the face about 45 minutes before dinner. I opened the fridge and saw peppers. Before I knew it I had a package of sausage in the microwave defrosting!

The husband said it was… you guessed it…  “good”. HOWEVER, he asked for seconds AND he said he would like me to make it again! So that’s a good sign. :~P Even the toddler gobbled up a whole skewer! Read the rest of this post »»

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Southwest Chicken Salad Topper

A lot of you know I’m a HUGE McDonald’s Southwest Salad fan. It’s, by far, my favorite fast food salad.  The flavors are perfectly combined and, in my opinion, no dressing is necessary. So I set off to make a knock off home version. I wanted to for a while and then a few email requests have nudged me to do it sooner rather then later.

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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Pork Chops

Yesterday I took out some boneless pork chops out for dinner and I had NO idea what to do with them. It was beautiful outside, so I decided on grilling but I didn’t want to do plain old boring BBQ sauce. What can I say, I’m an experimenter!

So I thought I’d whip together a quick sweet and spicy marinade/BBQ sauce using apple flavor as the base. I love apples and pork together and this is my attempt to BBQ-nize it.

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A Fruit Picnic – Video Post

A few weeks ago, Mary emailed me about contest Sunkist was holding for charity to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. She asked if I’d be willing to try a recipe to help promote the contest and support the Special Olympics. Here’s the quick details…

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Kidney Bean and Corn Salsa Salad

I don’t know WHAT came over me today. I was home working on a few projects and I just felt like something new for lunch. Yet I wasn’t in the mood for a salad or a sandwich and I really didn’t want to cook. What’s a girl to do?

Well, I ended up creating the simplest, no cook, multipurpose, filling “Salsa salad”.  (Can you tell I had no idea what to call it?)

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The 13:41 Salmon Dinner with a Side Parenting

I was going to call this “You Can Cook Salmon” and just show how quick and easy salmon can be prepared. Then after setting up the camera, I was no where near ready to actually cook the salmon so it became just a complete dinner video.

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Simple Salmon with Roni’s Quick Fish Spice

Yes, I’m naming my own spices now. I can hardly believe it myself.

This recipe is made completely on camera in the The 13:41 Salmon Dinner with a Side Parenting video post.

I came up with this spice idea a few years ago when I had no idea what to make for dinner. To my surprise, the husband loved it and I use it on Salmon and Tilapia all the time, especially when I’m not in the mood to really cook.

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Chocolate Yogurt

This was just a quick idea I had for dessert tonight. The toddler and I had such a great dinner and he ate so well I wanted to make a fun healthy snack.

I used a fat free pudding cup (4 oz) and 1/4 cup unflavored non-fat yogurt. Mix and serve with a spoon or a pint of strawberries for dipping! The toddler and dipped and then he finished it off with a spoon. It was huge hit that I’ll be making again!

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Quick (I mean REALLY quick) Pasta & Beans

The toddler and I came home HUNGRY today.  I had no plan, nothing defrosted, and all I wanted to do was EAT.  I still wanted something good, healthy and fast, NOT takeout or fast food.

So I perused the pantry and found this…

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Taco Seasoning

When I posted the Quick Quinoa & Turkey Taco Stew awhile back, I received a few questions about Taco Seasoning.  I normally never buy those little packets, you know, the ones with WAY to much salt in them, but when I made the stew I happen to have a packet lying around from an old recipe and it worked great. When I make it again I’ll probably use my own seasoning.

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