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First Time Frittata – Video Post

Watch me fumble through my first frittata. Yes, my first!

Just in case you are like me, a frittata newbie, let me explain what a frittata is. Basically, it’s an Italian style omelet cooked in the oven with the fillings mixed into the egg. I believe most “normal” people use cheese, meats and veggies. I stuck only with veggies. First of all, I really don’t like cheese and egg together (I know, I’m a freak) and both cheese and egg tend to add extra fat and calories and I don’t really need with all the holiday meals coming. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spaghetti Squash Cakes

By now, you know I LOVE spaghetti squash. Really, I do. It’s fun, versatile and super low in calories. Nothing beats that combination.

So a few days ago, I started experimenting with it again. Why only use it as a sauce or chili base?

Here’s a new idea you may not have thought of… Read the rest of this post »»

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Apple Pie Oatmeal

Update: Click here to check out my updated Homemade Apple Pie Oatmeal video post

Those that read my weight loss blog may already know this is an older idea. I just never photographed it before.

I really need to thank the toddler for introducing me to oatmeal. Honestly, I never ate it until he came around. Then I realized how great warm breakfast could be!

I “cheat” in this recipe using one of those flavored oatmeal packets. I just haven’t been able to duplicate the same apple pie experience with out it. Read the rest of this post »»

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Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash "Lasagna"

I am super proud of this recipe. It is by far, one of my absolute favorites. The funny thing is it came about because I had too much zucchini and lasagna in the fridge. That’s how I work, I’m creative with what I have on hand. I take it as a challenge and boy do I LOVE a challenge.

But I digress… back to the recipe.

This idea proves a little cheese goes a L-O-N-G way. Read the rest of this post »»

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Stupendous Stromboli

I LOVE STROMBOLI!

There I said it. It may be the number one reason I gained about 50lbs in college. It’s like a stuffed pizza and you’ll know about my pizza problem by now. ;~)

I thought I’d share how I get to have my Stromboli and eat it too. Let’s face it, a life without pizza and Stromboli is just not worth it!

Anyway, it’s possible to make a healthier weight conscious version that, frankly, I like better then those fat filled college binges I used to splurge on. Read the rest of this post »»

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Preparing Spaghetti Squash – Video Post

As requested, my spaghetti squash preparation technique. It’s nothing spectacular but hopefully it will show you how easy it is to prepare. I know I was REALLY hesitant to try it, not knowing what to expect or how hard it would be to cook. Read the rest of this post »»

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Garlic Honey Asparagus

I realize not everyone likes veggies straight up as I do. And sometimes even us veggie junkies need some flavor!

This is a simple marinade for asparagus that takes seconds to prepare and adds just a the right hint of sweetness without adding many calories. Read the rest of this post »»

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Ricotta Ca-ookies

What’s a ca-ookie you ask? Well, it’s the result my baking adventure this morning.

Let me start at the beginning.

I love experimenting in the kitchen (umm yeah, hence the blog.) Anyway, I had some extra time on my hand this morning and decided to experiment with some light cookie ideas that have been swimming in my head for the last few weeks. Yes, I actually have cookie ideas in this head of mine and normally I have no idea if they are going to work but it doesn’t hurt to try, right? Read the rest of this post »»

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Smoothie II (Chocolate Strawberry Banana)

Have I told you I’m a smoothie fanatic? I love them and it’s an easy way to get fruit in the toddler when he’s “not in the mood” for breakfast. I can come up with a million different combinations.

Unlike my other quick smoothie idea this one uses plain non fat yogurt instead of the flavored stuff with the artificial sweeteners. Read the rest of this post »»

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Pomegranate Watermelon Salad

Alright, so I feel like I’m cheating with this idea but as soon as I tasted pomegranate I thought, “YUM! This would go great with watermelon!”

The funny thing is, and you aren’t going to believe this, I happen to have a watermelon in the middle of December. Strange I know, but the mini ones were on sale and we (the husband, the toddler and I) all LOVE watermelon. Read the rest of this post »»

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Roni’s Homemade Sauce Made with Meat

I posted this way back when on the weight loss blog but wanted to archive it here.

Originally, I was hesitant to post this idea being the kind of person who makes it a little different each time. If I have fresh ingredients I use them if not, dried works, I don’t really measure anything and I cook it all day on a Saturday or Sunday.

The husband has come to terms with that fact I have published “the family secret”. By far this is his absolute favorite dish of mine. Seriously, he can eat pasta with this sauce every day of his life and be happy. Read the rest of this post »»

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