Slim Down Saturday and Lentil and Bacon Soup


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For those of you who are new to this blog, Saturday is the day I set aside to post recipes and food ideas that are healthy, healthy, healthy. You might be wondering how “bacon” got put into a post with the word “slim”. The bacon in this soup is is minimal, but adds a fabulous smokey […]


Sugar Cookie Bars


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When you hear the words “Sugar Cookies” do you get a little overwhelmed? Do you feel a little whoozie thinking of an all day project in the kitchen? You know how a sugar cookie project goes. You can see it in your minds eye…. flour and dough flying everywhere with candy sprinkles and frosting stuck from here to Timbuktu. If […]


Cilantro Dressing


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This is  the fabulous dressing that goes hand in hand with my Cilantro Lime Rice and Sweet Cafe Rio Pork. This recipe comes from my dear friend Julie. She is one amazing chic! I have only changed the recipe one tiny bit by adding 1 T of sugar. I can’t get enough of the stuff. […]


Cilantro Lime Rice


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Doesn’t that just look like a pretty little touch of spring? Maybe even a little glimmer of St. Patty’s day with the little cilantro like clover!? Spring is in the air my friends. That is something to be thankful for. This rice is a wonderful addition to any Mexican style meal. We eat it mostly with […]


Macaroni Grill Bread


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I’ve got another bread recipe for you this fine day folks. I just can’t help myself. I have a serious need to bake. Frequently. Too frequently for the good of my hips, to be brutally honest. This bread is a knock off recipe from The Macaroni Grill. I did some searching on line (the Internet is a […]


Slim Down Saturday and Steel Cut Oats


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Good Saturday Morning to you all! I have come across some wonderful things as of late. One of them is Steel Cut Oats. Now, I’m going to let you in on a secret. I am not a huge oatmeal as a cereal fan. I want to be. I see the good in it. I am happy when […]


Chocolate Crepes


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Oh my goodness. Oh. My. Goodness. I most likely should have never made these. And I’ll tell you another thing I never should have done.  Purchase Nutella. Smother a little Nutella on these chocolate crepes and ….I can’t really even describe the shere bliss you may experience. Add some fresh strawberries, or raspberries and a bit […]


Asian Lettuce Wraps


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Well guys and gals, we have MyHandsomeHusband to thank for this fine recipe. It is fabulous! I had him write it down several months ago when he was making it. Then just a week or so ago I gave it a whirl. It came together quite quickly, and all of my children like it. That is […]


Cracked Wheat Feather Rolls


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I am as pleased as punch about this post today, folks. I have been looking and looking for a wonderful roll recipe that uses whole wheat flour. I have tried and tried many different whole wheat recipes and have determined that…..whole wheat rolls are much too heavy, bulky and undesirable. Whole wheat bread is fabulous […]


Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwiches


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Happy Saturday to you all! Welcome to another slim it on down post!  I love chicken salad, but have always been bummed about the high fat content. I have played around with  many chicken salad recipes trying to make them more healthified. Just changing out regular mayo for the light stuff left me with a […]