Pumpkin Pie Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle + Giveaway

This quick and easy recipe contains 3 of my favorite things:  pumpkin, breakfast for dinner, and a doctored mix. Eating breakfast food for dinner is a comforting treat and there’s a vast number of dishes available for such a meal.  You can go savory with bacon, eggs, and tall buttermilk biscuits, or you can go sweet…

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Lighter Chicken Penne Alla Vodka

Pronto by Barilla is a brand new kind of pasta that helps you make “one pot” pasta dishes without having to wait for the water to boil before adding the pasta.  You can either use water to cook the pasta (no draining required) or cook it directly in whatever sauce you are preparing.  There are five different…

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Crock Pot Lemon Chicken, Green Beans, and Sweet Potatoes

A green vegetable, a lean protein, and a complex carbohydrate.  It doesn’t get much more balanced than that!  I made this incredibly easy dinner last week as an experiment and didn’t plan on blogging it at the time, but after it turned out so tasty I compiled the very few photos I snapped with my…

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Lower Carb Ground Turkey Fettuccine

I’m so excited about this meal I couldn’t wait to share it with you all.  This big serving of delicious pasta is less than 300 calories for the ground turkey marinara sauce AND the noodles.  Better yet, each serving only has 21 carbs!  I was recently asked to try a variety of ThinSlim Foods products and included…

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light chicken and rice soup

Lighter Chicken and Rice Soup

This is a recipe that was thrown together when I found myself with a kitchen full of little this ‘n that ingredients leftover from various other meals throughout the week.  I love lightened up versions of cream-based soups and this one has all of the flavor as its higher fat and calorie cousin but is…

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Cinnamon Apple Waffles | Krusteaz Breakfast for Dinner

Every Saturday morning, my husband and I sit at the table together sipping our coffee and making a meal plan.  We typically do our grocery shopping sometime during the weekend, so it has become an accidental routine to fill out our weekly shopping list over breakfast in our pajamas. When we are deciding what we want to…

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Italian Spaghetti Meat Sauce

After trying a few different techniques for how to make spaghetti sauce, I’ve made small variations each time, and I think I have finally found my favorite!  This sauce will take a bit of time, but allowing it to simmer for a minimum of 5 hours will let the wonderful flavors to develop and it…

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Yummy Crock Pot Soups

This time of year, our slow cooker sure does get a workout!  What’s not appealing about throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pot, walking away for the day, and have dinner waiting for you and filling the house with delicious smells without having to lift another finger?  This list of easy slow cooker soup…

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Warm Dinner Ideas for a Cold Day

Are all of you staying warm out there, or are you still busy chiseling the icicles off of your nose?  With most of the country (myself included) under a deep freeze, a hot comforting meal while snuggling under your favorite blanket sounds ideal, doesn’t it? I agree, so I’ve decided to share some past meals…

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