SPICY BLT SANDWICHES

Seasoning Mix:1 tbsp Splenda Granulated1/4 tsp cayenne pepper1/4 tsp garlic powder1 tsp paprika Place all the above ingredients in a small bowl and mix together well; set aside. 10 slices extra-lean bacon (pork or turkey)10 slices whole-grain or your favorite low-carb bread5 tbsp fat-free ranch dressing5 leaves leaf lettuce10 slices fresh ripe tomato Place bacon on microwaveable plate and sprinkle …

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Gruyere Spinach Strata

I adore having our friends over and cooking for them. Bill and I are part of a small dinner club and it was our turn to host. We gathered for brunch and I warned them that the recipes I was serving were not tried and true. Thankfully, every single dish was a hit. Bill loved the mushroom and chicken crepes, …

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VANILLA YOGURT PANNA COTTA WITH WARM BERRY SAUCE

One of the things I love most about food blogging, other than the food, is the opportunities I have to try new products that I might never have known about or thought to try. I will admit that some of them I haven’t been thrilled with and those have never made it to the blog to be shared with all …

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MASTERING THE BEST APPLE PIE

There are endless apple pie recipes available on the web and the world doesn’t need another one. But what the world might need is a very detailed look at apple pie execution and a guide to mastering it. I have made apple pie after apple pie in the last few weeks in order to prepare for this article. I have …

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HOMEMADE ARTISAN NO KNEAD BREAD

Are you a fan of those breads from the grocery store’s bakery department, you know, the one’s with that deliciously crunchy crust and soft, fluffy inside?  Yep, this bread tastes just like that.  Personally, I think it tastes even better!!  It sounds fancy and complicated, but trust me on this one, it’s not.  In fact, there’s no kneading whatsoever The …

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HEALTHY LEMON COCONUT SMOOTHIE

So, I know that all of you are dying for pasta and booze right now, but smoothies are still a daily part of this gal’s life. I’m still going strong on 80 day obsession, so can you hold off a bit until the indulgences start? 😎 I have a smoothie every morning, and winter gets suuuuuuper tough when it comes …

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NO-BAKE WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

Seeing as it’s still warm outside, I’m bringing you all another no-bake dessert so you don’t have to turn on your ovens. And because I can’t take the heat. 😉So! White chocolate lovers, raspberry lovers, cheesecake lovers, I bring you my No-Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake! I absolutely love white chocolate, so I had to add it to my raspberry …

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OATMEAL PECAN COOKIES

I’m so excited to share with you these oatmeal pecan cookies! Not only are these my absolute FAVORITE oatmeal cookies ever, but they have been tested and tested and tested so I am way excited for you all to try them! They’ve been made so often mostly because the toddler and I love making cookies (way too often), but also …

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CHOCOLATE CARAMELS

Chocolate Caramels are the perfect holiday treat to give to family and friends and neighbors. I have always loved homemade caramels and make them every year, but I recently found this recipe and was excited to see if this variation was equally delicious. It is! These Chocolate Caramels will be a huge hit with any chocolate lovers in your life …

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OREO PUDDING PIE

Awhile back we had some friends over and I wanted to come up with something new. I put a few things together and was so happy with the result. I’m calling this one: OREO PUDDING PIE! I’ve never been a huge fan of the fruity pies but have always loved the chocolate versions. Since we tend to throw Oreos into …

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