Loaded Healthy Nachos with Beef and Homemade Tortilla Chips

loaded healthy nachos with ground beef homemade tortilla chips

  Consider these something you didn’t know you needed, but now will never be able to live without. Sort of the way of all nachos, though. I seem to consistently forget how much I love a good cheesy pile of nachos — and instead order fajitas (what’s my deal with fajitas?) — and then someone in my…

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Healthy + Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

healthy easy baked eggplant parmesan

  You know how everyone’s strictly in summer-mode and has turned their ovens into temporary storage? That is so great. I just haven’t managed that well. I got this craving, and…anyway, eggplant parm. I don’t turn down for anything.     So here we go: All the makings of the best baked lighter eggplant parm. I’m…

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Buttermilk Oven “Fried” Chicken & The Skinnytaste Cookbook!

oven fried chicken

Unless you’re my Grandma who doesn’t have a computer because, as she puts it, “It’s too late for me,” you know who Gina Homolka is. She’s a superstar. Her blog, Skinnytaste.com, is a phenomenon, and I don’t say that casually. It’s everywhere, and it’s headed even more places. Not only are the recipes delicious, but they’re light…

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Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Burgers

blue cheese and bacon stuffed burgers

As far as my summer goes, I may have peaked too soon with these. Beef. Blue cheese. Bacon. All of it, stuffed into a burger. How could things get better? I had always been fiercely loyal to the cheese-on-top positioning, and as much as I love blue cheese, I’d often shied away from adding it to…

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Lighter Fried Fish Sandwich with Creamy Coleslaw

baked fish sandwich

Did you grow up eating McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish sandwiches? Any kind of fried fish sandwiches? I sure did. Thousands of them, give or take one to two sandwiches. The tally is so startling it convinces me that even if I never get the chance to eat another, I’ll still—on the eve of my [hard rockin’] eighty-fifth…

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Simple Kansas City Style Barbecue Sauce

barbecue chicken

Remember my grilling phase?  It was the one I found myself engulfed in just before my “Felicity” phase (still in full swing, by the by), if that helps to jog your memory.  Well, it’s seen quite the resurgence since I got home from San Antonio—where I’d only days before scarfed a serious amount of seriously…

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Marinara

slow cooker chicken

The grill—which I use nearly the whole year ‘round as it is—will be sharing my affection this spring and summer. Because my slow cooker isn’t going anywhere Not when it makes meals like this one. All saucy and comforting. I have to say—I don’t usually like slow cooker recipes that require pre-cooking. It just seems to…

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