Light Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic

Italian Chicken Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

There’s a recipe in my cookbook for the best egg salad in the world, where I finally figured out how to do use Greek yogurt properly. Before that, I just cursed my mother. I was a mayo girl. I had tried for years to swap yogurt for mayo, but the tang was always too detectable. I even tried sour…

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Easy Healthy Chicken Lo Mein Under 250 Calories

easy healthy chicken lo mein 250 calories

There are three things that I start to crave if I go too long without eating them: cheeseburgers, pizza, and Chinese food. I’m wishing upon finishing that last sentence that at least one of those foods had been interesting. The cheeseburger craving always gets knocked out with a shack stack at Shake Shack. (Don’t ever…

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Grilled Chicken with Bruschetta Topping

grilled chicken with bruschetta topping

Five—maybe six?—months ago, I got sucked into YouTube. It started with me googling how to do a fishtail braid. Every video: “It’s so easy.” “You wouldn’t believe how easy this is.” “Honestly! This is like the easiest thing in the world!” Guess what I finally learned to do? Give up trying to do a fishtail…

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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,, 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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Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Salad

red white and blue salad

I would love to say that I was feeling especially patriotic while making this salad, but really? I was thinking about Panera. My friend and I ate there a few days ago, following our usual business meetings: TJ Maxx, coffee, Target, Nordstrom Rack…you get the idea. It’s vigorous—not for the faint of blood sugar. By…

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Packed Lunch: Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado Wrap

chicken bacon avocado wrap

How ’bout this as a new series? Better yet, how ’bout this for lunch? I figure most of us are not only packing lunch on weekdays, but trying to keep our eats a bit interesting, too. So here’s my contribution to society: filling, super-tasty mid-day meal ideas that are healthy and 400 calories or less….

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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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