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Guilt Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Last night, about 10 pm, all I could think about was pizza. Ordering pizza was the last thing I needed to do at that hour — it would blow a weeks diet and probably make me sick in the end. … Continue reading

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The top 5 best kitchen knives to buy now

If you’re serious about cooking, it’s time to upgrade your knives. The  Chefs Catalog summer sale is going on through July 13th and includes deals on kitchen knives, including what we consider the 5 best knives to buy this year.  Every order ships free … Continue reading

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Cuisinart GR-300WS Griddler Elite Grill Review

This Cuisinart GR-300WS indoor grill turns out professional sandwiches, burgers and so much more! Like last year’s GR-4N, this new GR-300WS grill replaces many pans and becomes the convienient weekdate indoor grill options.  They’ve made big improvements on the original design–adding digital … Continue reading

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Mashed Cauliflower – carb and gluten free sides

Time to celebrate meat and potato lovers, there’s finally a decent substitute to those high calorie mashed potatoes.   The figure-friendly cauliflower can be dressed up as a substitute and save you a lot of calories. The problem with mashed potatoes isn’t the potato itself, … Continue reading

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Chicken Fajitas – My Weekly Healthy Spicey Pleasure

Here’s the beloved classic chicken fajitas recipe you can make at home.  It’s tasty and the entire family will love it.  It’s healthy (depending on the toppings you choose to add).  It’s economical.  So a a weekly chicken fajitas night … Continue reading

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George Foreman 4-Serving Grill / Panini Maker Review

The George Foreman Removable Plate Grill (model GRP1060B) is a fantastic basic grill, but if you’re looking for a unit that will do double-duty as a panini maker, seek out another model.  At under $30, this is an entry level countertop grill … Continue reading

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Cuisinart GR-4N Panini Grill Review

This Cuisinart Panini Grill has turned family sandwich night into a gourmet experience!  The countop grill replaces almost any pan in my cupboard and pushed our culinary standards for a simple sandwich to new heights! My mother had a Sunbeam … Continue reading

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Halloween themes: Easy Individual Dirt Cakes

You don’t have to be a great baker to have fun with the holidays.  I’m starting to get into the Halloween Spirit.  This isn’t my favorite holiday, but I have plenty of ghastly friends who adore donning costumes, breaking out … Continue reading

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Asian Salmon – Ina Garten’s

Suddenly my tastes have all run to the Asian culture.  My family always told me they don’t like salmon.  I’ve tried many recipes to get them to eat more of the oily fish, and I’ve failed each time because usually … Continue reading

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Poached Eggs: The best of way to poach and serve eggs

The perfect cooked egg is the most difficult task in the kitchen and most necessary.  An under cooked egg is not appetizing.  An over cooked egg — scrambled or otherwise — is inedible. Poached eggs are an elegant breakfast or dinner.  When … Continue reading

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