Dinner

How to Make Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is one of those veggies where there are as many ways to prepare it as people to prepare it. That is to say, my method isn’t the only method, just the one that works best for me. If you have another method, by all means share it with the Foodie Nation (in the comments section)! Wait…let’s back up …

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Mexican Sausage & Peppers

(This recipe is brought to you by Trader Joes. Yummy!) So the divas and I went to Trader Joe’s the other day. For us this is a trek but it’s well worth it. I always try to pick up at least one thing I’ve never tried before to broaden my horizons. So this time I got some Spicy Jalapeno Chicken …

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Chicken and Corn Chowder

 I know you all think I’m exaggerating but honesty – this dish disappeared so fast I didn’t have a chance to take a picture of it. I wanted to share it anyway because it is good. I’m sorry I don’t have a picture. This day I had to scrub down my whole kitchen before cooking (because it was driving …

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Your BF 4th of July Menu Haz Arrived!

Ahhh…the fourth of July. The fireworks. The pageantry. The barbecues. Fear not, my faithful foodies! I’m hear to help! Is your family hosting the BBQ this year? If so, great! I have menu options galore. If not, you might want to give my “surviving the family barbecue” survival guide a read just to ensure you don’t take away someone’s life, …

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Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet

 I tell you, I’ve been looking for ways to reinvent the cheeseburger since I had surgery. Why? Cheeseburgers shut me down QUICK. A few bites and I feel icky. I don’t know what it is. And it isn’t limited to burgers. Meatballs and meatloaves get the same treatment, no matter what I make them out of. Well lately I’ve …

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WLS-friendly Quesadillas

 How do you know the food blogging lifestyle has REALLY penetrated your household? When you make a yummy lunch to share with your little diva and she insists you photograph it before you can eat any of it. Yep, this is my life folks. So, down to business. Quesadillas. Usually not such a great idea. I hated when restaurants …

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BF Family Style: Healthy(er) Lasagna

Try though she did, La Grand Diva does not like modified lasagna. I’ve tried replacing the noodles with zucchini, with eggplant, just leaving them out and doing a lasagna skillet – all to no avail. When it comes to lasagna, the child is a purist. Recently she went on a four day outdoor adventure trip with her class. Upon her …

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Nik’s “Everything” Sauce

 This is Candice. In her hands is a steak and cheese egg casserole. I’ll get to that in a moment. First, let’s talk about Candice. She came to my breakfast-themed Pouch Party about a week ago and she’s the kind of person I love to meet at my cooking demos. When I called on her to be my “kitchen …

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Thai Shrimp Salad

Are you gearing up for that family BBQ yet? If you’re early out (or if eating around non-ops works your nerves), be sure to check out my survival guide to summer BBQ’s to help you deal. In the meantime, let’s move forward with recipes you might pass. This one is for folks who have families that like (or are receptive …

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Chili Dogs (WLS Style)

I’m not playing with your emotions. Tomorrow I am going to go over my picks for the best nutritional value for hot dogs but first we have to discuss something important. Chili. Hot dog chili. As in…to make…a chili dog.  I know, I know what you’re thinking. “Chili dogs, Nik??? Frickin’ chili dogs???” No, I promise I am NOT …

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