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Nik’s Curried Fish Stew

~by Nikki True fact: Jen did NOT used to like curry…I have made her into a curry convert! After trying this you might convert too! It’s a truly extraordinary day when Giada De Laurentis gives you a cultural lesson that really inspires you. But it happened to me! I was watching her show (Giada at Home) and she was preparing …

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“Sending out an S.O.S.” Creamed Chipped Beef

~~posted by Jen Raising a family of four kids, sometimes more, since there were inevitably extra kids at our house, my parents became experts at stretching a food dollar. It certainly didn’t hurt that my Momma was the “State Homemaker” for a few years running in her High School Future Homemakers of America Club and the undisputed Queen of Home Ec at …

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Tuna Zoodle Casserole

Tuna casserole. Do you love it or hate it? I love it, as does my youngest daughter. My oldest daughter (who hates 99% of food) hates it. I’ve found this is generally true. You either absolutely cannot get enough of the stuff OR you cannot stand the sight of it. If you are a tuna casserole lover, you are in …

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Jen’s Mushroom and Smoked Cheddar Frittata

~~posted by Jen It’s a freezing cold winter morning here in central New Jersey, and I am warming up with a Clicktastic Salted Caramel Cocoa before I make a nice breakfast for the boys and myself. Since two of them are pretty picky and the third is a vegetarian, it’s not always easy finding something we ALL like and can …

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Chick-Fil-A Swap: Kid AND WLS-friendly Chicken Nuggets

~by Nikki When having weight loss surgery, many of us are concerned about how our kids will react to our new lifestyles. We tend to indulge children with cookies, cake, candy and snacks – things we won’t be able to eat anymore. Will we be able to handle it? Will our kids resent us if we try to change their …

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Leftovers Week: Vegetable & Turkey Casserole

~~posted by Jen First and Foremost, a big Happy Birthday to Nik, our resident “Pouch Diva.” She is taking a couple days off to enjoy her birthday, so y’all are stuck with me for the weekend. Nik, party it up, girl! We love you!! Left to Right: Nessa, Nik, and Andrea. The guy in front is some random wedding guest …

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Leftovers Week: Nik’s Corn, Okra and Tomato (WLS style!)

~by Nikki  Ok, so by now you shouldn’t have too many “leftover” leftovers…as in, stuff you cooked on Thanksgiving. We hope you’ve checked out our recipes so far, made some or have just frozen your stash for late in the winter when you are too weary from shoveling snow to cook. Then you can just pop your leftovers in …

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Leftovers Week: Spinach Balls

~~posted by Jen See, it is a ROOSTER, Nik! NOT a blood-spatter! LOL This recipe actually is not mine originally, my late ex-mother-in-law Catherine made these every year at the holidays for Ken and Pop, and it’s a Stockinger family favorite. I found her recipe when we first got married and started making them too. The neighbors and my co-workers …

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Leftovers Week: Nik’s Swirly Stuffing Barbecue Meatloaf

First off, I should say…and this is not to brag but…I make the best damn stuffing in the world. I got the recipe from my mother who got it from her mother who got it from HER mother who…well, I don’t know where she got it from but it’s good! For those who attended the Holiday Preview or who ordered …

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BF Reader Request: Protein Latkes

~~posted by Jen Nik and I always like to say “ask us anything!” and we’ll figure out a way to make a food you love more WLS-friendly. This is no exception! Our friend Amy S asked me a couple weeks back for a healthier version of potato latkes she could make for her family on Hannukah. Even though this is …

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