Tag Archives: solid food stage

Nik’s Tasty Turkey Tostadas

Is it perverse to lick your screen? Oh…it is? MY BAD! Tostadas are one of those go-to recipes for me when I need a quick meal. They are notoriously easy to make and you can make them out of nearly anything. This tostada is a fall back favorite. I am a big turkey fan (if you can’t already tell) so …

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Egg In The Basket (or Toad in the Hole, etc)

~by Jen Most every region of the country has their own name for this popular breakfast dish. We called it eggs in the basket or toad in the hole, Paula Deen calls it “One-Eyed Sailor” in honor of her husband Michael, and I’m sure y’all may call it something completely different in your neck of the woods. Basically, it’s a …

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Recipe Remix: Chicken Quesadilla Pizza

~~by Jen So we’re expecting another big snowstorm in NJ starting tonight. I work for a utility company in my “day job,” so I am considered an “essential” employee. That means I get to go to work, snow or no snow. We’re told to always bring a change of clothes and extra food when big snow storms are predicted, that …

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Bruschetta Squares

  ~~posted by Jen   I can’t help it, I love making it look like the rooster is eating the food! It’s New Year’s Eve and my original plans were to go over to my local BFF’s house (where I spent Christmas Eve) for a small party with a few close friends and stay over to hang out on New …

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Jen’s Oven-Fried Eggplant Parmesan

~~posted by Jen In Sunday’s BF Basics post, we covered oven-frying. By now you’ve all heard I have a resident vegetarian (or RV), so of course I had to DO something with all that eggplant. We ate a good bit of it in the form of the “Eggplant Bites”, but I also made him a big casserole dish full of …

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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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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: 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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Low-Carb Corndog Bites

~by Nikki So…corndog bites. Why for, right? Well, if you’ve read this blog for a while, and have seen my forays with Thai Chicken and Banana Bon-Bons, you know that I have a certain affection for food on a stick. Well I’d been thinking lately that I need to add to my collection of stick food offerings on the blog …

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Nik’s Big Bite: Southwest Tuna Melt Triangles

I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! I’m about to lose control…and I think I like it! (Dear Nik: the Pointer Sisters called and said, “cease and desist.” That is all.) So, if you are our fan on Facebook, you saw that I posted yesterday that I received my shipment of P-28 bread. After Jen’s review and delicious …

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