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Hoppin’ John

There are many versions of Hoppin’ John, but this is mine. 4 cups of chicken broth 1/2 cups of brown rice 4 pork chops thawed & uncooked, cut in square chunks 1 can of black-eyed peas 1 can of seasoned

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Jamaican Jerk Pork Slow Cook

Borrowed from Complete Slow Cooker Cookbook, Carol Heding Munson I’m trying this out today; first time I’ve made this.I’m going to serve this with brown rice and some steamed veggies. Medium Crockery Pot Makes 4 Servings 2 cups (480 mL)

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Grilled Flank Steak with Onions

From Weight Watchers Prep time: 10min Cook time: 25min Serves: 6 Value: 5 PointsPlus® Value Ingredients 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp minced garlic 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 1

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Homemade Italian Breadcrumbs

From Alton Brown on the Food Network. Ingredients 4 ounces stale bread, cut or torn into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place all

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Stephanie’s Apple Crisp

Stephanie makes this from a recipe she picked up online in 2004. I can’t find the original online anymore, so I guess this one now officially belongs to Stephanie. Fruit Mixture 4 cups sliced, peeled cooking apples (about 1 1/3rd

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Classic Baked Acorn Squash

Stephanie has made this recipe several times in the past, so I know it’s good. I’m going to try it out with the acorn squash I bought yesterday. From Simply Recipes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 15

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Spaghetti Squash with Lemon and Capers

We have one of these, so I’m going to give this recipe a shot. From The Food Network. Ingredients 2 large spaghetti squash 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 8 tablespoons sweet butter 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1/4

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Beer Slow-Cooker Chicken

4-6 Chicken Breasts or 1 Whole or cut up Chicken 1 Can of any kind of Beer 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder 1/2 tsp Basil 1/2 tsp Paprika 1/2 tsp Black Pepper 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt *You can use whatever spices

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Crockpot Chicken And Noodle Soup

Borrowed from Creatively Domestic via Pinterest. 5 cups of chicken broth (boxed or can is fine) One 10.75 oz can cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup onions, chopped fine 1/2 cup celery, chopped fine 1/2 cup carrots, chopped fine 1/2

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Commonly Prepared Meals

Originally published on: Apr 11, 2005. I’m updating this list because Stephanie is going back to work next week, and I’m going to take over many of the cooking responsibilities because she has a long commute. I’ve been looking at

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Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe

The meat falls off the bone as you take them out of the crock pot! Ingredients: 4 pounds Ribs of your choice 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoons vinegar salt and pepper to taste 1 bottle of sweet baby rays

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Team Pie and Team Cake Shirts

I’ve been meaning to make these shirts since the first Twilight movie came out, because I never cared much for Edward or Jacob, but I do care a lot about dessert. I also have a vague recollection of having a

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The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater

Link: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater via Northwest Edible Life. I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the grocery store and your

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Cheese Sauce

From the kitchen of: David Speakman 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black or white pepper (I use white) 1 1/2 cups milk 2 cups grated cheese Preparation: Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir

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My Drunk Kitchen: “Omelette You Finish”

A YouTube Series from Hannah Hart. It’s a cooking show. Sort of. Or a drinking show? I wanted a glass of wine more than an omelette after watching, so I’m going with drinking show. I am so subscribed.

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Cooking Templates

via Jezebel – Resolved: Eat Better, Not Less, for a Healthier Diet Jezebel’s article on healthy eating covers an approach that I’ve heard from many of my thin friends: What you need are a few core recipes that you’re good

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We grilled pork tenderloin and mini potatoes on the grill today. Stephanie made a simple marinade of lemon juice and rosemary for the pork, and it came out delicious, and I seem to be getting the timing of grilling down

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Lemon Capellini

Weight Watchers 6 ounces capellini or angel-hair pasta 2 tsp olive oil 1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/4 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Cook the capellini according to package directions omitting

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Parmesan Tiapia

1 pound of tilapia 3 egg whites 1 T. garlic powder 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese cooking spray Mix together the cheese and the garlic powder. Put the egg whites in another bowl. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and

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Southwestern Pork Tenderloin

Weight Watchers 1 T. chili powder 1 1/2 t. sugar 1 t. pepper 1 t. salt 1/4 t. onion powder 1/8 t. garlic powder 1/8 t. ground cumin 1/8 t. cayenne 1 (1 1/4 pound) pork tenderloin trimmed 1 t.

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Creamy Italian Chicken

servings – 6 Estimated Weight Watchers points – 3 6 (4 oz) chicken breasts one envelope dry Italian dressing one 4 oz. can of mushrooms one can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup 8 oz. fat free cream

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Spicy Beef Tacos

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 5 Servings: 4 (two tacos) Preparation Time: 12 min Cooking Time: 13 min Level of Difficulty: Easy 3 spray(s) cooking spray, divided 2 medium garlic clove(s), minced 3/4 pound(s) uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)

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Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cookie Crusts

Weight Watchers POINTS® Value: 3 Servings: 12 Preparation Time: 15 min Cooking Time: 0 min Level of Difficulty: Moderate 12 item(s) chocolate wafer(s), about 2 1/2 oz 8 oz Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 cup(s) 2% reduced fat milk 2/3 cup(s)

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From Rachel 2 medium cucumbers, peeled/chopped 5 medium tomatoes, peeled/chopped 1 medium green pepper, peeled/chopped 1 large onion, peeled/chopped 2 tsp. finely chopped garlic 4 cups crumbled french/italian bread, crusts trimmed off 4 cups cold water 1 cup red wine

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Grilled Lemony Chicken with Asparagus

Source: Cookstr 2 garlic cloves 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, about 7 ounces each 1 pound asparagus ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon herbes

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