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Southern-Style Chicken Salad

One of the things I always loved to see mama place on the table was her homemade Chicken Salad. I loved it… just loved it. She always made a great big bowl of it several times a month. It took a prominent place on that oval table most every Sunday and I always enjoyed sandwiches the next day, if any of it happened to be left. Did I mention that I loved it? As good as mama’s Chicken Salad was, one of my fond memories of this dish growing up…

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No Bake Graham Cracker Cheesecake

This is a delicious, light, refreshing dessert. It’s low cal and sugar and can be made with the lite pie filling in any flavor. Note that this needs to be made the night before to soften the graham crackers. Reviews about the recipe: “This is great! I made individual servings in a muffin pan…15 in all. I lined the muffin tins with the aluminum type of liners…instead of graham crackers I put one lowfat nilla wafer in the bottom of each liner…topped with the cheesycake mixture & then topped with…

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Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish Recipe

Most of the time I try to have a healthy breakfast which includes fruits, nuts and sometimes, even veggies. But once in a while, I crave something sweet and delicious! I don’t care for something that takes hours to make, so I go to my favorite easy breakfast cheese danish. It’s easy to make (even kids can make it), and it hits the spot every single time. Kitchen Notes: I have made this danish using low fat cream cheese and splenda (sugar substitute) and it was delicious! Also, the amount…

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Taco Casserole

We’re pretty much obsessed with make-ahead meals, so we created this cheesy Mexican-inspired casserole specifically to be a freezer-friendly dinner. (We’ve even included instructions for baking it straight from the freezer as well as defrosting it first.) So whether you make it for dinner tonight or prep it now for a time-saving freezer meal later, you’re guaranteed delicious results. Ingredients: 1 lb ground skinless chicken breast 1/2 c onions, chopped 1/2 c bell peppers, chopped 1 clove garlic 1 pkg taco seasoning mix 8 ozs taco sauce 1 c fat-free…

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Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Boiled Cookies

Love a great treat once in a while but don’t want to spend a ton of time making it? These no-bake peanut butter cookies are just the thing, and with a hint of caramel, these are extra delicious! The recipe is really simple and takes almost no time to make. This is actually a great recipe to do with kids or a beginner. There is some stove-top work involved so if you are allowing kids to make these just be sure to supervise. No-bake Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookies To…

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Pizza Pot Pie

Inspired by the famous pizza pot pie served at Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co., we dreamed up a homemade version with the same oozy cheese goodness by using store-bought pizza dough and extra-melty sliced Havarti from the deli case.  Ingredients 8 ounces store-bought pizza dough 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 green bell pepper, roughly chopped 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed One 24-ounce jar marinara sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Pinch of red pepper flakes Kosher salt…

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Teen Wins ‘The Biggest Loser’ – 10 Years Later, He’s A Hunky Firefighter That Changed His Life

10 years ago, he won ‘The Biggest Loser,’ but look at him now. Changing your habits can be hard, and changing your entire lifestyle is even harder. Forming new habits is definitely hard work, but it is well worth it. This man knows the value of changing your lifestyle better than anyone. You’ll never believe how much he has turned his life around. Source: Network 10 Sam Rouen was the winner of the 2008 season of “The Biggest Loser,” a show in which contestants each compete to lose the most…

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Strawberry shortcake cheesecake

Ingredients: Bottom crust 22 Golden Oreos Crushed 5 Tbsp Melted butter Filling 4 8oz packages cream cheese 1 2/3 cups sugar 1/4 cup corn starch 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract 2 Large Eggs 3/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream Jar of smuckers strawberry ice cream topping Topping 12 Golden Oreos Crushed & divided into 2 bowls (one for plain Oreo topping, one for your strawberry ones) 1 1/2 Tsp Softened Butter 3 Tbsp from a small package of strawberry gelatin Directions : Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the outer perimeter…

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ONE-SKILLET ROASTED STEAK & POTATOES

This one-pan steak and potatoes is a hearty week-night meal that tastes like roast beef. What do you do when it’s just two of you or you’re by your lonesome and feel like having roast beef? Unless you want to be eating leftovers for a few weeks, here’s an excellent solution that has no waste at all! I have a freezer filled with steaks–having taken advantage of some super buys in various stores around me. They freeze well because I vacuum seal all of them.  I admit–I overbought and I…

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Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes Salad

My son’s birthday falls in the late spring early summer time. As a result, we usually do a BBQ for his birthday party. What kid doesn’t love a hot dog? I try to keep things simple, because I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to make sure everything is perfect. I have a bit of an issue with things not going right, especially when it’s up to me to make sure that they do. So, the last thing I have time to worry about…

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GERMAN POTATO PANCAKES

Ingredients 2 1/4 cups coarsely shredded peeled potatoes 1/2 cup sliced green onions 1/3 cup flour 1 egg 1/2 tsp. salt Pinch of pepper Directions  Combine all ingredients. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a hot skillet. Pour batter (1/4 cup at a time) into the oil. Spread to flatten. Fry on one side, then flip to fry on second side. As a variation, you may add less onion and add some chopped apple instead.

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Sweet Amish Macaroni Salad

My oldest daughter was finally going to be blessing my husband and I with our first grandbaby. I was so thrilled when she told us, I nearly passed out! I couldn’t wait to help her with all the planning, organizing, and buying of all the things the baby would need. She knew that I was going to go overboard. I had been asking for kids from her for what seemed like forever. Secretly, I already had purchased a few things and stored them up in the attic. After I brought those baby items down,…

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