oatmeal cookie smoothie

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Who wouldn’t love to start their day with an oatmeal cookie for breakfast? This delicious smoothie includes all the flavors of the delicious cookie, but it’s healthier and includes much needed protein to get your day started out right. This delicious shake-like smoothie kept me full until lunch time and absolutely satisfied my sweet tooth.…

toasty oven-baked chili cheese dogs

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Ahhhhh, finally Friday! The sun is shining, and we’re headed to a fish fry over the border in Wisconsin. I’ve longed for days like these allllll winter, and they’re finally upon us. I made up a big batch of these toasty oven-baked chili cheese dogs for my grand girl Maddie’s birthday this past weekend. They’re…

strawberry avocado chicken quesadillas

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This is what me and my hubby had for lunch today. So delicious and refreshing, and a fun, unique way to use those pretty, fragrant strawberries! serves 2 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 soft, taco size corn tortillas or flour tortillas 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2/3 cup to 1 cup chopped, cooked chicken…

creamy shrimp & seashell pasta salad

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Pretty, healthy, filling and refreshing all at once. This salad is perfectly suited for summer entertaining. The small, sweet shrimp are the star of the show! If you want to make this for a light main course, you may want to add another half pound of shrimp. 13.25 oz. medium size seashell pasta (I used…

creamy chicken paprikash

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A few days ago I was craving a creamy paprikash, like my Hungarian pork paprikash, without the heavy cream and all the calories, and although this is still served over egg noodles, and includes a minimal amount of cream, I think I found a happy medium. It’s light without tasting like “diet” food. And it’s…