Roasted Chicken Thighs with Asparagus and Mushrooms

roastedchickenSo me and my sister went in on a $100 deal for 60 lbs of meat (with six people to feed in this house that was an amazing deal!) and I have come into contact with something other then boneless skinless chicken breast. That had been my staple for chicken since I have started weight watchers but now I am a little more comfortable cooking with other parts. I also realized that they were not boneless or skinless when I thawed them out but that’s okay just a little extra work never hurt anyone!

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Eggplant Parm

eggplant parmSo if you have any Italian in your family you have definitely had eggplant parm. Most of the time the eggplant is breaded and fried and then the dish is loaded with cheese. Now my unofficial Uncle Louie makes a really mean eggplant parm but he has told me it is definitely not healthy. So I made it my personal mission to create a satisfying and healthier version of this dish.

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Grilled Turkey Burgers

turkeyburgersIt was such a beautiful day which meant we just had to get out and hike some of the places in our book. (this book is a gift my husband got me last year with 60 hikes in our area which we are working on completing) So when we got home I was thinking a great day to end a wonderful day was to grill turkey burgers for dinner. I can not wait until summer hits and we can grill every night!

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Barbeque Pepperjack Chicken

bbqpepperjackchickenIt was so nice today and we all know what that means! Nice weather and longer days means its time to brush the dust off the grills. Now normally the grill is only a man’s territory, but my daughter ended up with four girls so we all got to watch him make magic and even get some ideas too. Get ready for summer with this awesome chicken!

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Homemade Mini Corndogs

corndogsOh pinterest will be the death of me, or at least my bank account. So while browsing through the wonderful website the other day I came across these awesome pictures of food in a mini muffin tin, but like everything I really love the picture only led to a random website with the picture, no real article. But hey I know how to cook! No need for a recipe I will just make my own. And so I did. Now my family loves corn dogs. One of my cheats I do is if we go to the local movie theater (which is never these days because for three of us its close to $40) I always allow myself to get the corn dogs. I mean once in a great while won’t kill you. Well my husband decided he needed more so he went out and bought a box of the frozen ones. No fair to me at all. They are my ultimate demise.

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Stuffed Peppers

stuffedpeppersStuffed peppers always reminded me of something you could only get in a restaurant (and it be good of course). So earlier this week I was aimlessly watching my food network shows and Giada decided she was going to stuffed peppers. Well of course she was, the woman always did everything perfectly and makes it look so easy, well a caveman could do it. So I took a few notes promising myself that one day I would make Giada proud and make my own stuffed peppers. Well today was that day! Let me tell you, they are really easy and anyone with a little bit of cooking experience could pull this off.

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Tuna Pasta Salad

tunapastasaladTuna can be so bland sometimes. You end up having to add massive amounts of seasonings and mayo. So not good! Here is an awesome way to doctor up tuna dish with a few fresh ingredients and a vegan cream sauce! Why a vegan cream sauce you ask? Well a normal cream sauce calls for milk and heavy cream and well in moderation those things are fine, but if you can replace them then why not! I also use homemade roasted peppers. While not so much homemade but definitely cheaper then buying roasted peppers that are canned.

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