Archive for November, 2012

Broccoli Chicken Divan

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 Okay, I’m going to be honest with you. When I first read this recipe title a year ago, I had never heard of “divan”. Also, I wasn’t sure how to pronounce it. What I thought was, “Isn’t a ‘divan’ like a sofa or something?”

Spinach, Feta, and Egg Bake

 

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If you, like me, indulged in far too many Thanksgiving goodies and heavy dishes last week, then perhaps you are looking to lighten up your dinners for a bit. This is basically a crustless quiche without a crust or heavy cream. It’s extremely nutritious and healthy, though I will admit it was FAR too “spinachy” for me, and I am a spinach fiend! So, I will post the recipe as I made it, but I would recommend cutting the spinach in half if you so desire.

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Pie

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What kind of pie did you have for Thanksgiving dessert? Oh, pumpkin? Pecan? Chocolate? Well guess what? We made a pie with chocolate AND caramel AND pecans!

How was your Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving dinner at Nana’s!

I love Thanksgiving! Herb and I got to spend time with both sides of our family. We actually had THREE amazing meals on Thanksgiving (I’m still not sure how we did it!)

Sister’s Sweet Potato Casserole

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Everyone has his/her favorite Thanksgiving dish, and while my dad’s deep-fried, cajun-seasoned turkey is heavenly, I do love a good sweet potato casserole.  For this Thanksgiving, I switched up my usual sweet potato casserole and tried a version found in Southern Living.  Usually, I don’t like anything crunchy on my casserole (certainly no nuts; I HATE NUTS!), but this casserole has both marshmallows and a brown sugar-cornflake mixture.

Recipe Ingredients (for sweet potato mixture):

  • about 5 lbs of sweet potatoes

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with lots of food, fun, and family!

We have been baking up some delicious desserts today to share with our family tomorrow, and we’ll be sharing them with you all very soon!

Chunky Tomato and Beef Penne

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Well, Thanksgiving is upon us, and that means LOTS of yummy, seasonal, and rather unhealthy food galore!  Because I knew I would be spending lots of time and money this week preparing different holiday meals for various events, my wallet (and my belly!) needed to take it easy last week.  Therefore, on Monday, I made this healthy baked pasta which will feed my husband and me through Wednesday.  With tomatoes, whole wheat pasta, and lean ground beef, this dish is not only healthy, but hearty and flavorful.

Homemade Peanut Butter Hummus

Homemade Peanut Butter Hummus

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I discovered a couple years ago that I really like hummus.  I have always wanted to make it at home once I realized it was made with just a few simple ingredients.  The original recipe called for one ingredient we didn’t have in our pantry, tahini.  After searching a bit on the internet I learned that a good alternative is peanut butter.

Homemade Peanut Butter Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

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One of my favorite items we got as a wedding present was our griddler.  It makes pancakes and is also great for eggs and bacon.   You can also flip the plates over and use the grill to cook chicken or use it as a panini press.  Since I was born in the 80’s I also like things that transform.

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Pizza

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