Skinny Chicken Nuggets, And MORE.

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1) Just admit it. You like chicken nuggets. You dooooo. You like them because they’re bite-sized. You like the crunch it provides your mouth hole. You like the word NUGGET. NUGGET. I like it too. Well, guess what I’ve gone and diddly darn did done with ’em? I allowed them their first cup of coffee. […]

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Smoky Shrimp with Parsnips and Brown Rice

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Do you want to know what makes me over-the-top-mega-mama-giddy-pants-central-station? Well, besides raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, and Wilson Phillips on repeat? SMOKED. PAPRIKA. I remember years ago when a friend was describing the difference to me between regular, sweet and smoked and I was all, “whuuuut?” So […]

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Asparagus Salad with Orange and Poppy Seeds

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Is it true what they say about poppy seeds? Raise your hand if you know what I’m talking about. BUSTED. If you raised your hand it means you’ve either been in jail or prison or in court or at the police station wearing a black and white striped jumper before, AM I RIGHT? Opium, you […]

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos

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All kinds of lessons were learned yesterday here in the Weidner household. Some I’ll happily share with you and some I won’t, because I don’t think the words “toilet” and “shower robe belt” leave the most pleasant mental images on a food blog. Oopsie. I still typed that out, didn’t I? The first lesson I […]

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Thai Beef With Cabbage

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I must be craving iron or something, because when I flipped across this beefy recipe out of the newest Cooking Light, my stomach joined forces with my heart and sucker punched me in the face. Oh, and guess what! Yesterday, for the first time ever in my existing life existence, I purchased my very first […]

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Savory Stuffed Crescent Rolls

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I think it’s safe to say that with Halloween behind us, we’ve officially entered “The Holiday Season.” Does this terrify anyone else to freaking death? Do you have evites and invites and ewvites (what?) coming out your face already? And you have NO IDEA what to contribute to these events? Hi. Welcome to my post. […]

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Shrimp Po’ Boys

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You guys, I have to tell you something. And I swear, you simply must take my word on this, because I’m kind of freaking myself out a little. Yesterday I went to buy groceries for this here po’ boy post and when I got to the “hoagie” part of the list, I decided at the […]

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Vegetable and Red Lentil Salad

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Happy Halloween! And oh, look at these summer vegetables from the garden I’m showing you right now. How again does this even make sense on a holiday like today? Not a clue. Next I’ll be sunbathing on my roof, wearing jorts and a tie-dyed tube top while blasting “Good Vibrations” out of my turquoise boombox. […]

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Butter Chicken

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Butter Chicken. Say it out loud with me. Butter Chicken. Didn’t your mouth feel so happy just now? You can’t say “butter chicken” without the rumble of a school-girl squeal in your belly followed by the eruption out of your face. This was the first time I’ve ever made butter chicken. And it all started […]

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