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Light Pasta & Veggie Salad

This is a yummy pasta and veggie salad that I came up with that is absolutely delicious!  I love it because it's light and doesn't make me feel like I'm completely stuffed!  :) Light Pasta & Veggie Salad 1 Box Pasta (Macaroni or Bowties Work Best) 2 Cups Broccoli, Cooked and Cut Up 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Cut In Half 1 Cup Corn Kernels, Cooked 2 Carrots, Sliced 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/3 Teaspoon Pepper Cook the pasta as … [Read more...]

Macaroni Coleslaw

1 Box Pasta (Macaroni or Penne Work Best) 1 Bag Coleslaw Mix 1/2 Onion, Finely Chopped 1 Celery Rib, Finely Chopped Dressing: 1 1/2 Cups Miracle Whip or Mayo 1/3 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper Cook box of pasta according to directions.  When done, drain and rinse with cold water and put in a bowl. After pasta is done, mix in the coleslaw mix, onion and celery. In a separate bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients.  Then … [Read more...]

Guacamole Salsa

The other day, a lady was giving out samples at Walmart of a guacamole dip along with a famous salsa.  I don't care for guacamole but I dipped a chip into the guacamole, and then the salsa and it was pretty good.  So I decided to attempt my own spin on the two and make Guacamole Salsa!  I am so glad I did - it is delicious!  Here is the recipe for it!  Let me know how you like it!  :) Ingredients: 3 Ripe Avocados 1 Can Diced Tomatos with Green Chilies, Drained Onion, Diced (Can put as much … [Read more...]

Broccoli & Mushroom Lasagna

Today is National Lasagna Day, so I wanted to share with you a different kind of lasagna that is very yummy and healthy for you! Enjoy!  Broccoli & Mushroom Lasagna Serves 8 ? Cup All-Purpose Flour 3 ½ Cups Low-Fat (1%) Milk 1 Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper ? Teaspoon Nutmeg ¾ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 2 Heads Broccoli, Cut Into Florets 10 Ounces Sliced Mixed Mushrooms 12 Traditional Lasagna Noodles (From a 16-Ounce Package) 1 Container (15 Ounces) Reduced-Fat Ricotta … [Read more...]

Pork-Sausage Foil Packs

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Slow Cooker Italian Tortellini Stew

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Mediterranean Brisket

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Slow Cooked Creole Jambalaya

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