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Sep 08

Shortcut Autumn Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is my go-to recipe when I want to whip up something fast for my family or a healthy, quick lunch for myself. I work out of the house blogging all day and, since I’m testing recipes most days, there had to be a fast and delicious lunch I could grab after tasting so …

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Mar 08

Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake – The Guilt Free Way!

Every year through the month of March, McDonald’s comes out with their very popular Shamrock Shake. A delicious minty thick shake. It’s certainty delicious. The only problem is it’s loaded and I mean loaded with lots of fat and calories. Well, I came up with my version that is not loaded with all those high calories …

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Jan 12

3 Simple Steps To Steam/Froth Milk In The Microwave

Coffee café drinks can be so expensive. Lattes, Cappuccinos, Steamed Hot Coffees and Teas. You name it. What’s in all these drinks is the steamed/frothy milk that either sits on top all fluffy or in a pretty decoration. Sometimes the milk is  mixed in one of these tempting hot drinks.  When I first learned about steaming and frothing …

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Jan 12

Copycat “Oldie” Starbucks Café Mocha

  Years and years ago this hot drink was one of Starbucks original specialty drinks on their menu. All these years later, it’s still very popular even though they added so many more snazzy hot and cold drinks. The names alone are snazzy.  So many to choose from! This is still my favorite. We make it at home a lot. …

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Nov 15

Simple Rigatoni with Light Creamy Tomato Sauce

This recipe has been a favorite for many years. I got the recipe from a friends mom. She is a fabulous Italian cook. Makes the most amazing dishes but, this one I find is the most simple and most delicious.  The subtle small touch of cream gives the sauce a velvety texture that’s just delectable. Try this soon, I bet you …

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Aug 21

Copycat KFC Coleslaw

I think coleslaw goes with just about any meal. We have a few great coleslaw recipes already up on the blog. But, my favorite still and has always been from KFC. So, my mission for this week, try to copy it at home. Well, I think it’s a big success. My whole family loved this …

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Jun 29

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Orange Crescent Rolls

These cream cheese crescent rolls are so easy to make, yet so impressive! The combo of fresh orange and cinnamon is just delightful. Perfect for brunch or even dessert. Everyone will love them. Always eaten up as soon as I put them out.   I have slimmed down the recipe just a bit or should I say, “skinny …

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Dec 10

Warm Kale Salad With Butternut Squash, Pears, Beets, and Toasted Pecans

This delicious salad is a “copycat” of one I recently had at a favorite restaurant we frequently go to. It was on their special menu and it was calling my name. The dressing was a warm honey mustard and it was so good, I was able to duplicate that as best as I could as well. The …

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Nov 30

Copycat Starbucks Chai Tea Latte

The first time I made this, even I couldn’t believe how much it tasted just like the original from Starbucks. However, this one was a fraction of the cost and only took me a few minutes to prepare. Now, when friends come to visit, I surprise them with this warm and soothing drink that they …

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Jul 23

Copycat Entenmann’s Chocolate Pound Cake

  We recently went over to a friends house and she served the most delicious dark chocolate loaf pound cake. It was one of the best cakes I have had in a long time. I thought it was homemade but she said she bought it and it was an Entenmann’s cake. What a surprise.  I have always loved any …

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