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Top 25 Skinny Recipes 2012

Top 25 Skinny Recipes 2012
As we come to the year's end, I can't help but reflect on the highs and lows of 2012, and try to imagine what 2013 will bring. Today is a gift we should grasp with both hands, and remember that our faith, family, health, our home sweet homes, and the food on our table are all we really need; everything else in life is a bonus! But looking back, there were lots of Skinnytaste highlights this year, the top of the list was a book deal with Clarkson Potter – woohoo!!! I've been really busy testing new recipes for the cookbook, then comes the photography, book design, cover designs, lots of fun stuff ahead! I promise to keep you posted as I go through the process. I can't express how grateful and thankful I am for all of your support. Some other great Skinnytaste highlights from 2012: Fitness Magazine Best Healthy Eating Blog WinnerBabble's Top 100 Mom Food BlogsHuffington Post Living 35 Diet and Nutrition Experts to FollowThe Daily Meal Top 25 Food Blogs 2012

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Bang Bang Shrimp Time for another delicious football snack! This one would be good for a nice dinner too though! So this is supposed to be like the Bonefish dish with the same name but I’ve never had the dish so I can’t really say how close it is to the real thing. Skinny Mashed Potatoes Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving, but this year since I am pregnant and on a really strict low carb diet (for my diabetes) real mashed potatoes are out (bummer). I recently started researching alternatives to some of my favorite dishes because there is NO way my plate will be without a big ole pile of mash potatoes. I came across this recipe that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes. Hmmm not a big cauliflower fan so I wasn't sure. If there is a choice of either celery or cauliflower in a veggie dish 9 times out of 10 I will choose the celery. BUT I decided to give it a try since the reviews were outstanding.

Autumn veggie soup with pesto and cheese toast Well…it’s autumn now, isn’t it? And that means soup. Lots and lots of hearty vegetable-filled soups. The Pioneer Woman Cooks Note: Since this recipe is featured on the Food Network episode this morning, I’m bringing it to the front for easy reference. This really is one of my favorite recipes here on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and I regularly hear from people who’ve made it with great success. Crowd-pleaser! This is an exceedingly yummy, decadent pasta dish with chicken, vegetables, and lots and lots of scrumptious carbs. It’s a cinch to throw together, and if you don’t have prepared Cajun spice in your cabinet, you can just throw a few spices together to make your own combination.

How To: Hair Bow A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a hair bow I did on a bride. After I posted the picture I got a lot of emails requesting a step-by-step for it. So I made one! 1. Begin by taking one small section of hair from each side of your head. Pizza Nacho Recipe We love watching football at our house. We don’t always cheer for the same team, but that’s ok…as long as my team wins..ha! Caleb is already getting in on the action too. Skinny Enchiladas My typical Mexican dining experience looks a little like this… First-I stuff my face with so many chips and salsa that I no longer have room for the three chicken and cheese enchilada special I just ordered. And of course I’ve already guzzled three diet cokes. 100 Delicious Holiday Recipes for the Low-Carb Crowd The holidays are known for being times of giving gifts, seeing loved ones and, of course, stuffing yourself with loads of unhealthy foods. Yet holiday eating need not be a calorie-laden, carb-tastic time of year and it is entirely possible, through the sheer power of good planning and self-control, to actually eat pretty healthy over the holidays. If you’re following a low-carb diet and don’t want to fall off the bandwagon over the next few months, check out some of these low-carb recipes that help you cut down on the stuff you don’t want to eat and maintain your health without sacrificing on taste. Appetizers Start your holiday meals off right with these low-carb dishes. Soups and Salads

Make Your Own: Candy There’s a reason why they put all that deliciously sweet candy up by the cash registers in nearly every store: if you had to find it at the back of the place, you’d likely decide against it before you got up front to pay. But you’re an adult, and once a child sets their sights on a candy bar, there’s no turning back. Instead of worrying about all of the sketchy ingredients, extra calories, additives, and possible allergens in popular packaged sweets, here are a few recipes to Make Your Own Candy right at home. Homemade Twix Candy Bar Recipe Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso How was your long weekend? Mine was extremely busy with painting our house’s trim, entertaining and kids. But it was great and the weather helped.:) Amongst all the cooking I got done during the weekend, was this fragrant, creamy and cheesy Crock Pot Chicken Chili Con Queso – a hybrid of chicken chili and famous Tex Mex cheesy dip known as Chile Con Queso. Just to make sure we are on the same page, this recipe is not a dip. But rather an easy and clean main course meal that is perfect for back to school/work hectic days.

Moving to Montreal, Quebec It’s all fun and games until a gigantic moving truck shows up at your house, spends all day loading up your belongings and heads out into the sunset. Huh, I guess we’re actually doing this. I woke up at 5am on Tuesday morning (the day of the big move) so that I could spend a couple of final quiet hours in my beloved purple office before we left our home forever. I’m going to miss that space. Come 7am, Kevin was up and decided to join me for breakfast on the only chair we had left in the house. Spinach, Mushroom & Turkey Bacon Fritatta I’m eating lots of protein in the mornings as part of the 4-Hour Body diet. I have to start my day off with a large helping of legumes, beans, eggs, or greens. The best way to combine several of these ingredients are with fritattas and huevos rancheros. This fritatta recipe has been my go-to meal for most mornings. It would be better with cheese and tomatoes, but you get used to it the way it is. Spinach & Mushroom Fritatta

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