No Churn Blueberry Ice Cream – low fat!

I love ice cream, but being on weight watchers I select very carefully.  I love the new trend with no churn ice creams and with blueberries ripe and ready, I thought I’d try a little lighter version.

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Candied Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Maple Syrup

What’s better than bacon for breakfast?  Bacon and pancakes you say?  Well how about pancakes with bacon inside of them?  Sounds great, right?  Well now we top all that deliciousness with a bourbon maple syrup and breakfast is served!

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Candied Bourbon Bacon

Bacon- mmmm – Here is a recipe that will blow you away – sweet and salty with a little kick!  It’s great with the bacon pancakes we’ll be giving the recipe for tomorrow!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #105

It’s been another crazy week – And I’m late getting started – Again!! But,

Are you looking for something new for dinner?  Need some ideas to get  you going?  Well here’s the place to find the answer to that age-old question….

What's for Dinner-

 A collection of fabulous recipes!

And come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here –   Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please NO sales, travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, travel posts or posts without recipes will be deleted).

A HUGE thanks to everyone that shared last week!  There were so many amazing recipes.

So thank you everyone that shared!  I try to visit every post, please make sure to leave me a comment and visit some of the other great blogs!

Here are the most popular posts from last week –

 Please stop by and visit them – let them know how fantastic they are!

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Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

I love Brussels sprouts and I’m always looking for new ways to prepare and serve them.  I had some other vegetables at a restaurant that had parmesan topping on it and I thought, why not those sprouts!!  So here they are…

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Quick and Easy Vegan Bean Burrito

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I like to go vegan from time to time, but there are some pretty tasty foods you miss out on when you go vegan. Thankfully, there are more and more options in stores and restaurants all the time. Still, why wait for these businesses to catch up with you? Taking the reins and making your own vegan substitutes for things at home is a lot easier than you may think. Besides, home cooking is the best way to sustain yourself anyway, so you don’t have much of an excuse not to do this at home!

 

We’ve already showed you with our banana “ice cream” how simple it can be to make a vegan substitute for ice cream. Now we’re going to look at something a little bit more elaborate while still remaining relatively simple. The title of this article has already given it away: we’re going to be making quick and easy vegan bean burritos! Continue reading

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How to Bake the Perfect Cake

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Going along with our theme this week – techniques and tips – are you ready to bake a cake?

There is a certain talent required to bake the perfect cake, but it can be learned.  Many may stubbornly disagree with this, but it isn’t the cake itself that matters because there are thousands of delicious cake recipes out there.  It’s all to do with how well you nail each stage of the cake-baking process.  That’s what determines the end product.  

Baking the perfect cake isn’t something you’ll get right the first time either.  I sure didn’t!! The best chefs will deny it, but they weren’t always that way.  Many failed attempts; that’s the key to success with baking. You learn through trial and error; you perfect your method time and time again. You’ll become such a perfectionist that you’ll taste the “undercooked” parts of cakes that nobody else seems to notice.  You’ll be constantly striving for that perfect recipe, and that’s when you’ll know you’ve already made it (even when you don’t feel that way).  Here’s a guide to help you on this journey towards baking the perfect cake (or near-enough perfect). Continue reading

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A Guide to the Perfect Steak Dinner

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You can’t beat a delicious steak dinner. However, you can fail to make a delicious steak dinner if you’ve never made one before!  The key to remember is that it’s about more than the steak. The flavor of that cut of meat is vital in itself, but it’s affected by the flavors of the food and drink you have with your meal; it’s also affected by the preparation process. Be it date night, a dinner party, or just a nice family dinner, this guide to the perfect steak dinner will go through all the above-mentioned points and help you become a master of this recipe.

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Saving Time in the Kitchen

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Even those of us who love to cook can sometimes feel that it is a bit of a burden when we have to do it. Home cooking is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but it’s definitely very time-consuming! That doesn’t mean you should resort to convenience foods when you’re particularly busy, though. It just means that you need to work on speeding up your process!

There are several ways you can cut down on the amount of time you spend in the kitchen. We’re going to take a quick look at four of the most important but simple things you need to do in order to save yourself some time! Continue reading

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Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

I went blackberry picking this weekend – There are so many things to do with these sweet berries -here’s one of our favorites.  It’s great on chicken – delicious on fish – and wait until you taste it on RIBS!!

Blackberry BBQ Sauce?  Yep – And here is how you do it!   Continue reading

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