Thursday, June 25, 2009


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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spaghetti Bake, it's like BUTTAH!

I mean it was cooked first but yeah it's baked to lock in all that goodness. This meal was so cheap for us to make I might just open a soup kitchen and feed the masses. On second thought, I'll stick to my day job. This very classic spaghetti consisted of, you guessed it, ground turkey (healthier option, bleh...) whole wheat pasta (see a trend here?), and sauce. You layer it up in a baking dish with some low fat mozzarella cheese and voila, dinner is served. The salad accompanying it really gave the meal a true Italian feel and added some great color to the shot as well. Oh, and if you're wondering, that IS a huge slab of buttah on top, and before you snicker, it might help to know that it's Smart Balance butter made with flax seed oil. Hmph.

Picture Perfect Potato

The best potatoes are from, Mexico? Ok, so not really but the best southwestern influenced potatoes came from our kitchen... This really simple dish is a baked potato with a taco on top, in essence. We topped it with fajita seasoned chicken, a taco blend cheese and pico de gallo. Nothing special right? Wrong. You need to try this. Plus, the mountain of food that resulted from this one plate could have fed me for at least 3 meals. I managed 1 though...**rubs stomach**

Pepperoni Pizza, if you're so inclined....

So it's been a while since I've posted anything, but no worries, I haven't stopped eating. Life is just a bit busy with moving into a new place and getting settled in. Regardless, I've managed to (with help of course) come up with dishes that are easier to make and while not totally healthy, not as bad for you. These mini pizzas maybe took 20 mins to prep and cook, and everyone seemed to like them. These were made with whole wheat english muffins, low-fat mozzarella cheese and turkey pepperoni. If you think you can come up with a healthier option let me know. I can make it look good, but it needs to taste good too. And yes those are paper plates.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Next Food Network Star 2009

I'll be watching. Season 5 premiers this Sunday June 7 at 9pm est.

Picture worth a thousand bites

It's awesome when something as simple as chicken and rice can be so good. Kudos to the wife for making it because it was the first time she'd ever cooked chicken perlo. Now I know why I married her.

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Sometimes all I eat are desserts. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, just kidding; but seriously. These bad boys came straight from the box and probably were some of the best brownies I've had. Take a look...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Jello Shot Cupcakes

Every once in a while the wife gets an urge to make cupcakes and they always seem to be the craziest ideas and turn out to be incredible. These are actually made with the pre-jellofied liquid and some rum for taste. We will definitely be having these again.

Grilling the basics

Everytime I go back home, we always wind up grilling. It doesn't matter what it is, if it can be grilled we do it. It just so happened this week we made turkey burgers (I think they're better for you anyways) and chicken; oh, and the buns...