Frankly Chanukah

This recipe serves as an instructional guideline for making a Menorah out of hot dogs and puff pastry.  As I constructed the Menorah, I realized I had cut more hot dogs and puff pastry strips than I needed for the eight branches.  This definitely ended up in my best interests! I was already hungry when I began my project, and when it was baking in the oven, the sound of it sizzling combined with that

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Spaghetti Squash “Alfredo”–It’s in quotes.  

This low carb dinner flop was created with, really, I swear, the very best of intentions.  I just wanted Italian food, and also to keep off a stubborn few pounds. Trying to fake the glorious high carb, high fat Italian dish of fetuccine with Alfredo sauce, with spaghetti squash and part-skim ricotta cheese, was an atrocity! However, I somehow persisted with the task—probably (definitely) out of sheer hunger–saying to myself, “it might actually taste okay”, and “it

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Crazy Quick Quesadillas

This recipe also starts with a funny story, of course! I pack our kids’ snacks and lunches at night, which helps our mornings go smoother. We keep the snack bags in the laundry room (out of sight, out of mind). When I opened one of the snack drawers, my baby must have heard this happening and RAN like the speed of light down the steps and snuck in behind me to grab a bag of

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Cinna-Kabobs

Wow! That is all I have to say. I saw this recipe on a different blog and tested it to give it a try. It was purely amazing. The Middle Eastern flavors in the meat gave it a different spin than my usual meatball.  The fact that they looked like little treats on a stick was an added bonus–I knew it would make my picky kids curious to try it.  I figured they wouldn’t go

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