Recipes by Krista

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Trick or TREAT?

Trick or TREAT? by Krista

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Stuffed Shells, Lightened Up

Stuffed Shells, Lightened Up by Krista

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Throw Back Thursday Trial and Error Tuna Patties

Throw Back Thursday Trial and Error Tuna Patties by Krista

Tuna patties are decidedly a food from my childhood. I remember my petite, blond mama with her perfectly hot-rolled hair, sliding plates of golden-brown tuna patties, topped with melted American singles, across the bright orange Formica counter top in our dark-wood accent kitchen.Since this IS a "throw back" post, here's a picture of…

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"Pretend I'm a Deep Dish" Pizza Skillet

"Pretend I'm a Deep Dish" Pizza Skillet by Krista

Because I love to eat, my key to sticking to a weight loss plan is that the food still has to taste really good and I need lots of variety. Plans that are extreme; like no/low-carb, no-sugar, no salt, no alcohol, no coffee, no meat, no fat, no....well you get the picture, make me a little crazy and more likely to "cheat". Truth be…

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How to Roast a Chicken, The Tale of Two Ovens, and a Buffalo Chicken Salad

How to Roast a Chicken, The Tale of Two Ovens, and a Buffalo Chicken Salad by Krista

A new post? What?!? Is this an April Fool's Day prank?True, my last post was in 2014. And then....silence. 16 months of silence. Although, to be honest, it was anything but silent in this household. Nothing exciting, just the day to day activities of…

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Butternut-Spinach Noodle Soup

Butternut-Spinach Noodle Soup by Krista

I ate this soup all by myself. I remember that I went in to work on the day that I prepared this and that leftovers were on the menu for dinner. Except, I didn't want to eat leftovers. It was a cold, rainy day. After staring out of a classroom window at the blustery, gray day and hopping in and out of the car while picking up the…

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Butternut Squash Carbonara

Butternut Squash Carbonara by Krista

Today I am sharing the second recipe that I tried with butternut squash in an attempt to depart from my go-to butternut recipe, Cream of Butternut Soup. When I found this recipe on Pinterest courtesy of Katie at the Kitchen Door, I knew that I wanted to try it. This pasta dish is gorgeous all plated up with it's flavor-packed crowning…

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Squash Fries

Squash Fries by Krista

On my most recent trip home to see my family, my middle sister plucked 3 butternut squash from her garden for me to bring back to Ohio. I was certainly grateful, as the herd of deer (I'm not exaggerating!) that reside in my backyard chose to rip out every last one of my vining plants this year. Those pesky deer also ate everything…

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Cook Once, Eat Twice: Un-Stuffed Cabbage Skillet and Egg Roll Filling Stir Fry

Cook Once, Eat Twice: Un-Stuffed Cabbage Skillet and Egg Roll Filling Stir Fry by Krista

Blogging is not like riding a bicycle wherein you learn the skill as a child and then for the rest of your life, no matter how much time has passed, muscle memory takes over and after a few wobbly moments you find your balance and then speed down the…

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Drunken Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes

Drunken Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes by Krista

My last post was just inside of the new year, nearly 3 months ago. I had good intentions to maintain this blog. I've cooked a number of meals in this space of time and taken my customary step-by-step pictures of the best of them, but unfortunately I have not found the energy to translate even one of those meals into a blog post.I…

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