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Superfoods Friday ~ Spaghetti Squash

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Hello friends and welcome to Superfoods Friday

I’ve read other bloggers tout the greatness of the Spaghetti Squash and I knew it was a great Superfood, however, it was only recently that I discovered it’s actual goodness, and I loved it!

  • Spaghetti squash is low in calories, with only about 42 calories per serving (about a cup), this vegetable is a great swap for higher calorie ingredients.
  • Spaghetti squash is gluten free and because of its texture, it makes a great swap for actual spaghetti.
  • Spaghetti squash is a good source of fiber.
  • Spaghetti squash has a variety of other vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, beta carotene, and a number of others to support your overall health.
  • This winter squash also promotes blood sugar control, and has a cholesterol lowering effect that protects us from various forms of cancer. 

 

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Spaghetti Squash

I picked up a yellow Spaghetti Squash at Food Lion along with a can of Roasted Garlic and Onion Pasta Sauce. Since I had never prepared Spaghetti Squash I had to read several online recipes.  

After cutting the squash in half, I removed the seeds but kept them on the baking sheet.  Sprinkled each side with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and basil then placed each half upside down on the baking sheet.  Put into the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  

Note: it is very hard to cut, so poke a few holes in it first then microwave for 15 minutes to soften it up.  

The roasted seeds are also awesome!

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While the Spaghetti Squash baked in the oven, I heated up the pasta sauce adding a little more sprinkles of basil and garlic salt. After I removed the squash from the oven, allowing it to cool for 20 minutes then used a fork to scrape out the strands and placed into a bowl.  

Poured the warmed sauce over top and stirred lightly for a delicious and healthy meal.

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When I posted a pic on Instagram and Facebook, a few people gave me some other suggestions which I will try the next time.  What about you, do you have any ideas for add-ins or maybe other ways in which to cook this Superfood Spaghetti Squash?

Stay Blessed  ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Decadently Delicious Duncan Hines Desserts

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.

My family knows that I am not a real baker, you know the type that uses fresh ingredients and everything is made from scratch, nope, that’s not me. If and when I do bake it’s usually from a pouch or a box, but that doesn’t mean it tastes like cardboard.  My hubby can also make a mean boxed cake because he uses pudding and it’s oh la la good!

During a recent shopping trip to Food Lion I noticed a new line of cupcake mixes by Duncan Hines, they may not be new to the market but they were certainly new to me.  I purchased a box of Decadent Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake mix.

Duncan Hines Strawberry cupcakes

Using these ingredients and following the directions on the box, they actually were decadently delicious!

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My only complaint was there wasn’t enough cream cheese frosting to cover all the cupcakes, either that or I put too much inside the cupcakes…I think it was the latter.

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I can’t wait to try the Chocolate Lovers Cupcake Mix.

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Let's Chat

 

What is your favorite baked dessert?  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!


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Snow Day Slow Cooker Day

Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday

If you read my post yesterday you know that we were once again hit with a major snowstorm on Tuesday.  It took me over 5 1/2 hours to get home from work and I definitely didn’t want to be in the car anytime soon so I stayed home on Wednesday.  At 10:00 a.m. Governor Markell lifted the Level One State of Emergency but it was highly recommended to stay off the roads so that the snowplow operators could do their jobs with minimal interruption from cars.

So on this day, I am thankful for my family, friends and faith…for getting home safely…for having a warm home to live in…and for scrounging around to find these ingredients to make this easy peasy Crock Pot Meal!

Snow Day Slow Cooker Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Kidney Beans
  • 1 can of Black Beans
  • 1 Package of Smoked Turkey Sausage
  • 1 Package Frozen Peppers and Onions
  • 1 Pack of McCormick Fajita Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup of Water
  • Rice and Cornbread

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Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier cleanup.  Cut Turkey Sausage into bite size pieces and add seasoning to a 1/2 cup of water.

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Put sausage into Crock Pot and pour in Fajita Seasoning mix.

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Add frozen veggies and both cans of beans, which can be drained and rinsed to remove some of the sodium.

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 Stir, cover and cooked on high for 4 hours.

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This Snow Day Slow Cooker dish was served with Jasmine Rice and skillet Cornbread.

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It was a perfect meal for my men after a few hours of shoveling and an all-day of television watching!  I measured the snow on the back deck so I’ll say that we unofficially got 11″ of snow….can’t wait for Spring to arrive!

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The Pool is not looking too inviting these days!

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Snowy Street in Summit Farms (our neighborhood)

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We are truly blessed, and I am thankful to have a warm home during this cold winter season.  I pray for those with less to be safe and removed from harm’s way.

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Okay, it’s your turn – what are you thankful for this week?

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Friday Foodie Feature – Thai Green Curry Chicken & Rice

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

This week’s Foodie Feature is a 4 ingredient but less than 40 minute meal.  I was in 3 different grocery stores last week, Sunday at Safeway with hubby for the major shopping, then after work on Tuesday at ShopRite and again on Wednesday at Food Lion with my son who needed to get supplies for a BBQ on Friday.

In Shoprite I was looking for ingredients to make the Turkey Tacos and noticed the Veetee Thai Jasmine Rice, my men really like Jasmine Rice so I bought a pack to try.  In Food Lion the Campbell’s Skillet Sauces were on sale and even though I didn’t have my coupons I got it to use with chicken I had in the frig.

Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Veetee Thai Jasmine Rice
  • Campbell’s Skillet Sauce (Thai Green Curry)
  • Vegetable or Olive Oil

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Heat 1 Tbls oil then add 1 lb of chicken breast, slice or diced according to your preference

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Cook until no longer pink, 10-12 minutes then add Campbell’s Skillet Sauce

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Reduce heat, cover and cook an additional 5 minutes

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Microwave Thai Jasmine Rice for 2 minutes

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Spoon chicken over rice and serve

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It’s a bit spicy but my men loved it and I was out of the kitchen quickly!

Have a fantabulous Friday!

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Friday Foodie Feature – Thai Green Curry Chicken & Rice

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

This week’s Foodie Feature is a 4 ingredient but less than 40 minute meal.  I was in 3 different grocery stores last week, Sunday at Safeway with hubby for the major shopping, then after work on Tuesday at ShopRite and again on Wednesday at Food Lion with my son who needed to get supplies for a BBQ on Friday.

In Shoprite I was looking for ingredients to make the Turkey Tacos and noticed the Veetee Thai Jasmine Rice, my men really like Jasmine Rice so I bought a pack to try.  In Food Lion the Campbell’s Skillet Sauces were on sale and even though I didn’t have my coupons I got it to use with chicken I had in the frig.

Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • Veetee Thai Jasmine Rice
  • Campbell’s Skillet Sauce (Thai Green Curry)
  • Vegetable or Olive Oil

4 ingredient meal and OOTD 7 18 13 026

Heat 1 Tbls oil then add 1 lb of chicken breast, slice or diced according to your preference

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Cook until no longer pink, 10-12 minutes then add Campbell’s Skillet Sauce

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Reduce heat, cover and cook an additional 5 minutes

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Microwave Thai Jasmine Rice for 2 minutes

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Spoon chicken over rice and serve

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It’s a bit spicy but my men loved it and I was out of the kitchen quickly!

Have a fantabulous Friday!

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Easy Breezy Summer Meal

Heeeeeelllllllloooooooo Summer!!!!!
Tonight’s easy breezy meal is Kraft Pasta Salad with tuna. This Is a good summer meal that is quick to prepare giving you more time after dinner to swim, walk or just relax. I used coupons when they were on sale at Food Lion paying less than $1.00 a box. I like adding fresh fruit which is a good compliment to the pasta.

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Giant Savings

Sunday instead of grocery shopping at Food Lion I went to Giant because I needed a service from PNC and Food Lion doesn’t have an in store bank. I do like Giant but like it’s name they have giant deals that oftentimes causes me to overspend. They also offer .05 cent off for each reusable bag and I have a trunk full of them; they double coupons up to .99 cents and the best incentive of all is the Shell Gas Rewards Points. Yesterday I found a few good deals using coupons and my Rewards card as well as receiving 638 gas points, I may have to stick with a list and shop there more often.

Jello
$1.00 off – PAID $1.50

Reddi-Wip
$1.00 off – PAID $1.00

Kraft Philadelphia Indulgence
$.55 off (doubled) – PAID $1.40

Alexia Sweet Potatoes
$1.00 off – PAID $2.29

Stroehmann Bread
$1.00 off – PAID $1.19 (.20 cent more than Food Lion)

DiGiorno Pizza
$1.10 off/2 – PAID $4.95 each

Hillshire Farms Gourmet Creations
$1.00 off – PAID $2.99

Snack Pack Pudding
$1.00 off 3 – PAID $.66 each

Butterball Deli Meat – Honey Turkey Ham
$1.00 off 1 lb – PAID $3.99 lb

Land O Lakes Cheese
$1.00 off 1 lb – PAID $5.79 lb

Extra Gum
$.50 off 2 (doubled) – PAID $.50 each


Food Lion Grocery Savings

This week’s grocery savings @ Food Lion using MVP card and coupons

DiGiorno 12″ Pizza

$1.10 off – PAID $4.95 each

Breyers Blast IceCream

.75 off – PAID $4.04

Gold Peak Tea

.75 off – PAID $1.25

Jello

$1.10 off – PAID $2.29

Turkey Hill Tea

$1.00 off/2 – PAID $.50 cents each

Int’l Delight Iced Coffee

$1.00 off – PAID $2.49

Stroehmann Bread

$1.00 off – PAID $.99 cents

Lance Crackers

$1.00 off/2 – PAID $2.00 each

Cheez-It Crackers

$1.00 off/2 – PAID $2.49 each

Snack Pack Pudding

$1.00 off 3 – PAID $.66 each

Johnsonville Chicken Sausage

$1.00 off – PAID $2.99

PAM Cooking Spray

$1.00 off – PAID $2.00 – great deal, I purchase 3 cans

Maxwell House Coffee

$1.00 off – PAID $7.99 – still remember when it was $4.99 regular price!

Dole Fruit

$.75 off – PAID $2.24

Dole Fruit Bowls

$.55 off/2 – PAID $2.22 each

Uncle Ben’s Rice

$1.00 off/2 – PAID $1.69 each

Uncle Ben’s Rice Bowl

FREE with purchase of 2 rice products

Mrs. Cubbino’s Salad Toppings

$.55 off – PAID $1.14 + another $.55 off peelie coupon

Mrs. Cubbino’s Tortilla Strips with $.75 peelie coupon

Hanover Beans – purchased Vegetarian Style

$1.00 off/2 –  PAID $1.29 each


Food Lion Deals

With coupons and MVP card, here a a few of my deals for the week

Jello
$1.00 off – PAID $2.29

Gold Peak Sweet Tea $1.00 off – PAID $1.00

Stouffers Farmers Harvest
$1.10 off/2 – PAID $1.95 each

Bounty Napkins
$1.00 off/2 – PAID $2.49 each

Reser Macaroni Salad
.55 off – PAID $3.24

Air Wick Twin Pack Refill
$1.00 off – PAID $3.99

Fabreze Car Air Freshner
$1.00 off – PAID $1.79

Pepsi Next
$1.00 off/2 – PAID $.75 each

Franks Red Hot Sauce
.35 off – PAID .65 cents

Philadelphia Indulgence
.55 off – PAID $2.18

Marie’s Yogurt Dressing
.75 off – PAID $2.24

DEAL OF THE DAY
Starbucks 12 oz Refresher Drink – FREE

 

International Delight Creamer
.55 off – PAID $2.45