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Spaghetti Squash Casserole

If you’ve never worked with spaghetti squash, you have really missed a great no fat, low calorie fun food. It is actually a squash, that when cooked, can be pulled with a fork and the squash is identical in looks to spaghetti. Spaghetti Squash Casserole is a perfect example.

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Crispy (or not) Shrimp Tacos with Mexican Rice

From the first time I tasted a fish taco, I, along with a million other people, fell in love with it. There is something about eating with our hands that appeals to a lot of people, me included. I could do without the dripping down my chin food, but if it’s good enough I’ll even . . . → Read More: Crispy (or not) Shrimp Tacos with Mexican Rice

Linguine with Two Sauces

This is the reason Italian cuisine is so popular. This Italian casserole consists of two sauces – one, a quick marinara sauce that is good with all types of pasta. It is light, fresh tasting, quick to make and really low in fat and calories. The second one is a white wine sauce highlighted with . . . → Read More: Linguine with Two Sauces

Tomato Talk

One of America’s favorite vegetables is really a fruit and didn’t become popular here until the 1900’s. It is actually a member of the nightshade family which includes potatoes and eggplant. To complicate things even more in 1893 the government gave tomatoes the classification of vegetable for trade purposes. But whatever you call it, the . . . → Read More: Tomato Talk

Side Salads for Grilling (or anytime)

As long as last week’s post was, is as short as this week’s is. I am always on the look out for good side salads. I love coleslaw and green salad, but there is so much more to enjoy. These are just two of my favorites.

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