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White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

This is a Food Network recipe, courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis. She’s one of my go-to sources for fresh, flavorful and easy recipes and this one is no exception. Video: Giada De Laurentiis: White Bean Dip with Pita Chips. Giada’s recipe says that it serves 6, but, to get the points down, I’m pretty sure you can share… Continue reading White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

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Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette

Makes: 6 servings PointsPlus™ Value Per Serving: 8 (or 6*)  [*Busy Crab Note: When I made the recipe, I used a 4 oz. package of diced pancetta. That reduced the PointsPlus value to 6 per serving.] Original recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri and Foodnetwork.com. Ingredients 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup chopped red onion 1/2… Continue reading Grilled Romaine with Blue Cheese-Bacon Vinaigrette

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Cozy Dinner for a Cozy Winter’s Night

Friends are coming for dinner tonight! It’s warmer than usual today; though I can’t help but think of summer with these colors, the meal is most certainly meant to warm us up (Baked Rigatoni with Prosciutto-Fontina Bechamel ala Giada De Laurentiis). This is not a low-cal meal, but still fits in with our Plan. I’ve been power walking like… Continue reading Cozy Dinner for a Cozy Winter’s Night

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