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New Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

I’m big on rumaging in the cupboards and fridge to pull together something hearty in a pinch, especially during winter months. I’d been wondering what to do with a 16 oz. bag of frozen mixed bell pepper slices that I’d purchased. Soup always fits the bill, so I went exploring in my kitchen, and came up… Continue reading New Recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Recipe Makeover: White Wine Sangria

A refreshing summer cocktail. Someone find me a pitcher. Stat! 🙂 Inspired by Pillsbury.com; modified for optimum PointsPlus™ values. Original Recipe: 7 PointsPlus™ Recipe Makeover*: 3 PointsPlus™ Servings: 12 Prep Time: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup sugar† (11 pts) 1 cup orange-flavored liqueur  (30 pts)* 1 cup Vodka* (19 pts) 2 medium peaches or nectarines, thinly… Continue reading Recipe Makeover: White Wine Sangria

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Southwest Bean Soup

I love Mexican and Southwest-inspired dishes. Vibrant and flavorful, this soup (2 PointsPlusTM ) looks delish! Courtesy of Taste of Home, Southwest Bean Soup, published in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p25. 13 Servings Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium green pepper, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cans… Continue reading Southwest Bean Soup

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