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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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Holy Crimini! Quick and Easy ‘Shrooms

I love, LOVE, sautéed mushrooms. But, since Jim can’t say the same – I don’t often make the effort to cook them. Today, I had a hankering for them, and since I had two pints in the fridge calling to me, I tried a new recipe I found on Weight Watchers (*with a small twist… Continue reading Holy Crimini! Quick and Easy ‘Shrooms

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Super Bowl Treats!

I will be making this Sunday [Busy Crab Update: We will not be making this — I never got out to the market; we opted for chili instead. Check it out here!]. According the nutritional info provided, looks like 4 PointsPlusTM . How can you go wrong? [Um, don’t eat the whole enchilada…so to speak.] I… Continue reading Super Bowl Treats!

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Orzo Stuffed Green Peppers (5 Points)

Found this recipe on BHG.com today for Orzo-Stuffed Peppers. I just happen to have two green peppers in the fridge. Guess what’s for dinner, Jim?! [Busy Crab Note: I used yellow peppers for my version of the recipe, pictured below. As it turns out, I was also out of a few ingredients, but had good substitutions… Continue reading Orzo Stuffed Green Peppers (5 Points)

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