Lightened Up Chicken Fricassee

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  Five years ago I was intrigued by a recipe I saw Martha Stewart prepare on the Today Show.  It was Chicken Fricassee.  The thing that intrigued me the most was something called a “liaison” which is a mixture of egg yolks and heavy cream that is used to thicken a sauce.  I immediately prepared… 

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Lightened Up Tuna Noodle Casserole

tuna noodle casserole

I wouldn’t say that my mom was obsessed with making tuna noodle casserole, but she made it at least once a month when I was growing up and more frequently during Lent especially on Fridays when we didn’t eat any meat. Trust me, our family never complained. I was always fascinated that she made this… 

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Chicken Cacciatore with Spaghetti Squash or Cauliflower Mash

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My favorite ethnic cuisine is Italian.  When I see a delicious Italian recipe that includes pasta or bread, the wheels in my head start turning to try to come up with a lower carb version.  Don’t get me wrong, I love bread and pasta, but at my age I can no longer afford to have… 

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Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken Thighs

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How many of you avoid chicken thighs because you fear that they’re unhealthy? Me? Guilty. For years, I bowed at the altar of white meat. Chicken breasts only. But over time, I started to figure out a few things. Like moderation. And that in a slow cooker, dark meat is SO MUCH BETTER. Why? It… 

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Chicken Penne Provencal

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A delicious chicken pasta dish in under twenty minutes? Yes! This dish is so elegant and tasty, you’ll be able to pass it off as something really complicated. But it’s not. It’s almost shamefully easy. The briny capers add such amazing flavor without a bunch of calories and fat. (I just love capers. ) You… 

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

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Have you ever tried chicken tagine? Tagine is a Moroccan dish packed with aromatic spices. It’s absolutely delicious. And pretty time consuming to prepare…unless you use a slow cooker! I was running out of interesting things to put in my slow cooker and decided it was time to figure out tagine in the crock pot. It… 

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Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

chicken black bean enchiladas

Have you been craving Mexican food lately?  Me too!  In looking at menus, online, of my favorite Mexican restaurants I debate whether I should go out and consume all those carbs and calories. Then it hit me, maybe I could make something similar at home, lightened up a bit.  So I looked at ingredients in… 

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Simple Enchilada Stacks

enchilada stacks

So I have this recipe for enchilada casserole. My mother-in-law used to make it and it’s kind of a big deal in our family. I vividly recall the night she gave me the recipe over the phone while I scribbled it into my well worn Betty Crocker cookbook, hunched over in our tiny apartment kitchen. I was around… 

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I absolutely adore chicken tortilla soup, any time of year, whether it’s sweltering our freezing outside! This is my favorite recipe for tortilla soup.  A touch spicy, this delicious soup satisfies your craving for Mexcian food without all the calories.  Plus, if you’re at home, you don’t have to contend with the basket of chips. You… 

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