Lightened-Up Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken

About five minutes away from our house, there is a little Chinese restaurant.  Every once in awhile Casey and I will grab takeout.  I don’t hesitate with my order, because I get the same thing every time. 🙂

My favorite is the General Tso’s Chicken.  Yum!

However, as much as it makes me happy, the fact that it’s fried and high in sodium makes me sad, because that means eating it often wouldn’t really be the best decision.

So, I got to thinking, why not try it myself at home?

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Baked Gouda-Stuffed Hash Browns

These cheese-filled hash browns are per request of my husband, Casey.  He is often quite helpful in critiquing recipes and throwing out suggestions for new things to try.

Honestly, I don’t know that I would have thought of Gouda-Stuffed Hash Browns on my own.  I guess they’re more his thing than mine.  🙂 So, you all can thank him for this tasty breakfast (or any time) side dish.

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Two-Tone Baked Fries

Baked fries don’t last long at our house, especially these yummy two-tone fries!  Although, there has been one humorous exception to that rule.

About a week ago, I had planned to make some of these fries for dinner and was running late.  As I was tossing the potatoes with the seasonings, I failed to notice that I had grabbed cayenne pepper instead of paprika.

And, guess what, I put two whole teaspoons.

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Oatmeal Cookie Blueberry Bars

Ever have a day when you head to the kitchen intending to make one thing and come out with something completely different?  This dessert is the result of one of those kinds of days for me.  Cookies were on the brain, but I got to thinking about summer and blueberries and instead I ended up with…

Oatmeal Cookie Blueberry Bars!  Yay!

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Turkey Black Bean Taco Quesadillas

Ok, so before I share this recipe, let me tell you:  these Turkey Black Bean Taco Quesadillas aren’t nearly as complicated as they sound.  In fact, this recipe is actually super simple and great for a busy weeknight.  So don’t let the ridiculously long name stop you here. 🙂

Besides, anything related to a taco or a quesadilla is already on the path to deliciousness, and if you put both of them together?  Well, that’s just a winner right there.

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