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Recipes I've Shared:

"Mexican Style Pizza"

Wanted something taco-y, and also get that "fast food" feel. This is a pretty good approximation of Taco Bell's Mexican Pizza, only healthier. Obviously, leaner meat would make this even better, but I used what was on hand.

Butternut Squash, Mushroom, and Spinach Lasagna

Veggie lasagna that will fill you up. The butternut squash gives a creamy texture that sort of replaces the ricotta (I love ricotta!), and the Parmesan cheese gives it a lovely savory flavor.

Lemon Raspberry muffins

Adapted from Yummy muffins, made healthier by using whole wheat flour.
Eatingwell used buttermilk in this recipe, but I switched it out to low-fat plain yogurt for a little more sweetness. Also, added lemon juice to the mix.

Italian Sausage Soup

Adapted from an recipe, I used what I had on hand for a tasty soup.

Healthy "Shepard's" Pie

Mom says,"My family loves the high fat version of Hamburger pie, so I decided to make this healthier version. I don't skimp on some fats to keep the flavor, but eliminate almost all the fats in the mashed potato."

Very Good (1 rating)
Pork Ragu With Moroccan Flavors

Got this from, and it sounded so good. I made it without the paprika because I didn't have any and it still tasted really good. Little bit of effort, but worth it if you like flavorful food.

Chicken, cheese and mushroom sandwiches

I adapted this from a Paula Deen recipe. I eliminated the butter using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light instead, or you could even use olive oil. I was super hungry the night I made this so I decided to put this on a french roll, but you could actually eat it as a whole or half a chicken breast, which is what Paula's recipe actually called for.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Fish and Chips with Tartar Sauce

Yet another Fish and Chips recipe

Shrimp Roll

Saw some yummy rolls at the store and wanted something like a lobster roll and came up with this.

Sneaky Spaghetti and Meatballs

My mom adapted this recipe from my grandma's regular recipe. She always called these sneaky meatballs because there is a lot of spinach and one of my cousins hated spinach or any vegetables and loved these meatballs. Add half the parm into the recipe instead of bread crumbs, or cracker crumbs like my grandmother used.

Easy Tex-Mex Omlette

Not really Tex-Mex, but kind of. Really easy to make and pretty tasty.

Easy Tex-Mex Omlette

Not really Tex-Mex, but kind of. Really easy to make and pretty tasty.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

July/August recipes
Recipes that I want my mom to make. Since she's lost 21 pounds, I've lost 12, and my sister's lost 6 and 16, I think this eating healthier is working. I want to be an MD and want my mom to see me graduate, so we're sticking to it together.