Baked Chicken Tenders

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There’s something about a chicken tender, isn’t there?  You immediately feel guilty eating them, but they bring you right back to childhood when it was totally acceptable to order those every time you went out to dinner, no matter what kind of restaurant it was.  I LIVED on chicken tenders growing up.  Nowadays though, I prefer my food a little more sophisticated (most days).  Every once in awhile though, I want some good old chicken tenders.  So I decided to make my own – a healthier version so I could feel a little less guilty about it.

Baked Chicken Tenders

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Ad: Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

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There’s something about eating chips and dips while watching football.  It’s just total perfection.  This weekend I was seriously craving spinach artichoke dip.  But in an effort to lighten up one of these all-time favorites, I decided to try something new.  I wanted something that still tasted like traditional football watching munchies.  So I went semi-healthy.  I didn’t touch the holy grail that is spinach artichoke dip.  I’m sorry, I just firmly believe that it needs every bit of mayo, cheese and sour cream that the recipe calls for.  So the only option was to change the vessel that you use to eat the dip.  And spinach artichoke stuffed mushrooms was born.  I still got to eat this yummy treat without quite as much guilt.

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Ad: BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

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BBQ chicken flatbread pizza is football watching food perfection, in a nutshell.  It’s football season!  I’m sooo excited…and I just can’t hide it…But really, I’m excited for the food 🙂  I truly believe most people fall into three categories when it comes to football:  1 – die hard gotta watch every Sunday if my team loses I’m in a bad mood the rest of the week kind of fans.  2 – Watching football is ok but only if I have some tasty football watching food to munch on.  And 3 – Football?  Sundays?  What are you talking about?  I’m busy shopping, watching netflix all day or having all day long brunches with my favorite gal pals.  I fall somewhere between a 1 and a 2 (closer to 2 for sure).  My hubby is a 1.  So, on Sundays we watch football.  I half watch while I clean, cook and prep for the week.  So, for the first weekend of football I was all about making some yummy munchies.  And what’s better to eat while watching football than wings and pizza?  Nothing, the answer is there is nothing better to eat while watching football!  So this weekend, we started football season out right with a bbq chicken flatbread pizza and some yummy wings.

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Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust

I thought I had sworn off [cooking] salmon.  I don’t know why, I just could not cook salmon no matter what I did.  I can cook a lot of things – but salmon just wasn’t one of them.  I decided that when I wanted my fix, I would get it at a restaurant.  But I decided to give it one more shot.  Everyone says how easy it is to cook and if everyone is saying that…well…I must be doing something wrong!  I’ve tried foil packet salmon, blackened salmon, baked salmon, you name it, I’ve tried to make it.  I always end up thinking it’s not done, so I end up cooking it for too long.  And that, my friends, has been my fatal error.  Salmon is supposed to be pink – very pink – when cooked through.  So don’t wait for the pink to go away, or you will be suffering the same fate as I have – dry, overcooked salmon.

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Alfredo Sauce

This alfredo sauce recipe is the bomb dot com.  I’ve tried many, and this one beats them all.  Maybe it’s a personal preference, but I’m not a huge fan of sauces that are too thick, and that’s always my issue with homemade alfredo sauces.  I like them a little bit thinner, so they coat the pasta better.  You don’t need a lot of this sauce to make anything you’re eating taste absolutely divine, trust me.

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Gnocchi mac n cheese…aka crack n cheese

Gnocchi mac n cheese!!  Or as I lovingly coined it, crack n cheese.  That’s what this is!  SERIOUSLY y’all.  Don’t make it.  Don’t ever make it.  Because you will not be able to stop eating it.  I mean, homemade mac n cheese on it’s own is winning, am I right?  But, for real, who doesn’t love potatoes and especially when they are covered in cheese?!

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