5 Minute Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

    Pudding...just the sound of it invokes creamy loveliness.  Its like sex in a cup...and all it takes is 5 minutes.  Think of the time you will save! That should open up say 10-12 minutes a day  week  month right? Maybe I should have called it  Sexy Puddin'.  Ooooo I like that!  (note to daughter - cover your eyes.  Mom is a little crazy today...). Back to the pudding. (I'm so easily distracted by the thought of sex in a cup...). Pretty simple stuff. Sugar, … [continue]

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken Dinner

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  All the comfort and health of a roasted chicken supper with half the work and time!  Winner, winner, sheet pan dinner! I’ve become a bit obsessed with easy sheet pan cooking.  So far I have shared Sheet Pan Fajitas,  Crispy Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner and Chocolate Cherry Sheet Pan Cake.  There have been others that […]

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Southwest Chicken Bake

Southwest Chicken Bake

  My obsession with quick meals continues.  I was convinced that the Italian Chicken Bake I shared was the easiest recipe ever,  but this is actually a little easier (no chopping of the garlic) and just as tasty!  All you do is toss together corn, black beans, salsa and a few spices…top with chicken and bake!    I used canned corn […]

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Chicken Avocado Burger

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    It’s a big day for Laughing Spatula.  You see this is my 200th post!   I know, I know, it’s a pretty big deal.  Banners are flying, confetti is falling, the paparazzi are hovering outside. It’s like the freakin’ Oscars or something!  Red carpet, little gold men…oh wait, that’s just my neighbor.  He’s a bit […]

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

Benedict Casserole

  I love ‘combo-foods’.  Hybrids if you will.  Like Peach Cobbler Muffins or Chilies Rellenos Casserole.  Where you take a couple really good things and morf them into one delicious dish!  This Eggs Benedict Casserole is my fave so far! All the goodness of Eggs Beni without the fuss.  It’s a basic strata recipe but instead […]

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Lemon Chicken, Pasta and Asparagus Skillet

One Pot Lemon, Chicken and Asparagus Skillet

  I totally missed the One Pot Pasta craze while I was going all Paleo and stuff.  I have always wanted to try it and see if it really works. So on a crazy carbohydrate craving Friday night I gave it a whirl.  And guess what?  It works!  Holy cow does it work! You put your broth, […]

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Chicken Avocado and Apple Salad

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  After a brief diversion,  I am back to my  ‘mostly Paleo’ ways.  There is no doubt that as soon as I let the sugar and carbs rule my diet, I start gaining my weight back. I am sure that if I gain this weight back,  I will never lose it again.  It was so much work.   […]

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Fresh and Easy Salmon Burgers

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I do love my grill pan!  This photo looks a lot like my Chicken Avocado Burger and Tropical Burger recipes!  I guess if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Chicken Avocado Burgers   Tropical Chicken Burgers    Notice none of my burgers are beef?  It isn’t because I don’t enjoy a beef burger…I just don’t […]

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Lemony Orzo Pasta with Asparagus

Lemon Orzo Pasta

Need a quick and easy side dish?  Than Orzo is your friend! Sounds like an old Italian name doesn’t it?  “Ciao Orzo!  Hows the Famiglia?”  I always thought I had a little Italian in me.  I mean I feel it ya know?  This constant craving for pasta and googling Italian phrases, and then there is my crush […]

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Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

It’s like December all over again around here! Cookies!  Yay!  This is my third batch of Peanut Butter Crinkles in three weeks.  I’m getting to the point where I can make these without the recipe. I love that when that happens! Remember those classic peanut butter cookies,  the kind we had as kids….with the little fork criss crosses on […]

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce

Parmesan Meatballs in Sauce

  Meatballs are beautiful things.  I don’t know why I go so long before I make them.  I love them.  Portable, stuffable…like stuff them in your mouth stuffable.  You could make a meatloaf with the exact same ingredients but it won’t taste as good as a meatball…why is that?  Life is full of food mysteries my friends…. I […]

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Chocolate Cherry Sheet Cake

Chocolate Cherry Sheet Cake

I could go on and on telling you how good this cake is but clearly you can see that….chocolate-cherry-cake…there is nothing here that is not to love! And wait until you hear how easy it is! But before we dive into this recipe, a little background for your reading pleasure.  Music please!  This recipe is the 27th […]

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