Healthy Sautéed Venison with Peppers

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Hunting is a part of the culture I grew up in. Living in the country with a big family, this was a way to save money and also eat healthy. … [Read more...]

Barbecue Stuffed Mini Pepper Poppers

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I wanted something that could be fun to serve at barbecues, cookouts, picnics, or even tailgating parties. … [Read more...]

Slow cooker sweet and sour pork ribs

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A sweet and sour sauce without grape jelly? What? That's right, my friends. And now that the days are growing warmer, you have more opportunities to turn off the stove and keep your kitchen cooler and tastier with your crockpot. … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken with Raspberry Sauce

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  Are you ready to think grilling this summer? It might still be a little bit chilly outside, but it's time for some fun pops of color and flavor to start permeating that amazing brain of yours. … [Read more...]

Easter Ham

Ronco Ham Recipe

Looking for some simple, wonderful Easter dishes? Courtesy of Ronco.com, here's an amazing ham recipe. I have added an option for removing the juice and adding butter for a high-fat glaze instead, so you can either make two, smaller glazes, or … [Read more...]

Dijon-Garlic-Rosemary Rubbed Lamb Roast

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This rotisserie recipe for lamb is so succulent, you'll look for every opportunity to cook it again (not just on Easter). Since Ronco.com makes a Rotisserie, it's only  fitting they share their Rotisserie recipe, but you can also bake your lamb (I've … [Read more...]

Pork Roast for Company

Ronco Pork Roast

In the Easter spirit, and courtesy of   Ronco.com, enjoy this phenomenal, simple pork roast, whether for Easter or any time! This recipe is so simple that you're sure to have a major, meaty hit on your hands, and some tasty leftovers in your fridge … [Read more...]

Easy Beef Gyros with Tzatziki

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I love grass-fed beef. Always a regular buyer of Laura's Lean Beef (ground, grass-fed, 92%) for years, when the company asks for a review, I give it--gladly. In fact, this isn't my first waltz with Laura's Lean Ground Beef (read my review from 2010 … [Read more...]

Bacon Extravaganza Deep Dish Pizza

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Low-carb and gluten-free, this super simple deep dish pizza based on my simple deep dish crust recipe caters to the bacon lovers out there and is a guaranteed hit on your next pizza night! Tip: Don't use canned chicken. Go with the cooked breasts. … [Read more...]

Nasoya Pasta Zero plus review & Pad Thai Recipe

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Shirataki noodles, in their packaging, could quite possibly be one of the most unappetizing food items one might ever see or smell. Get past it and you have a terrific pasta replacement for your gluten-free lifestyle. … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza {Gourmet Vegetarian Style}

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I am super excited to show you what's new at Your Lighter Side headquarters.  I also love hearing from you, so please keep writing about what you'd like to see, and especially what you're trying that you like. Your comments and letters are absolutely … [Read more...]

Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Review

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Looking for a quick, easy way to break free from the boring dinner blahs? Want to prepare delicious, healthy vegetables vegetables after a long day, but you're tired of mushy, frozen side dishes?  What if I told you you could pair a few, easy dinner … [Read more...]

Easy Minute Microwave Mini Meatballs

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They're. So. Cute! … [Read more...]

Mr. Bar-B-Q Ultimate Burger Basket/Lasagna Stuffed Chicken

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That's right. I said easy lasagna-stuffed chicken! Bam. And thanks to an amazing burger basket by Mr. Bar-B-Q I used my way (I'm such a rebel), I made mine with no fuss and no muss--right on the grill! (Of course, you don't need a grill to make … [Read more...]

Easy Microwave 3-Minute Meatloaf

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I have had too too too much fun with my "what if" ideas, so I am going to share more cute foods with you! Can you handle the cuteness? … [Read more...]