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Scrabble tile pendants

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Quick little self promotion here...I've got Scrabble tile pendants that I made! These are Halloween themed-you can see them all on my Facebook page (link at the left). They are $3, plus $1 shipping if anyone is interested! Here are a few samples!



Simple Gazpacho

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Sippable Salsa seems more fitting.

Cold, refreshing, summery, good for you...it's all those things! You don't have to deal with chopping a bunch of water and seedy (blech!) tomatoes either. See me and tomatoes...we're not the best of friends. I can tolerate them on a taco, and once in a great while actually WANT a BLT...but other than that...they need to be in a sauce of some kind...marinara, salsa, ketchup..you get the gist.
And so I'm on a diet (big surprise right?) and I wanted something fresh tasting and low cal, and never having gazpacho, it seemed reasonable to make it (right). But all the recipes I found called for tomatoes...of which I had none. But I did have V8 and tomato soup...already in the form I prefer them!

Simple Gazpacho
1 can tomato soup (I used Progresso Reduced Sodium Tomato Parmesan)
1 can V8 (I used the empty soup can)
1 cucumber-peeled, seeded, and chopped (I used my mini chopper)
1/2 onion-chopped (again w…

Chicken Ranch Broccoli Tots

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Potato chips. Truly one of my two Achilles' heels. What? I've got two legs, that means two heels...don't question. So yes...potato chips are one..big time. Especially thin, crunchy, and covered with flavor chips-like the newest Frito Lay's Regionally Inspired chips!
These new flavors were specifically designed with specific regional flavor profiles! 1. Northeastern U.S. – Lay’s Honey Mustard
     2. Midwestern U.S. – Lay’s Creamy Garden Ranch

                             3. Northwestern U.S. – Lay’s Balsamic Sweet Onion

                             4. Southwestern U.S. – Lay’s Chipotle Ranch

                              5. Southeastern U.S. – Lay’s Cajun Herb & Spice
· All of the Lay's Regional Flavored potato chips are made with all natural ingredients and cooked in healthier oils, like corn and sunflower oils, which contain 80% or more of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat - the "good fats." They also contain 0 grams of trans fats per serving!