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Honey Mustard Sauce

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It seemed easy enough...Honey + Mustard SHOULD equal 'honey mustard'..just like it tastes at a restaurant...but it didn't.
So I went to Honey+Sugar and CALLED it 'honey mustard'..but it still wasn't.
Played with it some more and FINALLY found a combo that to me, makes for the best "Honey" Mustard dipping sauce. Chicken nuggets and pizza rolls...meet your maker!

Honey Mustard Sauce

1/2 cup yellow mustard
2-3 Tablespoons mayonaise or Miracle Whip
2-3 Tablespoons honey
dash of lemon pepper

Mix to combine and dip away!

Potato Stick(Chip) Butterscotch Cookies

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It's a combo of salty and sweet, and a great way to clean out the pantry. Please tell me I am not the only one with random 1/2 bags of chocolate, butterscotch, etc, baking chips laying around?

Potato Stick (Chip) Butterscotch Cookies (adapted from Landee)

2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 large eggs (I used duck eggs)
2 1/4 cups self rising flour
3 cups potato sticks/chips crushed
1 cup butterscotch chips

Oven at 350
Cream butter and sugars
Add vanilla and eggs-mix well
Add flour
Mix in 2 cups of potato sticks and your butterscotch chips. You don't have to worry about the sticks breaking b/c they work better crunched up anyway.
Roll into small balls (about 1 1/2 inches?) then roll those into left over potato sticks. Place on lined (or greased) baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 13 minutes.
Remove from oven and let set up for a couple minutes before you remove to a cooling rack.

KISS Pasta

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Ok, so there really isn't any 'kissing' involved...and it wasn't our Valentine's Day dish...KISS-Keep it Simple Sweetie. I find that alot of times I try to go above and beyond. Take a recipe and make it  my own, try this, add that, and sometimes it turns out good..and sometimes it doesn't. But when it comes down to it..sometimes the most 'simple' prep works the best. Yesterday Hubs had put italian sausage, tomatoes, and onions into the crockpot. And well...after smelling it all day, it just wasn't what I wanted for dinner..do you ever do that? The kids didn't want it either and requested spaghetti..but they didn't want the sauce from the crockpot, they just wanted it plain.
Well..'plain' noodles just stick together. So I added a couple things that originally was just to keep them from sticking, and ended up being really good.
And Hubs who is traditionally anti-lemon pepper, LOVED it as well. I love sneaking things in on him he '…

Baked Oatmeal To-Go Cups

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If you haven't checked out Chocolate Covered Katie by now..you are missing out on some seriously healthy and delicious food (original link above). I was browsing on there yesterday and came across these babies and knew there were a MUST make. I'm constantly skipping breakfast (life long habit-2 cups of coffee for me equals breakfast and evidently that is not correct)..and Husband generally is good to grab fruit or an shake and attests that breakfast indeed helps him maintain his 60lb weight loss. Along with his weight loss though...he is constantly eagle-eyeing EVERYTHING. So when I told him I'd found a website (Katie's) where it's healthy desserts..he was all for it. And last night gobbled down 4 of these babies and then annouced he felt guilty about it. But what for? They have no flour, no sugar, no eggs even...aside from my addition of some cinnamon chips there really isn't anything 'bad' for you in them.
Warm out of the oven they are delicious, an…