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Pasta with Kale, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Pasta with Kale, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes.   This recipe from Cooking Light was so quick it caught me off guard!   I used bacon that was leftover from breakfast which sped up the prep a bit.   Very good and loved by everyone.   The kids were disappointed that there are no leftovers for their school lunch tomorrow.  Served with a side salad.  Yum!  13 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Pancake Soufflé with Caramelized Apples

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Brunch this morning: Pancake Soufflé with Caramelized Apples.  This Cooking Light recipe turned out beautiful and delicious despite  the fact that I only added the two eggs and completely forgot the two additional egg whites!   12 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 1/4 of the recipe.

Pan-Roasted Chicken Cutlets with Maple-Mustard Dill Sauce

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Pan-Roasted Chicken Cutlets with Maple-Mustard Dill Sauce. Recipe from Cooking Light. Served with Green Bean, Arugula, and Clementine Salad and baguette slices. 11 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the Meal.

Chicken Tinga Tacos

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Chicken Tinga Tacos,  where have you been my whole life?  This is the official Favorite Taco Recipe in my family now!  So much flavor!  Recipe from Cooking Light.  11 Weight Watchers Smart Points for two tacos.



Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

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Philly Cheesesteak Pizza. Another homemade pizza from Cooking Light! Sauteed onions and peppers and a yummy cheese sauce made this taste just like a Philly cheesesteak sandwich! 6 Weight Watchers Smart Points per slice.


Miso Chicken

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Miso Chicken. This quick and easy recipe from Cooking Light had a delicious tangy/sweet/spicy taste. Served with herbed rice and grilled green beans. 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Coconut Pancakes with Orange-Mango Compote

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Coconut Pancakes with Orange-Mango Compote.  This was a delicious Cooking Light recipe!  It wasn't that coconut-y considering it had  coconut flour and coconut milk in it  but it was still an amazing pancake recipe!  If I made the the size recommended by Cooking Light  they would have been much lower in points!  16 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 2.

Grilled Chicken Sliders and Apricot Chutney Spread

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Grilled Chicken Sliders and Apricot Chutney Spread. These little sliders were delicious, quick, and easy! The whole family loved them. next time I will double the recipe so we can have  leftovers for lunch the next day! Served with grilled green beans Recipe from Cooking Light. 13 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Mongolian Beef

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Mongolian Beef. This is probably my all-time favorite Asian-inspired Cooking Light recipe. So delicious! Thanks to this recipe we eat Chinese food at home instead of going out. Served on steamed brown rice. 9 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto

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Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto.  Another quick, easy, and delicious Cooking Light recipe!  I was pleasantly surprised that my kids liked this!  Served with a side salad. 10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 93: Shine

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Capture Your 365 Day 93: Shine. As I was taking a picture of the reflection of the sky  and plants shining on the creek two Great Egrets flew by. Taken on the Mountain House Creek Trail.

San Joaquin County reposted this picture on their Instagram page!

Day 92: Morning

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Capture Your 365 Day 92: Morning. Every Sunday morning I make a special brunch.  This morning was Almond-Stuffed Baked Apples with Caramel-Apple Sauce and homemade breakfast sausages.

Day 90: New Growth

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Capture Your 365 Day 90: New Growth. There's a lot of new growth happening in my small town.

Day 91: Humorous

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Capture Your 365 Day 91: Humorous. When you're trying to take a serious food picture  and a certain cat with white paws thinks  it's humorous to steal your broccoli.

Day 89: Black and White

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Capture Your 365 Day 89: Black and White.  The Wicklund Gazebo at night.

Day 88: Phone Art

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Capture Your 365 Day 88: Phone Art.


The original:

Day 87: Arranged

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Capture Your 365 Day 87: Arranged. Part of my Cooking Light Annual Recipes cookbook collection, arranged by year.

Day 86: Listen

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Capture Your 365 Day 86: Listen. There's nothing out there to see, she likes to listen anyway.

Grilled Chicken with Chorizo Confetti

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Sunday Dinner: Grilled Chicken with Chorizo Confetti.  Delicious, quick, and easy!  My family thought this would also be delicious served in a tortilla with some cheese and sour cream. Recipe from Cooking Light.  12 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 85: My Style

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Capture Your 365 Day 85: My Style. My style includes many cardigans  and I have them in every color.  Here are a few from my collection.

Day 84: Green

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Capture Your 365 Day 84: Green. The beautiful green Mt. Diablo Foothills.

Tennessee Burger with Bourbon and BBQ Sauce

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Tennessee Burger with Bourbon and BBQ Sauce, again! Beef patty, homemade bourbon BBQ sauce, bacon, cheese, and red onions caramelized in a bourbon sauce. Hands down the best Cooking Light burger! 12 Weight Watchers Smart Points.

Day 83: Just a Hint

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Capture Your 365 Day 83: Just a Hint. Just a hint of my late night treat!

Day 82: Open

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Capture Your 365 Day 82: Open. My cat, with her mouth open, telling me to open the door.

Grilled Chicken Skewers with Wasabi Mayo

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Grilled Chicken Skewers with Wasabi Mayo.  This was very good!  The wasabi mayo wasn't as hot as I was expecting  but we all felt it in our sinuses!  Served with Grilled Green Beans,  my new favorite way to cook vegetables!  Recipes from Cooking Light.  10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 81: Vibrant

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Capture Your 365 Day 81: Vibrant. Having fun with water droplet refraction.

Day 80: Contrast

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Capture Your 365 Day 80: Contrast. Taken at the Queen Wilhelmina Flower Garden in Golden Gate Park.

Almond-Stuffed Baked Apples with Caramel-Apple Sauce

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Sunday Brunch:  Almond-Stuffed Baked Apples with Caramel-Apple Sauce and Homemade Breakfast Sausage.  Absolutely delicious!  Recipes from Cooking Light.  14 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 79: A Favorite

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Capture Your 365 Day 79: A Favorite. Euro Star Cafe is a favorite place  for me and my daughter to get a  delicious latte or cappuccino and a sweet treat.

Sausage, Fennel, and Ricotta Pizza

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Sausage, Fennel, and Ricotta Pizza Yes, another delicious homemade pizza! Yes, I eat a lot of pizza and still lose weight! Recipe from Cooking Light. 16 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 2 large pieces.

Parm-Style Chicken Sliders

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Parm-Style Chicken Sliders.  This fantastic recipe is from Cooking Light.  It's a chicken patty topped with mozzarella cheese,  fresh basil, and marinara.  I couldn't find slider buns so I used a ciabatta bun  and one patty per serving instead.  Served with a side salad.  15 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

#1day12pics: April 1, 2017

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I'm participating in the A Year With My Camera workshop.  Saturday's theme was '1 Day, 12 Pics'.  Here are my 12 pictures: 
We started the day with a neighborhood walk:


We had Almond-Stuffed Baked Apples with Caramel-Apple Sauce and Homemade Breakfast Sausage for brunch:

Then off to Los Vaqueros Reservoir for a hike:


Our picnic lunch included  Peking Turkey Wraps:

More hiking.....





A stop at Menchie's for a sweet treat on the way home:



Day 78: Purpose

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Capture Your 365 Day 78: Purpose. According to my cat, the sole purpose of this faucet  is to provide her with fresh running water whenever she desires it.

Summer Veggie Pizza

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Summer Veggie Pizza This pizza was delicious! When my 13-year-old meat-loving kid saw it he said "This looks good"! There's all the proof you need  that this is an excellent pizza! Recipe from Cooking Light 10 Weight Watchers Smart Points for 2 pieces.

Day 77: One

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Capture Your 365 Day 77: One. One lone windmill.  This was taken as a passenger in a car going  75 mph on Interstate 580 down the Altamont Pass!

Day 76: Where I Stand

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Capture Your 365 Day 76: Where I Stand. At the entryway to Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

Potato, Poblano, and Chorizo Tacos

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Potato, Poblano, and Chorizo Tacos. Recipe from Cooking Light.  This is my favorite taco recipe  on the Cooking Light Diet!  Served with a side salad.  12 Weight Watchers Smart Points for the meal.

Day 75: Stitched

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Capture Your 365 Day 75: Stitched. My daughter stitched this in her art class.  She said she used a 'really cool automatic sew-er'  that did the stitching for her.  Can you tell she has never seen a sewing machine before?