Skinny Southwestern Goulash

Skinny Southwestern Goulash | No Thanks to Cake

It always snows in April in Colorado.  It just does.  We have 80 degree days, and we get buried in snow on others.  It’s just how we roll.  I’ve been in Colorado for almost 10 years now, and I still get surprised when I see a snowflake in the forecast. Last weekend was one of…

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Wonton Mini Pizzas | No Thanks to Cake

Wonton Mini Pizzas

Do you drool over Instagram pictures, or is that just me? I follow so many amazing food bloggers, home chefs, and, of course, my favorite Food Network stars (the cast of The Kitchen, obvi!) And, the food porn that’s posted often inspires me in the kitchen.  One of my blogger friends posted her excitement about…

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Lightened Up Lemon Donuts | No Thanks to Cake

Lightened Up Lemon Donuts

I had company in town this weekend.  One of my dear, dear friends from Nashville came to visit. Jen and I have been friends for a million years (or maybe just 21).  She was my next door neighbor in the dorms when I first went to college and was my roommate after college for a…

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Indian-Spiced Creamed Spinach | No Thanks to Cake

Indian-Spiced Creamed Spinach

While it’s rare for me to post recipes for Indian food, I really think it’s my favorite cuisine.  The way all the flavors come together, it always tastes like it would be really complicated to make.  Truth:  It’s really not. This weekend, I decided to take the plunge and make this flavorful creamed spinach.  A…

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Easy Pickled Red Onions | No Thanks to Cake

Easy Pickled Red Onions

For Easter dinner, I decided to bring a salad.  Amongst my friend group, we all have different veggie preferences.  As a result, we’ve started bringing salads to events “salad bar style.”  I took my veggie tray and filled it with cucumbers, bell peppers, avocado, tomatoes, radishes… and I decided to make something a little different…

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Slow Cooker Ranch Carrots | No Thanks to Cake

Slow Cooker Ranch Carrots

I’ve been trying to food prep each weekend so that I have side dishes ready to go each week. A few months back, I tried cooking carrots in the crockpot and loved the results!  I don’t love raw carrots, but I love them cooked for extended periods like with a roast and roasted until caramelized…

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