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Dinner comes together in a snap with this Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos Recipe. There is no excuse to not have a homemade meal on the table when dinner is this easy!

Dinner in a hurry - Chipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos.

**Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of the post!**

If you’ve been following along this month, you will remember me talking all about Little Victories – those little things that help us to make big changes. I’ve always believed that those little victories are the easiest way to succeed in whatever we are trying to do or accomplish, and I’ve loved this opportunity to talk about some healthier substitutions we can make.

I’m here to talk about those little victories one more time today, but while I still think it’s important to make those little changes in the food we choose to eat, I want to talk about a different kind of little victory.
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Taco seasoned chicken and refried beans make up the filling in this Rio Grande Chicken Quesadilla Recipe that is family friendly and filling.

My favorite chicken quesadilla recipe - Rio Grande Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Originally posted June 1, 2008 – As I go back and remake recipes from the archives here on Taste and Tell, I will sometimes look for favorite recipes that I think need a new chance in the spotlight. Other times, I’ll look for the really, really bad photos that need retaken asap. This chicken quesadilla recipe falls into both of those categories. Not only has it been a family favorite for many, many years, but the original photo was so bad that it’s not surprising that it’s been lost in the archives. I’ve seriously made these quesadillas more times that I could count. They are a little different from your typical quesadillas because of the refried beans. They make these substantial enough for a filling dinner that my family loves!
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FitBit Giveaway

Earlier this month, I told you about my FitBit and my struggles to hit my step goal each day. Well, after that post, I decided that I needed to commit myself. And actually start hitting that goal every day. Especially since I tend to get sedentary – I needed something to motivate me to get up and get going.

And guess what? I have hit my 10,000 step goal the last 12 days in a row. I know – giving myself a pat on the back! But I do have to say – I am 100% in love with my FitBit. It has motivated me so much. It’s just part of my day now.

And today is your lucky day!! I have teamed up with some of my blogger friends to giveaway not one, but two FitBits, as well as extra bands!! These would be a different and fun Valentine’s day for you and your sweetheart. Fun, huh?!
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A delicious and “fancy” dinner does not have to take all day! This Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu is ready in under 30 minutes.  Plus a review of Supermarket Healthy by Melissa d’Arabian.

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu on www.tasteandtellblog.com

Sometimes I get really excited about cookbooks. Ok, all the time I do, let’s be honest. But sometimes, I get so excited that I’m constantly looking out the front window, watching for the mailman or the UPS truck. Sometimes I know the release dates, and I’m one of those people first in line to order.

Today’s cookbook review is one of those books. I have been looking forward to Melissa d’Arabian’s newest book – Supermarket Healthy – ever since I first heard about it. And I eagerly waited for it to show up on my doorstep.
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French macarons, made using the Italian Meringue Method, are filled with a chocolate buttercream and a maraschino cherry. These chocolate cherry French Macarons are the perfect way to jazz up a chocolate covered cherry!

Chocolate Cherry French Macarons on www.tasteandtellblog.com

Ok, let’s just get this out of the way. I’m a perfectionist. When I do something, I want to do it right. And do it well. This is why I’m not a cake decorator. I just don’t have the patience for it, which results in cakes that tend to be less than perfect. Not even kidding – I’ve tried to do my kids’ birthday cakes every year – and just about every year, we have ended up buying a cake last minute. Or sadly serving a very ugly cake. (I have learned my lesson and have ordered my daughter’s cake for her birthday next week!)

Many times, though, if something proves to be difficult, it just gives me more motivation to perfect it.

Enter macarons.
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An easy steak stir fry recipe with onions and red peppers. Fresh orange zest makes this stir fry recipe pleasantly different.

Quick and easy dinner - Steak Stir Fry Recipe with Peppers on tasteandtellblog.com

The life of a food blogger is a funny one.  When I first started blogging, which feels like decades ago, the game was very different.  You make something for dinner, and right before eating, or hey, right at the dinner table – you get out your camera and click.  3 or 4 photos – maybe 10 or 12 if you are feeling really into it, and you were done.  No fancy staging, no props, no proper lighting.  (Ha – I remember getting a lamp out from the bedroom once because it was so dark and I felt pretty fancy!!)

But yes – the early days of my blog definitely depict that time.  And no – I will not link through to a bad photo, because I have made it my blog mission to remake and rephotograph every single one of those old posts to at least make them look edible!!
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