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These family friendly Crispy Fish Sticks will be a hit with both the kids and the adults. This recipe is a hit with only 5 ingredients and only 210 calories per serving.

Crispy Fish Sticks Recipe on Taste and Tell
 
 



Looking at my cookbook collection, you would definitely think that my tastes in cooking are quite eclectic. I have pretty much everything. From small batch baking to cooking for a crowd. More formal (aka fancy) food cookbooks, to everyday recipes cookbooks. Super indulgent cookbooks to lighter cooking cookbooks. And at the rate I’ve been adding cookbooks to my collection lately, that wide variety of topics is only going to grow.
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A childhood comfort food – made lighter! This Lighter Chili Mac Recipe takes a favorite from everyone’s childhood and turns it into a delicious dinner.

A childhood comfort food - made lighter! This Lighter Chili Mac Recipe takes a favorite from everyone’s childhood and turns it into a delicious dinner.
 
 



For some reason, ever since 2015 started, I feel like I can’t even keep track of the days. Like most of the time, I honestly don’t even know what day it is. I sat in the parking lot at Target the other day for several minutes, trying to figure out if it was Monday or Tuesday. (And I must have been really tired because it didn’t even occur to me to check my phone!)
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Fit for a king, this Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips is a fun take on Elvis’ favorite flavor combination – peanut butter and bananas.

Fit for a king, this Peanut Butter Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips is a fun take on Elvis’ favorite flavor combination - peanut butter and bananas.
 
 



Last September, for my birthday, I asked for a FitBit, and my husband got me one. Since then, I have been pretty good about wearing it religiously. (Except for a few weeks where I was having issues with the battery, and the company was wonderful and replaced my FitBit.) I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best about getting in my 10,000 steps a day, but it is a great gauge for me to know when I need to get up and get moving.
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A healthier alternative to the well known fried Chicken Parmesan, this Baked Chicken Parmesan is crispy and juicy and will leave you just as satisfied!

A healthier alternative to the well known fried Chicken Parmesan, this Baked Chicken Parmesan is crispy and juicy and will leave you just as satisfied!

Photos Updated October 2014

 
 


Originally posted December 5, 2007 – It’s amazing how far I have come since I started Taste and Tell. When this post was originally written, when my blog was less than a year old, I had never had spaghetti squash. Now I eat it all the time! And this is the first recipe where I used the technique of baking on a cooling rack to keep the food crispy. I have quite a few recipes here on Taste and Tell now that use that same technique. It’s fun to see how much I have learned and experienced in these last few years!!

I actually remade this a few months ago, but since eating healthy is on the lips of a lot of people, I knew I needed to re-share this recipe. This is a satisfying meal that is low in calories. Healthy and satisfying – I’ll take it!

This dish has a couple of things going for it.

1 – It’s healthy
2 – It tastes good!

I went to an aerobics class on Thanksgiving morning, and for getting up and going to the gym on Thanksgiving, the instructor gave us each some of her favorite healthy recipes. This was one of them. (She also included some recipes for different protein shakes, so I’m thinking of doing a little series on protein shakes – would anyone be interested? That’s my breakfast just about every weekday.)
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Chicken thighs are coated in a thin powdered peanut butter and flour coating in this Georgia Peanut Fried Chicken that is not your typical fried chicken recipe!

Chicken thighs are coated in a thin powdered peanut butter and flour coating in this Georgia Peanut Fried Chicken that is not your typical fried chicken recipe!
 
 



I love food. Food brings me joy. I love reading through cookbooks, planning out what to make. I love the process of being in the kitchen. I love serving that food to the people around me and the people that I love. And yes, I enjoy eating that food, too.

I mention this, because if you were to take the joy out of food and eating for me, I probably wouldn’t be a very pleasant person. I could never be one of those people who eat a plain chicken breast with a side of steamed green beans for dinner. That’s just not me, and I would find no joy in that.
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Skip the can – this Homemade Bean and Bacon Soup is hearty and filling and filled with veggies and chunks of bacon!

Skip the can - this Homemade Bean and Bacon Soup is hearty and filling and filled with veggies and chunks of bacon!
 
 



Growing up, Sundays were always the same. If we had morning church, we would come home from church, and lunch would be soup and sandwiches. I don’t remember ever having anything but soup and sandwiches for lunch on Sundays.

My mom would heat up several different kinds of canned soup, then make up a bunch of peanut butter sandwiches. We are a family that likes to dip, and peanut butter sandwiches got dipped into the soup. So the majority of the sandwiches were just peanut butter, but there were always some with peanut butter and honey. (And for the record – I must have always loved the sweet and salty combination, because to this day, I love a peanut butter and honey sandwich dipped into my soup!)

One of my favorites on those Sunday afternoons was the bean with bacon soup. I don’t know why I loved it so much, but I would always choose it over the chicken noodle or split pea with ham.
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