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Gnocchi Corn Spinach

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The recipe I found on bhg called for arugula but we have too much spinach so decided to use it instead of arugula.

Ingredients
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 pound potato gnocchi
3/4 cup half-and-half
3 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon each of salt, garlic powder and dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cups torn fresh spinach
Crushed red pepper

Directions
1. In Dutch oven cook gnocchi according to package directions and add corn to cook with. Drain gnocchi and corn kernels reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Do not rinse.

2. Meanwhile, for cream sauce, in medium saucepan combine half-and-half, cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, dried herb, and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in reserved pasta water.

3. Return cooked pasta and corn to Dutch oven. Pour cream sauce over pasta; heat through, if necessary. Stir in spinach.

4. Serve and sprinkle with additional salt, pepper, dried herb, and crushed red pepper.

Family Reviews…
My 3 year old told me it smelled like baby’s diaper while my 1 1/2 year old loved it!

My husband gives it 7 stars and says he likes the zing of the red pepper!

Thanks for reading!

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Easy healthy delicious muffins

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Mom saw this on Pinterest. I think everyone can agree that Pinterest is an amazing place for ideas!

She also read somewhere that this is actually a weight watchers recipe and less than 100 calories.

These muffins are also healthier because you don’t add the oil. This recipe just takes one box of cake mix and one can of pumpkin.

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It’s very simple…

All you do is mix the can of pinking and cake mix together then fill muffin cups and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

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Dad put a smear of cream cheese on his and loved it!

Next time she’s going to try a box of spice cake mix.

Give it a go and enjoy a healthy and delicious snack!

Thanks for reading. 🙂

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