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Even Better Than The Last

by Courtney on September 27, 2011

You know what’s a total bummer?

When you set out to find something you’re looking for and you have no such luck. Yep…guess who doesn’t have any new dumbbells or sneakers yet?

*raises hand* – “Meeeeee!”

Ahh well. I only went to one store, and it was my own fault that I didn’t feel like looking anywhere else. I’ll just make another attempt tomorrow.

But hey; you know what’s pretty awesome? The fact that I was able to get the ingredients I needed for tonight’s dinner and that it turned out completely amazing.


Oh my gosh. There really just aren’t enough words for this Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. I love how it’s absolutely loaded with veggies and then gets a generous helping of warm, gooey cheese to top it all off.


I think that tonight’s squash was actually even better than the last, thanks to having some of my homemade sauce thawed from the freezer to use.


And finally, one of the best parts about me making this recipe? Jay wants absolutely nothing to do with spaghetti squash, so that means I have a whole other half to have for leftovers. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Smile


I may or may not have dug into another box of the chocolate covered dates while I was prepping tonight’s dinner…but I’ll leave that for you to decide.


Okay, okay, you already know I dug in so let me just tell you that the coconut bon dates are even better than the crispy. I wouldn’t have thought that was even possible. So make sure you get your entries in for my giveaway – you only have until tomorrow!


Oh yeah, there’s one more thing I almost forgot…

We have dessert in the house tonight.


Yes, I did a little baking today. It’s been quite a while since I last gave you guys a new cupcake recipe.

And don’t worry, I’ll be sharing the details with you all tomorrow. I promise! Smile

Question for the Evening:

Do you have any recipes that you love but your family/roommate/ significant other won’t eat?

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1 Mallory @ It's Only Life September 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I don’t have recipes that I can think of, but my boyfriend won’t touch greek yogurt or goat cheese with a 10 foot pole! weirdo! i’m shocked we’re still dating ;)
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2 Krissie J @ A Philly Nerd Girl September 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Nope. Scott will pretty much eat anything I put in front of him. It makes experimenting in the kitchen so much easier! Is spaghetti squash majorly in season now? You’re the second person in 24 hours I’ve seen post about it! I’ve never had it.
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3 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie September 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I hope they are some type of pumpkin or spice cupcakes!
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4 Jennifer @ Somewhere In Between September 27, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Tonight’s dinner, actually!! I tried a new recipe for Honey Lemon Chicken over Brown Rice – even though I loved it, my fiancé wanted nothing to do with the chicken. He said “the rice is really good,” but really, it’s hard to screw up rice! That’s fine by me – lots of leftovers for lunch tomorrow!
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5 Shayla @ The Good Life September 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Wow that’s looks awesome! I need to make that, stat :)

Do you have a Sports Authority in your area? ( They have everything under the sun – and always great deals on sneakers and dumbbells.

Hubby’s pretty good about eating everything I make…I just wish he had a big of a sweet tooth as me! ;)
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6 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm

That looks delicious! I haven’t had spaghetti squash in a while, so I’ll have to pick one up soon!
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7 liz September 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Just FYI- they have dumbbells at “5&below” at latham farms…


8 Courtney September 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Really?? Do they have 8 or 10 pounders???


9 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm

My husband isn’t much of a spaghetti squash fan either. Other foods he’s not so much into that I enjoy include: turkey burgers, corn on the cob (I just don’t understand!!), meatloaf… that’s all I can think of right now, but I have to make his/her dinners every so often.
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10 Courtney September 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm

No corn on the cob?? That’s nuts!


11 Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers September 27, 2011 at 8:55 pm

My beau tends to have zero interest in anything green or from mother nature. It does, however, make me feel less wary about leaving my foods in the fridge because I know he’ll never eat em up!
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12 Maria@La_Piattini September 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Can’t wait for the next cupcake recipe!
I can’t think of a recipe my fiance won’t eat, but he absolutely refuses to eat hummus! No matter what flavor he thinks it’s repulsive!
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13 Emma @ Microcosm of Life September 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Cheese always looks so amazing when it gets those browned spots on top!

Though I encourage my boyfriend to eat his veggies, I am more than happy to devour all the ones he leaves on his plate! More for us, hooray! Sooo excited for winter squash.
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14 Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection September 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

My fiance loves the banana bread I make, but if I ever put banana in a cookie or cupcake recipe he won’t even touch one…that makes totally sense right? He’s a nutcase. But that just means more cookies/cupcakes for me I guess! : )
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15 Courtney September 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Oh man…banana cookies are amazing! He’s crazy ;)


16 Cait @ Cait hates Cake September 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Yeah. Pretty much half of the recipes I make! Any recipe with the word vegan, vegetarian, or healthy he wants nothing to do with. If I can actually get him to TRY the recipe, he usually end up really liking it!
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17 Sana September 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Anything with cheese is good! Where did you look for dumbbells?
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18 Courtney September 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Haha, only at Walmart. I didn’t feel like driving any farther once I was out today. ;)


19 Sara @ RunnerWife September 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

My husband actually does not like cupcakes – I know isn’t that ridiculous!? I would love to make all your wonderful cupcakes but if I did I would be the only one who would end up eating them and that would not be good!
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20 Lauren @ Forward is a Pace September 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I absolutely love pepper steak and my husband won’t touch it. Breaks my damn heart because it’s so not worth cooking it for one. I wait until I can talk my mom into cooking it and chow down. :)
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21 Kait September 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Okay, so I have a potentially dumb question…. Do you eat the outside of the spaghetti squash as well? I haven’t ever made spaghetti squash, but this recipe looks too good to pass up!!

As for things I love that the boy won’t touch… anything that is super fiber rich! He says it messes with his “digestive track”… otherwise he’s very open to trying anything from tofu to treats! :)


22 Courtney September 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Nooooo, no no no!
I just use it basically as a shell to hold everything. :)


23 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy September 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I can’t think of any recipes, but my boyfriend is not a fan of mushrooms or oatmeal..two of my favorites!
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24 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun September 27, 2011 at 10:50 pm

That seriously looks SO amazing! Love the bubble cheese!
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25 Nicole September 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I tried your stuffed spaghetti squash recipe a few months ago, and it was incredible!! Nice to see that it has made an encore appearance!


26 Khushboo September 28, 2011 at 12:00 am

Ohh this looks so cheesy and delicious! Totally trying it with zucchini noodles!
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27 Jessica Lee September 28, 2011 at 3:21 am

I havent had spaghetti squash in a while, its on the menu this week! My bf would not used to eat cauliflower, now he eats it cuz he knows its “healthy” haha. He’s trying to eat more veggies!
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28 Traci September 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

My boyfriend won’t touch eggplant. I remember in college I once made a whole tray of healthified eggplant parm & he wasn’t interested, at all! Besides that, I can’t think of much, thankfully.


29 Jenny September 28, 2011 at 8:52 am

Basically anything with veggies re: the bf. But we’re slowly easing him into it ;) I have a family recipe for yogurt pie which people think is wierd but I happen to think it is deeeelicious. And healthy!
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30 Courtney September 28, 2011 at 9:23 am

Yogurt pie?? That sounds awesome!
Is it a recipe that you share??? ;)


31 Jodi September 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

The spaghetti squash looks fantastic! It’s such a seemingly indulgent meal!

Going to enter that giveaway now!
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32 Arimey September 28, 2011 at 9:15 am

That spaghetti sqash looks delicious! I’m defintely going to have to try that.

My husband doesn’t like sweet & savory meals and they’re my absolute favorite! Especially this time of year. I love a good porkchop with chunky homemade apple sauce :) He also won’t touch goat cheese. I just don’t get it!


33 Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy September 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

I love spaghetti squash but my boyfriend mark will not touch it! He doesn’t like the texture! Most times when mark wants a steak I will eat Tofu which is another thing he wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole!
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34 Kim @ The Family Practice September 28, 2011 at 10:01 am

Courtney, I usually try TJ Maxx for dumbells (I also got my kettlebells there) – or Target. Try TJs first because its always so much cheaper!
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35 Hope September 28, 2011 at 10:03 am

My fiance won’t eat spaghetti squash either. I tried it last year and I hated it, although I think it was all due to a recipe that I followed that had an awful sauce on it. I definitely want to try it again sometime soon and use either marinara sauce or pesto sauce on it. Yours looks amazing! :)
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36 Tara Deal September 28, 2011 at 10:08 am

How do you frost your cupcakes like that? Do you have a pastry bag??? Please share!! :)
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37 Courtney September 28, 2011 at 11:09 am

Yes! I do have a pastry bag – for these particular ones I used a large round tip. I’ll explain more when I post them :)


38 Tara Deal September 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Thanks! I am looking forward to seeing your secret! :)
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39 OntarioGirl September 28, 2011 at 11:03 am

I went and bought the ingredients for Stuffed Spaghetti Squash this week and we are having it tomorrow night! I drooled all over it when you posted it the first time and now that you’ve posted it again I’m even more excited it’s going to be dinner SOON lol


40 e@thisnotedlife September 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

my husband won’t eat chicken pot pie :-/


41 Shelly September 28, 2011 at 11:13 am

I think you read my mind – I was just thinking about making such a dish with my spaghetti squash tonight. Thanks for the amazing looking recipe!
My husband is the same as yours, so I also get the whole thing to myself. Score!
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42 Christine September 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

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43 Katie @ Plates and Paste September 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

That stuffed squash looks awesome!

Growing up my mom was not a big cook…well she didn’t cook at all actually :) Except one thing…this vegetarian quiche. It’s made with those Morningstar Crumbles and I think it’s awesome. Plus it’s comforting since it’s the only home cooked meal I had growing up. But my bf hates it haha.
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44 Katy @ HaveYouHurd September 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm

My husband won’t eat any meal unless there is meat involved. IT IS SO ANNOYING! I will def be trying this recipe though, I’ll just have to add some sausage ;)
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