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grilled cheese croutons

grilled cheese croutons | my skinny sweet tooth

When mother nature decides to be a frigid you-know-what, comfort food is what most people turn to.

I remember those snow days: staying home from school, watching Bob Barker and getting so excited when Plinko made an appearance, making tomato soup (Campbell’s of course). But there’s the other half to the tomato soup that completed lunch.


A toasty, buttery, ooey-gooey, cheesy sandwich that went with tomato soup like salt to pepper, peanut butter to jelly or Plinko to Price Is Right … a match made in food heaven.

So what’s more fun that dipping a grilled cheese into a creamy tomato soup? Cutting it into “croutons” of course. Drop them in soup or sprinkle them on a boring salad. They also make great, super easy finger foods for your toddler, or a great party favor everyone loves. Endless possibilities.

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easy chicken & noodle dumplings

easy chicken & noodle dumplings | my skinny sweet tooth

“Oh, hello chicken. Meet my very, dear friend, dumplings. You will be forever happy in my belly on those cool fall-ish days and chilling winter months.”

HA! I don’t really talk to my food, but in this case, I just had to cross my fingers and hope this would turn out well. Aaaaand it did. 🙂

I have found many, many recipes for these on Pinterest after my husband insisted we make some on Sunday. Secretly, I wanted something easy, healthy, but still had that classic “chicken & dumplings” flavor.

Personally, I was surprised by how easy and quick this came together; I’m talking maybe less than 45min! Yet, it tasted like it was simmering all day on the stove. Win, win! I guess whispering all those sweet nothings were worth it! 😉

We will definitely have this in our fall/winter rotation and you should, too! It’s too easy not to. 😉 Continue reading “easy chicken & noodle dumplings”