13 Nov RECIPE: TOMATO BISQUE

There is nothing better on a cold day than a warm bowl of soup. And now that the nights have cooled off, I find myself craving soup all the time!! I love tomato soup, especially in the fall when the fresh tomatoes are at their peak. I get sad when the freeze hits and there aren’t anymore garden tomatoes. But that...

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06 Nov IN SEASON: CAULIFLOWER

It may be an unappreciated vegetable, but you have to agree that it’s pretty delicious. Whether baked, pureed or eaten fresh with ranch dressing, I know I love it! And right now cauliflower is in season!! And to celebrate this vegetable, here are 20 recipes that feature the mighty cauliflower: Roasted Cauliflower and Sesame Spread from Taste and Tell Roasted Cauliflower and White Cheddar...

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30 Oct recipe: maple cinnamon granola

At one of my local grocery stores, they sell many different varieties of granola in their bulk section. I am always tempted by the different flavors and additions in the granola, and sometimes I’ll buy them. But then I get home, and I realize that it is just as easy, and so much cheaper, to make granola at home. And...

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21 Oct THANKSGIVING DINNER FAVORS

With Thanksgiving Day a little over one month away, it’s time to start thinking about some of the details that make this special meal so memorable. First, figure out who you would like to spend the holiday with this year and extend an invitation before calendars begin to fill. In order to ensure you aren’t a stressed out host, be...

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13 Oct RECIPE: PUMPKIN RISOTTO – ZUPAS

‘Tis the season for Pumpkin! It seems like everything I’m eating these days has pumpkin in it!  I suppose that comes with the fall! I love rich, creamy risotto, and adding pumpkin to it is a great addition!  Fresh herbs are also a must! Pumpkin Risotto Serves 4 2 tablespoons un-salted butter 3 shallots, minced (about 1 cup) 1 tsp fresh sage, chopped small 1 tsp fresh thyme,...

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09 Oct RECIPE: CHEESY SAUSAGE PENNE

My favorite thing about the cooling weather is the comfort food! And this dish is just that – all kinds of comforting in a casserole dish. I know that casseroles get a bad rap, but this is a must make, family friendly meal! Cheesy Sausage Penne serves 4-6 1 lb Italian sausage 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce 1...

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03 Oct recipe: pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies This week has been all about pumpkin on my blog. So I thought I’d share the love and bring some pumpkin here, as well! I’m always down for a cookie. And although I do love a good pumpkin cookie, sometimes I want one that is less cake-like and more cookie-like. And these cookies are just that. The...

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23 Sep RECIPE: GREEN SMOOTHIE

I like to start my day with a green smoothie or a fresh juice. There are so many different combinations of green smoothies, and I usually try to change it up a lot, but this smoothie has been in my morning regimen for several days in a row! This is my favorite smoothie lately, and I think the thing that puts...

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21 Sep recipe: ham-talegio grilled cheese sandwich

This grilled cheese is the perfect fall sandwich, with ham, cheese and crisp green apples. I really love the texture and sweetness that the apples bring! Taleggio cheese is sometimes harder to find, but you can sub in any of your favorite easy melting cheeses. This is a winner! Ham-Talegio Grilled Cheese Sandwich 4 tablespoons butter 2 medium onions, thinly sliced softened butter 8 slices...

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19 Sep RECIPE: NAAN BREAD

Naan bread is a traditional Indian flatbread that is traditionally cooked in a tandoor oven. It is characterized by its flat shape and amazing flavor.  Naan can be topped with ghee, or butter, garlic, cilantro, or even stuff with onions or potatoes. Naan Bread Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose white flour + more dusting ½ cup warm milk 1 large egg lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons sugar 1...

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