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Holiday & Celebration Recipes

Easy Tuscan stew – white beans, cabbage and sausage

One of my resolutions this year is to include more vegetables in my recipes, but always with the criteria that they must be full of flavor and simple to cook. No bland vegetables allowed! This Tuscan stew makes use of Winter cabbage as the vegetable and adds heartiness and protein by cooking it with cannellini …

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Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Casserole – without marshmallows

Sweet potato casseroles are often way too sweet for many palates, especially when they are served around the holidays with an abundance of other rich dishes. This casserole, or side dish, gets all of it’s sweetness from the sweet potato itself and enhances the flavor by roasting it with ginger and fresh lime juice. It …

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies without packaged mix

There are tons of brownies recipes, many of them excellent, so how do you choose? These brownies are special because they have a burst of raspberry flavor throughout the brownie, and there is no better sweet pairing in my opinion than chocolate and raspberry. The cream cheese addition means these brownies are soft and creamy …

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Ritz Cracker Chocolate Cherry Bark for Holiday Care Packages

Friends and family absolutely love to get surprise packages in the mail, and it’s even more special when you add a personal touch of a home-made treat. The problem with many baked goods is that they don’t ship well if they are crumbly or gooey. This chocolate bark is packed with holiday flavors, is easy …

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Low Carb Stuffed Squash Blossoms without Frying

Stuffed squash blossoms are not hard to make! Here is the “how-to” on cleaning, storing, baking or frying stuffed blossoms. The recipe below is for baked blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard. Enjoy! What do the blossoms taste like? Their flavor is light and airy, with a hint of the squash that it originated …

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Brunch Ideas- Salmon Omelet & Strawberry Lavender Cocktails

Brunch is often a special occasion or a social gathering and if you are making brunch at home it is fun to add some more unique dishes. A salmon omelet, strawberry infused champagne and a citrus marmalade are a few ideas to make your brunch special. Strawberry Lavender Champagne Cocktail This drink is so good …

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Osso Buco with (or without) Lamb Shanks

Osso buco is a robust Northern Italian comfort food, traditionally made with veal shanks, but easily modified with other meats such as beef, lamb, veal and even pork. Although it sits in the oven braising for three hours, the hands-on part of cooking is easy and minimal. Great for cold weather cooking, entertaining guests or …

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Pork Chops in a Fruit Jelly Sauce

A sauce using a sweet tart jelly works wonderfully with pork chops, venison or wild game. A traditional fruity piquant sauce made with current jelly (called Cumberland sauce) is a classic. The recipe below is an easy version with no alcohol and is served up with some coriander-crusted seared pork chops. What is Cumberland Sauce? …

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High Protein Kimchi Pancakes (with Kodiak mix)

Pancakes are beloved by most people, but the flour and the sugary syrups (or toppings) tend to make them high carb and high sugar. These savory pancakes made with Kimchi and a high protein pancake mix add a lot of nutrition while lowering the refined sugar content. And they’re wonderful! What are Kimchi Pancakes? Kimchi …

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English Steamed Pudding with Persimmon

The Brits do love their steamed puddings, from the Christmas “figgy pudding” to all kinds of sweet and savory renditions. After making this persimmon steamed pudding, I echo their pudding love. It was delicious, and doesn’t require specialized equipment. Most of the “time” is down time while it is steaming away. What is a Steamed …

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Savory or Sweet Pumpkin Pancakes without being Gooey

Some of the tastiest Winter squash varieties are gigantic, resulting in leftover pumpkin/squash puree after cooking. What to do with it? Make some delicious, savory (or sweet) pumpkin pancakes! Pumpkin pancakes work well with many varieties of Winter squash, and they work equally well with canned pumpkin. Easy to Make Savory or Sweet The recipe …

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Low Carb Pumpkin Ancho Soup – Smoky & creamy

Pumpkin Ancho Soup, whether made with small pie pumpkins, butternut squash or any of the heirloom squash varieties is a creamy, hearty, healthy soup — perfect for cool Fall or chilly Winter nights.  Detailed video in recipe below Which Varieties Make the Best Soup? The main thing to consider when choosing the squash to use …

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