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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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Salmon Omelet & Strawberry Lavender Cocktails for Brunch

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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Coriander Crusted Pork Chops in a Currant Cumberland Sauce

A sauce using a sweet tart jelly works wonderfully with pork chops, lamb, 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 …

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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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Blueberry Lime Breakfast Popsicles

If you’re looking for a healthy Summertime alternative to bacon and eggs for breakfast, these blueberry breakfast popsicles are perfect. Easy to grab-and-go and made with superfood blueberries, Greek yogurt and a bit of honey and granola. Kick start your Summer mornings, or refresh yourself with a cooling, healthy snack. Are they Actually Healthy? Many …

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