Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

Homemade Hummingbird Nectar recipe, Hummingbird food recipe

Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

Hummingbird Nectar is so simple to make at home, much less expensive than commercial mixes, and it contains none of the food coloring or supplements that aren’t needed by (and can even be harmful to) the birds.   Continue reading

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers recipe, Beef,  Lamb, couscous, feta, goat cheese,

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

This Stuffed Peppers recipe is inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean. It is easily modifiable for different meats and cheeses and I give you the details. So easy, really flavorful and a simple meal to prepare, Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers will become a go-to meal for you. Continue reading

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Mexican-Style Street Corn Dip (Meatless Monday)

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Mexican-Style Street Corn Dip

This Mexican-Style Street Corn Dip recipe was inspired by a conversation that was had in one of my food groups online. It’s so simple, so tasty, and it’s definitely not your ordinary dip. Looking for an inspiration for a great new dip for Memorial Day weekend? Try this one!  Continue reading

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Multi-Seed Herb Crackers (Meatless Monday)

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Multi-Seed Herb Crackers

I have gone crackers for this week’s Meatless Monday…as in Multi-Seed Herb Crackers. You won’t believe how easy and tasty this simple homemade cracker recipe is to prepare. Continue reading

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Refried Bean Salad – Cinco de Mayo (Meatless Monday)

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Refried Bean Salad

Refried Bean Salad is today’s Meatless Monday recipe, just in time for Cinco de Mayo celebrations tomorrow. The beans can be served two ways: cold, as on this salad, or heated to molten hotness for any southwest inspired meal. Throw this meal together in less than 15 minutes for your busy, weeknight Cinco de Mayo.  Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Pork – Make-Ahead Cinco de Mayo (Crock-Pot Recipe)

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Slow Cooker Carnitas Pork

This recipe for Carnitas Pork is simple, it can be made ahead and seared to perfection when you’re ready to eat, it’s full of flavor and just in time for Cinco de Mayo. But this recipe is one you will use all through the year. I promise.  Continue reading

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Corn and Zucchini Succotash

Corn and Zucchini Succotash recipe,  side dish

Corn and Zucchini Succotash

While succotash is traditionally made with corn and lima beans, this succotash recipe substitutes zucchini for the beans and is one of our favorite side dishes.  Continue reading

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Eggplant Cutlet Salad with Balsamic Roasted Onion and Artichoke (Meatless Monday – Dominex®)

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Eggplant Cutlet Salad with Balsamic Roasted Onion and Artichoke

Today I’m pairing up with Dominex® “The Eggplant People” and Meatless Monday. This recipe for Eggplant Cutlet Salad also has Balsamic Roasted Onions and Artichoke Hearts, crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, fresh oregano leaves and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Ready to eat in 20 minutes? You gotta love the convenience of Dominex®, sourced fresh from the field, products.   Continue reading

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds

With Derby Day quickly approaching (the first Saturday in May), I started thinking what I could add to my Derby  Day food lineup. This recipe for Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds is my healthy nod to the Southern favorite salt and vinegar potato chip.   Continue reading

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Zucchini Carrot Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Relish (Meatless Monday)

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Zucchini Carrot Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Relish

“Noodles” from zucchini and carrots are the star of the vegetable “pasta” for this Meatless Monday recipe. The punch of flavor in this dish comes from the additions of Roasted Red Pepper Relish (a favorite in our house), garlic-infused olive oil, heirloom cherry tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.  This healthy meal can be ready for your table in under 15 minutes.  Continue reading

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