Cranberry and Brie Oat Quinoa and Pecan Crackers (Meatless Monday)

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Cranberry and Brie Oat Quinoa and Pecan Crackers

This recipe for Cranberry and Brie Oat Quinoa and Pecan Crackers is just awesome for the holidays! It is simple to prepare, and they have just the right touch of sweet, grainy, nuttiness that will leave you wanting more! I paired mine with a cranberry white cheddar, but they are fabulous by themselves.   Continue reading

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Easy Biscuit Rolls

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Easy Biscuit Rolls

These biscuit-style roll are the simplest things to make. Ever. Plus, I have given you two different ways to make them. Simple and simpler. They make a fabulous homemade bread addition to your holiday table; people will never know they only took minutes to prepare.  Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans (Crock-Pot Recipe) (Meatless Monday)

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Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

Hectic Mondays are a great time for this super-simple, simply delicious Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean recipe. Set it up completely the night before to soak the beans, then the next morning add a bit of water, turn it on low to cook and you will come home to this fragrant, fabulous Meatless Monday dish.  Continue reading

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Country Ham Pâté

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Country Ham Pâté

Country Ham Pâté is a really great recipe for a simple-to-prepare, delightful appetizer spread that can be served on crackers or crusty bread. On a platter with pickled vegetables, it would be a perfect addition to your holiday snacking.  Continue reading

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Sausage Potato Kale Soup (Zuppa Toscana)

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Sausage Potato Kale Soup (Zuppa Toscana)

Soup, glorious soup! This recipe for Sausage Potato Kale soup, or as it is also known Zuppa Toscana, is truly glorious! Simple to prepare, the depth of flavor will amaze, the creamy texture is a dream, and of course (as I am wont to do) there is boozy goodness. Do I hear angels singing?  Continue reading

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Bourbon Apricot Pecan Stuffed Pork Roulade

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Bourbon Apricot Pecan Pork Roulade

With Thanksgiving approaching in the US, most of us are looking forward to a turkey feast; I’m sure not everyone is a fan of the big birds, though. Here is an alternative for any of you with a turkey aversion: Bourbon Apricot Pecan Pork Roulade. This recipe is a show-stopper for any occasion; it’s not difficult, and it is beyond delicious.   Continue reading

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Buttermilk Pecan Pancakes with Vanilla Bourbon Peaches and Syrup (Meatless Monday)

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Buttermilk Pecan Pancakes with Vanilla Bourbon Peaches and Syrup

Breakfast-for-dinner is a winner with this week’s Meatless Monday recipe for Buttermilk Pecan Pancakes with Vanilla Bourbon Peaches and Syrup.  Continue reading

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Bloody Mary Cocktail with Fresh Tomato Juice

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Bloody Mary Cocktail with Fresh Tomato Juice

After being contacted by Williams-Sonoma and asked to participate in their Bloody Mary Project, I thought it was about time I posted my recipe for a Blood Mary Cocktail. During tomato season, I always make fresh tomato juice; I’ve used some for this recipe, and I have included both my method for making the juice as well as my Bloody Mary Mix.  Continue reading

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Kale and Butternut Squash Salad (Meatless Monday)

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Kale and Butternut Squash Salad

This recipe for a fabulous Fall Salad of Kale and Butternut Squash comes together in just minutes. Yes…minutes! The Kale is slightly steamed (with an easy trick to do it), and instead of oven-roasting the Butternut Squash, I have sautéed it in a skillet. Almonds, Pomegranate seeds and a simple balsamic vinaigrette round out this super-tasty, nutritious salad.  Continue reading

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Fried Corn Southern-Style Side Dish

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Fried Corn – Southern-Style

Fried Corn is a staple in the South, but the name is misleading. Fried Corn is really fresh corn that is sautéed in bacon fat. This recipe for Fried Corn also includes onion and sweet bell pepper; it’s simple and simply delicious.  Continue reading

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