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Sriracha Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

No Comments | Written on October 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Ready to start carving pumpkins?  Whatever you do, don’t throw away those seeds!  Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of the greatest October treats.

Today I decided to spice things up a bit and make my pumpkin seed snack with a bit of sriracha.

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How to Make Gravlax

No Comments | Written on October 1, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

If you liked yesterday’s story featuring the North Nordic Food Festival and a recipe for “Quick Pickled Cucumbers,” then you will love today’s post!

Today I am going to show you step-by-step how to make gravlax, a Scandinavian dry-cured salmon.

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Quick Pickled Cucumbers

No Comments | Written on September 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Looking for an effortless side dish with crunch and zing?   These “Quick Pickled Cucumbers” are right up your alley.   

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Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt

No Comments | Written on September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Did you know it is easy to make your own fruity frozen yogurt at home?  For this recipe, simply pick your favorite frozen fruit and it’s a snap to make this delectable frozen treat.

I am completely obsessed with blueberries, so that is what I chose for my frozen yogurt.  Next time I am thinking raspberries, strawberries or maybe peaches!

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Roasted Carrot Hummus Vegetable Sandwiches

1 Comment | Written on September 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This veggie-packed sandwich just might be my new favorite lunch.  Not only is it colorful and healthy, but these pita pockets are easy to eat on-the-go!

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10 Recipes with Fresh Tomatoes

No Comments | Written on August 29, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This is the time of year to savor every bite of the stunning red tomatoes from your backyard garden or Farmer’s Market.

Today we have 10 recipes with fresh tomatoes that will knock your socks off!

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Greek Yogurt Herb and Cheese Biscuits

No Comments | Written on August 28, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Biscuits…made without butter?  Yes, it can be done!

This unique recipe is made using a container of Greek yogurt.  Along with Parmesan cheese and a blend of herbs, I think these biscuits might be one of my new favorites!

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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

No Comments | Written on August 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Would you believe this rich, creamy and healthy soup is made with only 5 ingredients?

Plus, blended vegetable soups are a great way to increase your daily veggie intake.  I love having this soup for lunch with a piece of warm crusty bread, or a smaller bowl as a starter to an evening meal.

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Top 10 Recipes with Zucchini

2 Comments | Written on August 22, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

On the lookout for new and exciting ways to zucchini?  We have 10 recipes from appetizers all the way through dessert that will renew your love for this summer squash!

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Marinated Summer Squash

No Comments | Written on August 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This “Marinated Summer Squash” is a beautiful cold appetizer presentation that is perfect for late summer entertaining.  Yellow and green squash are still in season, so now is the ideal time to make this dish.  I love how subtle flavors of garlic and sage are infused into the squash.

Best part is, everything can (and should) be made the day before, so you can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine with your guests!

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