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Have a bunch of zucchini? Add some to a warm, melty grilled cheese sandwich! The crunch from the zucchini is a delicious addition to this comfort food, and you'll hardly even notice you're getting a serving of vegetables.

Zucchini Grilled Cheese

Have a bunch of zucchini? Add some to a warm, melty grilled cheese sandwich! The crunch from the zucchini is a delicious addition to this comfort food, and you’ll hardly even notice you’re getting a serving of vegetables. I’m not sure if you think I’m weird or genius for this, but zucchini grilled cheese sandwiches …

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Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you'll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat. 

Berry Yogurt Parfait

Red, white and blue berry parfait! Layered with yogurt and granola, you’ll love this easy recipe for a filling snack or healthy breakfast treat.  How do you define the word “parfait?” I always thought it just meant a layered snack, usually with yogurt, granola and fruit. Apparently this is a more Americanized version of a …

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Blackberry Ricotta Toast with honey drizzle. Makes for a great breakfast, midday snack, or even a fruit berry dessert!

Blackberry Ricotta Toast

Blackberry Ricotta Toast with honey drizzle. Makes for a great breakfast, midday snack, or even a berry dessert! Do you have leftover ricotta cheese in your fridge? (Maybe from some ziti you made for the fam?) Use it up on some toast! This is a unique and delicious way to use up that ricotta and …

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garlic Sauteed Cabbage Recipe

Garlicky Sauteed Cabbage

A simple side dish to saute shredded cabbage – for St. Patricks Day or any day you have cabbage to use up! You’ll like this recipe if you like a naturally peppery flavor, and need a quick, vegan and gluten-free way to prepare this vegetable.  At the time of this writing, it is the weekend …

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make-ahead egg breakfast cups in a muffin tin - customizing with spinach, cheese and herbs baked

Egg Breakfast Cups

Egg breakfast cups that are super easy to make in a muffin pan, are great for breakfast meal-prep or simply to save some time by making ahead! You’ll love these eggs as a time-saving option for the morning and how easy they are to customize. Not sure if I’m alone here – but I have …

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cinnamon honey roasted almonds

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Honey and cinnamon roasted almonds are an easy healthy snack to make from plain almonds. Top them on salads, cheese balls, or eat them on their own! I bought a bag of plain whole almonds from Trader Joe’s recently for a cheese ball recipe test. I wasn’t super thrilled with the unsalted, normal version so …

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Cowboy (Texas) Caviar with tortilla chips and lime

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar, also known as Texas Caviar, is a simple salsa / bean salad with a complex flavor! Black eyed peas, sweet corn, and other fresh vegetables covered with an herb-lime dressing that is hard to resist. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping, or you may be tempted to eat it straight out of the …

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Asparagus Puff Pastry Cigars make a cute and delicious finger-food appetizer for your next party or game night! 

Asparagus Puff Pastry Cigars

Asparagus Puff Pastry Cigars make a cute and delicious finger food appetizer for your next party or game night! This is the second recipe from the chef of my Carolina Bed & Breakfast stay! (See also: Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast!) These would be a great vegetarian appetizer for any party that requires finger foods. You …

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Caprese Pasta Salad - Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, balsamic and olive oil on pasta

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad – super simple dish that can be eaten as a whole meal or a side. Fresh tomatoes and basil make this an excellent summer pasta salad for picnics, potlucks and family dinners! You guys LOVE my chopped caprese salad recipe, so here’s another way to enjoy it in pasta form! This can be …

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