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New Years Eve and Day Recipes

I can’t believe we’re at the end of another year already! Instead of resolutions, I’ll be working on figuring out my word of the year and business goals for the upcoming months. I’m going to need some food fuel, so here are some of the most popular recipes to help celebrate the New Year – …

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caprese pasta salad skewers with balsamic drizzle

Caprese Salad Skewers

Mini caprese salad skewers are a fun finger-food appetizer for any get-together! Add tortellini pasta or keep it simple (and gluten-free) with the basics of tomato, mozzarella and basil. You can prep these ahead as a time-saver. My chopped caprese salad has become such a reader favorite that I’ve made it into pasta salad 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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Food and gift ideas for Galentine's Day - ladies celebrating ladies

Galentine’s Day Ideas

If you haven’t heard of “Galentine’s Day,” the idea gained notoriety from a Parks and Recreation episode. Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) dubbed February 13th the day for celebrating all the ladies in your life.  I have sort of celebrated this holiday most of my adult life without realizing it, but it was more of a …

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A cheese ball that looks like a pine cone! This will be a hit at your party. Using rosemary sprigs and cinnamon honey roasted almonds.

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

A cheese ball that looks like a pine cone! This appetizer will be a hit at your party. Using rosemary sprigs and cinnamon honey roasted almonds. Remember those honey cinnamon roasted almonds I made? It was for this cheese ball. I saw the idea of a pine cone shaped cheese ball years ago, and I …

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Holiday Sangria - a dry red wine winter sangria that's not too sweet, filled with fruit and is designed to make you feel cozy.

Holiday Sangria

Holiday Sangria – a dry red wine winter sangria that’s not too sweet, filled with fruit and is designed to make you feel cozy. While I love a good glass of wine, I had never taken the time to figure out how to make a good pitcher of sangria – until now!  Sangria is such …

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Nana's Spanish Rice recipe - a super easy, one pan / one pot side dish that takes only minutes to throw together. No need to pre-cook the rice! Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Nana’s Spanish (Red) Rice

Nana’s Spanish Rice recipe – a super easy, one pan / one pot side dish that takes only minutes to throw together. No need to pre-cook the rice! Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Before I became a foodie, I had a really hard time eating out at restaurants – especially other cuisines. I was afraid to …

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