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Creamy Spicy Hot Corn Dip makes a great appetizer for parties or game day. Addicting and delicious!

Creamy Spicy Hot Corn Dip

Stove-Top Creamy and Spicy Hot Corn Dip makes a great appetizer for parties or game day. 6 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. Addicting and delicious! Years ago at a beach weekend, someone made a hot corn dip in a slow cooker. It seemed weird to me at the time to be eating a hot …

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Green Bean Chickpea Salad with tomato, walnuts, feta cheese, parsley and lemon. A great appetizer or side dish for dinners or holiday gatherings!

Green Bean Chickpea Salad

Green Bean Chickpea Salad with tomato, walnuts and feta. A great appetizer or vegetable side dish for dinners or holiday gatherings! As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This is one of those dishes where I just kept piling on more ingredients. Blame it on too much food in the house? But in …

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Sugared cranberries. Great for decorating desserts or a sweet snack!

Sugared cranberries

Sugared cranberries. Great for decorating desserts like cakes, baking in goods like holiday cookies or simply as a sweet snack! So. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m not a huge fan of regular cranberries. Usually they are too sour for my liking, even when prepared in other dishes. That’s why I made a sweeter version of cranberry …

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Butternut squash apple soup. Delicious autumn flavors blended together make this vegan soup a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

Butternut squash apple soup

Butternut squash apple soup. Delicious autumn flavors blended together make this vegan soup a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Like many things, I used to think I didn’t like soup. I’m not sure exactly how I could declare that for such a broad category, but it was mostly because it wasn’t “filling enough” (i.e. I felt deprived of …

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Slightly sweet cranberry sauce

Slightly sweet cranberry sauce

Slightly sweet cranberry sauce flavored with honey and fruit juice. 4 ingredients make this a perfect vegetarian and gluten free side dish for Thanksgiving or holiday dinners.  This recipe is for those of you who aren’t big fans of regular cranberry sauce (like me) because of the tartness. I don’t know why cranberries can be …

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Homemade Challah bread recipe that's so delicious it will disappear in minutes. Everybody asks for this family

Challah bread

Homemade Challah bread recipe that’s so delicious it will disappear in minutes. Everybody asks for this family “secret” recipe!  My grandma makes this challah bread a lot for family dinners, and it always disappears very quickly. Traditionally, you’re supposed to give 1 of the 3 loaves away as tzedakah (charity). But you better do it …

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