Recipe Redux – Roasted Dill Carrots

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This month’s theme for Recipe Redux is treasured cookware – some sort of inherited cookware from a loved one with a healthy recipe to go along with it. My grandmother, Mima, passed away 18 years ago Easter weekend, which was coincidentally one of her favorite holidays. Her passing had a profound impact on me, and still […]

Recipe for Cucumber Ranch Dressing

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What is it about ranch dressing that people love so much? I admit, I’m a sucker for a good ranch dressing too. And my children love it. I’m fine with it being used as a dip with veggies – especially when it gets my children to eat more vegetables. And I love a good cucumber […]

In Honor Of National Nutrition Month….Roasting Vegetables

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March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” One area where most people fall short is eating vegetables. In my experience, people don’t know how to prepare them to bring out there natural sweetness. That is where roasting comes into play.  To keep reading, visit my original […]

Creamy Veggie Ravioli Casserole

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Every now and then I get a whim to veer from my planned menu and create a dish based upon my mood. Sometimes it needs tweaking and other times I surprise myself at how good the first time is! The is one of those latter times. I had planned on making my Ravioli Zucchini Casserole […]

Recipe Redux: Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, Kale and Pesto Pizza

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What a most lovely mouthful – to say and eat! This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is all about pizza, one of America’s favorite foods. We love pizza night at our house and make it quite often. I love to do a pizza bar and set out a variety of toppings so that everyone can make […]

Top 13 Posts of 2013

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The last day of the year, and what a year it has been. There are so many fun things on the horizon for 2014, and a new venture I can’t wait to tell you all about, though it will have to wait a little longer (sorry to be such a tease!). In the meantime, it […]

Roasted Carrot Souffle and Pompeian Grapeseed Oil Review

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Disclosure: I received a free bottle of Pompeian Grapeseed Oil to test. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Cooking spray is one of my must-haves in the kitchen. I use it almost daily for a variety of tasks in the kitchen from cooking eggs, greasing baking dishes to a quick spritz on a measuring […]

Recipe Redux – Hot Chai Dark Chocolate Mix

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This month’s Recipe Redux theme is Adding Merriment to Mixes:  From hostess gifts to holiday gifts, it’s the season for DIY offerings from your kitchen. And homemade mixes couldn’t be easier! I love finding something new each year to bestow upon my friends and family and this one is certainly a keeper. My inspiration for this […]

Recipe Redux: Slow Cooker Mediterranean Salmon

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I really wasn’t sure I was going to take part in this month’s Recipe Redux as I knew I would be busy at the annual food and nutrition convention of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. However, when I saw the theme, The No-Casserole Crock Pot, I knew I couldn’t miss it. Those of you […]

Rosemary Bread Recipe and Review of Pompeian Olive Oil

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Disclosure: I received a free bottle of Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil to test and use in a recipe. I also received a $10 gift card to Wal-Mart to purchase ingredients for recipe creation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  I love olive oil. It is my go to oil for most cooking applications […]