Pork & Bread Dressing

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Most people call it stuffing, I call it dressing.  At least that’s how I grew up.  With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this tasty side dish.  Do you stuff it in a turkey and bake it all together or do you put it in a baking… 

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Chili Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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So many dishes scream Thanksgiving…stuffing. Mashed potatoes.  Cranberry sauce.  And I love them. I love them all! But I eat them once a year (well, maybe more than that for the mash…).  Sweet potatoes (or yams) though? I eat them in some form at least weekly, year round. They’ve morphed into one of my go-to… 

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Spicy Asian Sesame Slaw

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I know it’s getting cold and even snowy in many parts of the country, but here in the South it’s still warm enough to wear shorts and fire up the barbecue. Bagged coleslaw mix was on sale recently and I picked up a couple bags. I wanted to do something different (and healthier) than a… 

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Sesame Beets and Sweets

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A recent trip to the farmer’s market yielded a bunch of beautiful little beets, already trimmed. OK, that’s half the battle. The messier half is peeling those little suckers. My kitchen looks like a slaughterhouse after I get done peeling a batch of beets but it’s totally worth it. I love the combination of beets… 

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Green Bean Stir Fry with Edamame

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As a child green beans were very low on my list of “acceptable” green vegetables.  As an adult, I can’t get enough of them, especially the thin, tender hericot verts fresh from the summer garden. Edamame on the other hand is completely new to me.  I have had it as a hummus and simply as… 

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Twenty One (Awesome) Cookout Recipes!

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This was originally published last year – but it’s definitely worth a second look! So many perfectly healthy and delicious recipes for your July 4th cookout, right here! Click on the photos for the recipes! ************ Happy Independence Day, everyone! We hope you’re having a lovely day with family and friends, enjoying good company and… 

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Easy Canned Pickled Beets

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Growing your own beets is really easy to do, even if you only have a small space.  They can be grown in containers on your sunny patio or your raised vegetable beds.  It is best to harvest beets when they are about 2-2 1/2 inches in diameter.  They can get tough if they get too… 

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

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Sometimes it’s hard to believe how different kid can be. My youngest son has a terrible sweet tooth. If it’s got sugar he is all over it! My oldest son however is the opposite. He’s the baby who would pick up lemon wedges and suck on them. I thought maybe he would outgrow it but… 

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