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10 Ways with Oranges – Orange Recipes

Oranges are the star attraction in these delicious recipes. From delicious smoothies to decadent desserts, these recipes that feature oranges will add a refreshing touch to your dinner table. Oranges are so sweet and lend themselves to all sorts of recipes ideas.  And they are quite plentiful for the spring and summer months.  This popular …

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Perfect side dish or appetizer

This easy bacon wrapped asparagus recipe makes a great party starter and is also a great side dish for any regular meal.  If you are having a party, recipes for easy appetizers are something that you will want to have on hand as go-to recipes.  I love healthy side dishes that still have a taste …

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20+ Easy Gluten Free recipes

Tempt Your Taste buds with these Gluten Free Recipes. Over the last few years, our awareness of some of the problems with foods which contain gluten has risen sharply.  Many readers, for health reasons, or sometimes to lose weight have tried to cut gluten from their diets.  This collection of Gluten free recipes should be …

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Homemade Pear Preserves with Crystallized Ginger

This recipe for homemade pear preserves with crystallized ginger is easy to do (other than the canning part of course) and tastes delicious.  The simplicity of the preserves is just a small benefit. The star of the recipe is the delicious taste of the pears, accented with the crystallized ginger with sugar and lemon. To …

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Roasted Root Veggies with Maple Cinnamon

These roasted root vegetables use maple syrup and orange juice as well as cinnamon and ground cloves to give the dish a wonderful level of taste. I love to roast vegetables. Cooking them in the oven brings out their natural sweetness and adds a lovely flavor to them.  For another way to roast veggies, see …

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Ziti Pasta with Asparagus & Mushrooms

My daughter visited for the Christmas holidays this year and she is a vegan. We were planning on having ham for Christmas dinner, and she could not eat this, so I wanted some tasty side dishes that she could enjoy.   This recipe for Ziti Pasta with Asparagus and Mushrooms was her favorite.  She said “I …

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Cream Cheese Appetizers with Tomato & spring onion

These cream cheese appetizers with Tomato and spring onion were another big hit at my Christmas party this year. What I liked best easy appetizers like these, is that the mixture kept its consistency well and did not make the crackers soggy, so they could be made a little ahead of time.  The taste is …

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Oven Baked Onion Rings – Gluten-free and Dairy Free

It’s time to toss the deep fryer. These oven baked onion rings have all the flavor of the deep fried version of this recipe, but are much more healthy since they are oven baked. One of my favorite restaurant side dishes in baked onion rings.  I love the crispiness of the outside and the hot …

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Roasted Herb Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese

These roasted herb potatoes have a crisp outer coating but the center is soft and moist.  They make the perfect side dish for any protein choice. Don’t know how to cook veggies in the oven? See my tips for roasting vegetables here. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed potatoes 2-3 tbsp. mixed fresh chopped herbs (rosemary, oregano …

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

This recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds makes a delicious side dish.  Cooking the sprouts in chicken broth takes away the bitterness that these sprouts sometimes have. Printable Recipe:  Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds First cook your bacon.  I like to bake my bacon.  It gets most of the grease out and …

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Spicy Mexican Rice – Easy Mexican Side Dish – No Need for Takeout!

Are you craving the taste of spicy Mexican rice from your favorite Mexican restaurant?  There is no need to go out or have take out.  Why not make your own Mexican rice? How to make Spicy Mexican rice This recipe is easy to do, full of flavor and on the table in about 25 minutes. …

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