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Southern Coleslaw Recipe – Quick and Easy Southern Style Slaw

This Southern coleslaw recipe is so bright and colorful and filled loads of flavor from fresh vegetables and home grown parsley. It is a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your summer barbecues and parties. When my family asks me to make this Southern style coleslaw every time we have a barbecue, …

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Here is one of my latest cooking tips for the holidays – making your own fresh pumpkin puree . Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.   You can …

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How to Make a Colorful Greek Chopped Salad for Summer

This Greek chopped salad has a summer time taste that pairs well with grilled meats or fish and it makes a really popular pot luck take along. The salad is full of bite sized ingredients that are so pleasing to the eye. You’ll be transported to the Mediterranean with every bite! Summer is the time …

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time – (Step by Step Tutorial) for Creamy Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

The best mashed potatoes are not too airy, seasoned perfectly, lump free, and have just the right amount of butter. These cooking tips will show you how to make the perfect mashed potatoes every time. Nothing says comfort food to me like a bowl of creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes.  Combining this delicious side dish …

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Honey Glazed Carrots with Vanilla – Tasty Carrot Side Dish

This recipe for honey glazed carrots is a quick & easy 15 minute side dish. Baby carrots combine with champagne vinegar and honey for a sweet healthy side dish recipe.  if you are looking for a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving buffet table this year, look no further.  I can’t believe how quickly this year has …

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Roasted Carrots Recipe – Parmesan Roast Carrots with Panko

This roasted carrots recipe is a family favorite. The Parmesan roast carrots are topped with grated cheese and Panko bread crumbs for a wonderful flavor and crunchy texture. Roasting carrots brings out their natural sweetness and I often cook them this way. It’s easy and a great way to get kids to eat vegetables they …

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Roasted Carrot Salad with Cranberries and Pecans – Hearty Fall Roast Veggie Salad

This roasted carrot salad with mushrooms, cranberries and pecans is topped with feta cheese and dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. Fall is a great time to serve salads that are made with roasted vegetables. I love having hearty salads as a lunch time meal. Adding something extra to a normal garden salad gives you …

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Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme – Savory Roast Carrot Side Dish

This roasted carrots and mushrooms dish is flavored with fresh thyme and roasted in the oven to bring out the naturally sweet flavor of the carrots. It’s scrumptious! Using fresh herbs for cooking recipes adds so much flavor. For today’s recipe, the fresh thyme is one of the stars! Don’t know how to cook veggies in the …

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How To Caramelize Onions – Tips for Success Every Time

Learning how to caramelize onions is a kitchen task that any cook should be able to do.  Caramelized onions taste great on so many foods, but can be a little tricky to master. These cooking tips will help you make perfect caramelized onions every time. There is nothing quite like the taste of caramelized onions.  Most …

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25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, as long as you prevent squash bugs, you are likely to have bucket loads of it. Your  neighbors will …

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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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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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