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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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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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Cheesy scalloped potatoes – Delicious and Hearty Side Dish

 I love cheesy scalloped potatoes.  The creamy cheese sauce gives the dish a richness that is so delicious.  It is so easy to add extra flavor to really compliment the taste of potatoes. Chives and nutmeg are the secret ingredients to complete the flavor profile in this dish. Every time I serve this recipe, it …

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