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Missing: One Gnome Beneath a Red Hat

The holidays are all about the giving, and we love giving back to our loyal readers and customers! For a little holiday fun and giving we are launching our “Find the Gnome”contest. Our gnome beneath the red hat has gone off traipsing about the site. We need your help to bring him back where he [...]

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Gnome Recovery and Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone who helped us track down our errant gnome! He is now safely back home gracing the header of our blog once again. We couldn’t convince him to untangle himself from his Christmas lights quite yet but he promises to remove them once the holidays are over. Our gnome had quite the adventure starting [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Arugula has a mild peppery flavor and is a good source of calcium, iron, zinc and potassium. It is also high in vitamin A, K and folic acid. A nutritious winter salad that makes a great main course or side dish.   INGREDIENTS3 sweet potatoes, cut into 1″cubes1 Tablespoon olive oilSalt & pepper to taste 6-8 cups arugula4 cups baby spinach or chopped [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Garlicky Guacamole

I love avocados. Sliced on a burger, salad, or made in to delicious guacamole! Avocados contain all 13 essential vitamins the body needs and are good sources of folic acid, fiber, potassium and monounsaturated fat (which helps lower blood cholesterol), so there is no need to feel guilty when you dig into this dip. Here [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Kale Pizza

Kale is a much under loved winter vegetable. When prepared correctly kale is delicious and very nutritious. Kale is part of the cabbage family, with leaf colors ranging from light green to dark green, and violet to violet-brown.  Kale can be grown well into winter and actually has a sweeter taste once exposed to a [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Lean Mean Winter Chili

We have been experiences a bout of snowy weather here on the east coast, and there is something about a cold snowy evening that makes me crave a hot bowl of chili and fresh baked corn bread. Chili is a great hearty meal that can be stretched to accommodate any unexpected dinner guests and with most ingredients straight from [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Buffalo Bites

This Sunday is the Super Bowl and that means family and friends gathering together to watch the game, make fun of the commercials, and playing a little touch football during half-time. Oh, and TONS of yummy snack foods and appetizers! This is a great game day recipe that takes buffalo chicken wings and transforms them [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Raspberry Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting

  This cupcake is not your average kiddie fare. In fact it’s all grown-up, likes red wine and imported chocolate while taking a bubble bath. A fresh raspberry puree in the batter gives the cakes a bright pink color and a punch of flavor, while the bitter dark chocolate ganache sets off the sweet cake to [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Mocha Latte Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are one of those cookies that are really simply to make but look complicated and difficult. Our recipe is a twist on the original with chocolate chips mixed into the cookies and a hint of coffee flavor. The cream of coconut gives the cookie a strong coconut flavor without being overly sweet. Toasty [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

This is a perfect recipe for a mid-week meal. Simply toss all ingredients into a slow cook in the morning and when you arrive home from work dinner is ready. Soups are great for using vegetables put away in the summer with no need to defrost frozen vegetables. When freezing summer vegetables I will often [...]

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