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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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Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Étouffée

In honor of Mardi Gras, which is on Tuesday, we cooked up a popular Cajun dish that highlights fresh garden vegetables and succulent shrimp. This hardest part of this meal is the chopping. As with most Cajun dishes this meal starts with a roux and contains the trinity (bell pepper, celery, and onion) and the [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Satay Chicken Pizza

Pizza is a constant in my home. We love to try new foods and rotate our menu quite a bit, especially in the growing season when we like to match our food with what’s in season. But take away pizza night and there might be a revolution. To keep from getting bored and to introduce new [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Irish Triple Hit Sundae

When thinking of St. Patrick’s Day most people think of the color green, leprechauns, shamrocks, 4- leaf clover, luck, and drinking. To celebrate all the great Irish beverages out there we made what we like to call the Irish Triple Hit Sundae. The Dark Chocolate Stout Ice Cream is dark, rich and creamy. The stout [...]

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