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Do You Really Need More Stuff?

Filed in Real Food by on December 7, 2017 2 Comments
Do You Really Need More Stuff?

A Gift Guide for Those Who Have Enough Trinkets Have you ever wandered through the mall seeking a gift for your grandmother? Or for your mother-in-law who has everything? Or for your empty-nest parents who are trying to down-size? Have you been tempted to buy shiny baubles and trendy accessories? Do you convince yourself that […]

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Acorn Squash with Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

Filed in Real Food by on November 22, 2017 0 Comments
Acorn Squash with Quinoa Cranberry Stuffing

Celebrate the harvest with this easy, but filling, entrée. If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with stuffed vegetables. In the summer we often eat stuffed zucchini. In the winter I find stuffing eggplant o be a cozy but satisfying meal. And autumn brings stuffed winter squash. Acorn squash […]

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Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

Filed in Real Food by on November 21, 2017 0 Comments
Jam Bars for National Cranberry Day

Cranberries, oats, and almonds – oh my! It’s National Cranberry Day, a great time to celebrate the tart, native American fruit. I personally love all things cranberry, and usually purchase several bags of the fresh fruit to keep in the freezer all year. In honor of today however, I made these decadent Jam Bars and […]

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Time to Make Fruitcake

Filed in Real Food by on November 18, 2017 2 Comments
Time to Make Fruitcake

Are you a fruitcake hater? You will change your tune with these recipes! Fruitcake is a delight. Or maybe I should say homemade fruitcake is a delight. After all, what’s not to like? Cake – Good Nuts – Good Dried Fruit – Good Candied Fruit – Here’s where we run into trouble. Some purchased candied […]

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Greek Country Bread

Filed in Real Food by on November 17, 2017 0 Comments
Greek Country Bread

It’s Homemade Bread Day! Celebrate with wholesome and delicious Greek Country Bread. At least 90% of my bread making is sourdough. I prefer the flavor that sourdough imparts, and find most straight dough breads a bit insipid. But not Greek Country Bread. This heavy artisan bread is full of flavor, and will be ready by […]

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Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

Filed in Real Food by on April 20, 2017 0 Comments
Spring Herb Sourdough Bread

Homemade sourdough bread made with whole grain Kamut flour and delicate herbs. I’ve been on a sourdough bread kick again lately, making some of my favorites like Best Oatmeal Sourdough and Sourdough Banana Bread. But last week I made a new version of sourdough herb bread. Although most herb breads use basil, rosemary, and other […]

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Healthy Alfredo on National Fettuccine Day

Filed in Real Food by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments
Healthy Alfredo on National Fettuccine Day

It’s National Fettuccine Day! This calls for a quick, easy, and healthy Alfredo sauce. Healthy isn’t a word that is usually associated with Fettuccine Alfredo. But we can eat healthy without giving up creamy pasta. It just takes some creative sleight-of-hand cooking, and is easy enough for both novices and experts to pull together. Unlike […]

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DIY Nutella Frozen Yogurt

Filed in Real Food by on February 4, 2017 0 Comments
DIY Nutella Frozen Yogurt

Celebrate World Nutella® Day and National Frozen Yogurt Day with this easy-to-make treat. Are you ready for the big day tomorrow? No, I am not talking about the Super Bowl. This is even bigger! February 5th is not only National Frozen Yogurt Day, it’s also World Nutella® Day this year. Frozen yogurt is good. Nutella® […]

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National Hot Chocolate Day

Filed in Real Food by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments
National Hot Chocolate Day

It’s National Hot Chocolate Day! And not a moment too soon – it is snowing once again. Sigh. This calls for a SALE. I hate the snow and cold. But I love Hot Chocolate. I am picky about it though. No palm oil  for me. I want much more flavor than those little purchased packets […]

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Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Filed in Real Food by on December 3, 2016 0 Comments
Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Searching for an easy gift idea? How about a loaf of homemade quick bread and a jar of your own special jam or jelly? Quick breads are easy to make, easy to gift, and easy to eat! If you can measure, stir, and open the oven door you can make quick breads. Quick Bread Tips […]

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