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29 Jan 10 MUST MAKE CAULIFLOWER RECIPES

Cauliflower is all the rage right now. Cauliflower recipes are popping up everywhere! I am happy about that because cauliflower is one of my very favorite vegetables. If you want to join the cauliflower club, you’ve come to the right place because today I am sharing 10 MUST MAKE cauliflower recipes. Cauliflower is so versatile, you can enjoy it in so...

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29 Jan SPRING PRODUCE PICK: ASPARAGUS

Asparagus is in season and that makes me very happy! I love asparagus and I am so happy it is back in the grocery stores. If you aren’t familiar with the popular spring vegetable, here are a few tips to help you enjoy asparagus this spring. When picking out asparagus at the store, look for stems that are straight, firm, and...

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27 Jan HALF A HEART: PEPPERMINT HOT COCOA FOR VALENTINE'S DAY – ZUPAS

If you’re like me, you still have a few mini candy canes hanging around from Christmas. Well, who says candy canes are just for Christmas? After all, one candy cane is shaped like half of a heart. Why not put two hearts together and call it hot cocoa for lovers? Très apropos for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, I’d say....

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21 Jan FAVORITE DINNER SALADS (THAT WON’T LEAVE YOU HUNGRY!)

While I enjoy eating salad and try to serve one every night for my family, it’s typically not the only thing on the menu.  Rather, I enjoy salad as more of a side show, not so much a main course.  I suppose this is because I am typically still hungry after meals which only consist of just a salad.  However,...

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20 Jan 30 SMOOTHIE RECIPES

We are more than halfway through January – how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up?? I don’t know about you, but if I don’t start my day off on the right foot, it’s hard to keep on track with eating well all day long. I didn’t make and grand resolutions this year, but I am trying to be healthier,...

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17 Jan IN SEASON: CITRUS FRUITS

Citrus fruits are in season and that makes me very happy! I love that there is a little bit of sunshine in the grocery store right now. It  is a great time to start tasting different kinds of citrus fruits. There are a lot of varieties to choose from, but here are a few of my personal favorites. Blood Oranges-sweet and...

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14 Jan KITCHEN TIP: SAVE YOUR PARMESAN RINDS

Since I serve some type of pasta to my family about once a week, I almost always have a wedge of Parmesan on hand (Parmigiano-Reggiano being my favorite–you can find it at Costco for a good price). That being said, I go through quite a few wedges over time (my kids enjoy it straight up and in heaps). For a...

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13 Dec PISTACHIO, CRANBERRY AND MILK CHOCOLATE BARK

I absolutely love this time of year; and one tradition that I never skip is making chocolate bark to help celebrate the holidays and bring in the New Year. Chocolate bark is one of the easiest, prettiest and tastiest holiday desserts that you can make. The recipe I am sharing today is not only simple and elegant but is a quick...

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11 Dec RECIPE: GARLIC AND ROSEMARY BEAN DIP

It is the time of year for entertaining, so I like to have a handful of super simple recipes on hand that I can pull out that work well last minute. And one of my favorite things ever is a good dip recipe. This recipe is great as an appetizer before a meal or it goes well with a spread of...

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20 Nov 10 SLOW COOKER SIDE DISHES

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the last thing you want to do is get overwhelmed. I think planning is the key, but also making sure you have space and a way to cook everything. One way to make things more simple is to break out that slow cooker! It’s amazing how many great side dishes can be made in the...

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