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sweet potato hashbrowns

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns

Breakfast is easily one of my favorite meals of the day, but only when it's done right. Like most people, I can live with a bowl of cereal an...
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vegetables, grilled veggies, asparagus, healthy cooking, summer squash, mushrooms

Basil Grilled Summer Vegetables

Jess and I spent the last few days with my parents in Ohio making great food and having fun. On Thursday, I made some Saucy Italian Chicken a...
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red lentil, hummus, dips

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

There is hummus among us. This simple dip/spread has worked it's way into my life over many years. My parents used to make hummus and tabboul...
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Layered Taco Dip… brought to you by Blue Berri!

'Tis the season for layering!  Layering of clothes, layering of blankets, layering of food.  We spend our weekends catching up on sleep, cleaning...
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Photo Courtesy of: Mimsy

Asian-Flavored Quinoa Salad

This recipe is brought to you by.... Mimsy!  Otherwise known as my mom :) She took a beautiful photo of this dish after she made it and I ...
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spinach pasta

Spinach CAN Be Tasty

Spinach isn't just for Popeye anymore, people.  Actually, leave the canned greens to him and let us have all the fresh stuff!  It hasn't ever...
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adobo roasted potatoes

Adobo Roasted Potatoes

If there's one culinary thing I've learned in the past couple of months, it's that the best way to make proper "roasted" potatoes is by using...
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fruit and berry couscous

Couscous with Lime and Scallions

Couscous is a wonderful grain.  It's commonly used in Middle Eastern cuisine.  It's light, fluffy, easy to prepare and soaks up great flavor....
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southwestern black bean salad

Weekly Weigh-In and Southwestern Black Bean Salad

minus 2 lbs!  Dude.  I just reached my third goal of losing 20 lbs!  You know what that means?  I get to buy myself two new cookbooks!  Soooo exc...
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browned brussels sprouts

Browned Brussels Sprouts

I've really become quite close with brussels sprouts. Ummm, we're like best friends. They are so fun and tasty! No soggy, lying-in-butter bru...
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herbed peas

Herbed Peas

I can't say I've always been a fan of peas. I've mostly had them when they were kinda mushy and not well spiced. Now, my girlfriend loooves p...
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angela's mac and cheese

Angela’s Mac ‘n Cheese

There's something quite wonderful about homemade mac 'n cheese that makes it beat boxed mac 'n cheese every single time. Maybe it's the speci...
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kickin curried cauliflower

Kickin’ Curried Cauliflower

I have been an editing machine!  The past couple of days I've been slowly working through all my recipes to make sure they are up-to-snuff with t...
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butternut squash with rosemary

Roasted Rosemary and Balsamic Butternut Squash

I have close to 10 pounds of butternut squash in my cabinet.  Why, you ask?  Because it's tasty and when I bought it at the farmers market th...
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roasted potato trio, sweet potato

Roasted Potato Trio

It's been a nice long Christmas break! No blogging for five days!?!?! Pure ridiculousness! But I assure you, I have not been avoiding you all. I'...
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butternut squash risotto

Butter(nut) Me Up, Baby!

Okay, I was going to post about homemade pizza today, but I made something yummy last night, posted a picture and status about it on facebook and...
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Photo Courtesy of: http://mrlentzphotography.com/ (Evan Lentz)

Bet your A** They’re Good Brussels Sprouts!

Brussels sprouts aren't everyone's favorite vegetable... by a long shot.  But you know what?  They haven't been given a proper introduction! ...
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parmesan crusted asparagus

Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

Introducing another one of my favorite green veggies.... Asparagus!  It's so succulent and juicy and a perfect compliment for almost any meat you...
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Asian Steamed Broccoli

Goodbye Broccoli Blues!

I know there are some people out there that despise broccoli and it's strange tree-like appearance.  I don't understand those people.  How co...
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ravioli maker

Raviolis Running Wild!

What do you do when you have 33 dozen homemade, carb-o-licious raviolis in your fridge and no clue what their point value is?  Shit if I know...
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