My kids and I recently finished reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  It was one of my favorite books as a child and my kids loved it as much as I did!  We had a fun time talking about all the stuff we would put in our own Chocolate Factory and boy did it

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Tasty Tuesday: Parsleyed New Potatoes

Apr 08 2014 by · Comments (0)
I recently read an article in Bon Appetit magazine about the nutritional benefits of parsley. Actually, the article was about a chef with rheumatoid arthritis who has written a cookbook called Hero Food  and relates how he found that parsley as well as some other of his favorite foods improved his health. I really love parsley and it

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Do you ever have those weeks where you feel like you’re running around from one thing to another and the next minute it’s bedtime and you’re beyond exhausted?  Yeah, me too.  Weeks like that make it hard for me to get in healthy and delicious meals so I like to throw together simple dishes that

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Spring has sprung and with it the arrival of an abundance of veggies!  My farmer’s market has been loaded with avocados, gorgeous carrots of all colors, fresh peas, beautiful leeks, onions and delicious peppers.  I love a good pasta salad and with all the fresh veggies I stocked up on this week I knew this

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Each fall I look forward to apple season, each winter I look forward to Brussel sprouts and every summer I count down the days until peaches and nectarines show up in the supermarket.  Last week I spotted the first peaches of the season!!!  As a bonus my ‘all day’ morning sickness has subsided and fruit

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Tasty Tuesday: Kiwi Blackberry Tart

Mar 25 2014 by · Comments (0)
This dessert is on my top 10 list for a number of reasons. It’s easy to prepare, it’s fresh and light tasting and the filling ingredients can be changed to whatever is in season. A couple of my favorite combinations besides this kiwi and blackberry combo are peach and blueberry or rhubarb and strawberry. This

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A while back I was thinking of a special treat to make for Sarah’s birthday and remembered how much she loves caramel. I made this recipe for her but Cliff ended up liking it even more than Sarah. It’s now become an all around family favorite. Kristy Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups coconut crystals 1 cup

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This is without a doubt the best soup I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot of soup in my lifetime.  I’m in love with the creamy smooth texture, the simple yet comforting flavor and the garnishes – yummy!  I love that each person can make this soup be whatever they want.  I love it

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  I love making my own almond butter.  Not only is it cheaper than buying it premade but you can make so many yummy varieties.  Here’s my current favorite.  So simple yet so delicious! ~Sarah Ingredients: 2 cups roasted almonds (you can use raw almonds but roasted adds a great flavor) 1/4 cup coconut crystals

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Tasty Tuesday: Vegetable Chow Mein

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I used to be a BIG fan of Chinese take out food.  When my husband and I were first married we probably got Chinese take out at least 4 times per week.  Now it’s been many many many years since we’ve had take out but that doesn’t mean we can’t still indulge in one of

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