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Green Bean Casserole

The humble green bean casserole has always  been a popular Thanksgiving side dish. Did you know that more than 40 million  Americans will be making it this year? Why just make it at Thanksgiving? There are  so many other soft foods that day that I  prefer a sauted green beans almondine  or roasted brussels sprouts.  I like it much better throughout the yearwith …

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Homemade Squash Casserole

I’m posting the full recipe for this but I halved it when I made it because I had a sneaky feeling that my people were not going to be as on board with this as I was. I LOVED it, I mean I love squash casserole so no surprise. Everyone else, not so much. But they don’t love casseroles like …

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Squash Lentil Stew

Yummy Squash Lentil Stew There are many different types of squash available this fall. Take advantage of them by cooking up delicious soups and stews such as this tasty dish. Squash Lentil StewA kid friendly meal the whole family will enjoy.Serves 61 tablespoon oil1 onion, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1 acorn squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1” cubes1 cup carrots, sliced …

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Garlic Herb Roasted Carrots, Green Beans and Potatoes

Does anyone else struggle with good sides? I feel like I’m constantly making the same things over and over. I’m sure my family would disagree with this assessment. I made these a few weeks ago with Pork Tenderloin and it was a great side! This recipe was adapted from Cooking Classy. 5-6 red potatoes (cubed into bite size pieces)1 1/2 …

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Delicata Squash – They’re Not Just for Decorating Anymore

I always look forward to seeing delicata squash appear in the Fall, but with that comes a certain amount of frustration, since I’m pretty sure there are plenty of shoppers who walk right past it, thinking it’s some sort of decorative gourd. They do look like those ornamental cornucopia fillers, which is why I’ve been tempted to walk up to …

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Crunchy Roasted Broccoli

I’m always looking for a new but simple way to fix vegetables. This was a great way new way to make broccoli and the crunch just added a little something extra. 4 cups broccoli florets1/4 cup butter (melted)1 cup panko crumbs1/2 tsp garlic salt Heat oven to 400.  Lightly grease as sheet pan. Put the broccoli in a ziplock bag …

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How To Buy An Eggplant

How to buy the best eggplant True or False? Eggplants are a fruit ? If you guessed fruit you are 100% right. Eggplants first appeared in China during the 5th century. Although they are now eaten in countries world-wide they are prevalent in many Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. A common eggplant found in local grocery stores is fairly …

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Roasted Beet Salad With Feta Cheese

Fresh beets from the farmers market Looking for a easy beet salad to try this week? Roasted Beet Salad With Feta Cheese Recipe Serves 4 4 medium sized beets2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon honey¼ cup olive oil1 small head of red leaf lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces2 handful of beet leaves, washed and torn into bite-sized …

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Grilled Garlic Green Beans

Any recipe that I just have to quickly throw together and put on the grill is a total win for me! These green beans on the grill turned out so well. They were the perfect side dish to some chicken we grilled. 1lb fresh green beans (cleaned and snapped)1 1/2 tbsp olive oil2 garlic cloves (minced)salt and pepper Toss the …

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Kale, The Nutritious Superhero

Kale plant for my garden I may insult some kale enthusiasts here, and I apologize. But, I sincerely think it’s time to retire kale’s superstar status. Kale has been at the top of the charts for ten long years. Kale Is Cool! Yes, kale is cool because it can turn into a chip. And kale does have beneficial qualities, guaranteed. …

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