CARAMELIZED GARLIC KALE

1 1/2 lbs fresh kale, discard stems, slice leaves into thin strips2 cups water1 tbsp olive or canola oil8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced1 tsp red wine vinegar1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional In a large saucepan, bring the kale and water to a boil over medium-high heat.  Place a lid on pan and cook approximately 8 minutes until …

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Winter Hodge Podge

Hodge Podge is a traditional dish from the Maritimes made with early summer vegetables, but here are the same principles applied to early winter vegetables, and very good too. I have been making this quite often, and it never fails to make me happy. A simple protein dish will be all that is required to finish the meal.  6 to …

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SPICY BLT SANDWICHES

Seasoning Mix:1 tbsp Splenda Granulated1/4 tsp cayenne pepper1/4 tsp garlic powder1 tsp paprika Place all the above ingredients in a small bowl and mix together well; set aside. 10 slices extra-lean bacon (pork or turkey)10 slices whole-grain or your favorite low-carb bread5 tbsp fat-free ranch dressing5 leaves leaf lettuce10 slices fresh ripe tomato Place bacon on microwaveable plate and sprinkle …

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Gruyere Spinach Strata

I adore having our friends over and cooking for them. Bill and I are part of a small dinner club and it was our turn to host. We gathered for brunch and I warned them that the recipes I was serving were not tried and true. Thankfully, every single dish was a hit. Bill loved the mushroom and chicken crepes, …

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VANILLA YOGURT PANNA COTTA WITH WARM BERRY SAUCE

One of the things I love most about food blogging, other than the food, is the opportunities I have to try new products that I might never have known about or thought to try. I will admit that some of them I haven’t been thrilled with and those have never made it to the blog to be shared with all …

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MASTERING THE BEST APPLE PIE

There are endless apple pie recipes available on the web and the world doesn’t need another one. But what the world might need is a very detailed look at apple pie execution and a guide to mastering it. I have made apple pie after apple pie in the last few weeks in order to prepare for this article. I have …

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HOMEMADE ARTISAN NO KNEAD BREAD

Are you a fan of those breads from the grocery store’s bakery department, you know, the one’s with that deliciously crunchy crust and soft, fluffy inside?  Yep, this bread tastes just like that.  Personally, I think it tastes even better!!  It sounds fancy and complicated, but trust me on this one, it’s not.  In fact, there’s no kneading whatsoever The …

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HEALTHY LEMON COCONUT SMOOTHIE

So, I know that all of you are dying for pasta and booze right now, but smoothies are still a daily part of this gal’s life. I’m still going strong on 80 day obsession, so can you hold off a bit until the indulgences start? 😎 I have a smoothie every morning, and winter gets suuuuuuper tough when it comes …

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NO-BAKE WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE

Seeing as it’s still warm outside, I’m bringing you all another no-bake dessert so you don’t have to turn on your ovens. And because I can’t take the heat. 😉So! White chocolate lovers, raspberry lovers, cheesecake lovers, I bring you my No-Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake! I absolutely love white chocolate, so I had to add it to my raspberry …

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