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Roasted Tomato Pasta Sauce – How to Make Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I have been making this roasted tomato pasta sauce for years. It is rich and chunky and one of the best tasting homemade spaghetti sauces I have ever tried. The recipe is just full of flavor. The key ingredient to the taste and texture of the sauce is that I use roasted garden tomatoes. I …

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Broccoli Salad with Orange Almond Dressing

This clean eating broccoli salad features cabbage, broccoli, raisins, almonds and green onions and a creamy vegan dressing made with Mirin, orange juice and almond butter. It is great served either as a side dish, or main course salad. I love to make my own salad dressing. First of all, it allows me to put …

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Moderation and Smart Choices are the Key to a Balanced New Year

For the last few years, my thinking has shifted from one that involves thoughts of deprivation to one that focuses on the words “moderation and smart choices.” Each January, I take stock of the past year and focus on how I would like my coming year to be. For me, this often means a reset …

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Make Your Own DIY Poultry Seasoning plus FREE Spice Jar Label

DIY Poultry Seasoning is so easy to make. Don’t you just love it when you are all set to make one of your favorite recipes and discover that you are out of a single ingredient?  I had that happen to me tonight as I was making my favorite Chicken Pot pie soup.  I had all …

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Make Your Own Smoky Dry Rub & FREE Printable Label

I love to BBQ. Well, truth be told, I love it when my husband BBQs.  I spend so much time cooking and perfecting recipes that it is nice to have a night off. This happens all year long on Saturday. Normally, my husband barbeques steaks on the grillhttps://thegardeningcook.com/grilled-london-broil/, and he is good at it.  Funny …

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Home Made Mushroom Marinara Sauce – Fresh Tomatoes

I love marinara sauces.  I recently made one using roasted fresh tomatoes with white wine and it was just delicious.  You can find that recipe here. It is one of the most popular recipes on my website and gets hundreds of views every day. Today’s recipe is a modification of the basic sauce.  It is …

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