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

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 of my eating habits.  I am a food blogger, after all, so food is something that I love to make (and eat!)  For the last few years, …

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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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Homemade Marinara Sauce with Fresh Roasted Tomatoes

I have found many recipes for home made marinara sauce on the internet, but when I look at them, they ask for canned tomatoes. Sorry…but that is not my idea of home made.  I call that “Semi home made”, and while there is a place for this in the kitchen, it doesn’t extend to sauces. …

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