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Brussels Sprouts Leaves Recipe with Bacon Onions & Garlic

This Brussels sprouts leaves recipe makes great use of parts of the plant that might end up on a compost pile or in the trash can. Brussels sprouts leaves (AKA tops) are not sold in stores. You get them by growing the plants themselves.  The leaves that are used for this recipe are the ones that …

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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe and History of This Classic Southern Side Dish Recipe

Does your vegetable garden have more unripe tomatoes than you can use in salads? Are you wondering what to do with unripe tomatoes? Try using some of the green ones for this fried green tomatoes recipe. This delicious side dish makes a nice change from raw tomatoes and is very, very tasty. There is nothing …

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Growing Onions at Home – Planting Onion Sets – Harvesting Onions

Onions are a vegetable that I use almost every day in recipes. Growing onions at home is easy, as long as you have a sunny garden spot and a patient nature. Onions are a cool weather crop. Get started early on your planting and you will be enjoying fresh onion bulbs by the middle 0f …

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Growing Sugar Snap Peas – Planting and Using Sugar Snap Peas

After a long winter where not much is growing in the garden, it’s nice to have an early crop that likes the cold. Growing sugar snap peas gives the gardener a much anticipated outdoor task to do at this time of the year. Peas like cool temperatures and have a tendency to fade out when …

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Southern Cornbread Recipe – Old Fashioned Easy Buttermilk Corn Bread

This recipe for Southern cornbread is one that I have made many times and it never fails to please my guests.  It is moist and just delicious with a slight tang from the buttermilk that makes it a great accompaniment to any meal. Before we get started on this cornbread recipe, I have to tell you that my …

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Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices – Warm Cinnamon Apples

These cinnamon baked apple slices have a thick brown sugar glaze but is not too sweet, since I used tart Granny Smith apples. Ever since I was a little girl, apples and pork were flavors that I really loved. I often make homemade applesauce to go with a pork dish but for tonight’s dinner, I …

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Apple Recipes – My Favorite Way to Bring Fall Apples to the Dinner Table

This collection of apple recipes will make great use of the plentiful harvest of this popular fruit. Fall is the time of the year when the choice of fruit and vegetables is not as wide as it is earlier in the year. Some fruits come into their own in Autumn. Apples are one of those. …

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Seasoned Cauliflower Rice – Mexican Style

This Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is very easy to make and has a Mexican spice combination that gives the side dish a delicious flavor.  I served it recently with my Mexican Chori Pollo Recipe to make a lovely and tasty gluten free meal. Making Seasoned Cauliflower Rice is quick and easy! I love carbs as much …

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Italian Sweet Potatoes – Easy One Pot Side Dish

These Italian sweet potatoes combine with fresh herbs and diced tomatoes for the most amazing full flavored side dish. They are wonderful served with any protein and even taste great as leftovers the next day as part of a cooked breakfast. Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile in recipes.  You can substitute them in any recipe …

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Roasted Yam Salad with Seasoned Chicken

This Roasted Yam Salad with seasoned chicken has the most amazing flavors. It’s simple to make and just full of hearty goodness and flavor. Salads don’t have to be boring and this is one proves it in spades. This vegetable salad is the perfect way for me to incorporate a wonderful blend of superfoods into …

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30 Tips for a Great Vegetable Garden Harvest Plus 6 Garden Recipes

Follow my 30 tips for a great vegetable garden harvest, and you will be bringing in baskets of fresh vegetables all summer long this year. Do you have a great vegetable harvest, or is yours just so so this year? Summer is that time of the year when vegetables are starting to really show up in …

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Roasted Italian Potatoes and Onions

This recipe for Roasted Italian potatoes and onions is just delicious. It makes the perfect fall side dish. The onions are crispy on the outside and have a lovely flavor and texture when you bite into them. This recipe is super easy to do.  The potatoes  and onions take on a really delicious flavor with …

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Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Anyone new to a Paleo diet may start thinking they will get tired of salads, since they can be a staple of the food regime.  But This Paleo beef avocado blueberry salad is anything but ordinary, and is so delicious, you will find that it keeps sneaking into your lunch time pattern. This Paleo Beef …

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Beef Veggie Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing

This Beef veggie salad with pear Gorgonzola dressing is not your average salad.  It is gorgeous, and also packs a healthy and tasty punch with the great tasting salad dressing. If you are trying to lose some weight, eating salads for lunch is a good choice.  You can load up on tons of healthy low …

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Roasted Carrot Salad – Healthy Gluten Free Side Dish

I love roasting almost all vegetables. It seems to bring out the natural sweetness in them.  If your kids don’t like veggies, try roasting them.  You may be surprised to find out how much they enjoy them.  This Roasted Carrot salad is super easy to make and so delicious.  Your family will ask for it …

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The Garden Charmers Favorite Valentine’s Day Recipes

The Garden Charmers want to share a little love with you today.  Valentine’s day love that is. This great group of ladies have a tribe on Facebook where we help to share and promote each others websites.  The ladies are very talented in all aspects of DIY, gardening, and cooking ideas. I recently asked them …

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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Slimmed Down

Printable recipe – Lightened Down Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes This recipe for creamy garlic mashed potatoes is a slimmed down version of the original recipe.  Light sour cream and skim milk are the secrets to keeping the fat in check but not losing any of the flavor. The potatoes are cooked with garlic cloves in …

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