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Nothing appeals to me more than dark chocolate strawberries or other fruits dipped in chocolate.  They make me feel as though I am eating something healthy but also have the decadence of a rich dessert. With Christmas right around the corner, what could be a more perfect treat than these dark chocolate strawberries that you …

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Brimming with the flavors of sherry, fresh leeks and sweet fresh butternut squash, this crockpot butternut squash soup has an elevated taste that is worthy of any special occasion. Fall and winter are the times of the year when I normally make soups, so I am always on the lookout for new crock pot recipes …

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A single coconut will give you 3 or 4 cups cups of fresh, flaked coconut.  But now you have the problem of storing fresh coconut. How do you keep that delightful, flaky bit of goodness in a state that will stay edible for as long as possible? This tutorial shows tips for storing fresh coconut …

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I love no bake cookies. They are easy to make, keep well and taste delicious.  These no bake nut butter cookies have an amazing chocolate and peanut butter taste but are nut free and gluten free, as well. For today’s recipe, I am using gluten free oats to replace normal oats and sunflower nut butter as …

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If you are someone who follows a gluten free diet, either to lose weight or for your health, you will know that you sometimes need gluten free replacements and substitutes to cook your favorite recipes. One of the latest trends in the diet industry is a gluten free diet.  And for many of those people …

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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. It’s hearty, tasty and easy to make. Keep reading to learn how to make this delicious …

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These cashew coconut energy bites are sweetened with medjool dates and have no dairy or gluten. They are a  healthy way to get a burst of energy after a workout.  With just a few minutes of your time and some healthy ingredients, you have a tasty on-the-go snack. Keep reading to find out how to …

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Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and nutritious snack. They are filled with nutritional goodness and are very easy to prepare. They are a great project to do with the kids, when pumpkins are in season. If you harvest pumpkins at the peak of ripeness, and use spices while roasting them, the seeds taste amazing. …

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I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. Today we’ll be using mango with avocado for a tropical appeal. This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit It’s …

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This recipe for vegetable spring rolls is perfect for your Vegan friends but will also tempt the most ardent meat eater. I served them as a party appetizer recently, along with a table full of meat dishes and the dish was the hit of the party.  Be sure to make the soy sauce dip. They …

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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 potato recipe is super easy to do.  The potatoes and onions take on a really delicious flavor …

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Are you looking for the perfect bite sized portions of your favorite recipes? The muffin tin recipes below make portion control a breeze. Muffin tins are not just for muffins anymore.  There are loads of creative ways to use your ingredients and then cook them in a muffin tin.  The finished recipe is a handy …

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This round up features 23 of my Favorite Holiday Fudge Recipes. Some are my own recipes and others have been submitted by blogger friends of mine. The holidays are the one time of the year when I love making fudge and have it on hand all the time. I love it all year round, but my …

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It’s an expensive time of the year! There seem to be so many uses for our dollars when the holidays roll around. These frugal tips will make your holiday season something to remember without breaking the bank. The whole essence of a successful holiday season does not lie in the amount of money you spend, …

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Are you looking for a effortless meatless meal?  This recipe for bean burritos uses a kidney bean and pinto bean combination, which is a nice change from the traditional black bean recipe and is really tasty. These burritos take only 15 minutes from start to finish, so they are perfect for any meatless Monday. My …

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I admit it.  I adore making fudge….pretty much any kind of fudge.  My favorite is peanut butter, but I still love them all.  This is a collection of a few of my favorite fudge recipes. One of the great things about making fudge is that the portions are controlled and the taste is quite sweet. …

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Pepperoni and Cheese Calzone – Printable Recipe My daughter and I often go to Lily’s Pizza in Raleigh.  One of their specialties is their calzones.  Sort of like healthy little pizza pockets! I do my best to duplicate the taste at tome and my family loves these! You can add whatever fillings you like. For …

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 This spicy Mexican vegetable casserole combines a host of nutritious vegetables with a blend of spices and cheese to make a hearty and healthy main course dish. It is the perfect dish to serve for meatless Mondays. Enjoy the spicy taste of Mexican Vegetable Casserole Add a tossed salad or some avocado slices and you …

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When my daughter was much younger, I used to wait anxiously for the month when the Girl Scout cookies were ready to be sold.  I bought boxes of Samoas cookies and Thin Mints and froze them so we could enjoy them during the year.  This Samoas Bars recipe takes me right back to those days.  …

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas is a perfect vegetarian recipe for a busy week night. It is warm, comforting and packed with nutrients. The recipe will work with just about any vegetables you have on hand. I make this dish all the time and rarely make it with the same ingredients twice for that …

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What is not to like about peanut butter and chocolate?  Oh yes…the calories.  Well, I can’t do too much about the calories,  but I can at least adapt the recipe so that it is suitable for vegans as well as vegetarians and those with normal diets. These peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies will not last …

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