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Pair shrimp, sausage for easy holiday party food

Pair shrimp, sausage for easy holiday party food


Italian surf and turf – shrimp and turkey sausage cooked together – is served with roasted red pepper sauce.

With the holidays getting into full swing, life for most of us is getting hectic. Between all the big meals, the parties, the kids needing treats for their classes, never mind...

The Sacramento Bee
Cookie Corner: Testing gluten-free holiday recipes

Cookie Corner: Testing gluten-free holiday recipes


Gluten-free tea cakes are an easy-to-make treat to share at Christmas.

These days a typical office, or family, is full of people on restricted or specific diets. Low-sugar or salt-restricted, vegetarian or vegan, low-carb or gluten-free – it can make holiday potlucks or family dinners a challenge. While there are...

Foods for the Soul
Cranberry Orange Pecan Granola

Cranberry Orange Pecan Granola

Crunchy and citrusy low-fat granola studded with tart dried cranberries and earthy pecans. An easy and healthy breakfast or snack!    On Sunday, the 4-year-old boy from our backyard neighbor’s house bounded up our driveway and knocked energetically. In the…

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Crazy for Crust
Peppermint Kiss Brownie Bites {dairy-free option}

Dec 3, 2013
Peppermint Kiss Brownie Bites {dairy-free option}

Peppermint Kiss Brownie Bites {dairy-free option}

If you love chocolate and peppermint, these from-scratch Peppermint Kiss Brownie Bites are for you! I finished book 7 of the Harry Potter series the other day. And now I...

Undercover Caterer
Cyber Monday — 5R Farm

Dec 2, 2013

You may or may not have noticed a little box on the sidebar of this here blog advertising 5R Farm.  It’s owned and run by my friends Stacy and Sean.  Stacy is the maker of soaps and lotions, as well as the chicken whisperer.  I’m not sure if the chickens came before the soaps...

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Crazy for Crust
Maple Nut Bars

Dec 2, 2013
Maple Nut Bars

Maple Nut Bars

Need an easy recipe for your holiday party? Thanks to Whole Foods Market I made these Maple Nut Bars, that will be the perfect quick recipe for all your holiday needs! Raise your hand if...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic buttery chocolate chip cookies that are secretly skinny! Low in fat and calories without sacrificing any of the flavor or texture.     Despite the porcelain Peter Rabbit cookie jar prominently displayed on our kitchen countertop, Mom only preheated…

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Vegetarianized
Roasted Broccoli Soup

Dec 1, 2013


Vegetarianized
Roasted Broccoli Soup

Dec 1, 2013
Roasted Broccoli Soup

After a heavy Thanksgivvukah weekend, this is great way to start off light and flavorful this week. It is based on my Garlic Parmesan Broccoli recipe - roasted veg, broth and a whizz up with a hand blender and 'tis the season for warm, cozy soup.

Crazy for Crust
Gingerbread fudge – like cookie dough with fudge

Dec 1, 2013
Gingerbread fudge – like cookie dough with fudge

Gingerbread Fudge

This Gingerbread fudge tastes just like gingerbread cookie dough! My post today was going to be all about Thanksgiving and Black Friday. But, some things don’t always happen as planned. Holidays don’t always go like you think they will. I try to...

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