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Mushroom and Camembert Cheese Toast Appetizer

Cooking mushrooms seems to intimidate many people but with the right technique and seasoning, they can easily be prepared at home. Steven Satterfield of Miller Union provided valuable tips on how to sauté his favorite mushrooms and create simple appetizers…

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Simple and Delicious Chicken Cooked in Parchment

Here is a recipe everyone will love that you can have on the table in under 45 minutes with very little clean up. The chicken and veggies are cooked in a parchment bag which holds all the juices, steams everything…

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African Squash Fritters with Maple Syrup and Parmesan

2014 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist, Todd Ginsberg, executive chef of The General Muir and creator of the famous pastrami cheeseburger and “perfect” rueben sandwich is also wowing veggie lovers with his beet reuben and scrumptious salads.  This fall he is…

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Real Strawberry Ginger Fruit Roll-ups

Since school has started again, I have received numerous requests for healthy snacks kids will actually eat.  These fruit roll-ups look like the commercially made ones but they are so much better since they actually contain FRUIT.  A lot of…

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Raspberry Margarita Crumb Bars

The lime in these gooey Raspberry Margarita crumb bars perfectly balances the sweetness in the berries and brown sugar.  I tweaked the Smitten Kitchen/ Baked: New Frontiers in Baking recipe to include lime instead of lemon and added more protein by…

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Homemade Soft, Baked Pretzels

Not much is better than a warm, soft pretzel lightly coated in large salt crystals with a slightly crunchy crust and tender, chewy inside.  We always split one at a ball game or festival where they appeared everywhere in concession…

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Decadent Chocolate Pots

This Chocolate Pot recipe from Jamie Oliver will satisfy your chocolate cravings for a week. It is so rich and elegant yet surprisingly simple to make. You do not need to bake these custards like many other recipes or use…

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Fun Halloween Cupcakes

We had such a good time decorating these cupcakes for the school fundraiser. This year we wanted to serve cupcakes that are mostly organic and allergy free. I made eggless pumpkin cupcakes and my eggless UnBEETable chocolate cupcakes. Yes, they…

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Life-size Cat and Witch Lawn Decorations

I saw these silhouettes in a magazine last Halloween and have been waiting all year to make our own. I wish we had the life size witch holding the lantern and broom stick but we did not have a 4×8…