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Simple Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pasta

Growing up my brother and I would scarf down a box of pasta smothered in Ragu sauce before or after a sports practice at least once a week.  It was quick, easy and filling.  Plus, we needed the carbs for…

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Creamy, Potato Donuts with a Meyer Lemon Glaze

I am sure many of you are scratching your head about adding potatoes to your donut dough but I promise it is one of the best flavors you will ever sink you teeth into.  Potato donuts are tender and moist especially…

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

These light potato pancakes are fabulous with a little sour cream, smoked salmon and a sprig of dill.  For a heartier brunch, add a poached egg.  You can even serve potato pancakes with roasted pork and a little applesauce for…

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Red Skinned New Potatoes and Crystal Organic Torpedo Onion Salad

The executive chef of Floataway Cafe, Todd Immel and his junior “sous chef”, Aidan Immel served this exquisite New Potato and Torpedo Onion Salad topped with a perfectly boiled egg at the Chef Series for the Morningside Market.  I love…

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Rosemary Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn

What is your definition of a healthy snack? Does it have to be sugar or fat free? Or, can the snack be made with pure, organic ingredients that have beneficial fats, vitamins and fiber? I am a believer of the…

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Simple Orange Zest Shortbread Cookies

Every year my daughter looks forward to creating a new cookie for to her friend’s Valentine Day cookie exchange. Last year we made a buttery cookie with raspberry jam inside the heart. They are always a hit with the kids.…

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Parmesan Encrusted Goat Cheese in Basil Olive Oil

If you love goat cheese, you have to try this. Serve as an appetizer or make smaller goat cheese balls and add them to your arugula and beet salad. The striking green color of the basil olive oil makes it…

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Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

This is a treat you can eat all year round. Fall fairs serve plenty of foods on a stick. These chocolate covered frozen banana pops are refreshing and healthy. Much better for you than the fried twinkles and snicker bars…

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Watermelon Snow Cones

I went to a friend’s house and made snow cones. When I came home I asked my mom if we could buy a snow cone machine and she said “No, but I have a better idea.” She remembered the Watermelon…