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Simple Hearty Chicken Tortilla Soup

Hearty soups take very little time to make and satisfy the toughest critics. With the numerous requests for easy meals to prepare during the week, I came up with a simple tortilla soup recipe using ingredients that can be thrown…

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A Celebration of Ann Brewer

What will you accomplish in your life? How do you want to be remembered? Ann Brewer wanted to be remembered as having led “a colorful life of eventful usefulness” and strived every day to serve her community. She gathered people…

Hangover-Rx

Hangover Rx Smoothie

Happy New Year! In case you had a few too many cocktails last night, here is a drink to help with your hangover.  The coconut water replenishes your electrolytes, the orange juice provides vitamin C, and the bromelain rich pineapple…

Lynne's-collards

Spicy Collards

Lynne Sawicki, introduced as the Queen of Collards at a chef demonstration, shared her spicy collard recipe for you to make this New Years for a prosperous 2015 or any other time of the year for your health. Recipes like…

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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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My Heart Goes POP POP POP Valentine

Do you remember exchanging the preprinted comic like Valentine cards as a child? Sometimes the cards were attached to a miniature box of sweethearts filled with the corny sayings “Be Mine, Hug Me, Cutie Pie, and Sweet Pea” on the…

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You Rule Valentine’s Day Gifts

This year I wanted my children to give a personalized and unique gift to all their friends and teachers on Valentine’s Day. One that the parents will not toss in the trash right after the kids go to sleep or…