Tips for Using a Slow Cooker

Tips for Using a Slow Cooker

When I told some lunch girlfriends and you virtual-friends that I'd be posting slow cooker recipes this entire month, I was amazed at the positive response but I shouldn't have been surprised at all. CrockPot made it's way on the scene more than 40 years ago, fast...

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Recent Recipe Posts

The Best Grilled Fish Tacos I’ve Ever Made

Grilling season is serious business. I get that. The flavor that grilling adds to meat and vegetables is incomparable to any other cooking method. I have a friend who says "I'm grilling six days a week now. You should do a whole week of recipes for the grill!". While...

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Stocking Your Spice Cabinet

A well-stocked spice kitchen is the most essential part of any cook’s repertoire because no matter how full your pantry or refrigerator, if you don’t have a good variety of spices, then your recipes will be limited in flavor and variety. Let me go on record to say...

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Cauliflower Tartine with Hummus and Almonds

Though I've experienced the simple yet unforgettable delight of a tartine before (defined as a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients and pronounced tartEn), I've never tasted so many as during a recent family trip to California where we...

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My Best Summer Party Recipes

Summer is all about being outside. And part of this season's outside fun is grilling and hosting summer parties. Often times these summer parties start with last-minute invitations. "Come on over, we'll throw extra burgers on the grill", that kind of thing. So, in the...

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Hello and welcome! My name is Sally and I REALLY love to be in the kitchen. Making fresh, unique dishes is my way of showing love for my family and friends and I hope you’ll find both healthy and indulgent recipes that will inspire you… read more

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Raspberry Lemonade Cake

Summer is all about fresh flavors, and citrus really shines during the hot summer months. Lemonade is citrus-fresh for sure. It's such a perfect treat that even little kids know that if they put a table and chair at the end of the yard with a 'Lemonade' sign, you will...

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Carrot and Zucchini Pancakes with Basil Chive Cream

These versatile zucchini and carrot vegetable pancakes could be a fresh meatless main course, a perfect vegetable side dish or a toasty little appetizer. First of all, the color draws you in with deep green zucchini and sunny bright carrots. The pancakes are crisp and...

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Stock Your Pantry Healthy

** This is the second installment in a series where I’ve teamed up with Whole Foods Market to help you through your healthy eating journey. If you missed my first in the series, be sure to check out Stocking A Healthy Refrigerator.** Today I’m offering tips,...

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Fruit Salad Medley

More often than not, fruit salads become sort of fruit "fluff" with the addition of sweetened whipped cream. But in summer when so many of our favorite fruits are at their peak of flavor, naked it the way to go (regarding the fruit, that is). So to show off the bright...

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Chicken Salad Recipe

There are many, many chicken salad recipes out there with as much variety as people have varying tastes. This recipe is the classic with a fresh twist and if you like recipes with Flavor Mother-load, you will enjoy this juicy, crunchy, creamy, sweet and tangy salad....

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Strawberry Soup

I don't know if my grandmother ever served Strawberry Soup, but she was a sophisticated entertainer with the ladies in our family. At least that's how I remember her. She was also known for serving triple decker tea sandwiches of olive tapenade, egg salad and shrimp...

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Seaweed Chips

The benefits of eating seaweed as part of a healthy diet are almost endless. Just some of the benefits of these vegetables of the sea: They are packed full of B vitamins They contain chlorophyll which helps restore energy and vitality The offer plenty of fiber They...

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Mexican Vegetable Soup with Lime and Avocado

This is one of our favorite vegetable soup recipes. Ready in under 30 minutes, the flavors taste fresh and light. Mexican Vegetable Soup with Lime and Avocado is excellent any weeknight and you can customize it to whatever vegetables you have on hand or what's in...

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Sour Cream Blueberry Crumb Cake

Crumb cake or coffee cake. With fruit or cream, or fruit and cream! Beautiful, plump, juicy blueberries. Sour cream and butter. This beautiful sour cream blueberry crumb cake is perfect anytime you want to treat yourself and your loved ones. The cake is tender, moist...

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Perfect Mushroom Risotto with Risotto Tutorial

Risotto and I have a long history together. A history of me not making it for a long time. The first time I made it I didn't know what I was getting myself into. The recipe I tried was missing a few important tips that can help speed up the process. "Stir...

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Brussels Sprouts with Oregano Oil

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables and I used to feel like I was part of a minority who felt the same way, but I think the rest of the world is catching on. Brussels sprouts, when sautéed or roasted are amazing. Boil them and, well forget it. So, I...

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Roasted Asparagus and Dijon-Lemon Sauce

So you have your main dish almost ready to go, you want asparagus but not hum-drum " I just steamed and buttered it last time" or "I made asparagus wrapped in phyllo dough awhile back and don't have time for that one" (plus, do you really always have phyllo dough in...

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Lemony Cheese Tart with Sour Cream Glaze

I love making dessert and I strive to find new recipes that are impressive and unique. This delicious tart just might replace cheesecake as a favorite. Lemony Cheese Tart with Sour Cream Glaze pretty much melts in your mouth! Creamier than cheesecake, with just enough...

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Sweet Tart Dough

This recipe for Sweet Tart Dough is infallible and is perfect with the  Lemony Cheese Tart recipe. It's quick to prepare, easy to roll out, though it can also be pressed into a pan instead, and always bakes up tender and flavorful - who could ask for anything more?...

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Reverse Ravioli with Balsamic Vegetables

Easy, colorful, delicious. Reverse ravioli with balsamic vegetables combines fresh red pepper, Vidalia or other sweet onion, diced tomatoes and a healthy splash of balsamic vinegar. Seasoned with Herbs de Provence. Herbs de Provence? As in from France? Well yes, sort...

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Quinoa with Broccoli Pesto

Quinoa with Broccoli Pesto is so delicious and easy. It's love at first bite when all the fresh and creamy flavors come together. Broccoli pesto?  Really? Really.... Broccoli, almonds, parmesan cheese, olive oil, cream and garlic! Cook's note to my vegan friends: I...

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