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Sweet and Savory Baked Brie

Sweet and Salty Baked Brie Recipe - Delicious!

  Looking for something fabulous to serve your family and friends over the Holidays? Say Cheese! I don’t know about you but cheese just about always makes me smile, and this recipe has the perfect balance of salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy, and absolute melt in your mouth DELICIOUS. Start by taking a wheel of brie cheese and cut …read more

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Marinated Feta Cheese

DIY Marinated Feta - Yum!

  In my younger years, I remember my dad regularly purchasing a jar with little cubes of cheese floating in an irresistibly seasoned marinated oil. I want to say that the cheese was blue cheese but I’ve always disliked the strong blue cheese flavor so either it became milder from sitting in the oil or it wasn’t blue cheese at all. *shrug* …read more

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Preserving Garlic and DIY Seasoning!

DIY Preserving Garlic - Make Garlic Powder, Minced Garlic or Garlic Salt!

  You may remember my recent post, Easy Herb Preserving where I showed you how I preserve fresh basil and other herbs in olive oil. Having herbs from my garden year round is how I add big flavor to home-cooked meals and my family loves it. Preserving garlic takes a bit more preparation, since the individual cloves need to be peeled. I spent …read more

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup


Early autumn in Utah usually brings the occasional cold, rainy day.  I welcome the chill after the long weeks of 90 degree weather.  I open all my sliding doors and windows and let the cool breeze air out the house.  The gentle sound of rain goes perfectly with the savory smell of soup cooking on the stove and fresh bread browning in …read more

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Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken Skewers


Nothing says summer more than the smell of food cooking on the grill.  I love grilling because the food has a special flavor and cooking outside has the added bonus of keeping the house cooler.  The secret of keeping the chicken moist is to marinate it before grilling.  Here’s a great recipe for  light and delicious chicken skewers – paired with …read more

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Easy Herb Preservation

Preserving Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

  Every year I fuss over my herbs, feeding, pruning and generally loving them up until they’re gorgeous and full, then I sigh when the first unexpected frost takes them all away. I mentally kick myself for not preserving all that aromatic bounty when I had the chance. Well, not this year! Did you know that herbs can be preserved in olive …read more

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Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Healthier alternative to potato salad - replace with cauliflower. It's delicious!

  I’ll bet you’ve heard about replacing regular pizza crust with the healthier cauliflower pizza crust. About a year ago I tried my first cauliflower pizza crust and have not had a gluten crust since. The cauliflower crust is so much better! Now I’ve went one step better in the healthier eating department – I’ve replaced the high glycemic potatoes …read more

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Mango Quinoa Salad


Quinoa, pronounced [KEEN-wah] has exploded with popularity over the last few years.  Though not technically a grain, quinoa can be substituted for nearly any grain, such as rice and wheat bulgar, in recipes.  Packed with protein, this seed delivers a big nutritional punch, as it contains every amino acid. It’s particularly rich in lysine, which …read more

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Creamy Honey Strawberry Yogurt Pops

Make Creamy Yogurt Popsicles

  With the summer heat on full blast, it’s the perfect time of year to try whipping up some homemade frozen yogurt treats.  Testing our recipes, we happily licked our way through about a dozen fruit combinations. Raspberries, kiwi, watermelon, limeade, etc.  Although they were all amazing, our favorite were our own creamy honey strawberry …read more

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Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips DIY Recipe - Much healthier than potato chips!

  For my family, homemade chips are a healthier choice for sure! Sweet potatoes are lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes so they won’t spike my daughter’s blood sugar as much, and I can control the amount and type of oil used in their production. Start by cutting the sweet potatoes quite thin. As thin as you can without them …read more

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