Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Hummus is easy to make and is a great food for vegan, vegetarian, and non vegetarian diets. It is high in iron and vitamin C, with beneficial amounts of both vitamin B6 and folate. It is also a good source of protein, fiber, and potassium. See also my recipe for Hummus Three Ways. Print Recipe Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Vegetarian, …

Overnight Oatmeal

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Are your mornings chaotic, but perhaps you can spare ten minutes in the evening? Make this simple Overnight Oatmeal and enjoy breakfast on the run. Customize this anyway you want, and see my Fresh Tip for even more tasty options. Print Recipe Overnight Oatmeal Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free Makes:   1 serving   Ingredients 1/2 cup instant or old-fashioned oats1/2 …

Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup

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This wholesome soup is easy to prepare and can be customized for any dietary preference. Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version and omit the Parmesan cheese for Dairy Free or Vegan. For meat lovers, stir in cooked, chopped chicken or cooked Italian sausage. Print Recipe Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   2 quarts   Ingredients 2 …

Lentil Barley Soup

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You have to love soup! It’s comforting, filling, healthful, and this recipe makes enough for leftovers. Freeze some for busy weeks or for easy lunch box meals. Another tip is to stir chopped spinach or kale into this soup during the last few minutes of cooking. What an easy way to get your daily veggies! Print Recipe Lentil Barley Soup …

Thumbprint Cookies

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Here it is…my favorite Christmas cookie of all time. Traditionally, this cookie is made with a dollop of jelly in the center, but I have modified it with Buttercream Frosting to resemble an amazing little cookie that was offered during my childhood at the Snow White Bakery in Dixon, Illinois. Don’t bother trying to find it there today, that same …

Creamy Chicken Pappardelle

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This easy recipe is perfect with leftover chicken or turkey. Enhance the flavor with several tablespoons of white wine or sherry. Print Recipe Creamy Chicken Pappardelle Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   4 servings   Ingredients 12 oz. pappardelle noodles2 cups small broccoli florets2 Tbsp. butter3 Tbsp. flour2 cups milk2 tsp. chicken bouillon (paste works well)2 cups shredded cooked chicken3 Tbsp. chopped parsley, …

Apple-Cranberry Salad with Candied Walnuts

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The flavors in this salad complement each other perfectly. If you are a cheese lover, top salad with a tangy variety such as crumbled feta, blue, or goat cheese. Print Recipe Apple-Cranberry Salad with Candied Walnuts Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   4 servings    Ingredients 4 tsp. apple cider vinegar1 tsp. sugar1/4 tsp. dry mustard1/4 …

Pumpkin Cake Roll

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What a perfect make-ahead dessert for holiday get-togethers, and way easier to make than it looks! Print Recipe Pumpkin Cake Roll Makes:   8 to 10 servings   Ingredients 3 eggs1 cup sugar2/3 cup canned pumpkin (See Fresh Tip)3/4 cup flour1 tsp. baking powder2 tsp. cinnamon1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. ginger1/4 tsp. nutmeg Frosting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened1-1/4 cups powdered sugar5 …

Praline-Crusted Sweet Potatoes

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You will love the flavor, and that you can assemble it in the morning and bake it later. Print Recipe Praline-Crusted Sweet Potatoes Vegetarian, Soy Free Makes:   about 6 servings   Ingredients 4 sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds)5 Tbsp. butter, divided1 tsp. vanilla1 Tbsp. cream, milk or almond milk1/2 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. salt1/2 cup brown sugar2 Tbsp. flour1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Easy! And what an amazing roasted flavor. Even Brussels sprouts skeptics will go for this recipe. Print Recipe Roasted Brussels Sprouts Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   6 to 8 servings   Ingredients 1-1/2 lbs. (about 4 cups) Brussels sprouts1-1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil3/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. black pepper Makes:   6 to 8 servings   …