Oat Bran Breakfast Bowl

1 serving Tip: I like hot cereal for breakfast, but it gets a little boring sometimes (my own fault, I'll admit). I'm going to work harder at making hot breakfast more interesting and nutritious. I think my body will thank me. 🙂 If you'd like to join me in one new creation, give this oat... Continue Reading →

Orecchiette w/Butternut Squash & Sage

3-4 servings Tip: I do eat meat, but continue to look for meatless options and find them very satisfying when they include hearty, textured vegetables and beans. Of course, you can add meat or other proteins to this recipe, but we found it to be quite tempting and flavorful. If you haven't already, give meatless... Continue Reading →

Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachios

4-6 servings Tip: Brighten your winter with citrus. We typically enjoy oranges, clementines, tangerines, mandarins or grapefruit for breakfast or snacking, but consider other ways to get this great source of vitamin C into your diet. This recipe is just one possibility (think salsa, smoothies, dessert, citrus zest in pasta). Observe the great citrus options... Continue Reading →

Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Makes about 18 cookies Recipe credit: Modern Israeli Cooking - Danielle Oron Tip: I've probably mentioned I don't usually cook from recipes; I read many for inspiration and ideas. However, I frequently bake from published recipes. And I almost always follow them strictly the first time through. I recommend this practice in baking. Observe... Continue Reading →

Pear Tarte Tatin with Anise Seed Caramel

      6 servings. Recipe credit to Food52. Tip:  It's adventurous to try new foods and flavor combinations. Our taste buds and taste sensations can change regularly, so something you previously disliked may become a future favorite...keep checking! Who among us hasn't tasted something for the first time, then wondered why we didn't try... Continue Reading →

Pecan-Coconut-Applesauce Muffins

Yield as shown in photo. You may choose a different mix of pans. (ex: all muffins or muffins plus a bundt pan, etc.) Tip:  Julia Child had a kitchen rule...“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”  Julia's rules are definitely good enough for me! 😉 I made a batch of chunky applesauce last week... Continue Reading →

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Cups

6-8 appetizer servings Tip: Holidays many times call for appetizers, whether at home or taken to a friend's or colleague's party. Look for options that can be made ahead so the host won't need to share kitchen space when you arrive. I also appreciate appetizers that can be served at room temperature. All the better... Continue Reading →

Baked Cranberry-Walnut Relish

12-16 servings (as a complement to an entrée) Tip: This is a crunchy, sweet-tart relish that is enjoyable with roast pork, chicken, or savory vegetarian dishes, as well as with your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It keeps very well covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks (if you can leave it alone for... Continue Reading →

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