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Clean and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This time of year I crave the tart and sweet goodness of cranberry sauce. I put it on everything from chicken, fish, crostini, my super-seed quinoa crackers or a beautiful wheel of brie! As my tip in the picture above indicates, I also enjoy adding it to hummus as well! Not only that, but I…… Continue reading Clean and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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Clean Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice (with vegan option)

I have always love Panera’s Chicken and Wild Rice soup, but wanted to give it a dairy-free, gluten-free makeover! This can be vegan by eliminating the chicken, and still be a hearty and delicious soup! 2 cups cashew milk or plant milk of choice2 cups broth of choice2 chicken breasts (omit if making vegan)1 cup…… Continue reading Clean Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice (with vegan option)

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Buffalo Chicken Chili in Under 20 Minutes!

This post is going to be faster than it was to make this chili! I was really busy yesterday, and remembered I had seen a Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe recently, but the day was almost over, so I had to make something fast! That’s my specialty because I’ve never been a consistent meal prepper!…… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Chili in Under 20 Minutes!

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National Family Meals Month: Polenta Family-style; from Stove to Slab

My son, Nico, waiting patiently for the rest of the family to sit so he can dig in! September is National Family Meals Month, and we still have a few days left to honor it! Honestly, everyday is Family Meal Day in my world, and here’s why. Research has shown the positive implications that may…… Continue reading National Family Meals Month: Polenta Family-style; from Stove to Slab

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Italian-Style Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed artichokes have been a staple in my Italian family for as long as I can remember. We serve them as a side dish at our Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. My Grandma Bonnie always has done them with breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan Cheese and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  On Thanksgiving a…… Continue reading Italian-Style Stuffed Artichokes

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Sweet and Smokey Secret ingredient deviled eggs!

This was the Father’s Day requested breakfast! It seems that we usually think of deviled eggs for lunch or parties, but not often as a quick breakfast. These come together quickly, especially if you have the eggs already hardboiled. I don’t get fancy with piping either, just fill’em high and top with bacon. That makes…… Continue reading Sweet and Smokey Secret ingredient deviled eggs!

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Cat Cafes: The Purrrrfect Place for Feline and Human Well-being

  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that there was a Cat Cafe opening near us. Volunteering at Humane Societies has always been a favorite activity of our family, but we had never heard of a Cat Cafe– I know, crazy! Have you? Well, here is the description of from our local Cat…… Continue reading Cat Cafes: The Purrrrfect Place for Feline and Human Well-being