Avocado & Blackberry Muffins
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Avocado & Blackberry Muffins

There are certain foods/condiments that, when included in the list of ingredients, have enough pull to entice me into giving the recipe a shot. The ones that rise to the top of the list: sour cream, avocados and lately, Greek yogurt {here’s one tasty example}. There was no hesitation on my part with these muffins. … Continue reading

Blueberry Scones
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Blueberry Scones

Scones have always slightly intimidated me. There seems to be some kind of exact consistency or method to the dough that I’ve always shied away from. I finally decided it was time for me to give it a try. Scones are such a universal baked item. No matter what season you’re in or taste you’re … Continue reading

Gingerbread Cookies
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Gingerbread Cookies

{gingerbread snowflakes – recipe from here} Gingerbread is such a quintessential scent and taste for Christmas and I’ve been associating the cookies with this season for as long as I can remember. It seems people fall into two categories: you either love them or hate them. I think they are just divine. Strangely enough, as … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti
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Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

My earliest memory of squash was being forced to finish it before I could leave the table and go trick or treating. I never liked it and it took me a long time before I was willing to try it again. Since, I’ve realized I love butternut squash and most recently we’ve discovered many uses … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto
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Mushroom Risotto

Mushrooms aren’t my thing. But I pinned this recipe awhile back knowing Brian would love it. And when my parents decided to come down for a visit a few weeks ago, I knew it would be a tasty and safe choice. When it comes to risotto, you have to put in the time. But aside … Continue reading

Low-Carb Fajita Quesadillas
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Low-Carb Fajita Quesadillas

{Fajita Quesadillas} I took a chance with this one – vegetarian main meal for my meat-loving husband. Okay, I have to be honest, the first time I made these I made a second side/appetizer {our classic Hanky Pankys} that was heavy on the meat to satisfy all parties involved – just in case…. Well, all … Continue reading

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Caprese Salad with Eggplant

I’ve been spending the last few nights wallowing in my own self pity. And trying really hard to ignore that fact that my body is constantly iching :( Yup, the poison ivy prevails. Two doctor’s visits and one phone call, one shot and two prescriptions later, and I’m still hoping against hope that these go away. I’m … Continue reading