November 15, 2016

Herbed Bread Stuffing Recipe with Keller’s Creamery

True confessions: I've never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner. I've always gone to my mom's or my mother-in-law's, and in recent years we've been going to my sister-in-law's house for Thanksgiving dinner, but this year I'm going to be cooking! Of course I had to call my mom and ask her for all the family recipes so I can make it taste like home. My favorite part of her Thanksgiving meal is her herbed bread stuffing.
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June 23, 2015

Kale Salad with Cranberries & Almonds

When I stayed at the Grand Hyatt in New York City last winter, I had my first ever kale salad. It was AMAZING. So amazing, in fact, that I ordered it two more times during our trip. I love braised kale and kale chips, but I couldn’t imagine eating raw kale until I had that...
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April 13, 2015

The Very Best Sweet Potato Fries

My new favorite indulgence is sweet potato fries. They’re paleo-friendly, nutritious, and oh-so-yummy, and this sweet potato fries recipe is super easy! We’ve been getting a bag of locally grown, organic sweet potatoes almost every week from our winter CSA, so I needed to find new ways to cook them. We often bake them and eat...
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April 7, 2015

Rustic Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Do you have leftover ham you are looking to use up, or do you just love the smokey deliciousness that ham lends to a dish? This is a tasty way to use up some of the Easter ham you may have left over! Scalloped potatoes are one of those decadent dishes often reserved for the holidays...
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September 15, 2014

Avocado Bean Salad Recipe: the Perfect Summer Potluck Dish!

I made this avocado bean salad for our Labor Day cookout and it was an incredible hit. The flavors of fresh corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, lemon juice and cilantro totally create a party in your mouth. And it’s beautiful to boot!! Everyone loved it . . . well, all the adults, anyway. You want to...
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August 21, 2014

Corn OFF the Cob

Making corn off the cob is so easy, and there’s no dental floss required!!! Ina has gone and done it again. File this in the “why didn’t I think of this” category. I have three kids, each with some sort of orthodontic apparatus, and my own teeth seem to catch food like it’s a sport. Corn...
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August 19, 2014

How to Roast Tomatoes #RealFoodRecipes

How to make oven roasted tomatoes – a delicious topping for pasta or pizza! I’ve had a lot of questions about how I prepared my oven roasted tomatoes. Roasting tomatoes quite simple, really! Just slice raw tomatoes and lay them out on a baking sheet (you can line it with parchment paper if you’d like) and drizzle...
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July 10, 2014

Perfect Potato Salad with Bacon & Egg

Potato salad with bacon . . . how can you go wrong!?! Hi, it’s Colleen here today with one of my favorite recipes — Potato Salad with Bacon & Egg! I wanted to call it “The Best Darn Potato Salad in the World” BUT I guess that would be a little over-the-top! Almost nothing is more American...
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June 17, 2014

Easy Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

This lemon vinaigrette salad dressing recipe is so easy and so basic that I have totally taken it for granted and never thought to post it here on ye olde blawg. But a friend of mine can’t get enough of it, and I realized that maybe it was worth posting after all. When I got...
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May 21, 2014

Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans With Ham

Today I have a delicious recipe for Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans with chunks of ham and a spicy jalapeno mustard that takes this traditional BBQ dish to the next level.  Spring is in full swing, and it’s time to get grilling! Today I’m celebrating National Grilling Month with El Diablo mustards and several fabulous food bloggers from across the...
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May 3, 2014

Tuscan Tomato Onion Salad #RealFoodRecipes

One of my favorite things about spring and summer is fresh tomatoes, and this Tuscan Tomato Onion Salad is a fantastic way to enjoy this iconic summer fruit. (You KNOW tomatoes are a fruit, not a veggie, right?) Not that it matters… whatever they are, they are tasty and nutritious. Easy to make and refreshingly light, this...
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