JAN
17

Butternut Squash, Pomegranate + Roquefort Salad

Books, Giveaway, Healthy Eating, Seasonal Recipes, Side Dish, Side Salads, Winter Recipes | 88 comments

I am so excited for my friend Carrie’s new cookbook: Deliciously Organic. The book is full of fresh, vibrant flavored recipes that are actually good for you. Carrie makes going organic sound so simple and no-nonsense as she shares all kinds of incredibly helpful and practical information on eating organic and how to simply make the change without stressing too much – and why it’s important to eat organically.

butternut squash, pomegranat and roquefort salad - deliciously organic cookbook

Another thing that I’m loving about this book is that it’s photographed by another friend of mine, Helene from Tartelette. I can’t stop looking at the book. Each recipe and photo calls out to me: “Make me….Eat me!”

We’ve enjoyed quite a few of Carrie’s recipes already. The raspberry almond muffins were a big hit for a Saturday morning breakfast and a pleasant change from traditional blueberry muffins.

I really savored those little bites of fresh, sweet berries during the winter (the recipe uses frozen berries, so it’s accessible all year round.). And the recipe froze so well.

My dad was in town last week and along with some balsamic seared steaks and roasted potatoes I served Roasted Red Onion and pear Salad. This one is going to become a frequent regular at our table during the fall and winter months.

butternut squash, pomegranate and roquefort salad

And now for this recipe – Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Roquefort Salad. I’ve never thought to add roasted butternut squash to a green salad, but I loved it. This salad is so full of color and beautiful on the table.

The sweet and salty bites of squash went so well with the juicy pomegranate arils and the bold Roquefort cheese
. What a wonderful lunch I enjoyed today!

I can’t wait to try even more of Carrie’s recipes, and to share this book with you as well. Carrie is giving away one autographed copy of her new book. Read on for how you can win, but first – the salad recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, and Roquefort Salad

from Deliciously Organic, by Carrie Vitt

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Ingredients:

2 cups peeled, bite-sized pieces of butternut squash
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon whole cane sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
8 cups mixed baby greens
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
4 tablespoons crumbled roquefort
1 teaspoon pomegranate juice
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons maple syrup

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and adjust rack to middle position.

Toss squash with coconut oil, whole cane sugar, and salt. Spread the pieces evenly in a baking dish and cover with foil. Roast for 15 minutes, remove foil and then roast for an additional 20 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.

Toss greens, pomegranate seeds, Roquefort, and cooled squash in a large bowl. Whisk together pomegranate juice, vinegar, olive oil and maple syrup in a small bowl and drizzle over tossed salad. Serve immediately.


Before you enter the giveaway PLEASE read the rules.

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Giveaway (1 winner):

delicously organic by carrie vitt organic cookbook

1 autographed copy of Deliciously Organic, by Carrie Vitt

The Rules:

  • Head over to Deliciously Organic and tell me what recipe you’d like to try.
  • You may NOT enter using multiple email addresses. Automatic disqualification.
  • Additional entries must leave a separate comment.
  • Contest ends January 24, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Contest open to US States only.
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond before disqualified and a new winner chosen.

Extra Entries:

Additional entries can be earned by doing any of the following, giving you a total of 4 entries. Leave a separate comment for each of your entries.

Katie

About the Author:

Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1
    Blog is the New Black - January 17, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    I am a sucker for anything that has pomegranate in it! This looks wonderful.

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    Heather from Snacktive - January 17, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    It’s always so great to find a new recipe that you will make regularly. This one looks especially good.

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    Courtney - January 17, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Love your salad recipie. Thanks for the link to the Deliciously Organic website. I can’t wait to try her Avocado Salad Dressing. It sounds heavenly…

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    Cookbook Queen - January 17, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    I would LOVE to try the homemade devil snack cake (I immediately clicked on Desserts, what can I say)

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    Cookbook Queen - January 17, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    i “LIKE” you on Facebook, of course…what’s not to like?

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    Cookbook Queen - January 17, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    Tweeted…twitter ID is @bakescupcakes

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    Cookbook Queen - January 17, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    I “LIKED” Deliciously Organic on FB. There!! I did all the things.

    Hope I win!! :)

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    Jennifer McNiven - January 17, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    The mocha frappe on the front page right now looks really tasty, and I like anything with the word “mocha” in the title. I also made her Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables last week and it was quite tasty.

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  • 9
    Kelli W - January 17, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Gale’s Raspberry-Strawberry soup! I’m ready for summer ;-)

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  • 10
    Denae - January 17, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    From DO: Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Potpies look like a great warm-me-up winter meal. Love to win the cookbook!

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  • 11
    Terri - January 17, 2011 @ 4:27 pm

    I would love to make the Whole Wheat Graham Crackers
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  • 12
    Terri - January 17, 2011 @ 4:28 pm
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    Terri - January 17, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    I am a fan of GoodLife Eats on Facebook.
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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    Terri - January 17, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    I am a fan of Deliciously Organic on Facebook
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  • 15
    Sandy @ RE - January 17, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    So lovely! Don’t you just love her book? I posted today about her Carrot Souffle which my family completely gobbled up – even after doubling the recipe. So yummy :)

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    Lauren M. - January 17, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    I’ve been craving comfort food soups and stews, so I’d like to try the spicy black bean soup. looks so simple and delicious!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet - January 17, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    I love adding butternut squash to salads!

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  • 18
    Ginny R - January 17, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    I would love to make her Milky Way Tart!

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  • 19
    Ginny R - January 17, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    I am a fan of GoodLife Eats on Facebook.

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  • 20
    Ginny R - January 17, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    I am a fan of Deliciously Organic on Facebook.

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  • 21
    Heather Spooner - January 17, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    I would like to make the whole wheat graham crackers.

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  • 22
    Tracy - January 17, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    What a wonderful winter salad! I’m pretty sure I have to try Carrie’s maple cheesecake!

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  • 23
    Sarah - January 17, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    I would love to try the Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Ragu

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    Sarah - January 17, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    I like you on Facebook

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    Sarah - January 17, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    I like Deliciously Organic on Facebook

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    elizabeth - January 17, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

    a) thank you for introducing me to deliciously organic – a new staple has been found for my google reader!
    b) i would LOVE to try her quinoa salad with roasted vegetables: http://deliciouslyorganic.net/quinoa-salad-with-roasted-vegetables/
    c) reason why? i tried quinoa for the first time in santa monica this summer and fell in love with a warm quinoa salad that had pineapple, cranberries, green beans, almonds and more amazingness. ever since then, i’ve been fascinated by its nutritional value and versatility! one of my favorite on-the-go breakfasts is nonfat greek yogurt, sliced berries, quinoa and almonds!
    thanks for accepting my entry for the cookbook :)

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  • 27
    giozi - January 17, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

    I just ate this salad at dinner New Year

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  • 28
    Melonie - January 18, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    Mmmm… Gnocchi with wild mushroom ragu! Sounds super delish.

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  • 29
    alex - January 18, 2011 @ 4:50 am

    the whole wheat graham crackers look good!

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  • 30
    Lisa {Smart Food & Fit} - January 18, 2011 @ 5:38 am

    I love anything with pomegranate! I’m hoping I get a copy as a Valentine’s Day gift from my boys!

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  • 31
    Tania - January 18, 2011 @ 6:38 am

    I cannot wait to make her Maple Cheesecake. It looks Divine!!

    What a great giveaway – and amazing pictures

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  • 32
    Tania - January 18, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    tweeted!

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  • 33
    Tania - January 18, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    And LOVE you on FB

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  • 34
    Tania - January 18, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    And like D.O on FB too

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    M - January 18, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    Not only is this beautiful, it is super healthy. Going organic shouldn’t be a fuss! Choosing a healthier lifestyle should be a process that is not simple but effective to your way of life. This salad is a great example of how delicious the change can be!

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  • 36
    Tickled Red - January 18, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    Oh my goodness that looks so good!!

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    Amy | She Wears Many Hats - January 18, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    It is a beautiful book full of tastiness! So many wonderful recipes I can’t wait to try.

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  • 38
    marla {family fresh cooking} - January 18, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Love this book! Beautiful post Katie, the salad looks delicious!

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    Emily - January 18, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    I’m really interested in the slow-roasted garlic and lemon chicken. We made the switch to organic meats last fall, and this year, I want to try roasting more chickens. Perfect!

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    HappyWhenNotHungry - January 18, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    I would love to try the gnocchi with wild mushroom ragu. It sounds amazing!

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    HappyWhenNotHungry - January 18, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    I’m a fan of Deliciously Organic on FB!

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    HappyWhenNotHungry - January 18, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I’m a fan of GoodLife Eats!

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  • 43
    Kim B. - January 18, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    I would LOVE to try the Macaroni & Cheese Mini Macs. As a mom of 4 boys, I’d love to get their input :)

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  • 44
    Lauren - January 18, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    i would love to try the meatloaf, this is something I have not mastered yet and would love to make a delicious organic meatloaf!

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  • 45
    Lauren - January 18, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I like Good Life Eats on FB.

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  • 46
    Lauren - January 18, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I like Deliciously Organic on FB.

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  • 47
    Krista - January 18, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    I have been meaning to make her beef taco bowls for quite some time, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

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  • 48
    Amber - January 18, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    I would love to try the Maple Cheesecake recipe!

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  • 49
    Amber - January 18, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I like Good Life Eats on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

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  • 50
    Amber - January 18, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I like Deliciously Organic on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

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  • 51
    Amber - January 18, 2011 @ 9:45 am
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    Ashlie - January 18, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    I would love to try her fudgy tarts – they sound perfect for valentines day!

    http://deliciouslyorganic.net/fudgy-chocolate-tarts/

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - January 18, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    Yum! I’ve never had butternut squash on salad before, but it sounds lovely!

    I think the recipe I most want to try from Delicious Organic is the Peanut Butter and Caramel Bread Pudding!

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    Jennie @ Oh, Sweet Day! - January 18, 2011 @ 10:55 am

    I have been eyeing this cookbook!!! What a lovely salad!!!
    The Grilled Potatoes with Lemon Aioli sounds so fabulous, would love to try!

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  • 55
    Amy A. - January 18, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    I would love to try the Meatloaf recipe. I would love to find a healthier, organic version that tastes great!

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    Amy A. - January 18, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    I’m a fan of Good Life Eats on Facebook!

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    Amy A. - January 18, 2011 @ 11:28 am

    I’m a fan of Deliciously Organic on Facebook!

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    Amy A. - January 18, 2011 @ 11:29 am
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    susan varney - January 18, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    like to try the Slow-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken Recipe
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  • 60
    Ashley Anderson - January 18, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    I’d like to try Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom Ragu

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  • 61
    Carrie S. - January 18, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    What a great site! I love her gluten-free section. I want to try that Gluten Free Croquembouche! I’ve never seen anything like it!

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  • 62
    Amanda Thompson - January 18, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    Fudgy Chocolate Tarts!! I started drooling the moment I saw them on her site!!

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  • 63
    crystle tellerday - January 19, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    gingerbread pancakes

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  • 64
    Ashley - January 19, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    The yummy chicken and mushroom pot pies look fun and comforting!

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  • 65
    Amanda L. (Tales From A Kitchen Misfit) - January 19, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    The Beef Taco Bowl looks delicious!

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    Amanda L. (Tales From A Kitchen Misfit) - January 19, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    I am also a fan of Good Life Eats on Facebook

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  • 67
    Nikki - January 20, 2011 @ 11:31 am

    The Honey Coated Salmon with Spinach and Noodles sounds really yummy.

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  • 68
    Katie - January 20, 2011 @ 3:07 pm

    The creamy lemon ice cream sounds just up my alley!

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  • 69
    Damaris @Kitchen Corners - January 20, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    The creme tart with oranges looks so good. I also love her page with information on what she has in her pantry.

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  • 70
    Melyssa - January 22, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    Gnocchi with wild mushroom ragu–I am a gnocchi ADDICT, so adding the mushrooms would be simply HEAVENLY! :)

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  • 71
    Benita - January 23, 2011 @ 11:03 am

    I’d like to try the Honey Coated Salmon with Spinach and Noodles.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    thepricklypinecone - January 23, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    I would love to try the homemade devil snack cake!

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  • 73
    Kristen - January 23, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    I don’t need entered in the drawing, but I have to say what a delicious and flavorful looking salad!

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  • 74
    Katie R. - January 23, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    I would like to try the Red Pepper, Corn and Potato Soup

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    Cynthya Petzen - January 24, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    I’d like to try the Honey Coated Salmon with Spinach and Noodles.

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  • 76
    Cynthya Petzen - January 24, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    I liked GoodLife Eats on Facebook.

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  • 77
    Diane Baum - January 24, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    Yummy Gale’s Raspberry-Strawberry soup

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  • 78
    Ed Nemmers - January 24, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

    Chocolate Peanut Granola is my recipe of choice!

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  • 79
    Tina Page - January 24, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    What great photos and recipes! I want to try several of the recipes, but the sugar snap pea salad catches my eye tonight!

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    Tina Page - January 24, 2011 @ 4:35 pm
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    Tina Page - January 24, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

    like goodlifeeats on fb(tina wofford page)

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    Tina Page - January 24, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    like deliciously organic on fb(tina wofford page)

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  • 83
    Dynamics - January 24, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    To many recipes to pick just one. I think, start from page 1 and do them all.

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  • 84
    susan smoaks - January 24, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    i would like to try the Blueberry and Cornmeal Scones

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  • 85
    Miss - January 24, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    I would love to try the oranges and cream tart with the toasted almond crust. Oh yum!

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  • 86
    Miss - January 24, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    Rt the giveaway on twitter.

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  • 87
    Sand - January 24, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    I would love to try the Turkey, Date and Orange Panini recipe!

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    Candace - October 20, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    That salad looks perfect. It has all of my favorite things. Yum!

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