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Winter Minestrone Soup with Swiss Chard and Sausage [Holiday Recipe Exchange]

We’ve had a cold front come through here in the last week so I am in full on soup mode for our evening meals. I love a big bowl of soup on cold nights, even more so now that it’s dark at 5 pm – not my favorite thing about this time of year. Homemade …

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Macaroni Salad Recipe and Recipes for Labor Day Picnics

A Macaroni Salad Recipe is the perfect addition to any picnic or BBQ celebration during warmer months. Luckily for us, Labor Day BBQs and Picnics are just around the corner. We last shared this recipe for Macaroni Salad on the 4th of July and I sure wouldn’t mind a dish of this recipe one more …

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Caprese Pasta – Submit Your BEST 6 Ingredient Recipe

Can you guess what I love best about summer? I’ll give you a hint. It’s NOT the heat. I love all the fresh, delicious produce that is available and how easy it is to showcase those flavors. You don’t need a complicated recipe to show off ripe, red tomatoes and sweet garden basil. The previous …

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Easy Tomato Florentine Soup Recipe (Simple Pantry Meal)

I’m going to tell you a little story that doesn’t really relate to this Easy Tomato Florentine Soup Recipe. Except that in the end you’ll see how the two are related after all. If you don’t care about the story, skim to the end. This Easy Tomato Florentine Soup is definitely worth a try! One …

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Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes and Artichokes

This recipe for Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes and Artichokes is the perfect easy, yet romantic, pasta dinner for Valentine’s Day. Do you usually go out for Valentine’s Day or do you cook a romantic dinner at home? For us, we almost always stay in. It’s so crowded to go out for a date on Valentine’s Day …

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Fontina, Spinach, and Bacon Shells and Cheese

As I sit down to write this the snow is falling and wind blowing. I can’t help but think how perfect Macaroni and Cheese is for a day like today and I’m definitely tempted to make a change to our meal plan tonight. Without any fontina on hand, I won’t be making this Fontina, Spinach, …

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Chicken Parmesan with Sundried Tomato Sauce

This recipe for Chicken Parmesan with Sundried Tomato Sauce is our very favorite recipe for Chicken Parmesan. Make a double batch of the sauce and freeze some for later! Chicken Parmesan feels like home. I’ve been making it for so long that I barely remember the first time that I made it. I know that …

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Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Dole Blogger Wellness Summit at the Four Seasons/California of Health and Longevity Institute in Westlake, across the street from Dole Headquarters. It was truly a treat and a much needed break for me. As part of our stay with Dole at the Four Seasons we received nutrition …

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