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Date-Walnut Pinwheels

date walnut pinwheels

So simple and easy, I often make these fruit and nut desserts when I entertain a few friends. The recipe can be doubled, so it's good for potlucks too. Everybody loves them! Makes 1 dozen cookies Ingredients 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 sheet refrigerated pie crust (or homemade if

CHICKEN, SHITAKE MUSHROOM AND RICE SOUP

chicken, shitake mushroom and rice soup

What's better on a cold day than a hearty soup? We love this recipe that takes only 10 minutes to prepare. And with the shitake mushrooms, it feels fancy - so serve it for company when the temperature drops! PREP TIME:10 mins COOK TIME:50 mins YIELD:8 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp butter - low salt 1 small white onion 1 tbsp flour 6 cups low

3-ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Cups

3 ingredient peanut butter cup recipe

serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted ½ cup creamy peanut butter (or substitute chunky if you prefer) 1 cup chocolate, melted (we like  dark chocolate) DIRECTIONS Prepare a cupcake tin with 6 liners. Stir peanut butter and powdered sugar together until smooth. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of chocolate in the bottom of each cupcake liner. Dollop

Easy Brie & Apple Tart

brie and apple tart

This Brie and Apple Tart looks great, tastes delicious and easily feeds a crowd with very little effort! Perfect fall appetizer. Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 8 oz. Brie, thinly sliced 1 small Golden Delicious apple, cored and thinly sliced 2 tsp. honey 2 tbsp. chopped roasted, salted almonds 2 tbsp. pomegranate seeds Directions Preheat oven

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

chocolate dipped peanut butter

I make these wonderfully easy (and wonderfully delicious) cookies ALOT - Everybody loves them! You'll be amazed how simple they are. Ingredients 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 30 round Ritz crackers 1 cup milk or dark chocolate chips (I prefer dark) 1 tablespoon butter Directions Spread peanut butter on half of the

Halloween Candy Bark

halloween candy bark

Halloween bark is super easy to make and a fun way to use up chocolate and other Halloween candy! You can customize it with whatever candy you have - your grandkids will love helping, decorating and eating it!  We especially love the color and texture the sprinkles add to the

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (from scratch)

roasted pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are an easy, healthy snack your family will love. The seeds are high in protein and fiber and a good source of minerals like zinc and iron.   Ingredients 2-3 cups fresh pumpkin seeds (or whatever can be scooped from one pumpkin) 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt

Healthy Halloween Veggie Skeleton

halloween veggie skeleton

Fun, healthy option for your next Halloween party!  This colorful skeleton will brighten up any buffet table - and it's super easy, fast and cute! Start by chopping up some of your favorite veggies. The recipe below includes those I like to use, but mix it up if you like!

Roasted Carrot, Apple and Celery Soup

apple, carrot, celery soup

Love, love, love this vibrant carrot, apple and celery soup! Roasting intensifies the flavors and smooths the texture of this wonderful soup. It's truly more than the sum of its parts—you won't be able to pick out the individual flavors of apple or celery, but both add depth to the

Easy Chopped Greek Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Salad

chopped greek chickpea, tomato and cucumber salad salad

right and satisfying, this healthy and easy salad comes together in 10 minutes tops. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser INGREDIENTS SALAD 1 large cucumber, chopped 15 grape tomatoes halved 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 red onion, chopped 1 red or yellow pepper (or 1/2 of each for extra color!) 1/3 cup Kalamata olives 1/2 lemon1/2 cup feta, crumbled 2 Tbsp chopped

Whole Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan

roasted cauliflower

Where no cauliflower has gone before!! Craving chicken parm, but want something lighter? Try this whole roasted cauliflower parmesan...Coated in marinara and plenty of cheese, it's a dream for LOW CARB lovers everywhere. YIELDS:6 SERVINGS PREP TIME:10 MINS TOTAL TIME:1 HOUR    INGREDIENTS 1/4 c. lemon juice 2 Tbs Kosher salt (plus more for taste) 1 large head cauliflower, stem trimmed 1/4 c.

3 Step Broccoli Salad With Pesto, Apples & Walnuts

INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups tightly packed, cleaned and dried basil leaves 2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons lemon juice, more if needed 1 teaspoon kosher salt, more if needed 1 cup roughly chopped raw walnuts, divided into 2/3 cup and 1/3 cup 1/2 cup olive oil 1 small head of broccoli 1 large Honeycrisp apple (or similar), rinsed but not

Easiest and Best Ever Homemade Granola

homemade granola

Who needs store bought granola? This incredibly easy recipe is quick and delicious! Ingredients 5 cups oats  (for gluten-free friends, substitute GF oats) 3/4 cup grapeseed or coconut oil 1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup slivered or chopped walnuts and/or pecans 1/2 cup flax seeds Cinnamon 1 cup raisins, craisins or apricot pieces Directions Mix oats, oil,

Creamy Frozen Raspberry Almond Mouse

raspberry almond mousse

Looks fancy, tastes great and couldn't be easier!  Not to mention everyone loves it! This simple recipe is light and creamy for those extra hot days. INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoon lime juice (fresh if you happen to have a lime) 8 oz. raspberries (fresh is best, but

Insanely Easy Haddock with Lime-Cilantro Butter

lime cilantro haddock

Everyone loves this quick and easy recipe for haddock. The lime and cilantro give it a "Louisiana" style twist! Ingredients 4 haddock fillets (6 ounces each) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon grated lime zest Directions Preheat

Strawberry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

strawberry yogurt pops

Enjoy strawberry picking? Like Rosemary? I recently went to a pick-your-own strawberry farm and came home with far more of these lucious  berries than my family could ever eat.  These tangy-sweet frozen yogurt pops were a creative way to use them - and are refreshing and delicious! The options are

Simple But Elegant Salmon Appetizers

salmon appetizers

An incredibly easy fancy looking appetizer with a Mexican twist! TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling   YIELD: about 48 appetizers. INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked salmon, flaked (if you are in a hurry, you can use one 15 oz can of salmon- make sure it’s high quality without a lot of preservatives!) 1

Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter Recipe

scallops

While scallops look like they may be challenging, they are one of the easiest foods to make. This recipe can be used as an appetizer or as a main course when combined with your favorite side dish and salad. Great for company! This scallops recipe is delicious, high protein and relatively

Watermelon Feta Flag Salad

watermelon feta flag salad

Everyone loves this patriotic watermelon feta flag salad - and makes a great red, white and blue all-american centerpiece!  Refreshing, easy and FUN! Prep/Total Time: 25 min. Makes  12 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon

Fruit Sparklers…Fun, Healthy and Easy Patriotic Dessert

fruit sparklers, 4th of July dessert

Fruit Sparklers are a guaranteed crowd favorite for your 4th of July party!  When it comes to summer BBQ’s, I think it's important to keep things simple. This patriotic desserts are a really fun, healthy and easy summer treat. INGREDIENTS Ripe watermelon Fresh blueberries bamboo skewers star cookie cutter DIRECTIONS Slice the watermelon,

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