Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

Honey APple Brussels Sprouts

This post about a quick and easy recipe for Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. You may already know this. Or maybe not. But for five years, beginning in my mid-high school years, I was a vegetarian. And I loved it. It all started…

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Cheesy Bacon Grilled Potato Wedges with Velveeta

Cheesy Bacon Grilled Potato Wedges

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client Velveeta. I was challenged to create a recipe outside the proverbial box, and came up with this easy grilled potato wedges recipe that will delight…

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Cucumber, Carrot and Edamame Salad

Cuke Carrot Edamame Salad-3

There is so much good all around us, if we only take the time to see it. Goodness is bright and beautiful. It fills us up and reminds us that we aren’t alone. That’s such an important thing. Good was in the Christmas cards that arrived, sharing the kindest of well wishes in the aftermath…

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

Bacon Leek Lentils

On New Year’s Day, I wanted to fill our table with as many lucky foods as possible — including the Banana Cornbread and this rich, delicious lentil dish. We could definitely use a little luck as we head into 2013 — it has to be a better year. And so far, it’s been mostly good….

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Decadent Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Apples

apple bacon cheddar mashed potatoes

Thanksgiving is a mere days away now, and if you are like me, you probably know what you are making. But I am going to urge you to rethink your mashed potatoes — seriously. For me, they tend to be almost an afterthought — the thing I make because I have to. But mashed potatoes?…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Bacon and Cranberries

roasted brussels sprouts with bacon-2

On Thanksgiving, my husband cooks our turkey. It goes in the countertop rotisserie and spins around, cooking for a few hours. It’s always juicy and so flavorful, and everyone dives for it. But me? I am all about the side dishes. There’s something exciting about a table loaded with squash, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green…

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