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Banana Blueberry Streusel Bread

Those overripe bananas on your counter are perfect for this tender quick bread recipe. Banana Blueberry Streusel Bread is easy to make and so delightful to eat. Make this. Seriously. Use up those overripe bananas — or put a couple aside — and make this. It comes together quickly and requires no other special equipment …

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Sauteed Collard Greens with Garlic and Ginger

Filled with the bold flavors of garlic and ginger, this recipe for Sauteed Collard Greens is not to be missed. Why not whip up a batch today? I didn’t grow up eating collard greens. In my 80s New York upbringing, lettuce and spinach were our greens. But over the years, I have found a love …

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Chipotle Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Baby Kale Salad with Farro

Sweet, spicy and tangy, this Warm Chipotle Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Kale Salad with Farro recipe hits all the right culinary notes. On a cold Maine day, spicy foods warm up the body and the soul. They’re satisfying and comforting, perfect for enjoying when the cold weather threatens to chill you to the very …

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Chicken Stir Fry with Satay Marinade

Inspired by a traditional Thai dish, this Chicken Stir Fry with Satay Marinade is an easy, flavorful recipe perfect for enjoying with rice or other grains. My tween and teenage years were a formative time for my tastebuds. I was mostly an adventurous eater, but it was travel and the influence of friends’ parents that …

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Blueberry Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

Tender, airy Blueberry Cinnamon Swirl Muffins are dotted with juicy blueberries. A sweet cinnamon layer in the center makes them extra special. When I moved to Maine, I didn’t yet know the joys of wild blueberries that grow plentifully here. I’d grown up with — and picked each summer — high bush blueberries that were …

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Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa is a delightful celebration of contrasts: Creamy avocado, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, spicy jalapeno. Five days until Christmas. Four shopping days left. Three days until we leave to visit family for the holiday. Two days until The Nutcracker touring show my daughter, Paige, is in wraps for the season. One …

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