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How to Prepare Delicata Squash | Roasted Delicata Squash

Caramelized and tender, this recipe for Easy Roasted Delicata Squash is a lovely way to enjoy this hard squash. Also, learn everything you need to know about how to prepare delicata squash. Whenever I encounter a vegetable or fruit I haven’t seen before at the farmers market, I ask the farmers how they like to …

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How to Prepare and Serve Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash, a winter squash, can be served in place of pasta or rice in dishes. Here’s how to prepare and serve spaghetti squash. Like many families, most of our groceries came from the grocery store when I was a child in the 1980s and 1990s. Farmers markets weren’t a thing in my area, so …

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How to Boil Beets Whole | Cook Beets on the Stove

A root vegetable, beets are delicious in sandwiches, salads, pickled and more. Want to cook beets on the stove? Here’s how to boil beets whole. Canned beets were the bane of many a childhood – but not mine. In my house, fresh, round beets from the farmers market were destined for boiling in our kitchen on …

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Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Herbs | A Make-Ahead and Save Recipe

Good carrots make good roasted carrots. This recipe for Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Herbs gives carrots a decidedly savory flavor with robust garlic and a trio of herbs. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SealToSavor #CollectiveBias When Will said he wanted to plant …

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Small Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Sweet, tart and filled with big, rich flavor, this recipe for Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is quick and easy to make and delightful to enjoy.  Rhubarb is in season. Strawberries are in season. Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand at this time of year. So why not enjoy them together? Small-Batch Strawberry Rhubarb Jam …

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Smoked Cheddar and Blue Cheese Brisket Macaroni and Cheese

Last year, a restaurant dedicated solely to macaroni and cheese opened nearby. Shawn and I had heard about it months in advance and were so excited to try it. Once it opened, we were almost instantly there with the kids. The premise is genius — take a classic comfort food and make it a bunch …

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Seasoned Rice Noodles with Cucumber and Carrot Salad Recipe

It’s springtime, and I am so done with heavy foods. Aren’t you? Belly-filling, bone-warming foods are great when it’s chilly outside, but when it gets warm, you don’t want to be bogged down like that … or, at least I don’t. In any case, this salad/lunch is perfect for when you want something lighter. I …

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Cooking with Kids: Spinach Baked Ziti Recipe

Spinach Baked Ziti combines ziti with marinara, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella for a delicious and hearty pasta dinner. Perfect for cooking with kids! Will spends so much time in the kitchen with me that sometimes it’s hard to decide what to talk about on Mondays. Sweets are always a favorite (for me, you, him …) …

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Last Minute Holiday Treats: Peppermint Bark Pretzels Recipe

Peppermint. Dark chocolate. White chocolate. Those flavors together just scream winter and holidays and good times. It’s hard to believe that I went so many years without tasting this delightful combination, but ever since I did, I’ve been hooked. Love it. In the past few years, I’ve made a delicious (and easy!) Dark Chocolate Peppermint …

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