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Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Cauliflower is bathed in vibrant pesto and roasted to perfection in this easy, flavorful side dish recipe. This is perfect for adding a little something to your dinner. I like vegetables a lot. But what I don’t like is boring vegetables — just steamed or boiled and thrown on a plate. I don’t think that …

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Super Easy Low-Fat Oven Fries

Not the best picture, I’ll admit. But this is one of those “gotta try it” recipes. I adore French fries (but I don’t love the damage they do to my weight) and always have. Like many folks, McDonald’s fries were my first love. But I have eaten some awesome ones since them. In fact, I …

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Fiddlehead Greens Salad

Fiddlehead greens are the edible grow of the ostrich fern, ripe from late April to early June in the Northeast. Enjoy them in this Fiddlehead Greens Salad. I was wandering the produce section of a local supermarket … I do that a lot … and came across these interesting greens right next to the sugar …

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Beet Greens Bruschetta Recipe

Don’t toss your beet greens! The leafy pieces on the top of stems of fresh beets are delicious — and perfect in this easy Beet Greens Bruschetta recipe. Do you love beets as much as we do? When whipping up delicious beet recipes like Glazed Beets, be sure to save your beet greens for later. …

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Homemade Crispy Onion Straws

Zesty, crispy onion straws are a delicious alternative to fries or onion rings. Try these as an appetizer, or on burgers for a delicious crispy addition. I’ve been making these onion straws for years. They were a favorite at a chain restaurant (which has since stopped making them — the sadness) when I was in …

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Herb Cheese Mini Focaccia

Love focaccia bread? This recipe for Herb Cheese Mini Focaccia is easy to make — and so delicious too. Let me be clear about something. Until recently the only herbs I ever used came in dried form from jars. And even then, I barely paid attention to the shapes and colors of them. I suppose …

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