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Colorful Roasted Potatoes with Carrots and Rosemary (Plus a Tasteful Selections Giveaway!)

Tasteful Selections contacted me and asked if I’d be willing to try their small colorful potatoes. “Of course!” I said. I am NOT one to turn down potatoes, ESPECIALLY while pregnant. ;) (Have totally been craving potatoes)

I was excited to get my two bags in the mail the other day and decided to make a simple roasted dish with them. The colors were amazing. There were red, yellow, and my favorite, purple! Each one no more than and inch or two in diameter. Read the rest of this post »»

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Raspberry Almond Oatmeal

There are like three different ways I can start this post that I don’t know where to begin! Let me start with what inspired the oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I glanced at my email before Little Man woke up and saw Gina’s new recipe, Cinnamon Apple Spiced Oatmeal and thought, “MMMmmm oatmeal! Perfect for this rainy morning!”

Then I opened my fridge and was reminded I bought a pint of Raspberries. I LOVE Raspberries. Read the rest of this post »»

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Curried Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

This recipe was inspired by two things. 1.) The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission reached out asking me to help spread the word on how AWESOME sweet potatoes are. I agree, so this was an easy assignment. And 2.) All the chatter on my Simple Sweet Potato Hash recipe about sweet potato soup. Something I never had before.

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Braised Cabbage

A new way to eat cabbage! I’m ecstatic!

Did I just say that? I did. What can I say? I love cabbage! I never bought a head unless I was making stuffed cabbage which was very rare. Then I started getting small heads in my farm share and I made my first cabbage salad. I fell in LOVE and make it all the time. But it’s fall and the salad is a bit summery so I experimented with soup and again.. IN LOVE! I found yet another new way to eat one of my new favorite veggies. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sweetener Comparisons: Honey, Agave, Molasses, Sugar, Maple Syrup

I have heard a lot about agave nectar, and have a friend who makes delicious breakfast bars with it as a sweetener. I believe it is used to replace honey, and has a lower glycemic index. I was wondering whether you have used this sweetener, and also if you could explain your use of honey along with molasses: what does one offer that the other does not?
-Laura

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Spinach Arugula Pesto with Walnuts

I’m a total pesto newbie. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pesto, but I just never make it. I always thought it had to be made a certain way, with pine nuts, tons of oil and fresh basil. Well, pine nuts are outrageously expensive, I don’t like to go overboard on oil, and fresh basil is not something I always have on hand especially this time of year. However, I DO have an over abundance of greens from my farm share this week.

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Molasses Cookie Balls

I made these on a complete whim this morning. A few days ago I caught this Molasses Cookie recipe post on Black Book Kitchen Diaries and the seed was planted. Molasses cookies! I couldn’t get them out of my head. I thought about them for days.

Of course I “Roni-fied” the recipe. I wanted to see how far I could stretch the idea of a cookie without butter or sugar (inside the cookie at least) and I’m happy to say these came out delicious! Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Tuna Burgers

I made these burgers for a quick lunch today. The husband said they smelled good, yet he opted for a plain old ham and cheese. Go figure. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I shall never understand his dietary choices. ;)

Being honest, I had no idea how these Tuna Burgers would turn out. I wanted to go a little nutty adding in mango or even pineapple, but then decided to go simple just to see if the base recipe would work out. Read the rest of this post »»

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The Pumpkin Cake – Happy Halloween!

Little Guy and I created a new tradition tonight! A simple pumpkin cake using a store bought cake mix, canned pumpkin and a standard ice cream cone. We got the idea after seeing this. I’ll put the directions below the video.

For those who’ve watched our prior video… Little Guy brings back the tree in his belly! It totally cracked me up!

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Pasta with Pumpkin, Sausage and Spinach

Believe me, I never thought I would put those three things together either. Pumpkin? Sausage? Spinach? But Oh.My.Word! So yummy!

I saw Rachel Ray make something similar a while back and I think she used fresh sage and nutmeg. So those are the flavors I stuck with. Of course starting with a base of onion and garlic.

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Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich

You are going to think this idea is absolutely ridiculous or genius. I tend to think it’s genius but I may be biased. ;) Simply, I make an egg mold out of an empty nut can. Here, I’ll show you. I went a little picture happy.

Ingredients I used…

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