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Lemon Dressing

Lemon Dressing

I have a lot of reasons to love the family I married into.  I got an amazing husband, best friends, role models, and lots of love in my life out of the deal.  Which is pretty unbeatable. I also got lemon dressing.  And while next to those other things, something as simple as lemon dressing

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How to Roast Beets

How to Roast Beets

Roasting beets is really easy, and they store beautifully.  I always roast them up as soon as I get them home, so I can throw together a quick dinner and not have to wait the 40 minutes for them to cook.  I have storage details at the bottom of the how-to. I get really excited

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How to Freeze Brown Rice

How to Freeze Brown Rice

Two things that most people know about me is that my favorite place is Disney World, and that I am obsessed with healthy food.  But as much as I love healthy food (like I got way too excited this week when I found out I was getting spring garlic in my produce box this week. 

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Cranberry Sauce with Orange

Cranberry Sauce with Orange

My version of the good old jellied cranberry sauce. I think cranberry sauce is good on almost everything.
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Normally at Thanksgiving you would have mashed potatoes, but those take so much more time and effort, so I took the easy route. It rewarded me with deliciousness. See, this is why I love fast and easy cooking. It's super rewarding.
Vegetarian Gravy 4 ways

Vegetarian Gravy 4 ways

I am pretty serious about my gravy. It is one of my favorite parts of the meal at Thanksgiving!! So call me crazy, but I felt like I couldn't just do 1 kind. I needed to do 4. They are all a little different, veggie, mushroom, veggie/mushroom combo, and gluten free.

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How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

With the weather cooling down I am always looking for an excuse to wear outfits made entirely of fleece.  And turn the oven on at any chance. And while my motivation is often secretly so I can hover close and warm my perpetually cold hands, I give myself bonus points when the oven is also

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Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

      Even though they are kind of past their time, I am still in love with tomatoes. The farms in my neck of the woods grown tomatoes year round in greenhouses.  And while it’s super exciting to be able to enjoy farm fresh tomatoes year round, the ones from the greenhouse sometimes lack

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Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash

I got my first ever acorn squash last week.  I was so excited to try it, but being that I had literally never cooked or tasted it, I was also little nervous. Feeling adventurous and daring (two things that sometimes don’t end well in kitchen experiments…) I hacked it open and roasted it.  When it

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