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Michelle’s Cole Slaw

Michelle’s Cole Slaw

Cabbages abound at local farmer’s markets right now. The high vitamin C and sulphur content in cabbage gives it strong detoxification properties. High in vitamins and fiber, low in cost, and dee-lish make it a winter winner at our house. This recipes forgoes the all-too-common-and-very-unhealthy ingredient of mayonnaise. Fear not! After you taste this cole [...]

Simply Delicious Baked Apples

Simply Delicious Baked Apples

Ingredients: 4 apples (any kind) 2 tablespoons maple syrup A few shakes of cinnamon Directions: Slice apples and leave the skins on. Pour on syrup and add the cinnamon. Mix it so all of the slices are coated evenly. Bake at 400º F for about 30 minutes if you like your apples cooked by a [...]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients: 1-2 lbs. fresh brussel sprouts Olive oil 1-2 cloves fresh garlic Salt (fancy kosher or sea salt is fine, or just use what ‘ya got.) Directions:  Set oven at 400 degrees. Rinse brussel sprouts. Cut off thick stem at the bottom of each sprout or remove from the stalk if that’s how you bought [...]

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Michelle’s Tortilla Soup

Recipes for tortilla soup abound. Is there one perfect way to make this yummy stuff? Nope. But, this is my family’s favorite. Freezes great for future cold nights! Ingredients: 2-3 cups diced cooked chicken, turkey or beef (chicken is the most common) 2 dashes olive oil 2 medium onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 2-4 [...]

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Balsamic Glazed Beets!

Ingredients: Approximately 6 medium beets —these are a yellow and red mix, but use whatever color you like Salt Olive oil Maple syrup Balsamic vinegar (don’t go fancy-vinegar here, doesn’t matter) Directions: Clean, peel (if you like) and cube the beets. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Roast [...]

Buttermilk French Toast

Buttermilk French Toast

Ingredients: A few slices of bread (a bit dry/old is OK!) 4 eggs 3/4 cup butter milk 2 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. sugar Tons of cinnamon. Additional options include a dash of almond extract (careful with nut allergies), a dash of nutmeg, pumpkin spice, stuff like that. Directions: Set bread aside. Whisk everything else together, dip [...]

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Sometimes the tastiest eats are more “assembled” than cooked. Fifteen minutes to put together; gorgeous presentation; a creative twist on the layered dip idea…and absolutely scrumptious. Ingredients: 16 ounces hummus, approximately ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese, approximately 2 cucumbers, diced 2 red bell pepper, diced A few tomatoes, diced Kalamata olives, diced Directions: Spread hummus [...]

Sangria!

Sangria!

Ingredients: 1 bottle red wine 2 cups orange juice 1 can club soda Sliced seasonal fresh fruit 1-2 shots rum (or brandy or triple sec) 2 tablespoons sugar Directions: Place fruit (I used a plum and a white nectarine), rum, and sugar together in refrigerator for an hour or more. Chill all other ingredients. When [...]

Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp

Simply Delicious Summer Fruit Crisp

Ingredients: 3 cups chopped stone fruit—a variety of peaches, plums, nectarines, etc. ¼ cup flour A few healthy shakes of cinnamon 1 cup raw oats ¼ cup packed brown sugar A few pads of butter Directions: Mix fruit with flour. Spread out in baking pan. Sprinkle oats, then cinnamon, then brown sugar over top. Put [...]

Homemade Bruschetta

Homemade Bruschetta

This month I would love to share my absolutely favorite recipe for my absolutely favorite summer appetizer: Bruschetta!  There is nothing—repeat NOTHING—tastier than good bruschetta on a hot summer’s afternoon.  Fancy-shmancy restaurants charge a small fortune for this simple gathering of summer flavors, and I’m telling you, once you whip this up you’ll never order [...]

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