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Manchego and almond stuffed dates are wrapped in salty prosciutto.  These will be the first to go at any cocktail party.

Manchego and almond stuffed dates are wrapped in salty prosciutto. These will be the first to go at any cocktail party.

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Genoise batter is spooned into Madeleine molds giving these little sponge cakes their distinctive shell shape!  Great with tea!

Genoise batter is spooned into Madeleine molds giving these little sponge cakes their distinctive shell shape! Great with tea!

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Crunchy shaved brussel sprouts, fennel and cabbage blended with tart apples, tossed in a tangy dressing and topped with toasted almonds.  Delish!

Crunchy shaved brussel sprouts, fennel and cabbage blended with tart apples, tossed in a tangy dressing and topped with toasted almonds. Delish!

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Smoky Canadian bacon and sweet-spicy mango salsa make this Hawaiian omelet sing!  Add a sprinkle of cheese for good measure!

Smoky Canadian bacon and sweet-spicy mango salsa make this Hawaiian omelet sing! Add a sprinkle of cheese for good measure!

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Loaded with fresh seasonal veg and feta, this grilled Greek orzo salad will find its way onto your buffet time and again this summer.

Loaded with fresh seasonal veg and feta, this grilled Greek orzo salad will find its way onto your buffet time and again this summer.

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Be an artichoke pro with step by step instructions on how to prep and stuff these gorgeous spring beauties!

Be an artichoke pro with step by step instructions on how to prep and stuff these gorgeous spring beauties!

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Succulent crab and sweet summer corn with an herbed vinaigrette make this salad a real treat on a hot day!

Succulent crab and sweet summer corn with an herbed vinaigrette make this salad a real treat on a hot day!

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Eat this fried egg sandwich with two hands, hunched over a plate to catch any of the good things that sneak out!  Umm-nom-nom!

Eat this fried egg sandwich with two hands, hunched over a plate to catch any of the good things that sneak out! Umm-nom-nom!

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This simple vegetable sauté will be on your menu all summer long!

This simple vegetable sauté will be on your menu all summer long!

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If you love those asian specialty salads in restaurants, you’ll love this one right from your own kitchen!

If you love those asian specialty salads in restaurants, you’ll love this one right from your own kitchen!

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Cinnamon walnut loaf has a delicate crumb and transitions easily from breakfast to snack to dessert!  You’ll want this one!

Cinnamon walnut loaf has a delicate crumb and transitions easily from breakfast to snack to dessert! You’ll want this one!

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Fresh mahi-mahi delicately poached in a spicy tomato broth and served over sticky rice is a healthy, delicious favorite! {recipe}

Fresh mahi-mahi delicately poached in a spicy tomato broth and served over sticky rice is a healthy, delicious favorite! {recipe}

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Crisp greens, sweet-chewy dates and salty prosciutto tossed with crunchy cashews in a spicy harissa vinaigrette! Bam!

Crisp greens, sweet-chewy dates and salty prosciutto tossed with crunchy cashews in a spicy harissa vinaigrette! Bam!

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Build these salmon Caesar crostini in minutes with homemade Caesar dressing, rich smoked salmon and an egg wedge {recipe}

Build these salmon Caesar crostini in minutes with homemade Caesar dressing, rich smoked salmon and an egg wedge {recipe}

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Tequila Pork with Tropical Salsa is like a bright taste of summer!  Make it tonight!

Tequila Pork with Tropical Salsa is like a bright taste of summer! Make it tonight!

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This salsa is a bright taste of summer any time of year – fragrant ripe pineapple and mango tossed with chilies and jalapeno – Delish!

This salsa is a bright taste of summer any time of year – fragrant ripe pineapple and mango tossed with chilies and jalapeno – Delish!

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Love Caesar dressing, but skittish about using raw eggs?  Don’t be – use this secret ingredient instead! {recipe}

Love Caesar dressing, but skittish about using raw eggs? Don’t be – use this secret ingredient instead! {recipe}

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Fresh chunks of salmon, tender green kale and honey-sweet caramelized onions make this frittata irresistible.

Fresh chunks of salmon, tender green kale and honey-sweet caramelized onions make this frittata irresistible.

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An easy side dish for any meal, crispy turnips and potatoes tossed with sautéed greens and shallots.  Make it tonight!

An easy side dish for any meal, crispy turnips and potatoes tossed with sautéed greens and shallots. Make it tonight!

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This recipe makes two generous quiches – filled with caramelized onions, smoky bacon, creamy gruyere and fresh tomatoes!

This recipe makes two generous quiches – filled with caramelized onions, smoky bacon, creamy gruyere and fresh tomatoes!

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Simple, light and perfect for Spring – grilled lamb chops with a fresh mint and tarragon chimichurri is flavorful and satisfying.

Simple, light and perfect for Spring – grilled lamb chops with a fresh mint and tarragon chimichurri is flavorful and satisfying.

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Creamy without the cream – you’ll love curried carrot and parsnip soup as a starter or with a side salad for a great vegetarian meal.

Creamy without the cream – you’ll love curried carrot and parsnip soup as a starter or with a side salad for a great vegetarian meal.

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Oven roasted carrots and parsnips with crisp tender onions -  a simple, satisfying and deliciously different side!

Oven roasted carrots and parsnips with crisp tender onions - a simple, satisfying and deliciously different side!

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Loaded with pearl onions, tender carrots and potatoes and fresh spring peas, stout braised lamb stew will satisfy your St. Patty’s Day cravings!

Loaded with pearl onions, tender carrots and potatoes and fresh spring peas, stout braised lamb stew will satisfy your St. Patty’s Day cravings!

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Tender lamb, with carrots, pearl onion, peas and potatoes slow braised in Irish stout.  Better than green beer on St. Patty’s Day!

Tender lamb, with carrots, pearl onion, peas and potatoes slow braised in Irish stout. Better than green beer on St. Patty’s Day!

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Loaded with Monterey jack and parmesan cheese this spinach artichoke quiche will be a hit at your next brunch gathering.

Loaded with Monterey jack and parmesan cheese this spinach artichoke quiche will be a hit at your next brunch gathering.

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Thick, savory and utterly delicious, black bean and sausage soup will have you coming back for seconds!

Thick, savory and utterly delicious, black bean and sausage soup will have you coming back for seconds!

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These granola bars will give you the energy you need to start the day – loaded with pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts!

These granola bars will give you the energy you need to start the day – loaded with pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts!

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Why should lemons have all the fun?  Pink grapefruit makes a perfect substitute for these tangy, sweet bars!

Why should lemons have all the fun? Pink grapefruit makes a perfect substitute for these tangy, sweet bars!

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Hearty and flavorful chicken thighs gently braised in a mushroom and wine sauce take this dish to the next level!

Hearty and flavorful chicken thighs gently braised in a mushroom and wine sauce take this dish to the next level!

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If you’ve never made octopus before, now is your chance!  Braised in wine and flash-grilled for a bit of char.  Yummy!

If you’ve never made octopus before, now is your chance! Braised in wine and flash-grilled for a bit of char. Yummy!

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Warm, hearty chicken enchiladas with black beans, cheese and a flavorful homemade enchilada sauce!  A family favorite.

Warm, hearty chicken enchiladas with black beans, cheese and a flavorful homemade enchilada sauce! A family favorite.

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Fresh herbs and zesty lemon take this buttermilk dressing to the next level!  So easy to make, too!

Fresh herbs and zesty lemon take this buttermilk dressing to the next level! So easy to make, too!

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Top these delicate butter-lemon cookies with poppy seeds, demerara sugar or a drizzle of melted chocolate!

Top these delicate butter-lemon cookies with poppy seeds, demerara sugar or a drizzle of melted chocolate!

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