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Try a healthy taste of fall with this savory and sweet salad.  Hearty farro,  tart-sweet apples and a burst of fresh pomegranate!  Kale adds a nutritious boost! {recipe}

Try a healthy taste of fall with this savory and sweet salad. Hearty farro, tart-sweet apples and a burst of fresh pomegranate! Kale adds a nutritious boost! {recipe}

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Apple cranberry walnut bars are-over-the-top good!  Apple and cranberries on a shortbread crust with granola streusel.  Wow!

Apple cranberry walnut bars are-over-the-top good! Apple and cranberries on a shortbread crust with granola streusel. Wow!

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This hearty quiche will have them coming back for seconds!  Rich, creamy fontina cheese blended with mushrooms and tender kale.  Yum!

This hearty quiche will have them coming back for seconds! Rich, creamy fontina cheese blended with mushrooms and tender kale. Yum!

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Dangerous because they’re so addictive!  Homemade sweet potato gnocchi with sage browned butter and crispy pancetta!

Dangerous because they’re so addictive! Homemade sweet potato gnocchi with sage browned butter and crispy pancetta!

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Fork tender lamb shanks with carrots and mushrooms in a rich, meaty gravy.  Let your crockpot do the work! {recipe}

Fork tender lamb shanks with carrots and mushrooms in a rich, meaty gravy. Let your crockpot do the work! {recipe}

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Comfort food that doesn’t compromise your waistline – creamy cauliflower mash with fresh thyme and sweet oven roasted garlic.  Yum!

Comfort food that doesn’t compromise your waistline – creamy cauliflower mash with fresh thyme and sweet oven roasted garlic. Yum!

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Crazy good Jamaican jerked and smoked pork shoulder.  Feeds a crowd and is perfect for game day!  Try it on a soft roll with coleslaw!

Crazy good Jamaican jerked and smoked pork shoulder. Feeds a crowd and is perfect for game day! Try it on a soft roll with coleslaw!

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Tangy, sweet peach and cherry crisp, doused with amaretto and topped with a crunchy almond streusel!

Tangy, sweet peach and cherry crisp, doused with amaretto and topped with a crunchy almond streusel!

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A gorgeous summer salad with honey-ripe peaches, ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and crispy prosciutto.  Finish with basil dressing!

A gorgeous summer salad with honey-ripe peaches, ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and crispy prosciutto. Finish with basil dressing!

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A thick, creamy, frosty shake with banana, peanut butter and honey.  Incredibly fast and easy and oh so satisfying!

A thick, creamy, frosty shake with banana, peanut butter and honey. Incredibly fast and easy and oh so satisfying!

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Dripping with chocolate ganache, this banana cake is insanely moist from the unusual baking and cooling methods!

Dripping with chocolate ganache, this banana cake is insanely moist from the unusual baking and cooling methods!

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The best Herb Crusted Veal Chops!  Where have you been all my life?  Easy to make, and eyes-rolling-back-in-your-head good!

The best Herb Crusted Veal Chops! Where have you been all my life? Easy to make, and eyes-rolling-back-in-your-head good!

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Sweet-tangy mango, sliced ripe tomato, crispy cabbage and tender strips of beef with an asian dressing and crunchy peanuts!  Sublime!

Sweet-tangy mango, sliced ripe tomato, crispy cabbage and tender strips of beef with an asian dressing and crunchy peanuts! Sublime!

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Sweet-tangy mango, sliced ripe tomato, crispy cabbage and tender strips of beef with an asian dressing and crunchy peanuts!  Sublime!

Sweet-tangy mango, sliced ripe tomato, crispy cabbage and tender strips of beef with an asian dressing and crunchy peanuts! Sublime!

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Tender, smoke kissed Carolina Pulled Pork.  Piled high on a soft bun with tangy, creamy coleslaw.  Is there anything better?

Tender, smoke kissed Carolina Pulled Pork. Piled high on a soft bun with tangy, creamy coleslaw. Is there anything better?

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Ripe summer peaches macerated in dark honey and churned into decadent vanilla bean ice cream with almond streusel.  Oooohhhh!!!!

Ripe summer peaches macerated in dark honey and churned into decadent vanilla bean ice cream with almond streusel. Oooohhhh!!!!

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Don't let summer end without making this cherry and apricot crisp with a cinnamon-almond topping.

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This bright salad gets a fiery kick from fresh jalapenos and spicy chicken sausages.  Avocado, tomato and queso fresco balance the heat!

This bright salad gets a fiery kick from fresh jalapenos and spicy chicken sausages. Avocado, tomato and queso fresco balance the heat!

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These crispy cookies are irresistible!  Chewy-tart dried cherries, toasted pecans and floral cardamom hit the right note!

These crispy cookies are irresistible! Chewy-tart dried cherries, toasted pecans and floral cardamom hit the right note!

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Chilled cucumber soup with spicy pico de gallo is perfect for a hot summer day!  Light and refreshing!

Chilled cucumber soup with spicy pico de gallo is perfect for a hot summer day! Light and refreshing!

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What could be more summery than grilled swordfish?  These cilantro-lime scented kebabs make a satisfying warm-weather meal!

What could be more summery than grilled swordfish? These cilantro-lime scented kebabs make a satisfying warm-weather meal!

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Ripe mango combined with crunchy macadamia nuts, golden raisins and sweet curry make this chutney over-the-moon good!

Ripe mango combined with crunchy macadamia nuts, golden raisins and sweet curry make this chutney over-the-moon good!

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Peach-blueberry pie is a taste of summer!  Perfect for your July 4th celebrations!  Super simple to make, too!

Peach-blueberry pie is a taste of summer! Perfect for your July 4th celebrations! Super simple to make, too!

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Spicy tuna salad on sourdough english muffins with avocado, tomato, cilantro and fresh jalapeño.

Spicy tuna salad on sourdough english muffins with avocado, tomato, cilantro and fresh jalapeño.

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Plank roasted salmon gets a subtle whiff of smoke from the wood plank the fish is cooked on.  Serve with fennel and tomato ragout! {recipe}

Plank roasted salmon gets a subtle whiff of smoke from the wood plank the fish is cooked on. Serve with fennel and tomato ragout! {recipe}

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Southwestern Steak Salad is chock full of all the good stuff - avocado, black beans, queso fresco, tomatoes and fresh corn off the cob!  A smoky-hot lime vinaigrette finishes this dish!{recipe}

Southwestern Steak Salad is chock full of all the good stuff - avocado, black beans, queso fresco, tomatoes and fresh corn off the cob! A smoky-hot lime vinaigrette finishes this dish!{recipe}

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These potatoes are so tasty, you

These potatoes are so tasty, you'll want to make extra! Crispy outside and tender inside with a zippy tang from the rosemary and whole grain mustard. Yum! {recipe}

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chicken tacos with fresh tomatillo salsa is a light and satisfying dinner treat any night of the week.  Poblanos, queso fresco and lime pile on the flavor!

chicken tacos with fresh tomatillo salsa is a light and satisfying dinner treat any night of the week. Poblanos, queso fresco and lime pile on the flavor!

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Looking for a different appetizer, this is it?  Crispy bruschetta topped with a salad of grilled calamari, bright grapefruit, spicy jalapeño, and creamy avocado is a winner!

Looking for a different appetizer, this is it? Crispy bruschetta topped with a salad of grilled calamari, bright grapefruit, spicy jalapeño, and creamy avocado is a winner!

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Ham and manchego waffles straddle the line between breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Savory and sweet at the same time!

Ham and manchego waffles straddle the line between breakfast, lunch and dinner! Savory and sweet at the same time!

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Peas with shallots and mushrooms is a perfect springtime side dish!  Tarragon, thyme and lemon zest add brightness and extra flavor!

Peas with shallots and mushrooms is a perfect springtime side dish! Tarragon, thyme and lemon zest add brightness and extra flavor!

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The herb rub for this chicken is simple to assemble and makes this dish special.  Grill or roast to succulent perfection!

The herb rub for this chicken is simple to assemble and makes this dish special. Grill or roast to succulent perfection!

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Rack of lamb with a whole wheat and herb crust is a showstopper.  It

Rack of lamb with a whole wheat and herb crust is a showstopper. It's also very simple to make! Ideal for your Easter dinner or just date night.

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This tasty springtime soup with  ham, farro and veggies will fill you up without filling you out!  Top with a flurry of parmesan cheese and herby pistou!

This tasty springtime soup with ham, farro and veggies will fill you up without filling you out! Top with a flurry of parmesan cheese and herby pistou!

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