Holiday Recap & Giveaway Winner Announced!

Hiking Trail Christmas Tree

If you celebrated Christmas I hope it was everything you wanted it to be. We had a lovely day with our family. We enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by yours truly with lots of help by hubby Tom. Everyone pitched in to help with clean up – many hands make light work. I love all …

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Lightened Up Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples & Pecans/Giveaway

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash Apples & Pecans 079 (640x480)

I have one of the best blog give-a-ways ever to share with you today as well as a fantastic lightened up recipe just in time for the holidays. One of my favorite winter side dishes is the oh so popular oven roasted butternut squash with apples and pecans. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how …

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Food Finds & More

FuYu Persimmons

How’s your holiday shopping going? I have a few new things you might want to look for as you are out and about in the stores or browsing on Amazon. In the past week I have found myself in Costco, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, CVS Pharmacy, Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, Cost Plus Imports, Raleys, Sur …

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Triple Rice Salad with Apple Sage Sausage/Plant Based/Vegan

Triple Rice Salad with Apple Sage Sausage

If you need an outstanding dish to share at a holiday gathering I have the perfect recipe for you. Although the ingredient list sounds simple its the sum of it’s parts that make it wonderful. Not only is it delicious but it’s also quite appealing to the eye. Three different types of rice, dried cranberries, …

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BBQ Lentil Loaf Muffins – Plant Based/Vegan

BBQ Lentil Loaf Muffins

I made these amazing lentil loaf muffins for dinner last night and we wanted to lick the plate clean! Don’t worry mom we didn’t lick our plates – but that’s how you know you have a winning recipe. Since they are baked in a muffin pan you have built in portion control and you don’t …

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