Frozen Chocolate Banana Chips

This cool treat is easy to make and is a healthy mix of fruit and dark chocolate. #desserts #easy #frozen #chocolate

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Sugar Cookies with Lemon Almond Buttercream Frosting

Looking forward to spring? These sugar cookies mix the zest of lemon and the rich flavor of almonds to create a springtime treat. So let it snow outside. Your home will be warm and toasty and scented with the heavenly aroma of buttercream. (At least until your family devours the cookies!)

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Cabbage Soup

This soup is another one designed for a crock pot or Dutch oven. It makes a nice, healthy, and hot meal for a cold winter day. You can add in all types of vegetables beyond what is listed below–cherry tomatoes are a family favorite. (We still have some frozen from our garden last year!) Ingredients:…

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Breene’s Vegetable Soup with Kale

This recipe was developed for the slow cooker or dutch oven by one of my beta readers (and sister-in-law) Breene. It is good for anyone who wants a nice, hot meal but doesn’t have a lot of time to cook! Vegetable Soup with Kale Ingredients: 6 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock 1 large onion…

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Pierogi and Butternut Squash Stew

This stew is a warm treat for a cold winter day. You can make this with homemade pierogis, but the packaged ones work just as well. Ingredients: 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil (divided) 1 small onion chopped 1 tablespoon tomato paste 8 ounces white mushrooms sliced 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth…

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Mediterranean Couscous Salad

A good way to use the cherry tomatoes from the garden.  My cherry tomato fruit bowl:  blueberry, black cherry, lemon drop, and sungold. Ingredients 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/3 cups couscous 1/2 cup chopped green onion (scallion) 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 cups chopped peeled cucumber 3 tablespoons chopped…

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Breene’s Watermelon Popsicles

Breene (one of my beta readers) joins me in the virtual kitchen today with a tasty frozen treat.  Take it away Breene! Ingredients: 1 pound watermelon cut into small pieces (about 3-4 cups) 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons lime juice Materials: Blender or food processor Popsicle molds or small paper cups Knife Measuring spoon Measuring…

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Quick & Easy Chocolate Cherries

Breene (one of my beta readers) joins me in the virtual kitchen today with her Frozen Chocolate Covered Cherries.  Take it away Breene! Ingredients: 4 oz. semisweet chocolate 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 10-12 pitted cherries Materials: Microwavable bowl Cocktail pick Parchment paper Small cookie sheet Directions: Microwave 4 oz. semisweet chocolate with 1 Tablespoon coconut…

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Reverse Strawberry Cheesecake

This is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for the late spring/early summer. There is very little preparation involved in this 4-ingredient dish and you have a beautiful looking dessert for your family and friends.

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Sloane Taylor’s Breakfast Treat

Omelets are delicious for breakfast with croissants, jam, sausage and perhaps a mimosa on special occasions. Dress them up with French bread, butter, fruit salad, and iced tea for a refreshing lunch. And nothing is better on a hot summer night than an omelet with sautéed broccoli, sliced tomato, and a cool glass of white wine. Give them a try and then tell me which one is your favorite.

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Easy Weekend Coffee Cake

As I prepared for JuNoWriMo, I did a lot of meal-planning for quick-and-easy meals. This is one of my family favorites for breakfast. Served with some fresh fruit, it can even be considered a somewhat healthy weekend breakfast treat.

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