Date Night Dinners by Sloane Taylor

Ready to ignite that old flame? Or perhaps spark a new one? Take your partner by the hand and turn on your stove. Award-winning author Sloane Taylor brings her creativity to the kitchen with easy-to-make meals sure to spark the intimacy and quality time you want with your special someone.

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Alicia Joseph’s Peanut Butter Pie

Fellow author Alicia Joseph joins me in the virtual kitchen today with a perfect sweet recipe for Valentine’s Day. Take it away Alicia! This is a perfect treat for your special someone on Valentine’s Day. And what better way to show you care then to bake something good. PEANUT BUTTER PIE CRUST 1 ¼ cup…

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Butternut Squash & Cranberry Brown Rice

This is a healthy dish for the new year. It can be made with couscous or brown rice. Ingredients: 4 cups peeled and diced butternut squash 1 Tablespoon + 2 teaspoon olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 5 oz. dried cranberries about 1 cup 2 cups water 2…

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Healthy Pumpkin Oat Bran Treats

This recipe can be used to make either muffins or bread. It is a healthier choice since it is made with egg whites instead of full eggs and applesauce instead of butter or oil. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour 2 1/2 cups oat bran or 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups sugar 1…

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HL Carpenter’s Creative Leftovers

HL joins me in the virtual kitchen today with a quick and easy leftovers dish and a cozy mystery! I thought the “leftovers” idea fit my theme for the week. What do you all think? Let me know in the comments below. Some days we like to prepare delicious, artistically-plated meals fit for royal company,…

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Veggie Beef and Barley Soup

  This soup helps create a warm and cozy meal on a cold winter day. When it simmers in the Dutch oven it fills the house with enticing aromas that will have your family clamoring for dinner! Ingredients: 2 1/3 cups water 1 cup pearl barley 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 onion chopped 5 carrots…

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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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