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My Secret Cranberry Relish Recipe

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When I was growing up, no Thanksgiving meal was complete without cranberries. Unfortunately, it was canned cranberry sauce. And “sauce” isn’t the right word. It was actually more like cranberry gelatin. Yuck. (If you like it, that’s fine, you can

Posted in Cranberries, Delicious, Easy, Healthy, Relish, Salad, Side DIsh, Thanksgiving

My Secret Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe

(Photo to be added later.)Poultry StuffingMakes 12 portions (approximately 4 ounces by weight, about 2/3 cup by volume) This looks like a scary long recipe, but it is really very simple. 18 slices Healthy Life bread (or any preferred bread.)2

Posted in Chicken, Delicious, Easy, Favorite, Feast, Healthy, Side DIsh, Stuffing, Thanksgiving, Turkey

Two Side Dishes

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Sweet Potato Fries and Three Bean SaladThese recipes feel a little like cheating. They are so easy that I almost think I should not include them here, but I don’t want people to overlook these. Sweet Potato Fries I bought

Posted in Beans, Easy, Fries, Green Beans, Hamburger, Healthy, Low Sodium, Potato, Salad, Sandwich, Side DIsh

BLT Pasta Salad

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BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato

Pickled Scallions

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Pickled Scallions 2 cups white vinegar2 cups Splenda (or table sugar)2 cups water2 tablespoons kosher salt1 tablespoon red pepper flakes1 teaspoon coriander seeds1 pound scallions, roots trimmed and cut to fit in the jar standing up Bring first 6 ingredients

Posted in Jalapeno, Onion, Pickled, Side DIsh, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Cabbage, Lime and Jalapeno Slaw

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Cabbage, Lime and Jalapeno SlawApproximately 10 portions, 1/2 cup each This recipe combines all the great food experiences. It has the creaminess of the sour cream, the tang of fresh lime juice and lime zest, and the heat of the

Posted in Cabbage, Cole Slaw, Easy, Healthy, Jalapeno, Lime, Side DIsh, Slaw, Spicy, Sriracha, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Red Hot Relish

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Hot RelishServes: makes about 12 portions, 1/4 cup each A good relish takes a meal and can make it memorable. This is the perfect combination of heat, sweet and sour. Perfect on burgers, hot dog/brats, tacos or as a side

Posted in Chutney, Jalapeno, Onion, Peppers, Pineapple, Relish, Side DIsh, Spicy, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Vinegar

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

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Grilled Jalapeno Poppers Makes 4 servings (4 halves each) 8 jalapenos, halved and seeded 4 tablespoons goat cheese (or low fat cream cheese) 4 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese 4 tablespoons minced green onion 1.  Prepare

Posted in Cheese, Easy, Grilled, Healthy, Jalapeno, Peppers, Side DIsh, Spicy

Rustic Meal: Sausages, Veggies and Polenta

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Rustic MealI’m not going to tell you how to make this entire meal, nor the nutritional data for everything. The sausage nutrition will change with every choice, and your choices will change from region to region, from city to city.

Posted in Cheese, Chile, Corn, Easy, Jalapeno, Polenta, Side DIsh

Green Beans and Butternut Squash

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Green Beans and Butternut SquashServes Variable This is a wonderful cool weather meal. It is very well-suited to pork dishes, but hearty fish (salmon), lamb or venison would be equally good. On my podcast, Make Your Someday Today, many guests

Posted in Beans, Easy, Green Beans, Lamb, Pork, Side DIsh, Squash, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Venison

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