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  • Gingery Red Lentil and Carrot Soup
    Gingery Red Lentil and Carrot Soup
    Making one-pot meals is great for easy cleanup and keeping life simple. One-pot meals make a ton of servings too so you don't have to cook every night of the week (hooray!).This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, easy on the tummy and your...
  • apples in a basket
    Super simple (and healthy!) apple cake
    One of my favorite family-friendly activities in the fall is apple picking. The kids love to walk up and down the aisles of apple trees and sample the different types of fruit while filling their little bags full to take home. One common problem...
  • Apples for Chutney
    Add a flavorful punch to your fall meals with our spicy apple chutney
    Fall has finally arrived and I cannot wait to enjoy my favorite fall food…apples. There are many types of apples with some better for eating and others better for cooking. We put together a chart of apples and their best uses that will help...
  • The top 10 Halloween meals to dine on!
    The top 10 Halloween meals to dine on!
    After an ice, cold Halloween drink you might crave some treats! I have searched close and far, entered spooky zones, roamed the Halloween web buzz, and found the best Halloween recipes and treats, just for you. So here they are, the top 10 Vegan...
  • Pumpkin ginger snap tiramisu
    Fall recipe: Pumpkin ginger snap tiramisu
    This recipe for pumpkin spice tiramisu puts a fall twist on the traditional Italian dish. Think of it as a cross between the light and creamy dessert and the popular seasonal beverage, pumpkin spice latte. Mascarpone and whipped cream are mixed...
  • Copycat recipe: Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets
    Copycat recipe: Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets
    Chick-fil-a founder S. Truett Cathy passed away earlier this month at the age of 93. And while Cathy’s beliefs were often the subject of controversy in recent years, one thing is rarely debated: Chick-fil-a serves some tasty chicken. So...
  • Passion XO “Fun in the Sun” Spritzer
    Passion XO Sun is perfect for SoCal’s over-extended summer days + “recipe
    Birkedal Hartmann Group has been known for their cognac since 1887 in France. Since 1980, Kim Birkedal Hartmann, who is a descendant of the Norwegian side of the family, has been the CEO with a driving passion for the perfect cognac. In 2011, the...
  • How to alter a recipe
    How to alter a recipe
    Tell me if you’ve ever done this. You see a recipe for some dish, and it looks amazing. You plan to add it to your recipe folder, and as you gaze at the delicious-looking food in the photo, you’re already thinking about making it for...
  • Quince
    Simply Quince is love of the “Golden Apple” + Brandied-Quince Buckle Recipe
    Quince is a Armenian fruit that is thought by some to be the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. From the outside, it looks like a combination of an apple and a lemon. The fruit feels as solid as a baseball. When peeled, the interior is a cross...
  • Fall dishes from Chef Tim Kirker of Bistro Zinc
    Chef Tim Kirker’s recipe elevates comforting fall flavors
    The taste of Paris in the Gold Coast, Bistrot Zinc’s chef Tim Kirker, transports Chicagoans with his French inspired creations. From classic dishes that scream Paris to modern twists on the favorites, Bistrot Zinc has been a perennial...
  • Soft-baked funfetti sprinkle cookies
    Easy baking: Soft-baked funfetti sprinkle cookies
    Super soft with a bit of chewiness and a ton of sprinkles, these cookies are incredibly tasty and undeniably cheerful. They are a sort of cross between a sugar cookie and a butter cookie, made from a rich dough with both almond and vanilla...
  • Whole grain tomato, basil, spinach penne with goat cheese
    Whole grain tomato, basil, spinach penne with goat cheese
    This classic vegetarian pasta recipe is fresh, easy, and a great way to take advantage of tomato season. The variations are endless: try using linguine or rigatoni pasta, add extra veggies, substitute kale for spinach, or top with vegetarian...
  • Gluten free pumpkin
    Gluten free cookbooks and recipes for fall time
    It’s that time of year again, as fall is upon us. This gluten free gal is already seeing posts about pumpkin flavored coffee and teas. Yes, fall will soon be here, as the children go back to school and we enter into September. It seemed...
  • Corn and zucchini salad with feta
    End-of-summer recipe: Corn & zucchini salad with feta
    The calendar might say summer for a few more weeks, but Labor Day Weekend always seems like the end of the season. Utilizing corn and zucchini, this easy salad is a wonderful recipe as we transition from summer to fall. It’s so simple to...
  • Apples
    Fall menu planning : A day’s worth of recipes
    Did you ever notice certain foods just seem to taste better in the fall? It’s because some things are seasonal and we wait all year just to get to taste them again. As fall approaches, those special foods are coming into season. Now is a...