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Crazy for Cocoa! Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe

Those chilly winter months will be here before we know it. What better way to stay warm this winter than with a cup of rich, velvety hot chocolate! Homemade hot chocolate brings back fond memories of warming up after a cold night of sledding…
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Squash Nutrition: Apple stuffed Acorn Squash {Favorite Fall Recipe}

Acorn squash are a type of winter squash that are named for their shape, which is like an acorn. Acorn squash provide great nutrition and come in a variety of colors including green, orange, white and a variegated green. When choosing squash,…

How To Cook A Pumpkin In A Microwave

There is no better time than now to learn how to cook a pumpkin in the microwave! We have officially transitioned from the warmth of summer to the cool crisp air of autumn. It’s my favorite time of year when I can find just about anything…
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Make You Feel Good!

Fall is in the air, and  if your like me, chances are you have already ordered in some Celestial Seasonings Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Black Tea to help you enjoy the now-chilly evenings. I know I will be drinking this tea from now until about…
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Easy Hobo Burgers on the Grill!

Hobo burgers are a quick and easy, complete meal made in foil packets for easy clean up. This quick recipe can be baked in the oven or cooked right on the grill. It is a perfect dinner recipe for summer or tailgate parties (Think Football Season).…
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How to Microwave Sweet Corn: Corn Nutrition Corn and Bean Salad Recipe

Is Sweet Corn Gluten-free? Sweet corn is abundantly available this time of year and can make a budget-friendly nutritious addition to summer meals. The sweet, juicy kernels are gluten-free and are rich in fiber, folate and antioxidants.…
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You Say Tomatoes? How to easily peel a fresh tomato {How to freeze extra tomatoes}

How to buy and how to store fresh tomatoes There are many varieties of tomatoes on the market today, from large, juicy varieties great for cooking or slicing, to tiny cherry or grape varieties that are perfect for salad toppings. There…
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Simply Cilantro: Fresh Pico De Gallo Recipe {How to store fresh Cilantro }

Cilantro is an herb that is available year-round in most markets which can add great flavor to your dishes, without adding any fat, calories, or sodium! It has a distinctive, pungent flavor and is often used in Mexican and Asian cooking. Growing…
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Let’s Relish the Radish: How to choose, store and enjoy fresh radishes

What’s not to like about this bright, bite-sized, zesty veggie? Radishes are eager to pop up in the Spring – they take only a few weeks to go from seeds to table-ready! Harvest or shop for radishes that are bright red and approximately…
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Strawberry Nutrition {Easy Shortcake Recipe}

Oh, the strawberry – it is no wonder it’s the world’s most popular berry, with its luscious red color and delicious sweetness! But, the taste of strawberries isn’t the only sweet deal; this member of the rose family has only 46 calories…
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The chives have arrived! Easy Parmesan Red Potatoes

Spring is officially here and chives have arrived!  Chives are a native herb resembling hollow blades of grass and are the smallest member of the onion family. Like their relatives the onions and garlic, they contain the same volatile, sulfur-containing…
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A perfect Quiche for Easter Brunch! {Why breakfast is so important}

  Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day! A nutritious breakfast not only provides you the energy you need to tackle your day, eating breakfast also helps you maintain a healthy weight. Since I’ve been a dietitian,…