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Cheesy Ranch Brussels Sprout Bake

Gotta love ranch dressing. It is always in in our fridge and I usually keep one or two spare bottles in the pantry as well. Ranch is good for more than just salad and Hidden Valley Ranch asked me to develop a gluten free recipe using their dressing for theĀ #HiddenValleyGFChallenge !! I had some brussels sprouts in the fridge and …

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasting cauliflower completely transforms this white vegetable. Boiling or steaming cauliflower florets is nice, although the flavourĀ can seem bland. But, throw them in the oven and the cauliflower sweetens and caramelizes as it roasts. There is so much flavour bursting in each floret, that you may never cook them any other way! Curry spices complement the roasted cauliflower very well. …

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Skillet White Corn with Bacon

I love a care package and the other day I received a box full of corn in the mail. It was the first time I ever had a shipment of corn come right to my front door! This corn that I received is Amaize Sweet Corn and it is a naturally bred white corn with no GMOs. I do not …

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Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted squash is one of those dishes that is a standard for the fall season in our home. This perennial favorite has that perfect combination of sweet and savory. Along with that, it is very simple to make and can be placed in the oven for cooking within minutes, allowing you to work on the rest of the meal. 0 …

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Collard Greens with Ham Hock

Collard greens is a popular side dish in the American south, but it is also popular around the world, particularly in Brazil and Kenya. I remembered eating collard greens in Brazil and they called it couve. Collard greens are in the kale family and can be bitter if not cooked properly. Simmering them in water for an hour completely removes …

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Pumpkin Pie Casserole

I love everything about pumpkin pie: the sweetness of the pumpkin squash, the buttery creamy texture and the spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves. It is the perfect dessert during the fall season. Sometimes though, I want that pumpkin pie taste, but do not want to bother making pie pastry. This casserole dish is the perfect side dish for any autumn …

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Traditional Ukrainian Pierogies

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my mom working in the kitchen preparing pierogies. She learned the recipe from my grandmother who learned it from her mother. It is a traditional Ukrainian recipe and easily one of my favorite foods to eat. Taking a bite of these homemade pierogies brings me back to those childhood days. My mom …

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Zucchini Breakfast Bake

My neighbor has dropped by a couple times with zucchini from her garden. I have been trying to make some different dishes with it and I made this casserole a few days ago. The recipe is similar to a crustless quiche but the pancake mix that is stirred in reduces how eggy the casserole tastes. It is great for a …

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Sauteed Yellow Squash Ribbons

I love summer squash and I am always looking for different ways to cook it. I recently got a vegetable slicer which is great for making ribbons out of yellow summer squash and zucchini. A potato peeler can work also to make thin shaving-like strips. You can use these ribbons instead of pasta noodles or make a quick and simple …

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Baked Beet Chips

The other day, I got a new vegetable slicer and I have been slicing up any vegetable I have in the fridge ever since. I had a bunch of beets in the crisper and remembered tasting beet chips a long time ago. Thin, crispy, sweet and salty, beet chips are a great healthy snack. To make sure that you do …

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