beet salad with wild rice

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges & Wild Rice

Call this a wonderful beet salad that doubles as a side dish or a hearty wild rice side dish that doubles as a salad and you’d be right either way. Recipe Highlights: Easy recipe, each simple step can be done days in advance. A great way to introduce new flavors and textures. Gluten free, high in fiber, add more greens…

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Homemade Gift Candied Nuts

Stovetop Candied Nuts with sugar and spice

Candied nuts are the sort of easy recipe I return to again and again. The combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves in this recipe smell like Christmas. They make an excellent snack to put out at a party alongside cheese, crackers, and cocktails. I love to make them for sharing at the holidays. In less than half an hour with very…

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It’s Sumo Time!

No need to find a wrestling mat, I’m not promoting a new fitness craze. This post is all about fruit!  The other day my sister sent me an email with the subject line, “They are Back!” and only an image attached. At first I thought it was spam. I crossed my fingers and opened the picture anyway. When the image…

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How to cut citrus segments

I wonder if you are like me when it comes to purchasing citrus. I hesitate before loading up on fruits that require peeling. I have a bad habit of buying these sun soaked winter treats only to sit for weeks in the fruit basket. I give the fruit a glance when I walk through the kitchen, a sort of non-verbal…

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Mother’s Day Off Part:1 Quiche

Taking a “day off” means different things coming from different people.  When I decided to take Mother’s Day off it did not mean sitting in a lounge chair with my feet up while beads of condensation lazily rolled down my gin and tonic glass (not that I wouldn’t have enjoyed that version immensely).  My day off had both sides of our…

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