side dish - honey-ginger roasted carrots.

Honey-Ginger Roasted Carrots

Fresh carrots coated in a spicy sweet glaze of honey and ginger and roasted until just tender. These are an excellent addition to a holiday meal and simple enough for a weeknight. Recipe Highlights: Quick and easy recipe for holiday meals or family dinners Roasted carrots (and all roasted vegetables) have a nutty sweetness that often appeals to non-vegetable lovers. Low…

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Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Here’s a fun way to add a big splash of color to your plate. The first time I added chipotle chili to sweet potatoes was to make veggie burgers. The combination of naturally sweet and naturally smoky & spicy brought out the best of both ingredients. I knew it was blend of flavors I would come back to again and…

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Caramel Apple Salad

Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the stuff. We have since made it for numerous gatherings and he is now the resident expert Caramel Apple Salad maker. So why haven’t I…

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Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11” sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur of preschoolers there were moments of delightful adult…

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Stir-Fry to the Rescue!

Here’s the scenario: You go to the store full of resolve to eat healthier. In the produce section you load your basket with fresh vegetables grabbing something in every color and a few extra green things for good measure. Back home all those pops of color transform the refrigerator into your personal farmers market. Words like crisp, abundant, and vibrant pop…

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