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pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

I love pumpkin bread.  It tastes like fall... the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg ... yum, yum.  Served warm with butter or a little bit of cream cheese and you have a great snack. Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degree.  Spray two loaf pans ...

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Berry Muffins

Berry Muffins

Yum, yum, yum.. is about all I can say about these.  I use the frozen mixed berry mix and these muffins couldn't be any easier.  If you have fresh berries, go ahead and use them, but the option of frozen lets you ...

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Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

I am a huge fan of a good wedge salad.  It's old school, but a great salad to serve with steak or even on its own as a light lunch. Homemade blue cheese dressing is great... but if you don't want to take ...

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Banana Breakfast Bars

Banana Breakfast Bars

These bars are great for a breakfast on the go or an afternoon snack.  Quick and easy to make too! Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly coat a 9 inch square pan with cooking spray. Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine bananas, ...

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I will admit, I really never have liked brussels sprouts.  They are too much like cabbage and there is nothing about cabbage I like.  But, as we grow more mature (age?) we need to revisit somethings to see what all of the ...

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Healthy Hummus Recipe

Healthy Hummus

There is something about dipping vegetables into a creamy dip.  But, that is not too great for the waistline.  So, I came up with this healthy dip.  It is my play on hummus.  Traditional hummus calls for tahini, but I had a ...

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are sweet, but when you slow cook them, they are so much more sweeter. I started off with unpeeled sweet potatoes and then washed and peeled them.  I use about one potato per person. After peeling the potatoes, chop each into thirds. ...

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Tomato and Kiwi Salad

This combination may sound really bizarre, but trust me it tastes really good.  I pulled this together in hopes of using up a few tomatoes and kiwis before they went bad. The salad is tossed with a fresh lime vinaigrette that pulls all ...

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Updated Cornbread Recipe

Looking for a way to update and improve cornbread mix?  This is a simple idea that will make your next cookout a hit. Step 1: Start with your favorite cornbread mix.  I like Martha’s Sweet Cornbread mix. Mix according to the package directions. Step 2: Add the ...

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Banana Nut Bread

If you are like me, then you end up with several overripe bananas periodically.  So, what do you do with them?  I freeze some – to use in smoothies – and I make banana nut bread out of the rest.  This recipe ...

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Jalapeno Cheddar Muffins with ribs and North Carolina Sauce

It was a fall football weekend and I tried a new way to serve ribs.  I had made ribs in the crockpot the other day and had a some left over which begged the question, do I just reheat?  Nope, I made ...

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