Most of us are looking for fun ways to serve veggies to the kiddos (and even the adults!), so look no further than these broccoli tots! The base of these veggie-loaded bite-sized snacks is… broccoli and they’re enhanced with garlic and onion powders and cheddar cheese to make for a real savory treat. Not only…

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Do you have loads of cucumbers popping up in your garden? Did you visit the farmer’s market and grab a big bag of cucumbers? If you said yes to either of these questions, then boy do I have the recipe for you! Perhaps you have a family favorite cucumber salad recipe in your back pocket,…

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Guess what we’re making today? An oldie but a total goodie! I don’t know about you, but three bean salad is pretty much a staple in our household, and has been my entire life. I’ve had it a few different ways, with small adjustments to the dressing and salad contents, but overall, it’s generally a…

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I’m not sure there’s a simpler or more delicious side dish than crispy baked sweet potato wedges with a spicy dipping sauce. And, I am certain this is one of the funnest ways to eat nutrient-packed sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are filled with vitamin A and C, potassium, B vitamins and vitamin E. They are…

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If you’re looking for a dynamic side dish with simple ingredients that’s also simple to make, look no further. This mashed winter squash is creamy, earthy and slightly sweet with a burst of cinnamon, and it couldn’t be more delicious. I like to first roast the squash because roasting imparts a rich, sweet flavor that…

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It’s officially time to plan recipes for the holidays, and one of the dishes I look forward to every single year is sweet potato casserole! There are so many renditions of this southern classic, and this version has some unique flavors that I think you’ll fall in love with. The base is mashed sweet potatoes,…

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It’s officially the holiday season, so the next handful of recipes will be holiday focused and perfect to share with family and friends this season! I’m starting this series with one of my favorites – cheesy cauliflower gratin! It’s wholesome and hearty and ooey gooey, but it’s also a bit lighter than the classic. I…

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The end of summer is hands-down my favorite time of year for produce. Tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, zucchini, bell peppers and berries – so many options to make amazingly fresh recipes! I usually grow several types of tomatoes each year, and I love to make homemade salsa with jalapeno, red onion, cilantro, lime juice and…

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Growing up in the Midwest meant potato salads were basically the star of the show at every potluck and summer gathering. Most of them, while delicious, were ladened with mayonnaise with little trace of potatoes, eggs, herbs or other vegetables. I am a huge mayonnaise fan, but I like the actual salad to shine while…

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