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Sweet potatoes have become such a buzzy food. With The Whole 30 Diet sweeping the nation periodically, sweet potatoes have become the filling starch of choice while all others have been banished to the naughty corner. I don’t believe in...
I love the bounty of end of summer veggies my garden produces. We are so lucky to be able to have a small area to plant on where we grow a couple of our favorite vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers,...
Last summer, my husband and I went on a date to a local Italian restaurant that we visit about twice a year. It’s a cute, small place along the river and at the corner of a quaint downtown area....
When I create a recipe or a dish, I like to create something that appeals to a wide audience. Sometimes though, people get stuck in one box with food. They fall back on old favorites because it’s easier than...
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Iced tea is actually my favorite drink. I should probably say it's water to set some kind of example but if I'm being totally honest I'll guzzle down unsweetened iced tea at twice the rate I drink water. It's one...
As a kid, I always thought my grandmother made such weird food. She combined things that “shouldn’t” be combined, fed me things from other cultures and was always trying to introduce me to new things. I was lucky to have...
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