Green Beans Almondine

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A tasty and delicious green beans almondine recipe to replace the green bean casserole.

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The holidays are a time of traditions, and food is a huge tradition in most families. It seems that every year, there are a few dishes that always make it to the table. And for some reason, they’re never served at any other time – only Thanksgiving and Christmas. In my family, Green Bean Casserole is one of those “once a year” dishes.

Honestly, I’m not a big fan of the classic Green Bean Casserole dish made with the gloppy soup and other stuff. Although the crispy onions for the top are pretty tasty. I prefer my vegetables less disguised, if you will. This Green Beans Almondine recipe is the perfect addition to your holiday table that your family will love.

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

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Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect starter for a Holiday Meal.

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It seems that every family does Thanksgiving or a holiday meal a little differently. Part of my family serves everything at once buffet style, while another part makes sure everyone’s seated around the table. And yet another part of the family serves a first course of soup, usually Butternut Squash Soup, and salad.

In many areas of the country, Thanksgiving falls on a day that is cold. It may be snowing, or you may be suffering from freezing rain. Or maybe it’s just those awful cold blustery winds that cut right through you. No matter what kind of weather you’re having, you’ll need something to warm you up. This Butternut Squash Soup is just what the doctor ordered.

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Liven Up the Holidays with Mojo Turkey Recipe


Marinate your turkey in a collection of fresh juices, spices, and olive oil for a real treat with this mojo turkey recipe.

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Are you always trying to figure out some new and exciting way to serve turkey?  I know we are.  We have one person that loves loves loves traditional Turkey and Dressing and all the fixins, and everyone else is kind of like “yeah, we eat it once a year.”

You see, it’s not that we don’t like the traditional Turkey and Dressing and all that good stuff.  It’s just that…we want something more.  Something different and exciting.  Something that makes us enthusiastic about the big meal.  Enter this Mojo Turkey recipe with mojo sauce.  Mojo is a Latin American sauce that contains loads of spices, olive oil, and something acidic, like citrus juices.  It’s not usually spicy, just full of flavor.   When you serve this Mojo Turkey Recipe, your guests will be begging for more.

Over the next week, we’ll be sharing many unique twists on the normal Thanksgiving dishes.  Be sure to join us for the whole series.

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Modern Guacamole Recipe and Cocktail Pairings


Guacamole is one of my absolute most favorite foods. “Guacamole is not a food” you say? Pffft…sure it is. Whatever you’re dipping in the guacamole is just a vehicle to get the guac in your mouth.

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We’re all familiar with the traditional guacamole recipe – avocados, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and a little lime. Modern guacamole recipes have all kinds of new things – artichoke hearts, goat cheese, even lobster! These new takes on an old favorite guacamole recipe will have you mixing up your guacamole game in no time.

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Tossed Asian Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette Recipe

Tossed Asian Salad with wasabi Vinaigrette Recipe

This salad & vinaigrette recipe was shared by Holly Clegg.

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I think everyone know that I love salads.  I mean everyone.  I stop random people on the street and tell them "I LOVE SALAD."  Yeah, they may think I'm strange, but it's ok!  When I find a new and unusual recipe to try, I just have to make it. 

Wasabi Vinaigrette adds punch to this great crunchy combination of slaw and spinach topped with toasty almonds.  Combine salad mixture, make vinaigrette, refrigerate and toss together to serve. 

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Iced Coffee Recipe at Home with Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee Recipe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin' Donuts. I received a Dunkin' Donuts Party Kit to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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I have a group of friends that all like to get together and do stuff. We take turns hosting, or occasionally, going somewhere like a park or a restaurant, depending on what we’re doing.  Recently, my turn to host came up.  I figured we’d do some crafting, because, well, that’s what I like to do.  I also had a few projects I needed to get done, and figured if we were having a crafting party, it would help me get my rear in gear for these few projects. 

Since I was hosting this gathering at my house, I was responsible for providing some snacks and refreshments, too.  Since most of us like frou frou coffee drinks, I figured this would be the perfect time to introduce the new seasonal flavors of Dunkin Donuts coffee with an iced coffee recipe.

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Mediterranean Recipe for Dejage

Mediterranean Dejage recipe

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I’m all about quick, easy, and tasty when it comes to meals.  I suppose I should throw healthy in there, but let’s be honest – it’s generally more about the first three.  Minute Rice helps with all of these components.  I’m a busy person, and I don’t have the time, or desire, to slave over a hot stove.  Especially when a lot of the time, I’m just cooking for me. 

Dejage is a dish that I used to go out to have.  There was a great Mediterranean restaurant locally, that, unfortunately, has closed.  I scoured the internet looking for a similar recipe.  Alas, there was nary a one to be had.  After having it on a regular basis, I knew I could make a reasonable facsimile at home.  As with most Mediterranean recipes, this is loaded with good for you ingredients like olive oil, lemon, and chock full of veggies.  This recipe is as healthy as it is delicious.  It's really easy to change up, too. 

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How To Make Coffee in a French Press

How to make coffee with a french press

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I love coffee.   But I’m really picky.  I can’t just open a can of any old grocery store coffee and make a pot.  Oh no.  It needs to be something really delightful and exotic.  And, really, it should go without saying that fresh roasted coffee is just about mandatory.   While I often prefer an elaborate frou frou coffee drink, if I’m going to have brewed coffee, I like mine from a French Press. 

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