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Chicken and Mango Spring Rolls

Asian fusion is trendy now, and this makes me happy. Asian food didn’t used to be as trendy – but probably everyone had at least one  “China Palace” type restaurant nearby. After softball games in high school my mom and I would go to China Palace (mine actually was called China Palace) and get...

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No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten-Free)

A few months ago my husband decided to give up gluten. His reasons were health related and totally viable – it lasted six days. It  actually ended with a stomach flu that involved him saying to me in the middle of the night, “GET ME GLUTEN”. He thought the sans-gluten diet led to the...

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Ricotta, Apple, and Cinnamon Wraps

This is one of those recipes that’s really more of an idea. It takes like, two seconds to make. When pb and j or turkey and cheese fail to turn your wheels, try something like this! The wrap provides whole grain, the ricotta and yogurt our protein, the nuts our healthy fats, and the...

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How to Freeze Fresh Basil

My little tiny backyard is all shaded. This makes me mostly happy – it’s nice and cool through the summer. We never go out there, though, because the mosquitoes attack you like your blood is the sweetest thing they’ve ever had. The shade ALSO means that I can’t grow anything edible. My mom is...

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Raspberry and Brie Pinwheels

Every cook has a line we won’t go past just for necessity’s sake. I won’t buy packaged cookie dough. Now you might LOVE the ease of packaged cookie dough but you’d NEVER buy precooked bacon. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “cook”, you are still a food consumer and with that comes a...

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