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How to make Spicy Vegetable Pasta

Spicy Vegetable Pasta, it’s chile oil that takes this easy pasta recipe from ordinary to extraordinary.  How much do you spend on groceries versus eating out? If you’re like the average American, it’s an equal split. We spend as much eating out as eating in In a report from the USDA Economic Research Service, food sales between at-home and away-from-home are even steven. We spend nearly equal amounts on foods purchased at grocery stores and foods …

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Easy, quick and inexpensive eggs and pasta recipe

Repurpose leftover pasta with eggs and cheese to make an easy recipe and reduce food waste. A LiveBest take on carbonara. Egg and cheese pasta may sound simple and boring. Simple? Yes! Boring? Not a chance. Repurpose pasta to reduce food waste I love bestovers. Making something out of what’s on hand. (Check out more recipes and tips to use what you have on hand and reduce food waste.) This dish is quick to make and costs …

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The unbelievably simple sensational cheese dip: Fromage Fort

Clean your cheese drawer to make delicious Fromage Forte. Served hot or cold, an unbelievably simple, sensational cheese dip or elegant appetizer. If you are a cheese eater, you probably have leftover pieces that just sit there…waiting. You think, there’s really not enough to do much with the hodge podge. STOP SCROLL Voila! Fromage Fort, (french for strong cheese) is one way the French use leftover cheese. The beauty of this recipe is that nearly …

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How to make skillet cornbread

I’m nutty about cornmeal. I love the crunch and texture that it adds. This whole-grain cornbread recipe has yogurt and honey. Cornbread has always been a favorite. Both Grandmas and my mom baked it regularly. Always in a cast-iron skillet. Always. A cast iron skillet with some hot butter, makes a crunchy crust. Crazy for cornmeal I’m nutty about cornmeal. I love the crunch and texture that it adds to cornmeal cookies, pancakes, muffins, biscotti, …

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How to make an easy good-for-you Carrot Coconut Ginger Soup

Carrot Coconut Ginger Soup: a bit of spice, a bit of sweet, a bunch of healthy goodness. An easy soup recipe that’s also easy on your wallet. The main character in the book had vision problems. So when I hosted my book group, I thought we should channel some good vibes and eat an eye-friendly soup. Turns out no one else noticed the dietary connection, but I’m hear to tell you, they liked the soup! …

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Pear Quesadilla

As much as I hate to see peaches and cherries go. I’m already stocking up on pumpkins, apples, and pears. Pears are one of my favorite fruits. That’s obvious when you walk in my kitchen because pears, in art form, adorn my kitchen. Not only do they make great art, they are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C, and are great both raw and cooked. That’s a lot of …

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Asparagus Mushroom Frittata is the most flexible recipe

A frittata is a mixture of eggs, cheese, and vegetables or meat. This one-pan meal is a great way to repurpose food like this Asparagus Mushroom Frittata recipe! I think a frittata is one of those recipes everyone should know about. You know, that back pocket, go-to recipe. It works for breakfast or brunch. It’s good enough to serve company. It’s a great way to use leftovers. It’s an easy dinner. It’s kind of like …

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Tabouleh Stuffed Peppers are a cool, easy recipe

Tabouleh Stuffed Peppers are filled with healthy fats, fiber, and spices that all add up to a recipe with healthy benefits!  Bulgur is a cook’s best friend Bulgur has to be one of a cook’s best friends. Why? It’s economical, it’s a loaded-with-fiber whole grain and there is no cooking required (just a presoak). Bulgur is a cracked wheat that’s been precooked then dried. It’s a grain to turn to when it’s hot and you …

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White Sangria

White Sangria, Sangria Blanco, is a wine-based drink with fruit and brandy topped off with club soda. Served over ice, this easy sangria recipe is just what summer wants – a porch sittin’ sip! Sangria is so agreeable I say when life gives you strawberries, make sangria! But the good thing about sangria is that it’s not picky. You can use many types of fruit including peaches, mango, apples, grapes, pears, kiwi, oranges, lemons, limes, and …

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How to make Irish Rhubarb Ginger Jam

Rhubarb + Ginger = OMGosh Jam! A best friend to toast, this rhubarb recipe is also a good oatmeal topper, mixed with yogurt or served with cheese. Rhubarb I started with some rhubarb from the garden. I love to say that because I’m not a great gardener. But I do have some fruits (pun intended) of my labor. Good thing rhubarb is such a self sufficient plant. It returns year after year and doesn’t require much …