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How to make a cheese board when you Marie Kondo your kitchen

Tidying up my kitchen turned into a delicious cheese board! Read on to see how long food lasts and how to repurpose it to reduce food waste. I had 20 rubber spatulas. But the same 3 end up in the dishwasher time and again. There were 17 wooden spoons. I rarely use wooden spoons. How do I know? Marie Kondo I’ve been tyding up with Marie Kondo. The organizing phenom whose book, The Art of …

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How to make a cancer fighting, heart healthy Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels Sprouts Salad fills your fork with cancer fighting, energy boosting, fiber-rich foods. Cranberries, nuts, and cheese add deliciousness! This week I am loving on carbs. That may surprise some because carbs are getting so much hate lately. I wouldn’t think of giving them up. Healthy carbs Carbohydrate quality is what I’m talking about. The type of carb makes all the difference. What’s in your kitchen? Whole-grain toast or a toaster pastry? Go whole grain for …

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How to make craveable Instant Pot Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Delicious, flavorful beef on a weeknight is possible with this easy, craveable,crunchy Instant Pot Korean Beef recipe. Fill bowls, tacos, salads, lettuce or cabbage leaves. Raise your hand if you liked your mom’s pot roast?🙋‍♀️ Pot roast recipe to love The tender, succulent meat that usually came with carrots and potatoes, and cooked for hours in the oven. This was how she made less expensive cuts of meat delicious and fork tender. This is how the …

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How to make a better taco: Mushroom and Spinach Tacos

Vegetarian tacos? Yep! Mushroom Spinach tacos are a quick dinner recipe.  Fast, fresh, healthy, and delicious. In less than 30 minutes you’re eating dinner, but let’s think about Taco Tuesday breakfast.  It’s nothing new that vegetables are good for us, right? The problem is how to make them interesting. A side of canned green beans doesn’t offer much excitement. A spoonful of peas doesn’t really inspire. Corn. Again?   Quick dinner recipe? How about a …

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The best 10-minute shareable snack: Apple Nachos

Apple Nachos are love at first bite! A deconstructed caramel apple with no dipping required — it’s just slice and drizzle. Fun recipe to share. These cold, winter nights can test even the most cheerful among us. During the darkest months of the year, I’m embracing hygge, a Danish word that means doing things to foster a sense of coziness, contentment and well-being. How to pronounce hygge I’m not Dutch, but this two-syllable word, hygge, …

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The best things to see and do in Merida, Mexico

A trip to Merida, Mexico is filled with delicious Yucatan flavors and the nicest people. Looking for a winter retreat? I found mine in Merida. The sunny weather was perfecto! And the tacos? Oh, so good! I lost track of how many I ate. Yucatan is the northeastern state of Mexico. About 3 hours west of Cancun, Merida is the capital of Yucatan. Merida’s claim to fame Hennequin is Merida’s claim to fame. What is …

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How to make a Mushroom Goat Cheese Dutch Baby your family will love

Mushroom Goat Cheese Dutch Baby is easy to make and protein rich with no-added sugar. Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast. Add a green salad and it’s a great dinner. What is a Dutch Baby A Dutch Baby pancake, sometimes called a German pancake, is a puffy, family-sized hybrid pancake. It is similar to a popover because the thin batter puffs in the oven and seems to “pop over” the sides. Usually. Sometimes there is less puff …

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The omega-3 guide to the best fish + easy tuna piccata toast

Start the day with an easy healthy breakfast recipe and the benefits of fish: omega 3 fats and protein in this heart and brain healthy Tuna Picatta Toast!  Like a fish takes to water, I’m taking to fish for breakfast. Yep, I said fish. I like that it’s not sweet, the protein is lean, the fats are healthy, and there’s deliciousness in every bite. How much fish to eat I’m not the only fish aficionado. …

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The best things to eat, see, and do in Portland, Maine

Favorite things to do in Portland, Maine Image you’re in the airport shuttle headed to your hotel. The shuttle is clean. The driver tells you how much he likes the city, some good restaurants and things to do. Then tells you how much he likes his job and the hotel, your home for the night. No, it’s not a dream. It really happened. The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa was the destination and the shuttle …

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The best crazy good cracker is this Apricot Pecan Crisp

Seeds, nuts and dried fruit make the best crackery crispy things you want to eat. Apricot Pecan Crisps are what I call them but I’m pretty sure you’ll call them “those yummy crackers!” I’m a member The Recipe Redux food blogger group. Each month they challenge us to develop a recipe based on a theme. This month is quick breads. Great theme because in this season of busy, anything quick is a time life saver. What’s a quick bread? …