Vegetable Sides/ Vegetarian Recipes

Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed

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Broccoli Rabe Steamed and Sauteed is a healthy green vegetable that has a nutty and bitter taste to it, but when you saute broccoli rabe in olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes, it becomes delicious! There’s a secret to minimizing the bitter taste with this green vegetable, and it’s so simple you’ll be amazed next time you make this broccoli rabe steamed and sauteed.

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Chicken Recipes/ One Dish Meals/ Under 30 Minute Meals

Mom’s Best Chicken Piccata

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Mom’s Best Chicken Piccata is a recipe where the chicken simmers in a lemon-butter sauce for 12 minutes until it’s perfectly tender and juicy and practically melts in your mouth.  Boneless, thinly sliced chicken cutlets are sauteed for a few minutes and simmered in a sauce made with wine, lemon juice, butter, capers and chicken broth.  Cooked all in one skillet, juicy and full-flavor, and ready in about 30 minutes makes this the BEST chicken piccata ever!


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Cakes, Pies and Cupcakes/ Ice Cream and Frozen Treats

Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream Roll

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Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream Roll ~ is a chocolate cake filled with strawberry ice cream then it’s rolled up, topped with chocolate icing and served frozen! This glorious frozen treat makes a wonderful impression and well worth the effort!

My good friend and neighbor Julie loves to bake, and made this festive Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream  Roll for her special Valentine’s cocktail party this past weekend and invited me to come over to share her recipe and take photos.

If you have never made one, like me, then fear not!  We have provided a step-by-step, how-to photos for this recipe.

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Breakfast Breads and Lattes/ Cakes, Pies and Cupcakes/ Vegetable Sides

Spinach and Kale Quiche

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Spinach and Kale Quiche is loaded with spinach, kale and Parmesan cheese, topped with shredded mozzarella and baked in a pie crust until golden brown.  Savory and delicious, the flavors of spinach and Parmesan cheese are wonderful in this quiche, making it very flavorful!  If you love our Trader Joe’s Spinach and Kale Bites, then you’ll love this spinach and kale quiche as much as we do!

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Breakfast Breads and Lattes/ Dairy Free Desserts/ Gluten Free Recipes/ Vegan Recipes

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

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This Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding is rich, creamy smooth and tastes amazing!  Best of all, it contains a healthy fat and less sugar than most chocolate puddings per serving! This no-cook homemade chocolate pudding is topped with some grated chocolate and mini chocolate chips for some added texture and more chocolate flavor.  Plus, it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and ready in 10 minutes from start to finish! YUM!

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Pasta Dishes/ Salads and Sides/ Under 30 Minute Meals

Best Orzo Salad with Spinach

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Best Orzo Salad with Spinach is very light, tender to the bite and tastes amazing with a mix of savory flavors all in one bite!  Loaded with ribbons of fresh spinach, semolina orzo pasta, kalamata olives and feta cheese, and tossed with a delicious vinaigrette, makes this the Best Orzo Salad EVER! 

Eat this salad alone or serve as a side dish to compliment any other main dish.  This orzo salad with spinach is one you’ll want to make all year long!

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12 Favorite Super Bowl Recipes!

12 Favorite Super Bowl Recipes! by

It’s Super Bowl time again, and the most important aspect of hosting game day is to serve some great grub. Here are some of our favorite Super Bowl recipes and appetizers for you to try!  This is an old post but still a favorite!

While some of the appetizers can be served cold or warm, some are super easy to make while others may require a little more preparation; but we know for sure, no matter which Super Bowl appetizers you choose, they will have your football fanatics cheering for more!
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Salads and Sides/ Under 30 Minute Meals/ Vegan Recipes

Healthy Apple Bok Choy Salad

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Healthy Apple Bok Choy Salad. When you combine crisp green apples with sweet bok choy you get a combination of sensational sweet and tangy flavors in this healthy apple bok choy salad. Best of all, the flavors intensifies when this salad is tossed with a 3 ingredient vinaigrette, creating an amazing balance that will ‘wow’ your family and friends every time you serve it!

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