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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

November 30, 2021   29 Comments

Slow cooker butternut squash is an amazingly simple way to prepare butternut squash without having to do hardly anything.

Is there something about the shape of butternut squash that you find intimidating? I never bought it because I thought it looked strange. Also, I didn’t want to have to peel its tough skin.

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How to Roast Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk

How to Roast Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk

November 27, 2021   16 Comments

Do you know how to roast Brussels sprouts on the stalk? I have always cut them off to cook them but it turns out that it isn’t necessary or even a good idea.

I saw this stalk at Trader Joe’s and at my local grocery store so I am hoping that the entire country has access to this crazy thing. This cost me $6 which I think is a deal.

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The Best Turkey Salad Recipe

The Best Turkey Salad Recipe

November 26, 2021   4 Comments

This turkey salad recipe is really the entry level of what you can do with all of that leftover turkey.

My first big idea with the inevitable after Thanksgiving was a Leftover Turkey Chili Recipe. I love this one because it is a white chili and everyone is surprised by how good this can be.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

November 22, 2021   4 Comments

Healthy Thanksgiving desserts are pretty hard to find. The big favorite for Thanksgiving is pecan pie which is nowhere near the list of healthy choices.

I love pecan pie but I also love apples and lighter food after the feast that is Thanksgiving.

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Healthy Soup Recipes for Comfort

Healthy Soup Recipes for Comfort

November 20, 2021   8 Comments

These healthy soup recipes will warm your bones and keep them healthy at the same time. You cannot miss.

Soup is one of those foods that we crave in the winter. It hydrates and warms us and we crave it when we get sick.

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Perfect Roast Turkey Breast for Everyday

Perfect Roast Turkey Breast for Everyday

November 15, 2021   4 Comments

This is the only time of year that you can buy turkey breast. I don’t know why this is because you can always find it at the deli counter.

How many of us buy sliced turkey breast to make sandwiches? Turkey breast is one of those lean meats that nutritionists tell us to eat. It is famous for being low in fat, high in protein, and easy to serve.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes You Must Make

November 13, 2021   4 Comments

Healthy Thanksgiving recipes are just as easy to make as the unhealthy ones.

It is really about omitting certain ingredients - right? Instead of sweet potatoes with marshmallows do a roasted butternut squash without marshmallows.

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Snooze and You Will Lose: Fresh Cranberries

Snooze and You Will Lose: Fresh Cranberries

November 9, 2021   15 Comments

These bags of cranberries are now waiting for you at your local supermarket. Should you toss them in your cart? Yes!

The time is now for cranberries because they only show up for Thanksgiving. We all talk about the pounds of turkey or the pounds we add to our waistline at this time of year.

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Apple Butter Recipe No Sugar

Apple Butter Recipe: No Sugar!

November 6, 2021   22 Comments

This apple butter recipe is a major update from my last one. About 6 years ago, I posted a recipe using one cup of sugar.

A friend of mine recently had a heart incident and is avoiding all sugar. She told me that she bought apple butter that had no sugar added and I said, “Wait a minute! You can make it.”

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How To Cook Turkey in an Oven Bag

How To Cook Turkey in an Oven Bag **VIDEO**

November 3, 2021   15 Comments

Do you know how to cook turkey in an oven bag? There are a couple reasons why this is a great idea.

As we move toward Thanksgiving, we all begin to contemplate our menus. I like turkey but I have roasted it until it tastes like sawdust. Why? I have people in the house and I lose track of time. Because of the white meat and dark meat, turkeys can be kinda tricky to cook. The white meat cooks faster than the dark meat and can end up dryl

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