Need a New Grilling Recipe? Make Kofta!

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By this time of the year, your outdoor cooking adventures might start to have that "been there, done that" feel. If you’ve had your fill of hamburgers and brats, it’s time to get a little inspiration for your outdoor entertaining from another part of …
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Yes, You Can Cook, Dammit!

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I love Jenn’s FBG post about complaining. It has a "no guts, no glory" theme, with the gist of the piece being that those who do not try, do not succeed. Which brings me to the subject at hand --- cooking. Each of us is a little different. A lower …
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Hot Weather, Cold Soup

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Summer is perfect soup weather. Cold soup, that is. I love those warm weather big ass salads as much as the next girl, but when the temperature really begins to rise, nothing satisfies like a refreshing bowl of chilled soup. Many are of the …
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Grow Sweet Basil and Make Avocado Basil Pesto!

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Few endeavors are as rewarding as gardening. It provides exercise and a reason to get outdoors --- not to mention gardening has been proven to help folks de-stress, teaches patience and provides better sleep; it saves money on the food bill, plus it …
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Jicama, Carrot and Apple Slaw with California Walnuts

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Everybody is allowed a mistake now and again, but the fat-free trend of the 1990s was a doozy! The consumption of any fat was discouraged and foods labeled low- or non-fat were in high demand --- even if they contained oodles of refined grains and …
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No-Bake Banana Crunch Minis

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As you guys might have noticed, we're big fans of the energy bites trend going on ... especially when they take the flavor of one of our faves, like banana bread, and turn them into a tasty healthy snack. Which is exactly what this recipe from …
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