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Snuggle Up with a Cup of Hot Chocolate

Snuggle Up with a Cup of Hot Chocolate

Nothing quite warms you inside and out as a steaming cup of hot chocolate. I enjoy walking in the woods beyond my back yard, especially when there's a nip in the air. With my sweats...
Snacks

Kids Charcuterie Snack Board

Ingredients Watermelon, cubed, balled, wedges, sticks, cutouts, and /or skewersPeanut butter and jelly sandwiches, halvedHam and cheese pinwheelsSliced veggies of choice (we used cucumbers, carrots, sweet peppers and celery)Sliced fruit of choicePretzels, crackers, etc.Small bowl...
Egg Recipe

Hand-Tossed Pizza with Eggs

Working under the system of supply management, egg farmers have invested in new technologies and innovative farming practices over the last decades to reduce their environmental footprint by 50 per cent, while increasing their...
Mushroom Enchiladas

Mushroom Enchiladas

This dish a great beginner recipe for those new to the kitchen and Mexican cuisine. More “Tex Mex” than Mexican, it’s easy to make and can be filled with a variety of ingredients. An enchilada...
Chicken Recipe

Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry

Weight loss is not as simple as “energy in, energy out.” It can be affected by factors beyond our control, like age, health conditions, certain medications and genetics. In shifting your focus away from weight...
Tex-Mex Sorghum Chili

Tex-Mex Sorghum Chili

This chili relies upon the flavorful combination of hearty whole grain sorghum, black beans, corn, peppers, onions, celery and seasonings.
Vegan Romesco Rotini

Vegan Romesco Rotini

This take on romesco, a Spanish sauce made with roasted red peppers and finely chopped nuts, is ultra-smooth and creamy thanks to the plant-based roasted red pepper cashew dip.
Mac and Cheese

One-Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Using butternut squash in macaroni and cheese reduces calories without sacrificing flavor or comfort.
Sage White Bean Veggie Balls with Pomegranate Mandarin Sauce

Sage White Bean Veggie Balls with Pomegranate Mandarin Sauce

This recipe for Sage White Bean Veggie Balls with Pomegranate Mandarin Sauce is sure to be your new favorite.
Venison

How Early American Pioneers Used Their Venison Recipes

Early venison recipes were extra flavorful because meals were cooked in an iron kettle hung over an open fire.
Salsa

Roasted Pepper Watermelon Salsa

This is a great accompaniment to any salmon dish!
Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

Ginger and Turmeric Hot Cider

Warm apple cider is the perfect winter comfort drink. This special version combines two potent spices, ginger and turmeric for a unique flavor and nutrition profile.
Watermelon Snowball

Watermelon Snowball

This cocktail is good for parties, holiday get togethers, and especially during Christmas.
How to Carve a Watermelon Snowman

How to Carve a Watermelon Snowman

Add some festive fun to your dinner party with this easy to make watermelon snowman.
Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Sautéed Greens

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Sautéed Greens

Enjoy the classic combination of spinach and ricotta in this delicate ravioli, filled with three types of organic cheese and real cream.