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Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

This may not sound as tasty as mashed potatoes, but it definitely is, and as comforting, too. Surprisingly, it doesn’t have a cauliflower taste, and people who don’t like cauliflower will enjoy this dish. This dish goes great with baked salmon and a fresh salad.

Cauliflower literally means “cabbage flower” and is part of the cabbage family, as is broccoli. Cauliflower is great for you: it is low in calories and contains many nutritents including fiber, vitamin C, potassium, B6 and folate (although some of the folate is destroyed during the cooking process). It also contains bioflavonoids, indoles, and other phytonutrients thought to be protective against many types of cancer.

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Easy Salmon Recipe

I am often asked for an easy, tasty salmon recipe that kids will enjoy. This recipe, which has been passed down for over 60 years, fits the bill. Choose wild Alaskan salmon, along with it being high in healthy omega-3 fatty oils, it is sustainably harvested and has low levels of mercury and other toxins. Canned wild Alaskan salmon is a less expensive alternative and works well for this recipe.

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Yummy Raw Hummus Recipe

Sprouted legumes have a stunning amount of nutrients compared to their dried/cooked counterparts. By some estimates thiamin levels increase 5-fold, niacin doubles, vitamin E and caratene levels increase, and there is more vitamin C than in a tomato. Enzymes become activated making proteins and starches more digestible and, therefore, less gas-producing (always a good thing).

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Cheesy Salsa Tilapia Fillets

A recipe for adding fish to your diet: Tiliapia - a great choice!

Fish is an excellent source of high quality, easily digestible protein. Some, but not all, fish are high in omega-3 essential oil - like salmon or sardines. Adding fish to your family’s diet is a healthy choice…if you make the right choice. There are many issues to consider when choosing which fish to consume, including:

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Apple Pie Doughnuts

For some reason, I have been on a doughnut kick lately. I usually bake my doughnuts, but frying anything is always better. And it’s not bad if you do not do it often..or at least I like to tell myself.

I like doughnuts because they are a sweet treat that you can eat at any time. They are also relatively easy to make, especially if you have a doughnut cutter. Buying a doughnut cutter is worth it if you like to make homemade doughnuts.

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French Beignets

A couple of weeks ago, I went to New Orleans for a quick getaway. All the way there, I kept thinking about getting a beignet from Café Du Monde. I love these things! Beignets are French deep fried pastries with powdered sugar on top. They are very popular in New Orleans.

Here is a look at my beignet from Café Du Monde….Doesn’t it look heavenly.

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Cornbread Stuffing

I think most people love stuffing at Thanksgiving. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, you cannot have turkey without it. When I was younger, I remember my mother stuffing the turkey with it.

But as the years went on, she moved away from that and started to cook it on the side, like most people have done. I definitely prefer it cooked in a separate dish because I like crispy edges and you do not have to worry if the stuffing has been cooked all the way through.

I also remember growing up on Stove Top stuffing and I thought there was nothing better. Then as I got older, my mom started making her stuffing from scratch with cornbread and you can definitely taste the difference. Fresh is always best! I prefer to use cornbread over regular bread because I like my stuffing to have a slight sweetness to it.

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Simple Golden Sweet Cornbread

It is definitely that time of the year…Thanksgiving! Every foodie and cook’s favorite holiday of the year!!! As most people have their menus planned out for the big day on Thursday, there are a few people still comparing recipes and deciding what they are going to make.

So, the next few days of recipes are for you. I, too, can sometimes be very last minute and change or alter what I am going to cook. So here’s to help…

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Peach and Raspberry Mason Jar Pies

Have you ever had a pie out of a jar? If not, you have to try these Peach and Raspberry Mason Jar Pies. If you look into my pantry, you will see that everything is in some sort of glass jar. As I have moved more towards glass and not plastic in my home, plastic containers were some of the first things to go.

So…I went out and bought all new glass containers, including a ton of mason jars. Mason jars are great for storage and in my opinion it looks more organized. I use mason jars for a lot of things, hence this recipe!

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Caraway Puffs

Is it just me? Or are you always looking for new dinner roll recipes. I am not sure how dinner rolls originated, but they now have become a stable at many dinner tables Whether you are entertaining for the holidays or just having a family dinner, these Caraway Puffs can add a little special something to your dinner.

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