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Lasagna – An Italian American Favorite

Introduction If you’re a fan of Italian American cuisine, you’ll agree that nothing beats a mouth-watering homemade lasagna. However, the thought of making lasagna from scratch can be daunting, especially if you’ve never attempted it before. But the reality is, with a little patience, making a tray of lasagna at home is much easier than […]

Cardamom and Caviar in Copenhagen

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of visiting Copenhagen, Denmark. A small country north of Germany south of Sweden, Denmark has a culture and charm all its own. I was looking forward to experiencing their restaurants as well as their culture. Scandinavian countries are not particularly well known abroad for their cuisine, so I […]

No-Bake Summer Desserts

By Chelsea Alaine Ferguson – In the summertime, my sweet-tooth goes hay-wire. With berries in season, hyper-amounts of festivals and picnics, and my livin’-is-easy state of mind, my craving for a little something sweet intensifies. Growing up, my brothers and I would play outside in summer until our cheeks were beet-red. Summer was hot! My […]

New Cookbook for Gluten-Free Success

By Chelsea Ferguson – “The Warm Kitchen,” is an essential manual for gluten-free cooking. A must-read for the home chef, it is written and inspired by the experiences of Amy Fothergill. The content of the book evolved when Amy’s infant daughter developed severe food sensitivities which gave Fothergill’s explorations into alternative food preparation a sense […]

Harvest Vegetable Pot Pie

When the temperature begins to dip along with the setting sun, dinner calls for something a bit more substantial, and warm. Hmmm…anyone interested in hot, bubbly, double-crust pot pie loaded with seasonal veggies? Every great dish is the sum of its ingredients. The better the quality and freshness, the better the results. I visit my […]

Pumpkin Pie Granola

Crunchy, packed with heart-healthy ingredients like wholegrains, nuts, and seeds… this is my new go to for breakfast and snacks. And it is SO easy to make. Once you try this you will never go back to store-bought granola! Some of my favorite ways to enjoy this flavorful fall delight: Sprinkled on top of apple […]

Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls

The pumpkin seeds used in this recipe, also known as “pepitas”, are the green, flat oval-shaped fruit inside the hard white outer shell of seeds we commonly scoop out of pumpkins during the fall. Not only delicious, they are surprisingly nutritious! Pumpkin-seed protein is a very high-quality protein — comparable to soy protein — containing […]

Cobblers, Crisps, and Crumbles… The Best Desserts for Summer Fruits

Summer is upon us and the variety of fresh fruit available at the grocery stores and farmers markets and, if you’re lucky enough, your own back yard is almost an embarrassment of riches. Everyone loves pie but the lazy days of June, July, and August lend themselves to simpler recipes that are a snap to […]

A Handy Guide to Plant-Powered Summer Getaways

Ah, summer vacation! Even though our school years may be over, the prospect of a relaxing getaway during the languid months of June, July, and August is exhilarating! Whether you’re attending a wedding or planning a sojourn to a sunny beach spot, it still feels like summer break. And even though we may toss our […]

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