Muesli Toasting Bread – Granola Bread

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If I close my eyes, I can actually taste the oatmeal bread my stepmom, Val, used to make for me. One loaf was virtuously set aside, and then she would break the major rule about allowing bread to cool before cutting it, slicing the second loaf while it was still piping hot and slathering it…

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Peposo – Peppered Beef Stew

Peposo - Peppered Beef Stew is a traditional Tuscan dish that warms you from the inside out.

When I was in Tuscany as a DaVinci Storyteller in September, I had a lot of very memorable food related moments. We went to a Michelin starred restaurant, ate at a seriously chic and deservedly popular seafood restaurant, ate a 4-inch thick Florentine style steak, and much more. With all of that, though, my favourite…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Walnuts

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As I walked up from the mailbox a couple weeks ago, I glanced through the pile of stuff; a bill, some advertisements, blah blah blah, and then something caught my eye. On the cover of the new issue of Whole Living was a pan full of what appeared to be roasted Brussels sprouts with grapes…

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Easy Meal Plan November 1 – 8

Easy Meal Plan Week 16 from

Weekly Meal Plan Week 16 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts! When that “what is for dinner?” question is inevitably popped this week, we have you covered with  entrées, side dishes, a beverage, and THREE desserts to keep you AND yours happy! This week’s…

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Chocolate Dipped Homemade Kahlua Marshmallows

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Today’s Chocolate Dipped Homemade Kahlua Marshmallows recipe is dedicated to my dear friend Joan, who passed away late last week quite unexpectedly. Kahlua and chocolate were Joan’s favourite things, so I wanted to combine them in a treat she would love. She fed everyone, and I believe she would approve of remembering her through food….

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Easy Meal Plan October 27 – November 1

Easy Meal Plan October 26 to November 1st

Wait a second. NOVEMBER? We have a meal plan here that includes the first day of November. Could someone pass me my smelling salts because I am feeling a little light headed over time and its passage right now. Weekly Meal Plan Week 15 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes…

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Hot Maple Bourbon Apple Cider

Hot Maple Bourbon Apple Cider from

Two of my little sisters and I were texting back and forth last weekend. Christina, who lives in Virginia, sent us a photo of a gallon jug of dark Grade B maple syrup we had given her upside down over an empty jar to drain the very last bits of what was in there so…

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10 Easy Cheesy Recipes

Good for your soul Trashy Barbecue Pulled Pork & Toasted Cheese Sandwiches from

Disclosure: This round-up is sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Inc., but all thoughts remain, as always, my own. When the weather turns cold, my thoughts turn to comfort food. In my book, comfort food almost always comes under a generous amount of something cheesy and melted. It’s hard to feel anything other than happy and satisfied…

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