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February 25th, 2016

Oven Bacon

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I don’t know why it took me so long to come around to the idea of cooking bacon in my oven.  Old habits die hard I guess.  However, once I caught on to this approach to bacon, I’ve never turned back to the frying pan.  Oven bacon is faster, easier, and has a whole lot less mess to deal with.  It’s especially great when feeding a crowd!

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Oven Bacon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then lay the bacon on the parchment, making sure the bacon strips do not overlap.  Bake until crisp

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May 16th, 2013

Kitchen Talk: Chia Seeds

CH CH CH CHIA!! Come on, admit it, you know you thought it. And yes, these are the same seeds that were on infomercials all those years ago trying to sell you a furry little plant pet. However, these seeds were originally eaten by the Mayan and Aztecs thousands of years ago. Today, these little seeds draw the interest of many people for their many health benefits. It turns out the South American staple is a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants.

I, in no wise claim to be a health professional. I first caught on to chia seeds just

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September 6th, 2012

Kitchen Talk: Wheat Germ




Did you know wheat germ is one of the most nutritional products available?  It contains 23 nutrients – more nutrients per ounce than any other vegetable or grain.

Aren’t we always looking for more ways to get added nutrition in our diets – especially for our kids?  Wheat Germ is packed with nutrition and so easy to add to what you are already eating!  Here’ s are some basics just to let you see how amazing the benefits are – and of course we’ll be bringing you some delicious wheat germ recipes to try 😉 Read More

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September 3rd, 2012

Kitchen Talk: Grill Favorites

Now that Labor Day has arrived and summer has its closing, it won’t be long until the snow starts falling.  I know that my grilling days are limited.  Soon my grill will be covered in snow and the temperatures outside will be too cold for me to bear.  I know there are those that live where they can grill year round. {I say that with more than a hint of jealousy.}  But if you are like me and are counting down your grilling days, here are a few of my personal favorites.  And even if you can grill year round,

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August 31st, 2012

Kitchen Talk: What to Bring to a Picnic

Can you believe it’s Labor Day weekend already –  the lazy days of summer are gone!  Hopefully you have plans to make the most of this long weekend.    Going to get together with friends and family?  Here’s a few of our favorites for picnics and potlucks to make it a totally delicious weekend! 

What to Bring to a Picnic

Tortellini Skewers
Chicken Salad Cups
Roasted Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tarts
Creamy Parmesan Ranch Dip
Meatball Sliders
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Chipolte Black Bean Dip
Restaurant Style Salsa
Mango Pineapple Salsa
Pepper Blend Cheese Ball
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