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Applesauce

Overdid it with the apple picking? Not to worry! Here's a quick, easy, sugar free recipe to preserve all that Fall bounty! Homemade applesauce is great with roast meats, in baked goods and even all on its own!!

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Panzanella Salad

This simple salad makes great use of leftover or stale bread. As in all things Italian - nothing goes to waste! Soaked in good olive oil and white balsamic - along with the juices from fresh tomatoes and onion - the salad is PACKED with flavor! Let it sit up to overnight to maximize the flavor!

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Asparagus Bundles

Food's first sign of Spring is here! Asparagus are coming to markets and they are LOADED with healthy vitamins & nutrients! Not only that, they make the perfect Spring brunch side dish! 

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Charred Brussels Sprouts

Check out this awesome recipe for these small and mighty greens! Charred brussel sprouts, tossed with pecans, dried cranberries and goat cheese in a maple balsamic vinaigrette! This is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish OR anytime you want to get in those greens!

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Grammy's Green Bean Salad

Necessity is the mother of all invention. And when my grandfather had tons of green beans from the garden, my grandmother had to come up with something to DO with them. This green bean salad recipe is her solution. 

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Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

We're celebrating the Red, White & Blue with this star spangled salad! Baby red, white and blue potatoes get roasted off with some fresh dill and rosemary. Then dressed in a light mixture of mustard, Greek yogurt, fresh herbs and olive oil! If heavy, milky potato salad is not your jam - this version definitely will be! The perfect side dish for ANY July 4th cook out or BBQ! Enjoy!

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Beet Salad

Fast, fresh and easy! This beet salad is my Mom's go-to summer side dish! Her tip? Make a BIG batch of beets and keep 'em in the fridge to toss into juices, soups and salads all week long! Yum!

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Summer Salad Duo

Watch how to make this bright & beautiful summer salad duo! No cooking involved! The perfect dish for a hot summer day! Serve alongside your favorite meal, as an appetizer, or alone! Healthy and delicious; you can't go wrong with this flavorful pair!

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Nonni's Spinach Torta

We always celebrate the arrival of Spring and especially Easter with this delicious Northern Italian dish, passed on to me from my great-grandmother. The green spinach is meant to represent the new life and new beginnings that spring offers all of us.  We use this dish as a "primo piatto" or "first dish" during our Easter celebration but it's a great starter, side or main throughout this wonderful season.

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Latkes

My best friend since the day I was born (literally) is Jewish, and I have always celebrated Hanukkah with her and her family. While the gelt (chocolate coins) was my favorite part growing up, latkes are my favorite tradition as an adult! My mom used to use leftover mashed potatoes to make pancakes when I was a kid, and over time, I learned how to make them with raw potato as well, I hope you enjoy both versions here. 

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