HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE RECIPE

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Cranberry sauce is a classic addition to the Thanksgiving Feast table. It’s also my second favorite holiday dish. Stuffing rates first. That’s what Thanksgiving is all about for this woman! But plopping a big old helping of cranberry sauce, right next to the stuffing on my plate, is one of the things that makes my feast day feel complete.

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HOT PUMPKIN SPICE BEVERAGE ~ PLANT-BASED

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Every year pumpkin spice season rolls around and I’m torn between the desire to indulge my great love for this seasonal flavor with a tasty hot beverage or two, and the more level-headed decision to skip the unnecessary sugar, artificial flavors, and dairy products that are commonly a part of these sweet treats πŸ˜‰

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GROUND CHERRY & SAUSAGE GALETTE w/RYE CRUST

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If you saw my last post on a ground cherry recipe, you know that I had no idea what this fruit was when I grew it in my garden this year. But it has turned out to be a winner and I’m pretty darn thrilled that I gave it a shot!

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CHEESECAKE FOR CHARLIE

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My son loves cheesecake. It is probably his all-time favorite dessert. He used to have an insatiable sweet tooth. But these days he tries to stick to healthier food. He’s not great at it, but he takes it seriously, so he gets better and better at it all the time! And I want to support his efforts, so I made him a ‘whole food plant based’ cheesecake for his birthday ❀

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PERFECT SHRIMP SCAMPI SAUCE ~ A BIRTHDAY GIFT FROM ME TO ME

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You have to love it when you decide that you’re going to tackle learning how to make a dish you adore, and it comes out right the first time around! That shit feels good ❀

My birthday was just a few days ago. And I wanted to have the best shrimp scampi dinner EVER to celebrate!

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POTATO LATKES RECIPE

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I grew up with the notion of potato latkes, known as potato pancakes in my hometown area, being classified as fair food. If there was a fair or a carnival in any one of the local towns, there was sure to be potato pancakes there.

When my Mom remarried, after my fathers passing, she married a man who made one mean potato pancake. And I was pretty thrilled to have this fair food become a part of my in-home menu. No complaints from this girl. I could eat them every night πŸ˜‰

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TWO INGREDIENT PLANT BASED POPSICLE RECIPES: A TREAT FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS & GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

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There are herbal popsicle recipes galore on the internet. And I’ve made more than my share of them. Many that I absolutely loved. Most with herbal material, or chunks of fruit in them. The addition of these ingredients adds a great deal of eye appeal to the final product, for sure. And it’s often very tasty as well.

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HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE FOR DAD

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There really is nothing like homemade bbq sauce. Making it yourself is the only way to go. It is so much better than anything you can pour from a bottle picked off the supermarket shelf.

If you don’t already have a recipe you love, or even if you do, I’ve got one for you that’s going to make your tastebuds sing πŸ˜‰ And I can’t imagine a better time to roll it out than just before Father’s Day! You’re welcome Dad!

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PLANT BASED BREAKFAST IN BED FOR MOM'S SPECIAL DAY

Breakfast in bed is a great way to make Mom feel special on Mother’s Day. It’s such a simple gesture. And yet it means so very much to her. There’s really nothing like the feeling you get when your family takes time out of their morning to prepare a meal for you. And if they bring it to you before you even put your feet on the floor for the day, that somehow turns up the warm and fuzzy feeling factor ten fold ❀

But what it your Mom would prefer to avoid the common breakfast foods that make up the typical American diet? Well, I can help with that. Because, I too appreciate a good plant-based meal.

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