Sunday Dinners

  Something happens when people sit around a table and eat together. I’m really not sure what it is, or how to explain it. There’s that innate connection between food and people. Not just a “oh yes, everyone has to eat” type of connection. But one that makes a meal shared with family and friends ever more enjoyable than eating…
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Grilled Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parm: a dish that’s hard not to love but notoriously unhealthy. How about a Grilled Chicken Parm that’s hard not to love but healthy? Yes, I’d keep reading, too. Most chicken parmesan recipes are breaded, but what if you replaced this flavorless coating with the juicy, lightly charred taste of a grilled chicken cutlet? Topped with gooey (but low-fat)…
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Simple Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

This dressing is SO divine and SO simple that it will surely become one of your favorites! Your family or dinner guests will be fooled, thinking it took you hours to make. Light and healthy, this Simple Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette won’t ruin your “being good” week! Perfect for any salad…even to dress up a simple bowl of greens. Ever so…
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Healthy Avocado Toast with Olive Oil Fried Egg

  Ultra-satisfying and incredibly delicious: start your morning with the nutty, yeasty taste of a toasted whole wheat English muffin. Spread a thick layer of chunky avocado and top with an olive oil fried egg…heaven! Want to eat healthy and be satisfied every morning? Want a healthy breakfast that will stay with you all the way until lunch? Make an…
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No-Hassle How to Slice An Avocado

Stay slim by eating fat! Don’t let fat scare you! Avo-got-you. Wow, that was a bad joke. Don’t know how to cut an avocado without making a royal mess? I’ve got the fool proof method for you today. The perfect addition to any salad or summer salsa, or just to eat alone (yes, I do this), avocado can be cut…
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Summer Hydrangea Centerpiece

The summer months remind me of childhood…walking in the house with fresh cut flowers from the yard that my mom would pick to “dress up” the family table. Hydrangeas were always one of my mom’s favorite flowers: true blue, lightly scented, and the perfect base for a summer centerpiece. A simply hydrangea bouquet, with the addition of some wild flowers,…
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Blackberry Mint Julep

This blackberry mint julep is a “berry” refreshing cocktail to keep your summer cool! Tart, fresh blackberries and a splash of club soda, mixed with a dash of maple syrup, brings out the rich caramel and vanilla notes of bourbon. Add a few sprigs of aromatic mint for an extra summery flare! Use the flavors of summer to cool off…
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Caesar Salad with Garlic-Infused Olive Oil Croutons

Looking for a healthy summer meal that actually makes your mouth water? Or want to go to a summer picnic with the winning dish that makes everyone drool? This Caesar Salad is summer friendly: fresh, cool, and light. Didn’t think lettuce could ever be your favorite food? This salad is a game-changer. Homemade garlic-infused olive oil croutons that are crunchy…
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