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Speculoos Spice Roasted Butternut Squash

September 22, 2019
raw butternut squash

Fall means Speculoos Spice to me. You know, the flavors in Biscoff cookies. I first think of all things pumpkin and then gingerbread and that leads to Speculoos Biscuits and Pumpkin Lattes. So then I got to thinking….. What about roasted butternut squash. We are, after all, trying to eat healthier. So, on a whim I tried my Speculoos Spice Mix on roasted butternut squash. Oh my! I have in the past made roasted butternut squash with cinnamon, and cinnamon with a bit of brown sugar, but I was going for healthier, right? So here is THE combination, folks. Speculoos Spice Roasted Butternut Squash tossed with butter with olive oil spread. Sweet from the cinnamon, a hint of the cloves and a whisper of the black pepper and cardamon.

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Easy Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms
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Easy Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms is the easiest of side dishes. You will want to make extra, trust me. The nice thing about this is you can really pack a bunch on a sheet pan and it enhances the flavor. Usually when you roast veggies,…

August 3, 2018
Olive Bar Salad
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Olive Bar Salad

It has been crazy hot for the last several days. If I could get away with ice cream for every meal I would. So as an alternative, there is this Olive Bar Salad. It has only one cooked ingredient. That would be the brown…

June 28, 2018
Creamy Cauliflower Salad
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Creamy Cauliflower Salad

I love potato salad. You know the kind with a creamy dressing and a little zing from some mustard. But, I am trying to cut some of the starchy carbs in my life. Isn’t everyone? I also love raw cauliflower dipped in ranch dressing.…

June 6, 2018
Asparagus Lemon Soup
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Asparagus Lemon Soup

You know spring is arriving when the asparagus is on sale. Ah spring, it is finally peaking through winter’s gray. Little hints of green here and there. And then there is the beautiful green asparagus, one of my favorite spring foods. It’s in the…

April 4, 2018
Super Simple Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
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No Soak Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Let me just say that Rosie at iheartrecipes.com is a genius. Her Southern Pinto Beans and Ham Hocks Made in the Crock Pot has wonderful flavor. But, the best part is her method. No soaking! So many times I have not made beans because I…

March 12, 2018
MediterraneanVegetables
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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Vegetables

As promised, I give you a Slow Cooker Roasted Vegetable Recipe. This Mediterranean medley is inspired by one of my French cookbooks. Zucchini squash, red bell pepper, eggplant, tomatoes, red onion seasoned with thyme, parsley and garlic.…

February 17, 2018
Flo's Carrot Soup
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Flo’s Carrot Soup

Its been a couple of frustrating days here in the kitchen, but Flo’s Carrot Soup is a keeper. I have created and tested recipes for stuffed mushrooms and queso blanco cheese dip (thinking about Super Bowl food). Neither are worthy of sharing yet. But,…

January 19, 2018
Flo's Cauliflower Pilaf
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Flo’s Cauliflower Pilaf

Flo’s Cauliflower Pilaf is a low-calorie, low carb alternative to rice pilaf. This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks of all time, “Le Cordon Bleu Quick Classics”. It’s a rather small cookbook, but every page is culinary gold.…

January 12, 2018
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