Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings for #SundaySupper

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From turkey to mashed potatoes, #SundaySupper wants to help you figure out what to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers. I’m here to help with the cranberry sauce, and I’ve got an appetizer, snack, or side dish that everyone from vegans to carnivores will adore – sweet, tangy, sticky Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings. Cranberry Balsamic… 

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Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken for #SundaySupper

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#SundaySupper knows that you can make any kind of meal, from a fast weeknight dinner, a fancy meal, or even breakfast or dessert in your slow cooker, so today we’ve got nearly forty new recipes for you, including my simple and fresh but flavorful and comforting Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken. Slow Cooker Tomato Basil… 

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Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Sweet and tangy, and made with fresh blueberries, forget the bottled stuff and add a burst of flavor to any salad with this easy and tasty Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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Sweet and tangy, with a flavor that will complement salads and sandwiches with fruits and vegetables that are in season at all different times of the year, it only takes minutes to blend up this Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing. Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower “Wings” for #SundaySupper with @GalloFamily

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There’s a certain big football game coming up, and #SundaySupper is here with the Gallo family to show you that game day eats and drinks aren’t only about pretzels and beer. We are here to show you that even though you are glued to the tube (whether for the game or the commercials), you can… 

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Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Crostini

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Welcome to Day #1 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. With the big football game coming up, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing… 

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The P.A.T – Prosciutto, Arugula & Tomato Sandwich for #WeekdaySupper

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Are you looking for an easy dinner for busy weeknights? Tired of the same old boring bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich? All you have to do is whip up some simple creamy balsamic dressing (healthier because it’s made with Greek yogurt), throw some prosciutto in the oven to make it crisp, and assemble this Italian-inspired… 

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Wayback Wednesday – Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese

Are you starting to plan your holiday menus yet?  For Wayback Wednesday, I am bringing you a healthier, slightly more modern and elegant version of the classic green bean casserole – Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese.  Now don’t get me wrong, once or twice a year, it almost seems obligatory to… 

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Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes with @FloridaTomatoes

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If there is one thing we Jersey Girls know, it isn’t big hair or “what exit” or Snooki… It’s Tomatoes!  And these Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes might just be one of the most perfect tomato recipes ever!

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms inspired by Giada DeLaurentiis for #SundaySupper

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I should have known I’d be a foodie.  Even back in the days when, in my world, fruit = banana, vegetable = corn, lunch = ham sandwich on potato roll, no mayo or mustard, I would go into my grandma’s bedroom, gather all her bottle of perfume, boxes of jewelry, and knick knacks, and… pretend… 

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3-Ingredient Cranberry Balsamic Dressing & other ideas for leftover Cranberry Sauce

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day enjoying time with family and/or friends, and feasting on amazing food!  I have so much to be thankful for.  The Hubby is incredibly patient and supportive, despite pregnancy hormones making me more moody and lazy than usual, and even more emotional.  The Bug… 

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Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese – November #RecipeRedux

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Are you looking for a lighter, perhaps slightly more elegant alternative to the classic green bean casserole for your Thanksgiving or Christmas menus?  Then try my Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese.

Cherry (or Berry or Peach or…) & Blue (or Feta or Goat or…) Cheese Salad – July #RecipeRedux

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#RecipeRedux almost didn’t happen for me this month.  Things have been busy, we have been in and out so much that we are eating out a little more often, and when I do cook at home, it has most often been something quick and easy, and old favorite, not a new recipe that I am… 

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Almond Crusted Chicken with Cherry Balsamic Sauce – Improv Cooking Challenge

OK, last month I took the easy road with Strawberries & Cream Improv Cooking Challenge, simply whipping up a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie (and then proceeded to accidentally delete one of my most popular posts, so if you go back and re-read it, sorry.  At least the recipe is there).  So this time, I decided to… 

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Cornmeal Crusted Asparagus (Simple Side Dish)

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I pretty much have to give Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen credit for almost my entire meal last Sunday.  Her meatloaf, on which I based my meatloaf, was amazing.  And since I was going to have some extra Balsamic Ketchup after making the meatloaf, we needed dippers.  One of those dippers was these little… 

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Roasted Veggie Balsamic Meatloaf and Manly Men Meals

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So I think I mentioned that last weekend I had my four generations of men for dinner last Sunday.  Well, what better for a good, manly men meal than meatloaf, right?! But you know I had to get some veggies in.  When I saw this Roasted Veggie Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze from Ann at The Fountain… 

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Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

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This recipe may not be a novel concept, but I love roasting veggies.  I roast broccoli pretty much once a week.  And it just takes a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, since the caramelization from roasting them at a high temperature gives them such a delicious flavor.  But sometimes I like to switch things… 

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Balsamic Ketchup… on fries… and tots… and burgers… and eggs… and carrots and peas and cauliflower?!?!

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The Bug needs this shirt… Or this one…   Or maybe even this one… (all shirts and images from Cafe Press) You see, while he is a very good eater, there are some times that he is very picky.  Except when you cover something in some sort of sauce, or give him a little “dip… 

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Sundried Tomato, Rosemary, and Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak and Dating Days

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I mentioned yesterday that I would share the marinade I had used for the steak that I put on this wonderful salad.  So I am following through on my promise. Back when The Hubby and I started dating, he had been doing the Atkins diet.  I pretty much destroyed that, with my love for ice… 

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Caramelized Leek and Asparagus Salad – April #RecipeRedux

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I am so excited to be joining in my first Recipe Redux this month.  The Recipe Redux is a recipe challenge and blog hop started by registered dietitians, with a focus on DELICIOUS and nutritional foods.  Yes, eating healthy can be tasty!  And that is what all of the participants are here to show you…. 

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Grilled Chicken & Berry Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans, and Blueberry Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

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I love salads.  Most days, that is what I have for lunch.  If you’ve seen some of my Friday Fun posts (here and here), you’ll see some of the variations I like.  Oftentimes, they involve fruit.  I love fruit on my salad.  And cheese, especially a strong cheese, like blue, feta, or goat cheese.  Throw… 

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Rosemary Balsamic Roast Chicken and a new job for The Hubby

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The Hubby started his new job today.  I am so excited for him!  He has been looking for a new opportunity for a while, and he really deserves this promotion.  So to celebrate, this weekend I roasted a chicken.  Well, not really.  I am actually just trying to clear out my freezer so that I… 

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Friday Fun! March 16, 2012

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Happy Friday again everyone!  I’m back for another edition of Friday Fun.  I’ll tell you what’s not so fun is that I am starting to write this at 2:50am.  Why, you ask?  Well, for some reason I m having a bout of insomnia tonight, and just as I was starting to wind down, The Bug… 

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Oscar Night Dinner for My Four Leading Men – Crockpot Beef Pot Roast with Mushrooms “Sorta-coto”

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It’s the same thing every year.  I always want to watch the Oscars to see all of the fabulous dresses and hairstyles, and the incredible jewelry, and my current celebrity crush (right now, I’ll take the Ryans – Gosling and Reynolds) in a tux.   In college, actually, for pretty much any awards show, we… 

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Parmesan Balsamic-Caramelized Onion Smashed Potatoes and Sunday Dinners

When I was a kid, Sundays always went the same way.  I got dressed in my Sunday best, which, much to my displeasure, usually involved tights and patent leather Mary Janes.  Then we were off to church at 9am, followed by an Entenmann’s chocolate frosted mini-donut from the church basement and a ride across town… 

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