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Recipes for specific seasons of the year to encourage cooking with what's ripe and ready!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I can't remember the last time we had mashed potatoes from a box. Just the thought of it brings to mind the empty feeling I get from any foods that are simply a semblance of real food. I know...

How to Make Gravy

Making gravy is sometimes an intimidating  task, but it doesn't have to be! In fact, once you try it out and practice a few times, it's super rewarding to know that you don't have to rely on any type...
Every good bird would love to have some stuffing alongside it, right? Well, there are tons of ways to make a great stuffing so you really can choose the 'additions' to the bread portions as you see fit (mostly...
Everyone loves a classic roasted chicken and there are countless recipes in the world on to make the perfect one, and I certainly have my own that I stick to pretty much every time I have a craving for...
Those of you who've been reading my recipes for a while probably already know that I'm a total soup lover and a lover of the Fall season. I love warm and cuddly sweaters, crisp and dry weather. A good...
While grilling season may seem like it's winding down or at a complete dead halt here in Chicago (we got a sudden cold spell), the weather usually takes a turn upwards again and we get a streak of a...
 At the time I made this recipe, it still felt like summer. Two short days later, it feels like we skipped right to Autumn and possibly on the verge of winter. Oh well, I'll eat avocados at any time of...

Smoothie Packs

This past Ramadan I got really used to drinking smoothies at iftar and sometimes even at suhoor.  Now here were are a couple of months out, and they are very much still on my radar, especially since I've frozen...

Cucumber Spritzer

Even though we're almost at the end of August, the weather seems to be getting hotter and hotter. This cucumber spritzer is the perfect way to stay cool and refreshed at this time of year. All you need is sparkling...
Lemonade is the quintessential summer time drink in America, isn't it? I absolutely love it and it will always remind me of my childhood days when I had my own lemonade stand outside of my house where I grew...

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