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Citrus Tea Punch

With summer in full swing and vacation plans finalized, all that is left to do is enjoy the last days of school and sip some tea on the back porch. But I didn’t want ordinary iced tea. What I was really craving was icy punch like what we serve at showers, parties, and weddings. In …

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Bistro Dinner Salad

We just got back from a great week in Austin and I wanted something quick and easy for dinner. I opened up Cooking Light and this recipe came up when I searched for eggs. I didn’t want the usual “breakfast for dinner” that I sometimes do in a pinch so this looked interesting. This is …

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Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie

Although I absolutely love the first few days of autumn and the return to sweaters and stews, I am so ready for spring. It’s making a late entrance this year, especially for Alabama so I took advantage of the first sunny 60s day with a smoothie instead of hot tea. I have a new Vitamix …

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Chicken with Spring Vegetables

I know it’s March, and technically, still winter, but even I am tired of the inconsistency with the weather. One day I’m wearing a down coat and the next I have a sunroof open with short sleeves. Is it just me or is the South experiencing a longer-than-normal winter?? In my desperate attempts to bring …

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Kale and Artichokes

I love kale just about any way I can get it. Other than the obvious salads, I like it mixed in soups, stir frys, breakfast casseroles, or just cooked with carrots in a pressure cooker. However, I would have never thought of grilling some canned artichokes and putting them with some garlic sauteed kale. But …

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Barcelona Hot Chocolate

I have made this a few times and can’t get enough. It takes a few extra minutes than warming up a Swiss Miss, but trust me, its worth it. I can control the sugar by reducing it to 1/8 cup and make my own whipped cream since I’m not a fan of the tub stuff. …

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Chicken with Cranberry Salsa

Cooking Light has a recipe for chicken and cranberry salsa that I want to try just to see how the salsa works. It calls for jalepenos..with cranberries and oranges. I have never tried a cranberry anything with jalepenos but I’m willing to try it out. The chicken also has a creamy cilantro topping and I …

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Hot Spiced Cheer

Alabama got cold, y’all. I usually can’t say these words until January. But the nation was hit by a brutal cold mass of yuck and we got the arctic blast of cold air. Of course, I’m still wearing tan lines from Colorado in June so I’m wasn’t ready for all that nonsense. I was ready …

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Apple Bacon Pork and Stuffing

I made this Cooking Light recipe couple of weeks ago and it was such a huge hit, I’ve made it twice since then. In fact, this gluten-free vegetable “stuffing” is extremely versatile for other dishes. I was in a hurry and it’s hot down here. Instead of cooking this in the oven, I sliced the …

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Cajun Shrimp Boil

It’s the day after Memorial Day and since we celebrated with some friends, I didn’t cook anything for the long weekend. Tonight, I pulled out my Cooking Light recipes and some big ol’ Georgia shrimp to use with my red potatoes. I had no idea that Frogmore Stew is the same thing we call “cajun …

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Beef and Green Bean stir fry

What a hectic week! Between finishing school, starting to THINK about packing for 3 weeks in Colorado, and ramping up race training, (and maybe a small addiction to Candy Crush Saga) I’m extremely busy. I’m in that weird space of time where I don’t want to buy a weeks’ worth of groceries because we will …

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Orange Salmon with Rosemary

I really need to branch out from salmon. But Cooking Light has so many fresh new ways to prepare salmon and I try to enjoy it at least once a week. This week, I’m using orange and rosemary. I’ve never used these two together so I was looking forward to the flavor combination. Perhaps my …

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Simmered Cabbage with Beef

At the end of a work week, often I have lonely vegetables left in the fridge and I’m out of ideas on what to do with them. That was the case this week. I had a head of cabbage, some meatballs, and a shriveled up shallot that I refused to let die alone. I grabbed …

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