Tag Archive: roast

Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Calzones

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I love when I find dinner inspiration in unexpected places. This recipe for roasted butternut squash and mushroom calzones, for example, came from paging through a catalog. Others have come from a commercials on TV, overheard conversations at the grocery store, and forgotten items from the back of the freezer. No matter where the idea comes…

Roasted Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

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I’ve heard a lot of people say they think it’s easiest to eat well in the summer… After all, there is a wide variety of fresh produce readily available and we are all supposed to just whip up a salad for lunch and dinner every day. I don’t know about you, but that’s not generally…

Friday Favorites – Episode 140

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It’s been a few weeks since I had a chance to write a Friday Favorites post… Life has been pretty busy around here, and I’m afraid that my RSS reader tends to be the first thing to be neglected.  This week, however, I’ve had some extra time to do some blog reading.  The hubby and…

Simple Roasted Tomato Basil Sauce

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Most years, I attempt to grow tomatoes in the garden.  In the past, I’ve never had luck with anything but cherry tomatoes.  I’ve been lucky to get one or two ripe tomatoes off of my plants throughout the entire summer.  This year, however, I seem to have developed a knack for tomatoes.  I started heirloom tomato plants…

Kitchen Bootcamp Roundup – Potatoes

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This month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge was to make a dish using the humble potato. While it may not be difficult to come up with something to make that utilizes potatoes, I hoped that the challenge would inspire some creativity.  And, it did! I was thrilled with the recipes that everyone came up with, and I look…

Rosemary Roasted Walnuts

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Today’s recipe is one of my new favorites.  It’s not complicated, and it’s not that fancy. Instead, it’s one that can be made in just a few minutes… And, it makes for great snacking throughout the week. It all started before the holidays when I asked Amber if she had any good recipes for roasted nuts. …

Roasted Eggplant, Garbanzo, and Cous Cous Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunkist S’alternative for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I read in a magazine a while back that citrus was the new salt. The article went on to explain that citrus (especially lime and lemon) tends to hit the tongue at the same place…

Spiced Maple Roasted Apples and Squash

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The fall is definitely my favorite time of the year for produce. Sure, I love tomatoes and peppers in the summer. But, what really gets me excited is colder weather produce… Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and especially squash and apples. I’m not too picky when it comes to squash… I love pumpkin, but I also really…

Friday Favorites – Episode 109

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Another busy week has come and gone… That just seems to be the way it goes lately. I am looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend, though. Part of my plan for the weekend include spending some time in the kitchen. That really is one of my favorite ways to relax! And, with lots of great new…

Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets and Carrots

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I’ve been making a conscious effort to eat better lately. No crazy stuff… I’ve just been trying to eat more veggies and a little less of everything else. Moderation. Fortunately, this time of the year, there is such a plethora of fresh produce available that it’s really been quite easy to incorporate more veggies into…