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What to serve for dinner on a cold, dark night

March 11, 2016

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What to serve for dinner on a cold, dark night by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Soup can be an easy answer to that “what-to-serve” problem on a cold, dark night. After you have put on your heaviest sweater and hunkered down to prepare a meal that is simple, filling and will warm your heart and […]

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Delightful side dishes for your dinner meals

January 5, 2016

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Delightful side dishes for your dinner meals by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  You have decided on your entrée for dinner, but you want something different to serve with it — not the usual vegetables and rice or mashed potatoes. Today, many choices abound. Go to your local farmers’ markets and look around at all the […]

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Enjoy happy hour appetizers at home

October 13, 2015

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Enjoy happy hour appetizers at home by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Happy hour appetizers can be fun and easy to serve at home. Also, they can be quick to prepare when you want a light meal. Just add some crusty bread or crackers and a tray of assorted cheeses with some of the recipes below. […]

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Summer grilling time is here

June 8, 2015

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Summer grilling time is here by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is here, and with the increasing temperatures, we may wonder what foods to prepare for our families and friends. If you do not want to heat up the house when cooking, relax. It is a great time to light the grill and cook outdoors. […]

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Matcha — a superfood

April 30, 2015

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Matcha — a superfood by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Earthy and green, matcha is a finely milled or fine-powder green tea that offers major health benefits. It is made from shade-grown tea leaves and boosts metabolism, burns calories and is packed with antioxidants. In fact, matcha boasts nearly 10 times the antioxidants of regular green […]

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New life for humdrum vegetables

April 7, 2015

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New life for humdrum vegetables by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Roasting a whole head of cauliflower is rather unusual, and this recipe has you slathering on a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is a delicious dish that is as dramatic as it is easy to prepare. Serve with […]

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Warming foods for chilly days

March 6, 2015

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Warming foods for chilly days by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  February and March are months with constantly changing weather and, as we are looking forward to spring, we often experience a craving for hot, steaming foods to warm our bodies. Just imagine waking up to creamy oatmeal that has cooked all night in the Crock-Pot® […]

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Eat healthy to avoid high-calorie foods

December 23, 2014

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Eat healthy to avoid high-calorie foods by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The holidays are a time when we tend to push our diets aside and indulge in high-calorie and high-sugar foods, but there are many other healthy choices that we can include with our holiday meals. Local farmers’ markets have wonderful winter vegetables and fruits […]

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Summertime and the living is easy — and hot

August 20, 2014

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Summertime and the living is easy — and hot by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is a great time to break out the grill, but sometimes we just do not feel like standing over it in the blistering heat. A Crockpot® dinner or a juice fast are always alternatives that can make cooking easier, but […]

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Epicurean summer fruit and vegetables

June 16, 2014

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Summer fruits and vegetables

Epicurean summer fruit and vegetables by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Every fruit and vegetable has a prime time during the year when it is at its seasonal best. Locally grown food means extra flavor and nutrition, and also great value. But depending on your location, some items are at their prime for several months, while […]

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An impromptu gathering — what do I serve?

February 15, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  You just got a phone call from friends wanting to stop by in a couple of hours for drinks and “just a few nibbles.” Do not panic! Repeat that: Do not panic. Just straighten up the house, do a quick dusting and then take a little time to prepare an […]

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Every summer has a story

September 2, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Sometimes it is the same old story. Humid summers are not a fun time to be slaving over a hot stove and during this time, our bodies want lighter, cooler foods. This is easier to accomplish when you have plenty of no-cook recipes to fall back on, such as delicious […]

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