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Danish Cucumber Salad

Salad, Side Dish, Appetizer, Sandwich Topping — You Will Love this Simple and Easy Recipe! If you have enjoyed a Danish Smörgåsbord (or Swedish, for that matter) you have probably noticed a multitude of small serving dishes with little pickles of all kinds, red cabbage (rødkål, see Oda’s recipe here), peas and carrots, cucumbers, pickled beets, and …

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Flashback! Cooking as a Kid–or with one!

4-H In My Youth I know that 4-H in this part of the country (and many others) means hogs and steers, but my introduction to 4-H was with a group of my girlfriends when I was about eight or nine.  One of the moms decided to start a 4-H club for us, so we spent …

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THE 3 INGREDIENT POWER SNACK

Oh Avocados!   So many options! So many ways to transform their wonderfully versatile taste into brilliant works of art! At only 99¢ per Organic Avocado for the rest of July at Lassens, chances are you’ll be buying in bulk!   Of course there are those lazy summer days when the amount of effort you’re …

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Cool Kitchen Tips and a Fun Lunch

This is Something That Made Me Crazy for a Long Time   While my family loved watermelon, I hated to get it.  Why?  I dreading cutting the darned thing.  The knife had slipped too many times and I was knife-shy!  How do you cut up a round thing without putting your fingers in mortal danger? …

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I don't know about you, but THIS is comfort food to me! (And just in time for The BIG GAME this Sunday!)

Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole — Big Game Food!   There is just something about Mexican food.  Ask me if I’m in the mood for Mexican, my answer will always be “Yes!”  Love, love, love it.  And where would Mexican food be without the avocado? Did you know that avocados are considered a nutrient dense food? …

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Goat Milk Blue Cheese & Green Onion Dip + Overcoming my inane fear of goats

Yummy Dip!    It might have been the curly ivory locks that sway carelessly from their chins as they perpetually chew their oats. It also might have been their reptilian-esque eyes from which a sideways slit of a pupil stares mysteriously like an ominous minus-sign… but for one reason or another, there was a rather long period where I had a complete …

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