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IT’S TURKEY TIME! Tips for making your holiday dinner tasty and healthy

Thanksgiving is literally just around the corner and a lot is involved in getting that all-important meal to the table.  Although you may have already planned your menu and decided who is going to bring what to the potluck, there are always those close-to-dinnertime decisions to make and challenges to solve. Here are some quick, Read More…

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IN THE KITCHEN WITH CARLA: An apple a day – the tasty way!

It’s apple season. Never are apples tastier than this time of year. They’re freshly picked, crisp and juicy and absolutely delicious. With all their colors, sizes, sweetness and tartness levels, apples truly offer something for everyone. You’ll want to add the quick tart and earthy pork chop recipes to your table. Try these tips for Read More…

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Scrumptious sides – beyond the tried and true

I was first introduced to quinoa in cooking school some years ago where the chef-instructor described the “not on America’s radar” ancient whole grain seed as the perfect grain. Great hot or chilled, pearly quinoa is in fact the perfect springboard for everything from breakfast and warm side dishes to make ahead salads. Quinoa comes Read More…