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Pancakes and home-made syrup make a great breakfast

Perfect for Mothers’ Day, fluffy lemony pancakes topped with pools of blueberries are bursting with flavor and make any morning special. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat for a great busy-morning breakfast. BLUEBERRY MAPLE SYRUP Makes about 3 cups 6 (½-cup) servings I created this family favorite years ago when our sons were toddlers as a delicious Read More…

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CELEBRATING SPRING: Asparagus and pasta provide meatless main dish

Asparagus and strawberries capture spring at its delicious best. Elegant, yet easy to prepare, asparagus usually holds side-dish status. This main dish pasta turns those succulent spears into a satisfying meatless main dish. The roasted tomatoes add a nice touch of sweetness. Strawberries dipped in melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate are the perfect finish to a satisfying Read More…

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SOUTHERN COMFORTS: Healthy jambalaya and collard greens make for tasty, mouth-watering treat

Jambalaya and collard greens – what’s not to love? My spicy version of this Southern treat – with instant brown rice, no-salt-added tomatoes and chunks of smoked chicken sausage – turns this Louisiana comfort-food classic into a quick, healthy pick. And my tender, succulent collard greens are just waiting to round out your plate and Read More…