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Transform your backyard barbecue into a tropical getaway with an unforgettable side dish. This unusual concoction is one you must try. It pairs well with any sort of sandwich or grilled meat, fish or seafood and keeps well in the summer heat.

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This summer cut down on your time in a hot kitchen with shortcut recipes kissed with the taste of red, ripe strawberries.

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Cold pasta salad on a hot summer day is the ideal accompaniment to a grilled hamburger or bratwurst. The ingredients in this salad can be changed to suit your taste buds. Use whatever you have on hand or what is in season. 

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It’s finally barbecue season and the baked beans are the perfect side dish. Thick, tasty beans pair well with grilled foods. These meaty beans are so hearty, they can also be served as the main dish.

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Asparagus season is just around the corner. Soon it will be time to hunt for the most tender stalks growing amongst the ditches and backyard gardens. Or bring home the freshest and brightest green bunch you can find at the grocery store.

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Chicken Parmigiana may have originated in 20th century Italy, but its popularity lives on today. This homestyle dish can be served over spaghetti, as a sandwich or alongside steamed broccoli or a salad for a low-carb option. 

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Spring may be taking its time getting here, but in the meantime, bring a little bit of sunshine to your table with a easy and colorful salad. This salad can be eaten for lunch or dinner and it’s a meal in itself.

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As we wait a bit more for days and evenings warm enough to grill, try out a new side dish ideal for hot days. This trendy salad has a lot of crunch and holds up well at barbecues and picnics. It can be served cold or at room temperature and it won’t spoil quickly in the heat like many other salads.

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If you are looking to add more fish to your dinner menus, salmon is a practical and economical choice. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids known to reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure. It can also decrease risk factors for disease.

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If you are stuck in a chicken rut, liven it up with an old school favorite, Chicken Cacciatore. Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. This dish was typically prepared “hunter-style” with chicken, vegetables, and herbs in a tomato sauce. 

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Mushroom turnovers are a unique and savory hors d’oeuvre that’s been in my family for over 50 years. The recipe was given to my mother by a family friend and she was sworn to never share the recipe. My family enjoys mushroom turnovers every Thanksgiving and Christmas during happy hour. They …

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In the winter it’s easy to turn to comfort food. Don’t forget to include green vegetables full of fiber and nutrients. Green beans are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, and folic acid and are a welcome side dish to any meal.

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Make Christmas morning extra special by serving up a hearty and flavorful breakfast casserole after opening gifts from under the tree. This easy breakfast casserole is chock full of bagels as the base, plus sausage, bacon, Cheddar and Parmesan cheese.

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Christmas cookie platters are a festive way to send holiday greetings. No need to limit platters to just cookies. If the idea of rolling out sugar cookie dough, cutting it into shapes, and baking and frosting individual cookies sounds daunting, frosted sugar cookie bars are the answer.

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Simple, but tasty sliders are an ideal way to feed a crowd of out-of-town guests or hungry football fans. Pair them with a bowl of soup or chili for a filling meal.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular Halloween candy and one of the top selling candies in the United States. In the 1920s, H.B. Reese, who worked at The Hershey Company began to make candy in his basement. He created peanut butter cups as part of an assortment of candy. They were…

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Apple crisp is one of the best fall desserts. It’s warm, gooey and sweet, just like Grandma used to make. Apple crisp is an old-fashioned dessert that remains a favorite after all these years.

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If you have mac and cheese fans in the house, this no fail recipe yields perfectly creamy mac and cheese in only 4 minutes of cooking time.

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If you can’t decide between a cheesy quesadilla or a filling fajita, combine the two and enjoy both. Shrimp fajita quesadillas are a concoction of flavorful shrimp, sauteed onion, pepper and garlic served up in a crisp tortilla. Dip it in salsa and sour cream for an extra burst of flavor.

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You can’t beat traditional lasagna — unless it’s lasagna made with sweet Italian sausage simmered in a sauce flavored with garlic, onion and sweet basil.

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This is a delightful dish that can be made any time of year. It’s light enough for summer served with a side salad. Or it can warm you up in the winter when served atop comforting pasta.