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Rosemary Cashews

When I’m entertaining, I like having something ready for guests to nibble on when they arrive. These Rosemary Cashews are easy to throw together and are guaranteed to elevate a cocktail hour or afternoon snack. They are sweet and salty with a subtle kick of heat.

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Apple, Cheddar, and Smoked Almond Salad

I love the combination of apples, cheddar cheese, and smoked almonds in this salad. Adding these ingredients to fresh spinach and topping it with a simple honey dijon dressing makes a delicious salad. This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare and is always a crowd pleaser.

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White Bean and Pancetta Soup

Nothing is more comforting on a cold or gloomy day than a warm bowl of soup. This white bean and pancetta soup is simple to make and very satisfying.

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Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

Nothing says fall like pumpkin spice, and enjoying these flavors in a warm drink is a great way to embrace the cooler temperatures of the season. This pumpkin spice chai latte is easy to make and has healthier ingredients than one you would buy at your local coffee shop. It is made with real pumpkin and sweetened with pure maple syrup.

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Grain Free Pumpkin Bread

It can be difficult to find good substitutes for baked goods when following a grain free diet. I love pumpkin bread and was determined to create a grain free and refined sugar free recipe that would satisfy my memories of fall treats.

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Birch’s Gatherer Salad

We have a wonderful restaurant close to our home called Birch’s on the Lake. It is one of those places that has a neighborhood feel and everything on the menu is great. There is one salad they serve that I particularly love made with crisp lettuce, quinoa, chèvre, avocado, red onion, pistachios and a lovely green goddess dressing.

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Avocado Herb Dressing or Dip

I love that this dressing is creamy, flavorful and very versatile. It works well with leafy green salads and as a dip for vegetables. You can also use it as a spread for wraps and sandwiches.

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Southwestern Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are on my list of all time favorite foods. When I order them at a restaurant it takes a tremendous amount of restraint for me to not finish the whole plate. I know that many restaurants add extra ingredients and use cooking methods that are not necessary for delicious sweet potato fries.

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The Oak Island Press

This refreshing citrus cocktail was created while we were on vacation with friends on Oak Island in Lake of the Woods. This remote island is accessed by boat from a small town in northern Minnesota. Before we crossed the lake to our friends’ cabin, we gathered supplies at the neighborhood grocery store, grabbing an assortment of citrus fruits to use with a small citrus juicer.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Peach Salsa

Grilled pork tenderloin with fresh peach salsa is easy to make and full of flavor. Mixing spices to create a dry rub is a great way to add a lot of flavor to grilled or roasted meats without taking the time necessary for a marinade.

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