Power Bars

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My mom used to make something similar to this growing up. She would always roll them into balls and keep them in the refrigerator….six kiddos in my family, they did not last long!! She got the recipe from a lady she struck up conversation with at the local grocery store.  I always think….oh before the days of the internet and Pinterest, how people got all of their fun recipes. Face to face contact! These little snacks are such a treat you will really enjoy them. And do a new mom a favor…make them for her when she comes home from
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Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

I love pumpkin, especially this time of year…let’s be honest, who doesn’t? If you don’t…I don’t want to hear about it, and millions of others don’t either. I am just going to pretend it tastes like soap to you and to the rest of the world  it is a delicious marker that fall is finally here. This little syrup is such a great addition to several morning breakfasts treats. We make it and eat it with french toast, pancakes and waffles. You can also add it to cobblers and ice-cream if you are looking for a dessert. If you want
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Homemade Ricotta

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1.  Bring milk, cream and salt to a boil in a large sauce pan. Remove form heat and add lemon juice. 2. Stir softly until the mixture starts to curdle then let stand with out moving for 5 minutes. 3. Pour mixture into a strainer  set over another bowl lined with 2 layers of cheese cloth. Hang on sink or hold above to let additional liquid drip out for about 30 minutes. The longer you strain the thicker your cheese with be. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, and up to overnight. Cheese lasts for about 5 days in the
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Honey Vanilla Granola

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I just love granola, and lately have been craving it. This is such a quick version that ends up being so yummy with the sweetness of brown sugar, honey and vanilla. It is pure simplicity, and sometimes that is just what you need. I love to eat it with yogurt, milk, sometimes both, and love to top it with fresh berries, jam or fruit. Enjoy this easy homemade granola recipe, you will be making more as soon as you run out! 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl whisk together egg whites, honey, oil, sugar, salt and
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Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad

Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad sharingthyme.com

1. Rinse your garbanzo beans and kidney beans and place in large bowl. Set aside. 2. In a food processor place roughly chopped onions. Pulse about 3-4 times until uniform in size. Add the spinach and then pulse a few more times until blended, but still chunky. Add this mixture to the beans. Toss to combine. 3. In the same food processor, no need to rinse, place lime juice, honey, garlic,  cilantro, dijon mustard, cumin, pepper, salt, and olive oil. Blend until well blended. Add to the bean mixture and toss well to coat with dressing. 4. Serve alone as
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Roasted Tomato & Hatch Chile Salsa

Roasted Tomato & Hatch Chili Salsa  sharingthyme.com

1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. On a large sheet tray place 12 tomatoes, garlic halves, chiles, and onions. Lightly drizzle veggies with olive oil and shake pan to toss well. Place in oven. 2. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until charred. The peppers will be done first. Remove them and place into plastic bags and zip shut. Return the tomatoes back to the oven until roasted and lightly browned. 3. Remove onions in a food processor and pulse to blend, leaving the onions slightly chunky, remove onions and place in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, and garlic in
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Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

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Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam. Maybe I should just end the commentary right there. Bacon by itself is usually enough, right? What else could it possibly need? How about… a little maple syrup….straight from Vermont. We just had the opportunity to take a lovely family vacation to one of my favorite spots in the country. Vermont. I might call it, America’s biggest little secret. It is a hidden gem. We used to live in Boston  and would take road trips up that way…and dream about how we wanted to spend every summer for the rest of our lives in Vermont. Its
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Melon Sangria

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Sangria is such a beautiful cocktail. It is playful and fun with all the colorful edible fruit inside. I remember my very first taste of sangria occurred at the dreamy Hotel San Jose in Austin. I must have been barely 21, still in college and. it. was. magical Out on the patio with good friends. That is what sangria will always remind me of….good times outside with friends. It doesn’t matter if it is red, white, hot or cold. I knew right then and there that it would need to be in my repertoire, and it has been ever since. I
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Frozen Mojitos

Frozen Mojito

This recipe is inspired by my oldest sister, Abbey. She loves mint and has a pool therefore making her a mojito expert She has made them for several years, and about a 100 different ways…frozen, iced, no ice, mint in the ice. You get the picture. She was telling me the other day that she was taking my margarita recipe and turning it into mojitos….only Abbey! I love it. So I did some r&d in the kitchen and this is what I have come up with for a delicious summer frozen mojito recipe! Enjoy…you will LOVE these green beauties. Just
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Cantaloupe + Goat Cheese Summer Salad

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This salad screams summer to me…I just love it. I first had a combination similar to this at a farm to table dinner a few years ago. I think I tried to re-create it the next day. That summer I had tons of cantaloupes and arugula growing in my garden and it was our go-to summer salad. Years later, I still love the fresh sweet and spicy combination. Try this salad this summer & I am sure you will love it as well. 1. Cut a thin slice off of the top and bottom of the cantaloupe. This will help
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