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    Artichoke and Olive Pasta

    Impress your valentine with the super simple recipe for pasta that tastes complicated. Make this for your Valentine’s Date and serve by candlelight! Impress Your Honey Pasta 3 Garlic cloves, minced Olive oil, for sauteing 1 Can diced tomatoes, with Italian spices if you can find it 2 Tablespoons tomato paste 1 Can artichoke hearts, again marinated in spices if you can find it, drained and chopped 1 Can black olives, sliced 1/2 Teaspoon Italian seasoning Sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, or more if you like it spicy Pasta of Choice, cooked as suggested On medium heat, saute a tablespoon of olive oil and garlic for two minutes. Avoid…

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    How to Lattice Top a Pie

    Presentation is half of the fun of baking and eating! It’s very easy to create a pretty lattice top pie crust for your next pie. Roll out your top dough and use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 3/4 inch slices. For demonstration purposes, I used red and blue construction paper. Follow the photo tutorial below. Start with the largest pieces in the middle of the plate. And cross one on top of another. Continue by overlapping on each side. Keep going… I liked to do a red on the right and left side followed by a blue on the top and bottom. Gently pull up each piece…

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    How To Prepare a Freezer Breakfast

    I love having a quick breakfast that tastes like it took a while to make. I’ve been making my Banana Oatmeal Waffles when I have a spare browning banana. If we can’t eat all of them, I make more and save them for later. Here’s how to save them and cook them in a flash. 🙂 Follow the recipe for blender waffles. Set each waffle on a cooling rack. Prepare sheets of wax paper. Place a sheet of wax paper between each waffle and gently place in a freezer bag. Freeze on a flat surface, this way it will freeze flat. Quickly cook: Pull desired waffles out of the freezer…

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    How to Make Icing Cupcakes a Breeze

    This is an easy way to icing your cupcakes and you will keep your hands clean! Follow the step by step instructions below for perfectly iced cupcakes. Image Copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.  Use plastic wrap an place a generous dollop in the center. Overlap the plastic to create a plastic tube. Tighten the icing by whipping the icing in a circle. This is the result. Cut a hole in the corner of a ziplock bag and string one side of the icing plastic wrap through. Trim the edge of the bag and the plastic tubing. You’re good to go! Start with your icing on the outer rim of the icing.…

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    Quinoa and Cheese

    This quinoa and cheese recipe is a perfect alternative for your mac and cheese cravings. It’s healthy and amazing. Quinoa and Cheese 1 1/2 Cups dry quinoa, cooked 2 Cups lightly steamed broccoli 2 Cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 Eggs 1 Cup milk Crushed red pepper, to taste 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste Panko bread crumbs, enough for topping. Method: In a large bowl combine milk, eggs, red pepper, seasoned salt, garlic. In another bowl, combine cooked quinoa, broccoli, and cheese. Working with a few scoops at a time, incorporate the quinoa mixture into the wet mixture. Place mixture in a greased 13…

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