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Try our whole wheat cinnamon roll recipe.Nothing like eating home made.Mocha is My Precious In A Cup.

 

A Bite Of Life

 

If you’re looking for a specific recipe you may want to check our Recipe Index page. Our Recipe Index page lists foods by name and type so you can find something like Potato Salad under P for Potato or S for Salad. Otherwise, if you want to browse recipes or see some of our articles on food and food related topics you’ve come to the right page. To make browsing easier, we present the following categories:

 

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Appetizers & Refreshments


Brunch


Desserts & Snacks


Entrees & Sides


Food & Lifestyle

 

 

 

 

Appetizers & Refreshments

 

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Quick healthy dip for chips.

Bean Dip

5 Minute Black Bean Party Dip

This dip is quick, easy and great anytime. Black beans are high in fiber.  Hey, that means they’re good for you.

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Pig ‘n Fig

Fig ‘n Pig In A Blanket

This one takes that old pig in a blanket party favorite to an entirely new and different level.

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Guacamole is easier to make than you think.

Guacamole

In Search Of The Perfect Guacamole

Guacamole is easier to make than you think. Avocados are hearty healthy.

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These Figgy Cheesies are delicious.

Figgy Cheesies

We All Love The Figgie Cheesies

I never knew I liked figs before I tried this.  In fact, I almost missed out entirely.

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Hummus is made from chickpeas.

Hummus

Make Your Own Hummus

Hummus is made from chickpeas which are also known as garbanzo beans.  It’s highly nutritious and delicious and easy to make.

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Peppers Onions

Sautéed Peppers and Onions

I just love these with goat cheese and crackers.  You will too.

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Spicy Artichoke Party Dip.

Artichoke Dip

Simple Spicy Artichoke Party Dip

A good dip is always a hit at parties, but here’s a great one!

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I love the taste of hot buttered popcorn.

Popcorn

Snacking On A Budget: A Tale Of The Kernel

Why pay for all that packaging?  Make your own microwave popcorn.

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I love tomato juice. It's so refreshing.

Tomato Juice

Tomato Juice: Preserving The Taste Of Summer

Making your own make take some effort, but the taste and quality of juice make it all worthwhile.

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Yum! This is so incredibly delicious.

Iced Nudge

Summer Perfect Iced Java Nudge

If you’re ready to try something cool and thoroughly decadent, this drink’s for you.

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Cheers!

Sangria

Super Simple Sangria

Take a load off.  Kick back and enjoy this easy to make and incredibly refreshing drink.

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Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo

Take A Peek At My Pico

Delicious summer produce makes Pico De Gallo a favorite summer recipe in our family.

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Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

A great recipe to impress your guests as you go to entertain.  Stuffed mushrooms are delicious and once you have the basics down it’s fun to add new ingredients into the mix.

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Brunch

 

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Delicious and amazing applesauce cake.

Amazing Cake

Amazing Applesauce Cake

Here’s a cake that uses whole grain flour instead of white sugar and tastes sensational. Hey, it’s so good you don’t need to frost it.

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Delcious whole wheat scone.

Scones

A Woman Sconed: Furiously Good

They always talk about The Woman Scorned. What about the woman sconed? Count me in with the latter as I take on whole wheat scones. Here’s my yummy recipe!

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Black bean and avocado salad - A recipe from Javabird.com

Black Beans

Black Bean And Avocado Salad

You won’t believe how great this salad tastes and it’s loaded with nutrition. Are you eating enough black beans?

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Blueberry pancake close up.

Pancakes

Boo Hoo Hoo Blueberry Pancakes

Try these healthy and super delicious blueberry pancakes. Yes, you can eat well and still enjoy great food.

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Nanny's delicious whole wheat cinnamon roll receipt.

Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon Rolls: The Next Best Thing To Nanny’s

Whole wheat goodness makes these cinnamon rolls not only good for you, but they taste great, too.

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Garbanzo bean salad with onions and tomatoes.

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

If you’re looking for a quick and easy salad that tastes great and is loaded with fiber check out this recipe.

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These hash browns are good for you--lots of veggies and less oil.

Hash Browns

Fried Veggie Hash Browns

Tired of plain old hash browns?  Here’s a super easy way to jazz them up.

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A delicious bite of buckwheat and walnut goodness.

Pancakes

Incredible Buttermilk Buckwheat & Walnut Pancakes

Pancakes are simple to make from scratch so why spend extra.  Besides, you’re not going to find a mix that compares to these.

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Another recipe from Javabird.com

Candy Bacon

Instant Presto Candy Bacon

I love the sweet flavor of brown sugar mixed with the smoky goodness of bacon.  Here’s my instant version of candy bacon—one without the mess.

 

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These pancakes are out of this world.

Oat Pancakes

Mama Lu’s Oatmeal And Buttermilk Pancakes

These pancakes are delicious and good for you too. Better still, they’re the perfect ingredient to start a family tradition all your own.

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A low-card recipe.

BLT Wrap

One Upping The BLT: Cutting Out Those Carbs

We call this a BLASTO which stands for bacon, lettuce, avocado, salmon, tomato and onion. It’s a delicious lettuce wrap for those trying to cut down on carbs.

 

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I'm cooking up some Heuvos Heaven.

Heuvos

Papa Dan’s Favorite Huevos Rancheros

If you’re hankering for an egg dish with a Mexican twist you’ve got to try this traditional favorite.

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JW's done it again with these Stadium Sausage Sandwiches.

Sausage Pita

JW’s World Famous Stadium Sausage Sandwiches

Here’s a great Pita pocket sandwich that’s perfect for watching the big game or one your guests will love any time.

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Quiche and salad: A great dinner combination.

Quiche

Kathryn’s No-Fail Quiche

If you like eggs, you’re bound to love this sure bet for making quiche.  The possibilities are endless.

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Salad's ready! Let's eat!

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad: Messing With Tradition

Try this whole wheat pasta version of macaroni salad. If you’re like me you’ll find it’s pure comfort food.

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This muffin turned out delicious.

Muffins

Magnificent Microwave Muffin Man Mix

These muffins are super healthy with ingredients like coconut, flax and olive oil and go together in a flash.

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A delicious tuna melt with some added spice.

Tuna Melt

Not Your Grandmom’s Tuna Melt

I loved Grandma’s cooking, but she never made a tuna salad melt like this before.

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Is the syrup ready? I'm ready to eat.

Beer Pancakes

Pacifico Pancakes: There’s Beer In That Batter

Pancakes made with beer?  You bet!  And they’re delicious, too.  Try this recipe.

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Salty dog clam chowder.

Clam Chowder

Salty Dog Clam Chowder

My Dad was an “Old Salty Dog” who would occasionally break from his routine and cook a huge pot of clam chowder.  Here’s my attempt to recreate it.

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I'm going to try adding bacon and avacodo the next time around.

Sandwich

Sweet Onion, Basil And Tomato Sandwich

Here’s a recipe for a quick veggie feast that includes my favorite onions—sweet and succulent Walla Walla’s.

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Take a bite of this tuna vegetable salad.

Tuna Salad

Tuna Vegetable Salad

Here’s a delicious and super nutritious salad for anyone watching weight or for anyone who just enjoys a great salad.

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Baked Pancake

Pancake

Pancake Puffery

Try this Baked Pancake for breakfast.  It can turn any breakfast into something special.

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Desserts & Snacks

 

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The cookie monster likes all the cookies we make around here.

Good Cookie.

10 Recipes For Cookie Monsters

As any cookie monster knows you can never get enough good cookies. That’s why we’re giving you this list of yummy cookie recipes. Better try them all.

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This cake is ready to eat.

Instant Cake

Abracadabra Chocolate Microwave Cake

Make a cake from scratch in the microwave in less than 10 minutes.

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Who wants fudge?

Fudge

Bailey’s Butterscotch And Chocolate Fudge

A easy fudge recipe that make just be the very definition of decadent.

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Bliss Bars.  Yum!

Bliss Bar

Bliss Bars – Yum!

A delicious twist to an old family treat.  If you liked Scotcheroos, these are even better.

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Can I have another cookie?

Butter Toffee

Butter Toffee Crunch Cookies

If you like the taste of toffee, these cookies will win you over in the first bite.

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Chili Chocolate

Chili Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies

If you’re a chocolate fan like I am, you’re going to want to taste these cookies.  Wow!  Chocolate and chili pepper powder—who would have guessed these taste so good?

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Fudgies!

Chocolate Coconut Almond Fudgies

Interested in a healthier treat, but one that’s still delicious? Better try these and see what you’ve been missing.

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Chocolate Dipped In Chocolate

Gwenies

Chocolate Dipped In Chocolate

What’s better than chocolate dipped in chocolate?  How about we start with peanut butter and then add some chocolate.  Now, let’s dip it.

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You can use most any brand of chocolate syrup.

Brownies

Chocolate Syrup Brownie Magic

When the “just gotta have some chocolate” mood strikes these moist and delicious brownies are a sure hit.

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Coconutterchip cookies.

Chocolate Chip

Coconutterchip Cookies

A variation on a theme—these chocolate chip cookies also have coconut, almonds and a hint of cinnamon.

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I love the nutty goodness this added to my ice cream.

Topping

Coco-Nutty Topping

Need a way to spice up your ice cream, yogurt, oatmeal or even a salad?  Try this topping.

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Anyone what a lemon square?

Lemon Squares

Coo-Coo For Coconut Lemon Squares

These terrific morsels contain the succulent flavor of fresh lemons and coconut. What’s not to love?

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Kid's will love these cookies.

Stained-Glass

Cookie Making Demystified (& Stained-Glass Cookies)

Here’s a humorous take on the art of cookie making as well as a really fun cookie recipe to make with the kids.

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Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Chili Black Bean Cookies

Low Sugar

Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Chili Black Bean Cookies

Trying to cut back on added sugars but still want a tasty treat from time to time? Try these cookies. There’s lots of nutrition here.

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I love the fall fruit. It's so delicious.

Apple Crisp

Easier Than Pie – An Apple Crisp

Here’s a great way to enjoy the taste of apples and cinnamon, without all the fuss that goes into pie.

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Delicious black bean brownies.

Bean Brownies

Easy Black Bean Brownies

Here’s a healthier brownie that tastes terrific.  Honest! And better yet, the kids won’t even know what hit them.

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A Chocolate Cake A Man Can Bake

Chocolate Cake

Easy One Pan Chocolate Wonder Cake

This chocolate cake comes out perfect every time.  Hey, even the kids can make this one.

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Another Javabird.com recipe.

No Bake Cookies

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

When it’s too hot to stand around an bake, try this delicious no-bake recipe for a delicious and easy treat.

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These cookies take less than 20 minutes to make.

Easy Oaties

Easy Oaties

Here’s a quick recipe the kids will love, that’s healthier than most treats.

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Fresh home-made banana bread, hot from the oven.

Banana Bread

Fe Fi Fo Fum Banana Bread Delirium

If you like banana bread, this recipe takes it to a whole new level. We start by adding flaxseed meal and whole wheat flour, but that’s not all.

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I like vanilla ice cream with my cake.

Up Down Cake

Flipping Out Over Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I’m head over heels in love with this quick and easy upside down cake recipe.

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I love making my own frozen yogurt.

Frozen Yogurt

Frozen Honey Blended Yogurt

Here’s a delicious alternative to ice cream—one that’s easy to whip up and has less fat.

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The plums in this crumble came fresh from our tree.

Plum Crumble

Harvest Fresh Italian Plum Crumble

We harvested the plums off our tree yesterday and made a delicious plum crumble last night.  Here’s the recipe…

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Hearty Twist On Chocolate Chip

Cookie

Hearty Twist On Chocolate Chip

Everybody likes chocolate chip cookies, but these don’t use butter and taste sensational.  A great alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies.

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Here's a yummy treat.

Brownies

Honey Nut Butterscotch Brownies

Here’s a brownie recipe that substitutes honey for sugar and is chock full of nuts.

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Now I can have nuts anytime.

Walnuts

Instant Presto Candied Walnuts

Here’s a super quick and simple way to prepare candied walnuts—one without all the mess.

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Coconut

Instant Presto Roasted Coconut

Like the smell of fresh roasted coconut?  Here’s the quickest and easiest way to go about it.

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JW's World Famous Almond Crunch Cookies.

Almond Cookie

JW’s World Famous Almond Crunch Cookies

We bet you’ve never read a recipe quite like this before.  Believe us, these cookies are incredible.

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Kahlua Cinnamon Coffee Date Bars

Kahlua Bars

Kahlua Cinnamon Coffee Date Bars

Here’s a taste to start your mouth watering.  These treats are not to be missed.

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Another Javabird.com recipe.

Blondies

Kahlua, Coconut & Cashew Blondies

Even for those who prefer brownies to blondies, this recipe is not to be missed.

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All done!

Chocolate

Kahlua Crunch

What’s better than coffee?  How about a little chocolate with your coffee.  Here’s a yummy treat.

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These Lemon Cross Cookies are delicious.

Lemon Cross

Lemon Cross Cookies

What do you get when you mix lemon with coconut and walnut? How about these delicious Lemon Cross Cookies?

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This Quinoa Pudding is a delicious and healthy treat.

Quinoa

Let Me Try The Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa is a gluten-free, high-protein, whole-grain substitute for rice that just happens to make a great pudding.

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I just love the nutty flavor.

Granola Bars

Make Your Own Granola Bars

Ever surprised by the ingredients in your favorite snack bar?  Does it bother you that sugar or corn syrup is often one of the main ingredients?  Maybe it’s time you tried making your own.

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Microwave oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bite.

Quick Cookies

Microwave Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, you can make a quick batch of chocolate chip cookies in the microwave and they taste as good as any you bake in a conventional oven.

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A piece of heaven in a bite.

Creme De Cocoa

Monstrously Good Creme De Cocoa Squares

Here’s a surprising and delicious treat based on an old “Lemon Square” favorite, only this one is all about chocolate.

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Bring on the Nutmeg Logs

Nutmeg Logs

Nutmeg Logs: The Best Cookies Ever?

I’m a cookie monster and I know a good cookie when I eat one.  Believe me, this is one good cookie!

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On A Roll

Sweet Roll

On A Roll

What’s the best way to start the day?  How about a fresh out of the oven, whole-wheat, home-made cinnamon roll. Mmm !

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If nothing else, fall "tastes" good.

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread – The Taste of Fall

I don’t like fall for the colder temps and the return of rain, but I sure like my wife’s pumpkin bread.

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My easy to make granola snack bars.

Snack Bar

 

Quickie Granola Snack Bars

Want a quick snack bar that’s low in sugar and still tastes great? You can make these in minutes.

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I need another bite of this cookie.

Almond Butter

Shockingly Good Almond Butter And Date Cookies

I call this an “adult” version of peanut butter cookies to scare away the kids.  That leaves more for me.   These delicious cookies are a whole lot healthier because I use almond butter, spelt flour and dates.

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An unfrosted shortbread cookie.

Shortbread

Shortbread: Decadently Delicious

Hey, what’s not to love about sugar and butter?

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Nothing wrong with cookies like these.

Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodles So Good They Make Me Laugh

If you thought all sugar cookies were the same, you’ve got to try these. We skip the butter and use whole-grains, instead. Best of all, they’re delicious.

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Spicy Walnut Brittle

Walnut Brittle

Spicy Microwave Walnut Brittle

Spicy brittle? You bet. This stuff is amazing and so easy, too.

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The Frosting Straight From Heaven

Frosting

The Frosting Straight From Heaven

There’s nothing like penuche frosting.  If you’ve never tried it before and this is your first time you may never go back.

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The Magic In The Ramekin

Lava Cake

The Magic In The Ramekin

Life’s better with new dishes and chocolate.  Try this amazingly gooey and delicious Chocolate Lava Cake recipe.

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Another Javabird.com recipe.

Oatmeal Cake

Tommy Cake: Oatmeal And Feathers

This hearty cake features oatmeal, whole grain goodness, cinnamon, brown sugar and coconut.  Delightfully delicious!

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Brownies

Triple Chocolate Low Fat Brownies

Believe me low fat can taste terrific.  Chocolate lovers beware!

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Vanilla Cloud Graham Crumble Pie

Cream Pie

Vanilla Cloud Graham Crumble Pie

We can’t quite remember who started making this one, but ever since it’s been a dessert favorite with our clan.

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I love zucchini bread.

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini, Coconut and Carrot Bread

Got zucchini?  Maybe it’s time to try zucchini bread.  This is a delicious hearty bread packed full of goodness.

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Entrees & Sides

 

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2 Bean Chicken Chili Soup.

Chili Soup

2  Bean Chicken Chili Soup

Here’s a chili soup recipe that even the pickiest eaters will like.  Believe me, I was one of them so I know.

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Yum! Fresh sauteed veggies.

Corn Relish

A-maize-ing Corn Veggie Relish

Here’s a terrific way to enjoy corn:  Add some onions and peppers and a touch of spice.  This vegetable dish makes a great accompaniment to any meal.

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A bowl of black bean and barley soup.

Bean & Barley

Black Bean And Barley Soup

Black beans and barley are foods all of use should be eating more often. Both can lower blood sugar and have plenty of fiber. This recipe calls for both and is delicious besides.

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Hand me a piece of cornbread, would you?

Cornbread

Chili Cheese Cornbread

Hold on there, cornbread lovers, this might just be the best cornbread ever!

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It's time to flip those steaks.

Cast Iron Steak

Cooking Steak In A Cast Iron Skillet

Want a perfectly tender and juicy steak every time? Try cooking in cast iron.

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These cranberries are delicious!

Cranberries

Crazy About Cranberries

I used to hate ’em and now I love ’em thanks to my wife’s delicious Cranberry Relish recipe.  Discover her secret ingredient.

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Popovers

Don’t Settle For A Biscuit. Try Popovers Instead!

 

 

What’s better than a plain old biscuit? How about a delicious, fresh from the oven, popover? Try ’em. You’ll soon be a convert.

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Taking a bite of fish.

Got cod?

Fish Fillet Gourmet

Here’s a great method for cooking fish fillets to avoid all that extra deep fried fat.

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Top your gnocchi with Parmesan cheese.

Gnocchi

Gluten-Free Gnocchi

With or without gluten, this easy to make gnocchi is delicious.

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I love grilled potatoes.

Grilled Potatoes

Grilled Taters On The BBQ

One of the most delicious way to prepare potatoes is by roasting them on the grill. Here’s a way to do it that shortens the time considerably and keeps them from scorching.

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Grilled salmon is best.

Salmon

How To Grill Fresh Salmon

Salmon is a delicious and healthy meal, but the way it’s cooked makes all the difference. For a really moist salmon, here’s what you need to know about grilling it.

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The hamburger rice casserole is done!

Casserole

Hamburger Rice – No Boxes Here

Make your next hamburger rice casserole from scratch.  Not only will it taste better, but it’s bound to be healthier.

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You get no bread with only one meatball.

Bean Meatballs

Healthy Black Bean Meatballs

You won’t miss the meat. These black bean meatballs are delicious.

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I can make this soup in less than an hour.

Chicken Soup

Homemade Chicken Barley Soup

Forget the can!  All you need is one hour of time and some basic ingredients and you’ll end up with delicious soup.

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Making your own from fresh ingredients is always best.

Mushroom Soup

Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup

If you haven’t ever had homemade then you really haven’t had cream of mushroom soup.  This delicious soup makes a great meal and will even impress the toughest critics at the family table.

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I Love Oven Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus

I Love Oven Roasted Asparagus

This quick easy preparation could turn asparagus haters into asparagus lovers. If you’ve never tried asparagus roasted you’ll be amazed.

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Java Deen's Green Been Casserole

Cheesy Beans

Lillybean’s Cheesy Bean Casserole

Our practically famous Mrs. JB, Lillybean, makes a mean green bean casserole that’s great on a holiday or anytime people gather around.  Cheesy beans – yum!

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Marcia's Spicy Macaroni and Cheese - A Javabird.com recipe.

Spicy Macaroni

Marcia’s Spicy Macaroni And Cheese

This mac n cheese recipe calls for pepper jack cheese and cayenne. Put a little zing in your pasta!

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Don't forget to set the timer as you pop the meatloaf in the oven.

Meatloaf

Meatloaf On My Mind

What’s downsizing have to do with making meatloaf?  Find out here.

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My delicious "Moose Drool" lentil soup.

Lentil Soup

Moose Drool Soup

Hey, it may sound disgusting, but this lentil soup made with beer turns out to be terrific.

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Yummy mashed potatoes.

Taters

Mouth Watering Roasted Broccoli Garlic Asiago Mashed Potatoes

The is a good chance you’ve never had potatoes this good.

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My Delicious House Special Fried Rice

Fried Rice

My Delicious House Special Fried Rice

This brown rice version of fried rice beats most restaurant fried rice hands down.  Rice never tasted so good.

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Quick Comfort - Easy Cheesy Rigatoni

Rigatoni

Quick Comfort Food – Easy Cheesy Rigatoni

Always a crowd pleasing favorite, this yummy pasta recipe is so simple even the kids can make it. In fact, when you’ve had a bad day at work give them a call and tell ’em to get started.

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Here's a delicious and easy potato salad recipe.

Potato Salad

Quick & Easy Potato Salad

What BBQ is complete without potato salad. You won’t go back to store bought after trying this recipe.

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Are you cooking with brown rice?

Veggie Rice

Quick & Healthy Veggie Brown Rice

There are lots of reasons to be eating brown rice. This is one of them.

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A delicious alternative to beef.

Portabella

 

Portabellas: No More Gut Bombs For Me

I love hamburgers, but they no longer love me. I tried a lot of alternatives, but thank goodness I discovered fresh grilled portabellas.

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I'm hungry. Can we eat yet?

Wild Rice

Smoked Salmon Wild Rice Medley

Whether you’re trying to cut back or just want a quick and healthy meal that tastes terrific, you’ll enjoy this recipe.

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Spice it up with curry.

Curry Chicken

Spicy Chicken Curry Cashew

When I want to spice things up, I cook up this healthy and delicious recipe.

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Spinach Au Gratin

Spinach

Spinach Au Gratin

Spinach may just be the healthiest vegetable of all.  Are you getting yours?

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Survival Shopping: 8 Tasty Recipes

Cheap Eats

Survival Shopping: 8 Tasty Recipes

What do you do for dinner when money is extremely tight?  Don’t give up.  Try one of these inexpensive recipes, instead.

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Casserole

Tasty Chicken Mushroom Black Bean Casserole

If you’re tired of tuna casserole and need a little mouth-watering inspiration, try this healthy and delicious “Mexican Lasagna.”

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Another Javabird.com recipe.

Carrot

The Best Carrot Is A Burnt Carrot

I know carrots are good for me, but I never loved them until I tried them oven roasted.

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The secret is in the sauce.

Applesauce

The Secret In The Applesauce

You can make your own applesauce and with this secret it might just be the best applesauce you’ve ever eaten. Plus, we’ll show you how to can it.

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You won't find any meat here.

Veggie Stew

Veggie Stew

Who says stew has to have meat in it?

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This is a quick 20 minute recipe.

Tuna Noodle

Whip Up The Best Tuna Casserole

Sure there are lots of tuna casserole recipes, but if you want to try one the whole family will be begging to have again, you’ve got to try this one.

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Olive oil is a heart healthy oil.

Olive Oil

Are You Cooking With Olive Oil?

If you’re not cooking with olive oil yet, there are plenty of reasons to start.  See what you’re missing.

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Golfing is a great activity for getting outdoors.

Get physical.

Burning Fat: Weight Loss And Exercise

In part 5 of our series “Real Help With Weight Loss” we explain why physical activity—any activity—is important for losing weight.

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Learn all about cholesterol.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol: The Good, Bad And Ugly

What do you really know about cholesterol? Are you taking a statin drug to lower your cholesterol? Are you worried about side effects? Should you be? Find out why your doctor may be wrong when it comes to the issue of cholesterol.

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Community Supported Agriculture

CSA’s

Community Supported Agriculture

Is there a difference between store bought and fresh from the farm?  You bet there is!  Eat and live better for less by joining a CSA.

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Good sleep may be critical if you plan to lose weight.

Sleep & Weight

Critical Connection: Sleep And Weight Loss

Overweight? Getting enough sleep? There could be a connection. Part III in our Weight Loss series.

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Is it raw or hard-boiled?

Egg Test

Egg Quandary

Here’s a super easy method for determining if an egg is hard-boiled or raw without breaking the shell.

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Cut down on spoilage.

Smorgasbord

Great Savings Tip #66: Smorgasbord

What do you do with all those leftovers in the fridge? Here’s an answer that not only eliminates waste and spoilage, but is bound to become a favorite family event.

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Save time and money making your own fast foods.

Fast Foods

Great Savings Tip #68: Fast Foods

If you’re buying prepackaged frozen foods at the store you’re paying a lot more for your groceries than you need to. Learn how easy it is to make you own fast foods and save money in the process.

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Celebrate with friends.

Potluck

Great Savings Tip #79: Entertain With A Potluck

Entertaining friends is a lot of fun, but can quickly add up. Here’s a great tip for bringing people together and getting more out of less.

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Extra virgin olive oil is considered one of the best fats.

Good & Bad Fat

Healthy Eating: Good And Bad Fats

What is the best type of fat to eat? How much of each type should you eat? Can you lose weight eating fat? Find out as our Weight Loss series continues.

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Here's our freshly roasted pumpkin.

Pumpkin Puree

How To Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin is the prime ingredient in lots of recipes.  See how easy it is to roast and make your own pumpkin puree.

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Emotions and eating are closely tied.

Stuff Feelings

How To Stop Emotional Overeating

Emotions can play havoc with our diet. Here are 8 tips to help cope. Part 4 of our weight loss series.

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In A Jam With A Passionate Friend

Jammin’

In A Jam With A Passionate Friend

After years of just getting by, my friends helped me re-discover the joy of cooking.

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Life just tastes better after a morning mocha.

Mocha

My Precious In A Cup

Nothing says yum like a hot, frothy mocha.  Learn why I call my new morning routine my preciousssss.

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The rules of the kitchen sure vary.

Kitchen Rules

Playing By The Rules Of The Kitchen

Okay, there are 2 basic types of cooks. You’ve got those who strictly follow the recipe and the those that make it up as they go. Which are you?

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Maybe it's time to do something different.

Lose Weight

Real Help With Weight Loss

Discover the 5 keys to losing weight and keeping it off. Part 1 in our weight loss series.

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Sugar is sweet, but all that extra sugar comes at a cost to our health.

Cutting Sugar

Rules For Healthy Eating: Cutting Added Sugars

Most of us end up eating far more sugar than we mean to. Here’s why to avoid it and 10 tips for cutting back. Part of our weight loss series.

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Get plenty of fruits and veggies.

Balanced Diet

Rules For Healthy Eating: Start With A Balanced Diet

Food plays a key role in building a more efficient metabolism, and a balanced diet insures you get all the nutrition your body needs. Part of our weight loss series.

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Money saving tips for wine.

Buying Wine

Save Money Buying Wine

Wine adds a touch of flair to any meal, but where do you get the best deals.  This post offers a number of tips including a new online service.

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Wipe a thin coat of oil all around the pan.

Cast Iron

Seasoning A Cast Iron Pan

There are a lot of reasons to cook with cast iron, but before you start you’ll want to prepare your pan by seasoning it.

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This avocado looks perfect.

Organic?

Should I Really Buy Organic?

If you care about your health, it’s worth knowing which non-organic fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticide.

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A wine cellar.

Wine Storage

Sour Grapes: Are Home Wine Cellars Worth It?

What’s the best way to store wine? Is all wine the same when it comes to storing it? Does the way you store it really affect the taste? Find out.

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There are several easy ways to grow sprouts.

Sprouts

Sprouting Your Way To A Greener Future

Sprouts are incredibly healthy for you and amazingly easy to grow.  Best of all you can do it right in your kitchen.  Get all the facts in this post.

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Sugar is one form of carbohydrate.

Added Sugar

Sugar Sugar Honey Honey

Here’s what you need to know about added sugar and why it’s so important to cut back.

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The myths and hype of dieting.

Dieting Myths

The Hype And Myths Of Dieting

Our Weight Loss series continues as we explore 8 common myths about dieting.

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Good tips on spice.

Spices

The Spice Of Life

When you spice up a meal everything tastes better.  So where do you get the best deals on spices?  And what about some of those spices you’ve never heard of before?  Can you try them before you buy them?

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The stuffing wars always start up around Thanksgiving.

Stuffing Wars

The Stuffing Wars

What do you like in your stuffing?  Watch out!  Them could be fightin’ words.

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You may be experience frame error.

Wine Tasting 1

Wine Tasting Part I: Skewing The Palate

If you’re only drinking one type of wine, you may be missing out.  Find out why here.

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How do you distinguish one wine from the next?

Wine Tasting 2

Wine Tasting Part II: 5 Qualities

Learn how to describe and distinguish good wine from bad.

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Talk to your doctor before you go on a diet.

Ask Your Doctor

Your Doctor: Get The Right Help Losing Weight

Before you start dieting check with your doctor. Part II in our weight loss series.

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