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Roasted Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts, roasted to perfection then tossed with a White Balsamic & Honey Vinaigrette

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts are pretty special. Roasted to perfection, they’re gorgeous as is, but you’ll want to take these one step further: Finish them off with a sweet, tart White Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with a White Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts, Dried Cherries, and a White Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

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Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

Bacon Balsamic Vinaigrette from the famed Magnolia Grill. Perfect for summer or fall (or anytime!) Easy, too.

I’ve never eaten at the famed Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. I heard of it only through recipes that had popped up in food magazines here and there. That’s where I got the recipe, years ago, for Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette.

Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing
Magnolia Grill’s Balsamic Bacon Vinaigrette

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Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Five minute fresh & healthy dressing that can go on almost anything!

I think I talked last week about being a little obsessed about my spice mixes & concoctions – If you’re a follower, you probably already know I’m just as obsessive about my salad dressings! Today I’m obsessive about this Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing in particular.

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing
Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

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My Sister’s Ridiculously Delish Bacon Stuffing

Bacon Stuffing: I was hesitant but this stuffing is out of this world amazing!

Have you ever wished there could be a Turkey Stuffing permeated with the rich flavor and smokiness of bacon? One that’s fantastic in the bird & in a casserole? A seriously crave-worthy stuffing?

Bacon Stuffing or Dressing
Bacon Stuffing or Dressing

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Updated Panzanella Salad

Updated Panzanella - the salad is great, but the croutons are heaven!

When I came across an article on line from the Seattle Times about Panzanella, I knew some of my tomatoes were destined for greatness. There was a Panzanella I knew I’d love! One with lovely, slightly crisp, slightly chewy home-made “croutons” in it.

Classic Panzanella Updated with Croutons and the Best Balsamic Dressing
Classic Panzanella Updated with Croutons and the Best Balsamic Dressing

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Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Citrus Dressing

Harvest Wild Rice Salad with Oranges, apples & pears & a citrus vinaigrette

I recently made the Stuffed Chicken Roast from Better Home & Garden’s December 2015 issue – I couldn’t help but be inspired by their Harvest Wild Rice Salad, served alongside. Gorgeous greens, wild rice and a citrus dressing caught my eye. Toss in a few apples, pears and toasted pecans and sprinkle on a few dried cranberries or cherries and you have a salad!

Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing
Wild Rice Harvest Salad with Citrus Dressing

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Classic Vinaigrette for Savory or Fruit Salads

Thanksgiving week is upon us, and I have yet to post a Thanksgiving recipe. I wanted to, but the universe must be conspiring against me! An apple strudel turned out to be a little lackluster (although we ate it all!) and needs to tweaked and remade. A coffee cake turned bizarre when all the Struesel topping sunk to the bottom. (We are working on finishing that one right now!)

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Classic Vinaigrette for Savory or Fruit Salads

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Taphouse Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Smashburger

This spectacular salad was stolen – or at least the idea of it was. This is my version of a Taphouse Salad, inspired by a beer pub in Sioux Falls, Taphouse 41. First of all, I never would have thought to order such a thing – my Dad did. Then I salivated over his meal while I ate mine.

Taphouse Salad
Taphouse Salad

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