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Recipes

Easiest Fruit Tart Ever

I have to tell you something. Some of my best recipes came about when I was 19 years old and college-student poor! My recipe for the Easiest Fruit Tart Ever is my favorite quick, gourmet dessert or freshly made breakfast treat! I have made it thousands of times and it never ceases to amaze me how awesome … Continue reading »

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Skinny Shepherd’s Pie

I am nearly 5’11″ tall so you might not think I could have a problem managing weight, but I do, and always have. At my highest weight I was 261 pounds! My recipe for Skinny Shepherd’s Pie is proof that you can take your old, warm, and hearty family recipes and rework them to be healthy and … Continue reading »

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My Easy Healthy Muffin

Even though I have been making a version of my easy muffin recipe for what seems like 40 years, this particular recipe is in honor of my longtime friend, Angie. She was diagnosed with diabetes some time ago, and had been searching online for a muffin recipe that was healthy for diabetics and versatile, yet tasty. When … Continue reading »

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Jacked Up Cauliflower

If you like spicy foods, but not hot, you will love my recipe for Kentucky-grown Jacked Up Cauliflower! You’ll find yourself sneaking into the fridge in the middle of the night for a spoonful – it’s that addicting! It’s easy, versatile, low carb (if you care about that!), Kentucky Proud®, and just plain old DELISH! I have made a … Continue reading »

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Cantaloupe Ginger Frozen Yogurt

If you love fresh cantaloupe, you will absolutely love my super easy recipe for Cantaloupe Ginger Frozen Yogurt! With only six ingredients, you can throw it together in a blender, put it in your ice cream freezer, and enjoy a delicious, healthy dessert by the time dinner is finished! This recipe was inspired by a “quick” … Continue reading »

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Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pie

Living in the Farm Tour Capital of Kentucky, Oldham County, there really is no way I can visit a market and not take a gander at all the gorgeous, colorful, yet ugly, heirloom tomatoes! This is my Roasted Heirloom Tomato Pie recipe based on those sugar babies! The story comes from a long list of Amish and children’s home memories, has … Continue reading »

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Orange Fig Creme Brulee Recipe

For the story behind this fabulous recipe, read “Dish Behind the Dish – Orange Fig Crème Brulee“ Ingredients Poaching Liquid 7 oz. dried black mission figs (I used Sun-maid California Mission Figs) 1 cup water 1 long strip orange peel 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Custard 2 cups plain … Continue reading »

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Candy Orange Slice Cake Recipe

 Candy Orange Slice Cake The Dish Behind the Dish – My Foodie Memory 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter, softened 4 eggs 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup buttermilk 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 lb. dates, chopped 1 lb. orange slice candies, chopped 1-1/3 cups shredded sweetened coconut 2 cups pecans, chopped 1 cup orange … Continue reading »

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Mexican Pot Roast – The Dish Behind the Dish

  The Dish Behind the Dish Mexican Pot Roast with Sweet Potatoes Have you ever had a craving for a comfort dish from your childhood – but with a twist? Sometimes it’s healthier. Sometimes it’s just substituting ingredients for taste. There’s usually something warm and fuzzy that makes you yearn for that food again in the first place. … Continue reading »

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Mexican Pot Roast with Sweet Potatoes

Read the story behind this spicy Mexican Pot Roast! Click here for the Story – The Dish Behind the Dish! Ingredients 5 lb. chuck roast Olive Oil 2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. pepper 1 tblspn. flour 1 large sweet onion, cut into rings 2 small cans green chilis 6 oz. bottled hot sauce 2 pkgs. taco seasoning … Continue reading »

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