PARTY NUT MIX

SALTY, SAVORY, SPICED NUTS with a HINT OF SWEET! Can’t decide between sweet or savory?  This Party Nut Mix is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy!  Add fresh herbs for the extra pow! Delicious served right out of the oven or room temperature. And a great hostess gift too.

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Better than Mrs. Cubbison’s!!! GLUTEN FREE Thanksgiving Stuffing for gluten lovers!

Ditch your Mrs. Cubbison boxed stuffing with high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated soybean oil!  You don’t have to be gluten-free to stuff your belly with this delicious Cornbread Sausage Dressing with Leeks and Pears (aka “stuffing”).  It’s been a family and class favorite since I introduced it back in 2014.  For the past two years, I’ve created and tested other dressing recipes but I keep coming back to this favorite crowd pleaser.  And, nobody will know it’s gluten-free so bring it to your Thanksgiving family gathering where even the Jello mold salad loving guests won’t roll their eyes.

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GLUTEN-FREE MOCHA CHIP BANANA MUFFIN BITES

WHO SAID EATING GLUTEN FREE DIDN’T TASTE GOOD? You don’t have to compromise taste to eat gluten-free! These muffins are moist, fluffy, sweet, and numbingly delicious without any gumming agents!! I used a combination of oat, rice, and garbanzo bean/fava bean flour! And they can be made refined-sugar free and nut-free!

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SWEET POTATO GRATIN

WHO DOESN’T LOVE POTATOES WITH THEIR TURKEY? But, if you are looking for an alternative to the classic mash try these cream and butter-free potatoes.  This unconventional gratin made with both Yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes incorporates fresh thyme, zucchini, and parmesan cheese and is finished with crispy sage leaves!   

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HAZELNUT PESTO ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

DON’T HAVE FOUR AND A HALF HOURS TO COOK YOUR TURKEY?   Try this super-moist Hazelnut Pesto Roasted Turkey Breast with a cooking time of less than two hours.   And, no more dry turkey breast!  The hazelnut pesto and wine keep the turkey breast moist and flavor-rich.  Pesto may be made up to 3-days ahead and stored in covered container in refrigerator.

 

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POMEGRANATE-MINT RELISH

REPLACE YOUR TRADITIONAL SUGAR-LOADED CRANBERRY RELISH with an antioxidant, superfood- rich Pomegranate-Mint Relish.  With ZERO added sugar or sweeteners, you can now enjoy that extra piece of pumpkin pie guilt free.  Fret no more about removing the seeds from your pomegranate.   If you don’t have child labor at home or the time to de-seed your pomegranates, most grocery stores now offer containers of pomegranate seeds.  Trader Joes, Pavilions, Wholefoods and Bristol Farms offers them, however most are not organic.

 

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