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Faux Cookies

I'm always looking for a good snack. Between spending so much time on the road and trying to avoid junk food at all cost, snacks can get pricey and even my favorites grow dull over time.  These little bites are an awesome discovery. Packed with toasted oats and coconut then sprinkled with dark chocolate chips, these are as close to a cookie as healthy snacks come.  I've noticed these have really caught on in the healthy food sector of the world where I have seen so many different combinations. The recipe I came up with is all about creating texture and depth of flavor! See the recipe and my notes below: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking...

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Cabbage with a Twist

Cabbage is not usually on our grocery list for the week but I decided they were looking extra appealing in the store this week.  When I think of cabbage it is either the crunchy purple strips in a salad or the mushy greenish colored "southern side" at a buffet. So the challenge of preparing cabbage and making it delicious seemed quite daunting.  I decided to go for a sweet and sour flavor profile. Yes, sweet and sour. Stay with me because this recipe was a game changer in our house.  So for the "sour", I used red wine vinegar while the "sweet" was brought in by our wildflower honey. This dish was super simple to pull together and the only note I...

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Comfort Food

The other night Andrew and I were watching an episode of "Chopped" (one of my favorite shows) and the theme was comfort food. Throughout the episode the true definition of comfort food was debated.  So what comes to mind when you hear "comfort food"? For me, comfort food often involves bread and by that, I'm talking about homemade bread. Fill warm bread with cinnamon, leave it in our kitchen and consider it gone! My favorite "breakfast" bread of all time is my grandmother's zucchini bread. Growing up she would make multiple loaves at a time using zucchini picked right out of her extensive garden. When she came to visit us she always brought a frozen loaf. My sisters and I...

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Sweet Southern Tea

Sweet tea is a must-have at our house.  The problem with sweet tea is... have you ever seen how much sugar goes into pitcher of "good" sweet tea? It might make you think twice. We have a solution and we are hooked on it. Honey sweet tea.  Our rich, full bodied honey is an awesome sugar replacement in a pitcher or tea.  When I make it I simply boil water, steep the tea for 5 minutes, let cool for 15 minutes and then add honey (I use about 1/3 cup per 1/2 gallon of tea). You want the tea to be warm when you add the honey so that it dissolves well. Then chill until you're ready to serve. I try...

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Spiced Sweet Sauce

Last night I made a spice rubbed pork tenderloin but felt that it needed a flavor punch so I created this sauce. It packs sweetness and a lingering kick of spice! Apricot Honey & Red Pepper Sauce: In a small sauce pan, combine 1/4 cup apricot preserves, 1/4 cup Nature's Golden Honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes (add more if more heat is preferred), a pinch of salt and pepper. Slowly bring to a simmer, stirring every other minute. After 5 minutes, remove from heat (sauce will thicken up as it cools). Serve with your choice of protein (we highly recommend the pork). It's amazing how a sauce can completely change a dish. I...

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