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gluten-free applesauce snack cake

gluten-free applesauce snack cake

Whether you have a friend with Celiac disease or your child needs to bring in a gluten-free snack to school, it always helps to have a few gluten-free recipes up your sleeve. I happen to have a whole three-ring binder up mine. That’s because when I was a personal...

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home-made applesauce

home-made applesauce

“Fanatical” would be an understatement in describing how I feel about apples. I eat one every day. I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of them. They are in my top three picks for what I’d choose to have on a desert island. Even though I am really into buying local and...

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low-fat ranch dip

low-fat ranch dip

You guys are going to love this Low Fat Ranch Dip recipe I made for my kids. It is super easy and makes a healthy appetizer for a party or just great for snack time with the kiddos! My two and a half year old is on the fence about becoming a picky eater. I am doing...

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Brown Rice Salad with Fresh Currants

Brown Rice Salad with Fresh Currants

I grew up in a Silver Palate house. Anyone who was born before 1990, knows the cookbook I’m talking about. In fact, those of you born after 1990 probably have heard of it too. Whether or not they know it, anyone interested in food today probably has felt the impact...

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zucchini frittata with chives

zucchini frittata with chives

  Cooking a frittata is so very simple, I think every busy cook should learn how to do it. They are a satisfying, protein packed dinner and I love how the fillings can change with the season. I make them as a weekly standby meal. I even love to eat the left-overs...

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sorrel pesto

sorrel pesto

Yesterday I had my first taste of sorrel. I don’t know why it took me so long to try it, but now I’m glad that I have. Encouraged by the friendly produce manager at my local health food store, I tore off a nibble and popped it in my mouth. I was so surprised by what...

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smoky barbecue meatloaf

smoky barbecue meatloaf

Meatloaf lovers unite! This smokey barbecue meatloaf is kept moist with well hidden mushrooms and the flavor is well balanced with smoked paprika and barbecue sauce. And an added bonus is the whole wheat bread crumbs to keep it healthy and full of fiber! I dare you to...

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Hi! I am Katie and I am glad you're here. Welcome to my Vermont kitchen. I am a classically trained chef, former food stylist and also a reformed dieter. Today, I believe no food should be off limits. Here on my food blog, you'll find hundreds of easy weeknight dinners, simple seasonal vegetable recipes and intuitive eating tips. If you've got seasonal produce and you're wondering what to do with it, or you're just ready to say goodbye to dieting, then we're going to be besties in like one minute! Take a look around, have a bite to eat and let's hang out!
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