An Easy Pumpkin Spice Cereal Snack for Kids

Sometimes called puppy chow, other times called muddy buddies, this cereal snack is a sweet midwestern favorite for kids and adults alike. Traditionally served at parties throughout the year, this version gets a Thanksgiving kick with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Imagine this treat with a warm latte… Perfection!

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Turn Pretzel Rods into Thanksgiving Turkeys

We all know that turkeys are the main event of any Thanksgiving feast, but you can’t beat chocolate. These adorable treats are perfect for kids, as party favors, or even as a cute centerpiece. Just don’t expect them to last long—your guests will gobble them up faster than you can say “leftovers.”

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No-Bake Kit Kat Bark

Bye-bye, boring candy—hello, homemade treats! Candy bark is the perfect way to use leftover treats or to create your own one-of-a-kind surprise for your kids and friends. The best part? No oven required! Click through to learn how to make your own Halloween bark.

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Leek and Mascarpone Bites Recipe

For the holiday season, it’s always good to have a few simple appetizer recipes in your back pocket for when friends pop over unexpectedly or you’re entertaining with lots of bubbly. Find out how some ideas for dressing up this easy recipe after the jump.

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Beyond Your Basic Salad

Power Greens Pizza

Power Greens Pizza

Putting together a quick salad is easy with Earthbound salad blends.  I usually place a couple of containers in my order (especially when they’re on sale!).

So when our friends over at Earthbound Farm suggested that I can make meals beyond my basic salad, I was intrigued. Here are three recipes that are just as easy to make:…

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Recipes and Menu Ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration

St. Patrick's Day cupcakes

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these Festive Cupcakes.

More than just cabbage and potatoes, Irish cuisine has long relied on a wealth of wild garlic, kale, scallions, barley, oats, sausages, lamb and a varied aquaculture ranging from cockles and mussels to rich cod and salmon.

So whether you’re entertaining or just want to add a little “green” to your dinner menu, we’ve gathered together some Irish-influenced favorites along with a few bright-green Spring selections for your St. Patty’s day feasting. Slainte Mhath! (In other words, to your good health!)…

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5 Vegetarian Winter Dishes

Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes

A few times each week, I try to make vegetarian dishes for my family. Though it’s a tad more challenging in the cooler Winter months, I like discovering seasonal and hearty dishes.

Winter vegetables like kale and root vegetables (squashes, parsnips, carrots, yams, potatoes) have become my staple this time of year. Add in legumes (beans, lentils), nuts, and grains (whole-wheat pasta and brown rice) and dishes become rich and satisfying.

Here are 5 vegetarian recipes that can be served (from soup to nuts) in one lovely 5-course dinner or made and enjoyed throughout the week:

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N’awlins-inspired Recipes for Mardi Gras

Gumbo

Shrimp Gumbo is a perfect dish to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)  February 21st marks Mardi Gras this year, but those who embrace the Carnival season celebrate from mid-January until midnight on the “Fat Tuesday” prior to Ash Wednesday… the dawn of Lent.

For me, I fell in love with New Orleans through her food. From spicy gumbo to addictive sweet beignets, there was so much to enjoy!

Mardi Gras is a great excuse to enjoy a Southern-style dinner, with N’awlins-inspired cuisine on the plate and a breezy cocktail in the glass.  Here are some recipes to help you bring a touch of New Orleans to your table!…

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