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Goat Cheese & Herb Fondue

I love great buys. I recently found a brand new fondue pot with liquid fuel and cute little jabbing sticks included for only $5 at a thrift store. How can you say no to that? I was pretty excited about bringing it home to Justin. We immediately arranged a fondue date. But the thing is, …

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Cumberland Gap Trail Mix (aka: Dirty Trail Mix)

I live in one of the most amazing locations for hiking, just a short drive away from access to the Appalachian Trail, the Smokey Mountain National Park, and dozens of other beautiful trails and waterfalls. That’s not to mention all the greenways, parks, and bike paths that run through this city. Everyone seems to be …

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Green Monster Smoothie

I’ve been experimenting with green smoothies recently. They are fantastic because you can use virtually any combination of fruits you have on hand and despite what you might think, the spinach isn’t very noticeable except for its vibrant green color (and the boost of nutrients you’ll be getting). It’s an easy way to incorporate more …

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Bacon (Cabbage?) Tomato Wrap

For lunch today, I wanted to imitate the cute cucumber BLT wrap I saw on this site. Essentially, bacon, lettuce, and tomato, sans bread. (Who needs the bread? Because really, we all know the bread just gets in the way of the good stuff anyway.) But when I went to grab that green leafy spherical …

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Fruit & Nut Granola

Last December, I started watching the Martha Stewart show while I walked on the treadmill in the mornings.  December was a particularly fun month to watch because of all the great recipes, gift ideas, and crafts.  This recipe came from a segment on her show.  It’s not only a great snack, but it a great …

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Southern Fruit Tea

In the south, most people LOVE their sweet tea.  Well, this tea is a sweet one. I’d say a great combination between sweet tea and a fruity juice.  It is much more than a glass of tea with lemon added to it.  There’s a combination of pineapple, orange, and lemon all in one glass!  It’s …

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Quick Garam Masala

Because I tend to be drawn to recipes with names that I cannot pronounce, I keep encountering this Indian spice blend, Garam Masala in recipes. And for a while now, I’ve just substituted cumin in its place. Spices can be expensive and this wasn’t one I was going to go out and buy. But then …

Cherry Oat Smoothie

Cherry Oat Smoothie

For Valentine’s Day this year I felt like making something with cherries. Specifically, this cherry truffle recipe. But not paying enough attention at the grocery store, I ended up buying a can of unsweetened stemless cherries like these: …instead of the sweet cherry-on-top maraschinos that the recipe called for. Eventually I got what I needed …