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  • Top Six of the Healthiest Foods for Your Family

    Spinach and tomatoes makes the list of healthiest foods for your family...

    We are always looking for ways to improve our health through our diets. With medical costs sky high, most of us can't afford to get sick, or go to our doctors on a regular basis. These foods are imperative to the prevention and improvement of our health and should be added to our grocery lists weekly. Here's the list: Top 6 foods your family needs for better health

  • How to Prepare Cheesy Stuffed Zucchini

    A small zucchini on the vine, this one made it to maturity after hand pollinating.

    Zucchini is a great side dish for all types of meals and in some cases can be a part of the main dish such. Zucchini is often used in low carbohydrate and vegetarian dishes as a substitute for pasta. It pairs well with tomatoes, and is a great add in for casseroles, soups and stews. With so many dishes it can lend itself to, there's never an end to the possibilities. Try this simple recipe as a great compliment to a fish, steak or chicken dinner. For the recipe see: How to make cheesy stuffed zucchini

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  • Top Five Most Popular Squash Recipes

    There are many different types of squash and great recipes for them all.

    Squash is a great vegetable to serve all year around, but with the holidays not far off, it's a good idea to go ahead and start gathering up recipes now. Try making a few ahead of time to avoid any holiday mishaps. Some are great for this time of year, some are great for the holidays, but one thing for sure, they all taste great! Here's a list of the tried and true best recipes using various squash. For the most viewed and most requested recipes see: Top five most popular squash recipes.

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  • Top Five Slow Cooker Recipes

    A busy cooks best friend.

    With Autumn not far off in the distance, you'll no doubt be looking for warm and satisfying comfort foods. If you love the taste and convenience of the "set it and forget it" style of cooking, then you have got to love what you can do with a slow cooker. There are very few things you can cook in this handy cookware that won't come out delicious. Over the years favorite recipes that are "goof proof" have been established. See recipes and more here: Top five best slow cooker recipes

  • How to Make Your Own Pulled Pork in a Slow Cooker

    A flight of beers and a pulled pork platter at Extra Billy's Smokehouse and Brewery

    If you have a crock pot this is the easiest way to make your own pulled pork barbeque dish. There are a lot of variations on this recipe, but for those using a crock pot it's pretty goof proof. You can add a lot to this dish but for the basics, follow these simple instructions for a great southern meal. Here's the recipe: How to make your own pulled pork.

  • How to Neutralize Your Home with Wallpaper

    Wallpaper can neutralize a space with added style.

    If you're trying to update your homes look, especially if you're trying to sell, paint is not the only option for giving your home a nice new update. You may have been hesitant to use wallpaper in the past, and you've probably heard countless times how it is a turn off to a potential buyer, but the truth is, wallpaper is coming back in big way. Read more here: How to use wallpaper to neutralize and improve your home

  • How to Make Spicy Buttered Apples

    Ingredients for roasted apples

    If you're looking for a wonderful side dish to go with your pork chops or pork loin, you really can't go wrong with this side dish. Apples are a natural mate for pork and this recipe is so easy you'll be whipping it up in no time. Great for holidays too, and don't be afraid to sere it with your Christmas ham this year. This is a great recipe for topping ice cream too! Here's the recipe: How to make spicy buttered apples

  • How to Make Delicious Tropical Carrot Salad


    If you are looking for a lush little side dish that has the flavors of the tropics, you can not go wrong with the lovely carrot salad. Keep it simple but lush by soaking the raisins ahead of time and make sure to keep this one chilled until needed. It goes well with grilled fish, chicken, or burgers to complete a tropical themed lunch or dinner. For other suggestions to go with this side dish be sure to visit the links suggested below. For this recipe see: How to make tropical carrot salad

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  • How to Make Your Own Remoulade Dressing

    Spicy salad dressing!

    Remoulade dressing has been around for a long time. Originating in France, this sauce was a popular condiment through out many countries. The version commonly used in the United States is the Louisiana version, however there are many cooks that have their own secret family recipe. If you have ever loved the Remoulade dressing at a favorite seafood restaurant, you'll love knowing that it is simple to make and so tasty! Remoulade dressing is delicious on crab cakes, deviled eggs and as a dipping sauce for all sorts of seafood. This version is the basic recipe. To get this recipe and watch an instructional video see: How to make Remoulade dressing

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  • How to Make Brown Rice Pilaf

    Rice pilaf is a great side dish for any meal.

    Rice pilaf is one of the most versatile side dishes you can make. It may sound a bit more exotic than just rice, but it very easy to make. Rice pilaf is so versatile because of all the different additional ingredients you can add to it. Once you get the basic recipe down, you're only limited by your imagination. Brown rice for this dish is ideal since it does not clump together. Brown rice that is mixed with wild rice is especially good to use. For the recipe see: How to make brown rice pilaf


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