smoky chickpea radish salad

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I know that we’re right smack dab in the middle of the official “season of comfort food.” People don’t usually associate salads with comfort food, but I’m here to tell you that’s all going to change once you try this smoky, hearty salad. Chickpeas and smoked paprika (pimenton) are the stars of the show, and…

salisbury steak with cream gravy

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This is crazy good. It’s hearty, comfort food and not something I would make every week or even every month because it’s pretty heavy. It’s a good “special occasion” dish and something I have to make when the craving strikes…. which seems to be every year when I flip the calendar from September to October…

pepper jack avocado grilled cheese sandwich

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This is ooey, gooey, delicious and healthy! Use your favorite whole grain or sprouted grain bread for these sandwiches. We love it on original Ezekiel bread. Perfect for dipping into your favorite homemade tomato soup, easy creamy tomato soup or bisque! for 3 sandwiches: 6 slices original Ezekiel Bread 4 to 6 oz. sliced pepper…

chocolate chip overload pumpkin muffins

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Ready for more pumpkiny goodness? This time I added a ton of mini chocolate chips for a match made in heaven! Enjoy with your favorite coffee or tea… ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree 1 and 2/3 cups brown sugar or date sugar 2/3 cup vegetable…

turkey cranberry croissant sandwich

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Get ready to make yummy noises. This is, hands down, one of my very favorite sandwiches. The flaky, buttery croissant, the slightly spicy cream cheese spread, the maple-glazed turkey, a slight crunch from the spring greens and pecans… all topped off with whole cranberry sauce and a little sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper. I…