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Susan Arthur
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MA, Counseling Psychology

Fresh Cranberry Relish

Fresh Cranberry Relish
An easy no cooking required cranberry sauce!Ingredients:1 Bag of fresh cranberries2 Medium red delicious apples (cored-leave skin on)2 Cups of frozen raspberries (slightly thawed)2 TBSP of orange marmalade2 TBSP of sugarDirections:1. Combine fresh cranberries and apples in food processor and pulse until finely chopped2. Add raspberries, orange marm...
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any holiday feast!Ingredients:2-3 lbs. of russet potatoes peeled and diced4-5 medium cloves of fresh garlic peeled and left whole½ cup of milk1/3 cup of butter2 tbsp. fresh chopped chivesDirections:1. In large pot boil potatoes and garlic cloves until potatoes are soft but not mushy2. Drain potatoes – d...
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Prime Rib With Mushroom Gravy

Prime Rib With Mushroom Gravy
​A delicious and elegant dish for the holidays.Ingredients:1 standing rib roast trimmed1 Tbsp. minced fresh rosemary1 Tbsp. salt¼ cup of butter softened1 medium onion chopped1 ounce dried Shiitake mushrooms¼ lb. fresh mushrooms sliced2 1/2 cups of beef broth½ cup sherry 4 Tsp. arrowroot dissolved in 2 Tbsp. cold waterDirections:1. Let rib roast sta...
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Green Bean Almondine

Green Bean Almondine
Green Bean Almondine is such a simple yet elegant dish. Impress your guests with this side dish filled with fresh green beans and nutrient dense almonds. This recipe is spiced up with the addition of sliced red pepper! Adults and kids alike are sure to enjoy.Green Bean AlmondineIngredients:​1 LB of fresh green beans (I prefer Haricots they are more...
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Date Fudge

Date Fudge
Dates make the perfect base for this delicious Date Fudge recipe. Sweet, chocolaty and ever so easy! Let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Date Fudge 14 oz. (about 17) pitted medjool dates ½ cup of almond butter ¼ cup of coconut oil 3 TBS. good quality cacao powder&nb...
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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce
​Cranberry sauce is a staple side dish during the holidays. Everyone loves it! This recipe, with the addition of orange is sure to impress the entire table. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below!Attached below is a printer friendly PDF version of this recipe.​Cranberry Orange Sauce​1 lb of fresh cranberries1 cup of fresh orange j...
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Ginger Carrots

Ginger Carrots
These glazed Ginger Carrots make a great side dish for any festive meal! We encourage you to cook these simple and delicious recipes with your kids. Please give them a try and let us know what you think in the comments section below.Attached below is a PDF version for east printing.Ginger Carrots​3-4 bunches of fresh baby carrots (true baby carrots...
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Cauliflower Tapenade

Cauliflower Tapenade
​Cauliflower Tapenade makes a great party dip. This version has the added nutrition from the secret ingredient...cauliflower! Please let us know if you've tried it and what you think!Attached is a printer friendly PDF version.Cauliflower Tapenade ​3 cups of Cauliflower florets 1 cup of Olive Oil 1 Cup pitted Green Olives 2 Green...
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