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A Special Mother’s Day Meal and Dessert

Serve up a brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert that comes from your heart.

Remembering Grandma: Apple Strudel and Mini Strudels

One way to make Mother’s Day special for your mom: Make one of Grandma’s specialties.

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Stuffed Green Peppers with Tomato Sauce

Our stuffed green peppers are a variation of a traditional Central European recipe, filled with a mix of ground meat, served with brown rice and tomato sauce.

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Green Is the New Red for Valentine’s Day

Homemade dark chocolate hearts are a great way to say “I love you” without having to waste paper on the box. Happy green Valentine!

Whole Wheat Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Red Onions

Whole Wheat Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Red Onions

This whole wheat potato gnocchi is a great meatless alternative for dinner parties or a Thanksgiving feast. Whole grain pasta provides plenty of dietary fiber and kale and red onions supply lots of vitamins and minerals.

Holiday Cookies: Grandma’s Recipe Rocks the House!

A childhood favorite, Grandma’s honey-sweetened holiday cookies have become a new family tradition.

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Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This vegetarian pumpkin soup blends traditional pumpkin flavor with the tropical taste of coconut. A festive color and elegant texture make it a great holiday dish with high nutritional value.

Vanilla nut cookies, healthy cookies

Easy Vanilla Nut Cookies

For as long as I can remember, vanilla nut cookies were our family holiday staple regardless of the occasion. They always tasted delicious and never lasted too long on the table.

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Sunday Pound Cake with Cacao

This version of pound cake uses much less sugar and butter; adding cacao powder gives it a richer flavor–perfect for a Sunday coffee break.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Feast Additions

Our roasted Brussels sprouts side dish, savory pasta and kale sauté and a new twist on traditional pumpkin pie may be just the answer to the “What should I bring?” dilemma.

Healthy Thanksgiving Feast Additions

Roasted Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk

In addition to being rich in many valuable nutrients, clusters of roasted Brussels sprouts on the stalk make a festive addition to a holiday meal.

Healthy Thanksgiving Feast Additions

Easy Pumpkin Pie with Granola Crust

This healthier version of the American classic has a whole grain granola-based crust. Because who doesn’t love pumpkin pie?

Eight Best Sugar Alternatives

There are many healthier, lower-calorie refined sugar alternatives that won’t make you miss that sweet sensation.

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Easy Fresh Fruit Pies

Fruit pies are a proven winner when it comes to getting kids to eat fresh fruit.

Kids and Halloween

Green Halloween and Healthy Trick-or-Treat Alternatives

Halloween is a perfect time to teach children about making healthy choices.