Wilted Brussels Sprouts Salad

Wilted Brussels Sprouts Salad This is a Wilted Brussels Sprouts Salad that has been evolving in my mind for about five years. The first year Steve and I were married, we spent Thanksgiving with his family, and his brother-in-law was talking about having seen a recipe for fried shaved Brussels sprouts that he had considered making. I have had that idea in mind to turn into a salad ever since. Then recently Lindsey at Pinch of Yum posted this Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad, which was close to what I was thinking, except not cooked, and this kind of pushed me along to actually make it. This recipe kind of merges my original thought with some of her additions. I really liked her idea of adding orange to the vinaigrette – though mine is a bit different. And, while the almonds sound delicious, I was experimenting around with this while my daughter was home from college, and she is allergic to tree nuts. Now my daughter is not a Brussels sprouts eater, but in the off-hand chance she wanted to try it, I didn’t want it to have nuts in it. The results were fabulous.  I mean you really need to try this. My husband liked it so much that he finished it off before I could get to it…. 

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Healthy Creamy Chicken and Kale Soup

Healthy Creamy Chicken and Kale Soup

I know healthy eating is probably not the first thing on your mind this week with Thanksgiving coming up, but one of my holiday strategies for keeping myself feeling good, is to try to eat healthy when I’m not actually at some sort of holiday gathering, and this Healthy Creamy Chicken and Kale Soup is… 

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Reindeer Cupcakes

Reindeer Cupcakes

So, this post is totally cheating. The reindeer cupcakes are really the same thing as the turkey cupcakes with different decorations. But, children love reindeer and cupcakes, so why not? And, these are even easier than the turkeys. The only piping that was done was using a large round tip to get the swirl on top…. 

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Foodie Friends Friday #122

Host Favorite #122

Welcome back to Foodie Friends Friday!   Here are last week’s host favorites: And, here are last week’s most clicked: Meet Our Co-Hosts!

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Mushroom and French Bread Dressing

Mushroom and French Bread Dressing

This past weekend when Steve was trying out frying a turkey, he suggested I try a different dressing to go with it. Around here, dressing is always of the southern cornbread variety. Well, that takes a lot of time and effort, and his grandsons were here, so I wasn’t excited about the idea. And, then… 

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A Blogger Reality Check

A Blogger Reality Check

This is something that I have wanted to do for quite a while. Most bloggers try to convey a message that everything is all rosy, and I guess it kind of is in that we wouldn’t be doing it if we didn’t love it, but some really crazy things happen when your blogging. Wait, what…… 

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