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Baked Apples with Candied Pecans

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I was in search for inspiration for a fall apple dish and thought of my Mom. Growing up, my Mom would make baked apples for dessert quite often. She would slice the apples up and toss them with maple syrup, vanilla, and tons of cinnamon. They are simple, delicious, and a much healthier option than most desserts out there.

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

My Aunt Pat loves Brussels Sprouts, so last year for Thanksgiving, we made some just for her. Surprisingly, they ended up being the most talked about side dish at Thanksgiving. No one thought they really like Brussels Sprouts. I think this is because most people have tried them boiled. This does absolutely nothing for the Brussels Sprouts and  has given them a really bad reputation. Poor Brussels Sprouts.

However, when you put them in the oven, they come out golden brown and delicious. I love when some of the outside leaves fall off and get crispy crunchy.

So if you think that you do not like Brussels Sprouts, give these a try!

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Veggie Lo Mein

Veggie Lo Mein is the best homemade Chinese take out fake recipe I have ever made. I make Chinese take out fake out recipes often. We love fried rice, sesame chicken, beef and broccoli, orange chicken, lettuce wraps, veggie stir fry,etc. I prefer to make them at home because I can control the fat, salt, and sugar in my recipes. Healthy Chinese at home. Yes, please!

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Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

I have something to say that not everyone is going to like…. Ahem, back off of the pumpkin spice!

Okay, okay, please put down the torches and pitchforks. Let’s not get overly dramatic here.

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Easy Tortellini Soup

This is the easiest 20 minute soup ever. Anyone can make it. Well, anyone who can chop an onion and boil stock. It really is that simple. The soup comes out looking elegant and would be a lovely recipe to showcase homemade tortellini… if you happen to have any lying around.