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Kale Chips

January 26, 2016

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re… Read more

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January 12, 2016

Head Of the Vegetable Class

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a trick, a tip and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on: CABBAGE Hands up if you have a head of cabbage in your refrigerator! Not only is this… Read more

turkey salad

December 24, 2015

5 ways to enjoy Christmas Dinner leftovers

By: Leanne Ely   We’re only a day away from one of the biggest dinners of the year. (It seems like we were just enjoying our Thanksgiving dinners, doesn’t it?) If you didn’t manage your Thanksgiving dinner properly, you might have (gasp) ended up growing sick of the leftovers. Let’s see to it that you enjoy… Read more

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December 15, 2015

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce Recipe

By: Leanne Ely   It’s amazing how by simply mashing up some apple, you end up with this completely amazing ingredient/condiment/snack. Applesauce is easy to make, tastes delicious and is completely versatile. There are many different ways to make applesauce, and you can make it as complicated or as uncomplicated as you like. You can… Read more

Turkey soup-1

November 24, 2015

Scrumptious Roast Turkey Soup

By: Leanne Ely   Hands up  if you plan to have a turkey in the oven at some point over the next couple of days. I know you’re probably not thinking about what to do with that leftover turkey yet, but I want to catch you before you toss out that beautiful turkey carcass in… Read more

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November 9, 2015

How to Freeze Thanksgiving

by Leanne Ely   Here is a question I received that I believed warranted answering for everyone— Hi- I LOVE “Saving Dinner”! My husband loves the food even more. Here is my question: how feasible is it to freeze any Thanksgiving side-dishes in advance (ie cranberry sauce, casseroles, even stuffing)? Thanks! I am busy with… Read more

Fresh spinach and strawberry smoothie juice in glass

November 5, 2015

5 Quick Smoothie Ideas

By: Leanne Ely   To say this is a busy time of year would be an understatement. Soon there will be all that shopping and the wrapping, the school concerts and the holiday parties, there’s bound to be an evening or two that, despite your best efforts, it’s just too difficult to put a balanced… Read more

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October 29, 2015

Dem Bones!

By: Leanne Ely   Animal bones, including beef knuckles, chicken carcasses and ham hocks, are absolutely worth saving and cooking with. If you’re sticking to a grocery budget, you’ll be glad to know these animal bits are good and cheap (sometimes free if you can sweet talk your butcher). Bones are full of minerals like… Read more

squash for dinner

October 20, 2015

5 ways to squash your dinner

By: Leanne Ely   You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you already knew it, but… Read more

Brussels sprouts with bacon, onions and paprika

September 29, 2015

I can’t get enough of these!

By: Leanne Ely   When I was a little girl, there was no way I’d be giving thanks for the little green balls of mush my dear mother would put on my plate. I would have to sit at the table forever, trying to choke down those disgusting blobs of leaves. I love my mother… Read more