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Apple Pie Granola

Apple Pie Granola: pecans, dried apples and cinnamon make this granola a special way to start the day.

Apple Pie Granola: pecans, dried apples and cinnamon make this granola a special way to start the day.

In November, I cannot get enough apples.  I eat a fresh one topped with peanut butter every single day while they are in season.  I supplement that regiment with pies, crisps and cakes, but those are mostly for my family.   This year, I decided to add a little extra apple goodness to some homemade granola.  The resulting Apple Pie Granola is something I am going to enjoy all year round because it uses dried apples instead of fresh. Continue reading

Pimento Cheese: a Southern Favorite

Pimento Cheese is a classic Southern dish that can be used as a dip, a sandwich spread or even as a topping on potatoes or burgers.

Pimento Cheese: a Southern Classic

Although this is a basic dish with two main ingredients, oddly enough, there are as many recipes for pimento cheese as there are cooks.  Some people like it creamy, some people like it thick.  Others like it spicy while still other folks like it mild.  There is no right or wrong way to make it, but I am sure there are some strong opinions.

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Pumpkin Pie Banana Pudding #ThankfullySweet #Ad

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This #thankfullysweet fusion of Pumpkin Pie and Southern Banana Pudding is a one-of-a-kind Autumn dessert that will have you sittin’ up and sayin’ “howdy, ya’ll!”

This fusion of Pumpkin Pie and Southern Banana Pudding is a one-of-a-kind Autumn dessert that will have you sittin' up and sayin' "howdy!" #ThankfullySweet #ad

One of the interesting things I noticed upon moving to Florida three years ago, was that most restaurants serve Banana Pudding for dessert.  In fact, some restaurants only serve Banana Pudding for dessert, especially if they also serve barbecue.  Those two foods go hand and hand in the South.  It was only fitting, therefore, that when coming up with an Autumn dessert, that I chose to make a variation of this very popular local dessert. Continue reading

Frozen Fruit and Vegetables Make Frugal Sense

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Frozen Food Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

The University of California, Davis, in partnership with the Frozen Food Foundation, conducted a study that revealed that frozen fruits and vegetables are most often (or generally) nutritionally equal to – and in some cases better than – their fresh counterparts. For the study each fruit and vegetable was analyzed under the following conditions: frozen (analyzed within 24 hours of harvest and after 10 and 90 days of storage in a freezer) and fresh-stored (analyzed within 24 hours of harvest and after three and 10 days of storage in a refrigerator)Roasted Balsamic Broccoli and Mushrooms #frozenvegetables #easysides Continue reading