Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce

This versatile Italian dish goes from stove top to table in less than 30 minutes. Serve with a simple salad for a filling weeknight meal.



Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tablespoon basil)

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Apricot-Lemon Chicken

Worthy of a special occasion, the secret to this elegant dish is a sauce made from apricot spread and a little lime juice for tartness. Serve with Orange Kalette Salad for a dinner fit to serve company.

chicken apricot lemon

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot-lemon sauce)

Prep: 4 Minutes
Cook: 14 Minutes

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Baked Flounder with Dill and Caper Cream

A symbol of vitality since Roman times, fresh dill lends its sharp flavor and a distinct aroma to mild and delicate flounder fillets. Sour cream and capers add tang. Since heat diminishes the potency of fresh dill, it’s best to add it to the dish near the end of the suggested cooking time.

flounder lemon dill caper

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2 tablespoons cream)

Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes


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Roasted Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Kale

For this one-pan dish, Grace Parisi roasts chicken legs on a bed of potatoes and kale so the meaty juices keep the vegetables moist. This simple dish will quickly become one of your go-to recipes! So easy but so much flavor.



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Hearty Black-Eyed Peas

Black-Eyed Peas are wonderful year round but at New Years Eve they are have become a tradition that points to hope and greater things to come.

This auspicious New Year’s Day tradition dates back to the Civil War, when the land was left bare by war, leaving behind only black-eyed peas and greens as animal fodder. Rich in nutrients, these were the humble foods that enabled Southerners to survive. Details of stories differ, but each celebrates a communion of family and friends bound by grateful hearts and renewed hope for good things yet to come.

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Spicy Cocktail Pecans

Keep the holiday cocktails from going to everyone’s heads with this firecracker of a snack. The healthy nut fats will balance the drinks and the Tabasco will keep the conversation lively. Packaged in simple brown paper bags with a nice tag and twine and you have a great gift idea!



Serves: 4
Total Time: 40 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Oven Temp: 325


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