Roasted Salmon with White Wine, Lemon Butter Sauce

We absolutely love seafood and salmon is one of our favorites. Not only does it taste phenomenal and have amazing texture, it’s also so simple and quick to prepare.

The salmon has such a juicy and moist texture. Four of the best accompanying flavors to salmon are all combined in this super sauce – white wine, lemon, butter and fresh herbs. Served with a luscious white wine and lemon butter sauce, the salmon is coated with a punch of fresh, aromatic flavor. It’s also so creamy and velvety but the tartness cuts through the richness of the salmon.

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Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies will melt in your mouth. The edges are chewy, the centers are soft, the tops are crinkly. It is nearly impossible to stop at one.

It’s a super basic recipe. No frills, nothing fancy. No candy bar pieces, gooey caramel, chocolate chips, or sprinkles to take away from the massive peanut butter flavor. Trust me, you won’t miss any of that stuff! Just pure peanut butter.

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The cookies are soft-baked style,

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Easy Slice ‘n’ Bake Vanilla Bean Christmas Sugar Cookies w/Whipped Buttercream.

Tieghan at halfbakedharvest.com is worth a looksie. She has amazing recipes – Like this Vanilla Bean Christmas Sugar Cookie.  What I really like and what really attracted me to these particular sugar cookies was her quote:

These are cookies for people who want to have fun making cookies, people who have kids or people who just want a good frickin’ cookie. The whole slice and bake thing takes the effort right out of these and saves you your sanity. And the easy delicious frosting saves you from hours of trying to create the perfect picture cookie only to come up with something that looks like an art project gone so wrong. Plus, um again, they are so good.

There you go. Delicious cookies that anybody can make and everyone will enjoy.   Plus, I just LOVE her ‘secret ingredient’.

 

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Maple Sweet Potato Cakes with Curried Greek Yogurt

Here are  some yummy griddled cakes with shredded sweet potatoes mixed with just a smidge of maple syrup and some spices for a nice balance of spicy and sweet. And, because Greek yogurt goes with pretty much everything, it is flavored up with some curry powder for dipping. Any leftover potato cakes are great for breakfast or brunch the next day!

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Makes 6 cakes

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Braised Root Vegetables and Cabbage with Fall Fruit

The combination of these ingredients just seemed so odd. We’re sure you are just as skeptical as we were. But gently cooking the fruit and vegetables in chicken broth makes them surprisingly delicious. The dish will soon become your favorite cold-weather side for chicken, pork and duck.

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Active Time: 25 minutes, Total Time: 1 hour

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Cauliflower and Sausage Casserole

In this dish, cauliflower is the star. And it is delicious

Anyone can throw together some cream, starch, and three kinds of cheese and call it delicious. (It invariably is.) But what about the delicious flavors and textures of things like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and other overlooked vegetables? There’s no need to drown them in cheese and bechamel; they can be delicious all on their own, or with just a bit of gentle coaxing.Cauliflower and sausage casserole

Note: 1 important change to this recipe – Always

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Couscous Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

This recipe makes a lot, can be served warm or cool, and keeps well, so this is the perfect make-ahead potluck dish. The sweet flavor of the roasted squash make it equally fitting to serve for brunch or a side dish at dinner. You can also make a batch on Sunday and have lunches all set for the entire week.

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There are a lot of parts to this dish, but you’ll find it comes together surprisingly quickly. While the squash and onions are roasting, you can plump the cranberries and make the couscous. All that’s left is to toss everything together with the vinaigrette. You’ll find that the salad is even better the second day after the flavors have had time to mingle.

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Serves 8-10

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