Avocado Ricotta Yogurt with Apple Crisp Granola

Virtual Potluck was recently given the opportunity to review a new product by Paleo People, and we were each sent four bags of their granola. I was skeptical about how good a granola could be with no grains and being gluten free, but once I opened the first bag I was a believer. The Banana…

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Bourbon Butter Pecan Milkshake

Grown-up milkshakes are all the rage today, and restaurants are serving them up with style. Leave out the kick for the kids to enjoy, but do serve this shake with a side of thick sliced bacon on a stick, if adding the bourbon. Don’t think about the nutritional aspects, just blend and savor.   Bourbon…

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Grande’ Grains Jambalaya

We are rounding the corner in week three of the four-week ‘Healthy New Year’ promotion that Virtual Potluck  has been challenged with by California Olive Ranch and Bob’s Red Mill, our terrific sponsors! Each week, we are cooking up fresh and healthy recipes to share with our readers using a whole grain from Bob’s Red Mill with the delicious…

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Whole Grain Quinoa Tabouleh With Peppers

We’re entering the second week of The Virtual Potluck ‘Tasty and Healthy New Year Challenge’ sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill and California Olive Ranch, and if you missed last weeks recipe, you will want to click here to get it! Each week in the month of January, all twelve bloggers are giving away BRM and COR products, so you have 48…

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Sun-dried Tomato, Kalamata Olive and Basil Pesto Flat Bread

Now could not be a better time to take the ‘Tasty and Healthy New Year Challenge’, and to reevaluate the brands you are using in your kitchen. California Olive Ranch (COR) and Bob’s Red Mill (BRM) have teamed up with our Virtual Potluck, to bring you the healthiest and most delicious recipes possible, along with fabulous…

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Champagne Oysters Baren-Mignonette

Nothing says New Year’s Eve in the food world like enjoying a few briny bivalves, and we have an abundance of the oyster beauties here on the Gulf Coast. From New Orleans to Apalachicola, I have eaten my share of oysters dressed in a variety of fashions. At this time of year, one of my…

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Cranberry-Pepper Relish

It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we saw this tweet from our dear Nelly (@nella22) of Cooking with Books. Without missing a beat, we all knew Nelly had “said YES” to her beloved “M”, as she sweetly calls Brian Murray, her fiancé.

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Belgian Endive, Pine Nut, Chive, and Truffle Salad

Today is my daughters birthday, and her first away from home. Her sweet college roommate surprised her with a clean room and treats this morning which was really touching. I think I have had a more difficult time not being together on her birthday, so today was perfect for a cookbook review! When asked by…

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