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Fontina Crostini

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Leftover bread and rolls from your dinner? Here is a different crostini for you. Made up of a zesty lemon and herb gremolata and melty fontina cheese make these crostini the perfect Italian-slanted side for the turkey vegetable and tortellini soup. Quick and easy, these crostini also make a quick snack. Enjoy! Rose

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Turkey Vegetable Soup with Fontina Crostini

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So did you survive turkey day?  It is my hope that all of you had a wonderful and blessed day with your family and friends.  We truly do have much to be thankful for, don’t we, and truth be told, every day should be thanksgiving day! Now that all the fuss is over how are […]

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Ham and Bean Soup with Honey Cornbread

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In our family, soup was always on the menu, even in summer; just a different type of soup! Today I will be sharing a recipe Nonna always made for us called Ham and Bean Soup and her side of Honey Cornbread. Paired with cornbread and honey butter, it is a meal bound to comfort and warm you on those chilly eves.

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Thanksgiving Day Countdown

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COUNTDOWN TO THANKSGIVING DAY – 2 WEEK TIME-LINE

*Note: This post was first published on our site four years ago and due to popular demand for it, we are once again bringing it forward. We hope that you, too, will also reap benefit from it.

SUGGESTION: Feel free to print out this time-line. It was specially created just for you, to assist you with ALL of your holiday preparations, from the meal itself all the way down to doing dishes! And it is not only for Thanksgiving. This is a great tool to utilize for any of the major holiday’s or any special event or large dinner party you may be planning, so feel free to make great use of it!

Thanksgiving is family time, a time for gatherings and a time for reflection and celebration. If you’re like most, it’s also likely one of the biggest meals you’ll prepare all year. We sat down with the entire staff here at OUAP and asked all to share some of their “Tips from the Pros” that will help make this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

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Crusty Bread Bowls

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This recipe for bread bowls is actually a long, long, long-standing family  recipe for “Crispy Crusty Hard Rolls”  but I have used it to make bread of all sorts –  long, artisan style loaves, even Ciabatta and Ciabatta rolls!  I’ve braided it, stuffed it, rolled it, you name it I’ve done it to this bread […]

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White Chili

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Cooked chicken breast is combined with white beans, green chilies, onion and garlic in this chicken stock based chili seasoned with oregano, cumin and cayenne pepper. Serve with grated jack cheese.

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Robust Beefy Chili

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Here is a chili recipe that is chuck full of chunks of beef and is wonderful when served in bread bowls.  Consider this as one of your meals for Super Bowl Sunday! Enjoy! Robust Beefy Chili #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Main Entree – Soup, Chili, Stew Serves: 8 to 10 This robust, […]

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Chocolate Banana Cake

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How many of you are like me when it come to bananas? You buy them and then somehow “forget” about them and before you realize it, they’re all brown and soft? Well, believe it or not, that is when they are at their best for making banana cake or muffins! And if you like chocolate […]

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Curry Chicken Breasts

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Here is another slow cooker recipe that you’ll enjoy making.  Not only is it light on the budget, giving you more bang for your buck, it tastes great, too!  Your family will think you’ve been in the kitchen all day making this chicken dish which is complex with layers of flavor.  The secret is yours, […]

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Black Bean Chili with Cornbread Crust – Slow Cooker Style!

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Slow cookers go in and out of fashion. Currently, they seem to be more popular than ever, with new cookbooks dedicated solely to this method of cooking. A number of you have requested recipes to use with you brand new slow cooker that you found under your Christmas tree!  Always aiming to please, here is […]

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Slow Cookers. . . They’re Back!

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Slow cookers go in and out of fashion.   Currently, they seem to be more popular than ever, with new cookbooks dedicated solely to this method of cooking. Slow cooking offers a number of benefits with the two greatest of these being a way to extend your food budget as well as cooking economically, allowing you […]

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Remembering Our Troops!

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A number of us in my Church prayer group began a conversation about our deployed troops when the conversation about them switched to, “is anyone doing anything for them for Christmas this year?” We all looked at one another and the expressions on our faces pretty much answered that question. All of us leapt from […]

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