Recipes

Spring Chopped Salad

If you like fresh, colorful and crunchy, then this salad is for you. Loaded with favorite vegetables and tossed in a bright and tangy white wine vinegar dressing, it’s a perfect alternative and refreshing change of pace from a tossed or chef salad.  The reason for the using the word “chopped” in the name is…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 6, 2020

Amazing Blueberry Lemon Cake

My second favorite season is here (summer is my favorite) and what better recipe to bake than this moist, tender, and delicious cake made with fresh blueberries. Not only is this cake amazingly good but it requires only one bowl to prepare in and is an oh-so-festive dessert to serve up to family and friends. …

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Apr 6, 2020

Herbed Roasted Potatoes

Wouldn’t you agree, it’s hard to beat the savory and satisfyingly good flavor of roasted potatoes, especially when seasoned with fresh or dried herbs?  Here’s a recipe sure to delight even the most finicky eater and besides, who really dislikes potatoes? Best of all, this recipe is extremely easy and can be made in a…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 30, 2020

Sautéed Mushrooms with Veggies

Spring is almost here and that means one thing: time for spring veggies!  And if you’re looking for delicious ways to mix in some spring (like asparagus) veggies right now, here is the perfect dinner side dish to do so.  This is a simple and fast recipe to bring together mushrooms with veggies; just add…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Mar 15, 2020

Heart Healthy Mixed Greens Salad

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Look around – hearts are everywhere this time of year reminding you to take extra special care of your non-stop, hard-working ticker. February is also American Heart Month, raising awareness about heart health urging you and others to take steps to prevent heart disease. In honor of this special time of year,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Feb 7, 2020

Honey Sweetened Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Anyone have a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate?  Then you know the struggle trying to tame that urge sometimes, right? I’ve been there myself.  Chocolate is one of my all-time favorite flavors and on most days, I do have a little bit…usually about one ounce of 70% cacao content or higher dark chocolate. At my…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 13, 2020

Chipotle Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Have you ever tried a recipe you know is going to be a ‘keeper?’ Of course you have and here’s one to add to your list.  Hearty without being overly filling and brimming with nutritious ingredients to boot, it’ll be your go-to meal the whole family will enjoy. I can’t say enough good things about…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 16, 2019

Leftover Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

It’s the day after Thanksgiving…time to find new use for holiday leftovers, especially leftover turkey.  While I love Thanksgiving Day turkey, I think the “day after” turkey is even better.  Why not transform your leftover turkey giving it new life in a new way by making a quick and flavorful meal? Leftover turkey and wild…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 23, 2019
cranberry orange pudding cake

Cranberry Orange Pudding Cake

While I do love turkey, stuffing and the numerous side dishes, a favorite part for me at a Thanksgiving meal is what’s for dessert. I’ll admit I have a sweet tooth.  I look forward to the end of the meal for that “icing on the cake” type of dessert. Of course, traditional pumpkin and apple…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Nov 12, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies

Have you had your Starbucks PSL (pumpkin spice latte) drink yet? If so, now here’s your chance to take your favorite fall beverage and turn it into a cookie.  I’ve been seeing recipes for this intriguing little cookie all over the internet and decided I needed to try them out. I tweaked them by using…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Oct 18, 2019