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More Taste, Less Waste with The James Beard Foundation

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James Beard Foundation As part of the “More Taste, Less Waste” campaign, the James Beard Foundation recently initiated a recipe contest and asked chefs and culinary professionals to create recipes using oats that can inspire all of us to re-think oats as a way to add nutrition to our diets while reducing food waste. The… Read more »

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Get Your Game On with Tailgating Recipes

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Tailgate Season We’re about a month into college football season and things are just getting started. All the early supposedly easy games are over and we’re getting into the more serious match-ups. The air is getting crisper and the leaves are starting to change color. It’s tailgating season and you need tailgating recipes! At the… Read more »

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What’s in Season: Cantaloupe Creamsicle

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Summer Melon Cantaloupe responds well to hot summer heat and is currently in high season across much of the US. Generally, this time of year we keep cantaloupe freshly cut and cubed in a container in the fridge. Cantaloupe is one of those fruits that is always found in the prepared foods case in the… Read more »

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What’s in Season: Butterbean Basil Hummus

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Everybody Likes Butterbeans…. Butterbeans are one of my favorite things to eat on this Earth. Yes – that includes fine Belgian chocolates, French delicacies, other Southern classics like fried chicken with rice and gravy or Georgia peaches picked fresh from the tree. Butterbeans are my soul food. I don’t mean Soul Food in regards to… Read more »

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Sinless Seven Layer Dip for Your Super Bowl Party

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Super Bowl Party The Atlanta Falcons are in the Super Bowl — and there’s going to be a lot of tailgating. Falcon and Patriot fans alike will be dining on wings, pizza, nachos, and guacamole. According to Forbes magazine, Americans will eat almost 200 MILLION pounds of Avocados from Mexico on Super Bowl Sunday!

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