Hearty Fall Dinners, Pumpkin Cheesecake & Organic Milk

BonBon Break

Caprese Lasagna Roll Ups

~:: Cooking Classy ::~


Aww, just look at all the gooey, soon to be stretched and strung (upon my no longer empty fork) cheese and dream of what could be yours! Italian comfort food at its finest.

The saying “third times a charm”, it’s true. Yes this is my third attempt at creating what I’d envisioned, and at last a beautifully delicious success.

 

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ABOUT JACLYN: Jaclyn, creator of Cooking Classy,  considers herself a blessed wife and mother with a huge love of cooking! She’s no professional chef, photographer or web page designer, but she loves food and that’s what matters! Food is a big part of her life. Her family often joked around saying “food is her life” when she was only about 8 years old. Food is always on her mind. She is always trying to think up the next great meal or dessert. She’d have to say that she is a greater fan of desserts than the actual meal so you may find more desserts on her blog verses entrees. Hope you enjoy! Life is meant to be enjoyed and good food is a key factor in that.

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Sautéed Kale with Sausage & White Beans

~:: An Edible Mosaic ::~

Hearty and comforting, this beautiful dish is the sort of thing I crave when the weather cools down. Kale, white beans, and garlic have a natural affinity for each other, and chicken sausage is a delicious addition. It comes together in about 30 minutes and is the perfect fall dinner. To make this dish vegetarian (vegan actually), omit the chicken sausage, use vegetable stock or water instead of the chicken stock, and use two cans of beans instead of one. And if you have leftovers, they are amazing the next day topped with a poached or fried egg.
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ABOUT FAITH: Faith Gorsky is the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind the blog www.AnEdibleMosaic.com. She lives in Upstate New York and loves to travel, especially to places steeped in rich culture and history. Her favorite thing to do is go into the kitchen hungry, open the fridge, and start creating; she also enjoys reading (cookbooks mostly), vintage shopping (especially in old markets), watching movies (of all genres), and is enamored with ancient cultures (especially Rome and Egypt). Her first cookbook, An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair  (Tuttle Publishing), which is a collection of authentic Middle Eastern recipes handed down to her from her husband’s family, was released on November 6, 2012. Faith can also be found on her online photo gallery, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Decadent and Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake

~:: Skinny Kitchen ::~

Tired of the same old pumpkin pie year and year? Why not “wow” your guests with this stellar dessert. It’s pleasing to the eye as well as the palate. Adding pumpkin to this cheesecake makes it light and smooth. One bite of this creamy creation and you’ll be smitten. Good news too-one skinny slice has 232 calories, 9 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers points..


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ABOUT NANCY: Nancy created Skinny Kitchen because she’s passionate about food, loves creating healthier recipes and more importantly, sharing them. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many foods. There’s also nutritional information and Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS on each.

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Will Buying Organic Milk Delay Your Retirement?

~:: Green 4 U ::~

Is organic milk really that much more expensive? For how much an average family consumes not really, it only increases your annual grocery expenses a few hundred dollars but the health effects of not drinking organic milk could easily cost you more. Here is a cost comparison of organic versus and conventional milk and the possible health effects of not drinking organic milk. You will see you do not need to sacrifice your retirement to drink healthy milk.

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ABOUT LEIGH: Leigh Garofalow is a mother of two children and was born an environmentalist. She writes two blogs: Green4U  giving green living tips to the average person and What I Want My Kids To Know , a blog of thoughts and advice to her kids. Follow her on Twitter @Greenforu and Like her blog on Facebook at Green4u Blog.