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A few simple tips and 15 minutes is all you need to transform sweet potatoes into irresistible fries. A choice of dipping sauces takes them over the top!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (with oven option)

A few simple tips and 15 minutes is all you need to transform sweet potatoes ...

With its flavor-packed, quick-cooking, crowd-pleasing appeal, this meatless recipe defies traditional chili logic and is 100% worthy of the weekly dinner rotation!

Vegan Chili (that meat-eaters enjoy, too!)

With its flavor-packed, quick-cooking, crowd-pleasing appeal, this meatless recipe defies traditional chili logic and is ...

Congo Bars = the ultimate blondie! Perfectly chewy and so much easier to make than a batch of cookies, this foolproof recipe is a childhood favorite that has stood the test of time. 

Congo Bars

Congo Bars = the ultimate blondie! Perfectly chewy and so much easier to make than a ...

Lancaster Cheesesteaks 

I was 13 years old when the blockbuster movie Witness was filmed in Lancaster. Without ...

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With their nutty flavor and toothsome texture, steel cut oats take longer to prepare than typical old-fashioned rolled oats. But thanks to this easy trick, you can prepare them the night before in about three minutes. In the morning, simply reheat and add all your favorite oatmeal toppings.

Prep-Ahead Steel Cut Oatmeal

With their nutty flavor and toothsome texture, steel cut oats take longer to prepare than ...

Crisp, golden crostini are easy to make and form the perfect base for a wide variety of hors d-oeuvres. Delicious for general snacking too!

Homemade Crostini

Crisp, golden crostini are easy to make and form the perfect base for a wide ...

We love a traditional Valentine’s Day gift, but sometimes thinking outside the chocolate box is appreciated. In that spirit, we put together a list of our favorite ideas for a new kind of Valentine’s Day gift, which may score you some extra points this year!

A Few of Our Favorite Things – February Edition

💞 We love a traditional Valentine’s Day gift, but sometimes thinking outside the chocolate box ...

Modeled after a favorite at a local pizza shop, this flavor-packed stromboli is easy to assemble and may be prepped in batches and frozen for later use. Perfect for game day, casual entertaining, and easy weeknight meals. Gluten-free adaptation included. 

Easy Italian Stromboli

Modeled after a favorite at a local pizza shop, this flavor-packed stromboli is easy to ...

Warming Soups & Stews

STAT Chicken Noodle Soup

NOTE:  Following is an excerpt from my February 2013 column in the Lancaster Sunday News. ...

Slow Cooker Beef Stew (with Instant Pot option) — Inspired by the tomatoey beef stew that my mom and grandmother used to make, this comforting dish is loaded with tender meat and wholesome vegetables and comes together in snap. I loved this as a child—and still do!

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Inspired by the tomatoey beef stew that my mom and grandmother used to make, this comforting, all-in-one ...

Cannellini Tomato Soup… with Grilled Cheese Croutons or Dippers

The unexpected addition of a simple can of cannellini beans provides protein and added creaminess ...

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Protein-rich beans replace the cream in this flavorful soup, creating exceptional texture and staying power.  ...

Andouille, Lentil & Vegetable Stew – The dump-and-cook approach makes this healthy and hearty soup extra easy to prepare - and the flavor might just make it a family favorite! Easily adapted for vegan diets, too. 

Andouille, Lentil & Vegetable Stew

The dump-and-cook approach makes this healthy and hearty soup extra easy to prepare - and ...

(Slow Cooker) Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes

Easy to make and deeply satisfying, a simple adjustment makes this soul-warming soup vegan-friendly.      ...

Nutrition in the Kitchen

If you love apple cider vinegar (or ACV), you've probably noticed the many claims about its health benefits - and not just because it's a salad topper! Here's an ACV 101 with a look at the science behind these health claims, and the new (and unusual) ways it's being added to people's diets this year.

What are the Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

If you love apple cider vinegar (or ACV), you’ve probably noticed the many claims about its health benefits – and not just because it’s a ...

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Modeled after a favorite at a local pizza shop, this flavor-packed stromboli is easy to assemble and may be prepped in batches and frozen for later use. Perfect for game day, casual entertaining, and easy weeknight meals. Gluten-free adaptation included. 

Easy Italian Stromboli

Modeled after a favorite at a local pizza shop, this flavor-packed stromboli is easy to assemble and may be prepped in batches and frozen for ...
Naturally colored with fresh spinach and herbs, Green Eggs & Frizzled Ham reinvent the storied recipe with exceptional flavor and healthy appeal.  

Herbed Green Eggs and Frizzled Ham

Naturally colored with fresh spinach and herbs, Green Eggs & Frizzled Ham reinvent the storied recipe with exceptional flavor and wholesome appeal.     Welcome ...
Made with only a few ingredients, this soup is easy, satiating, and adaptable to most any taste, allergy, or preference!

Easy Cauliflower Soup

Made with only a few ingredients, this soup is easy, satiating, and adaptable to most any taste, allergy, or preference!   When I was growing ...
Versatile and quick to prep, Southwest Chicken relies on pantry staples and can be served burrito bowl-style or in tacos. An ideal meal to please a variety of eaters!

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken

Versatile and quick to prep, Southwest Chicken relies on pantry staples and can be served burrito bowl-style or in tacos. An ideal meal to please ...
Brimming with chicken and vegetables, a pot of this soul-warming soup is easy to make with basic ingredients. A regional classic and a true family favorite!

Amish-Style Chicken Corn Soup

Brimming with chicken and vegetables, a pot of this soul-warming soup is easy to make with basic ingredients. A regional classic and a true family ...
It's cold outside, so this month's Favorite Things is full of great ways to cozy up – from podcasts, books, and must-see TV to beverages and comfy hats. 

A Few of Our Favorite Things – January Edition

It’s cold outside, so this month’s Favorite Things is full of great ways to cozy up – from podcasts, books, and must-see TV to beverages ...
A crisp, golden crust and gooey cheese are the hallmarks of this irresistible appetizer – and you won't believe how easy it is to prepare! 

Baked Havarti with Dill

A crisp, golden crust and gooey cheese are the hallmarks of this irresistible appetizer – and you won’t believe how easy it is to prepare!  ...
Loaded with artichokes and elevated with a trifecta of cheeses, party-perfect Baked Artichoke Dip is creamy, crusty, salty, and tangy–and it can be prepared in advance!

Baked Artichoke Dip

Loaded with artichokes and elevated with a trifecta of cheeses, party-perfect Baked Artichoke Dip is creamy, crusty, salty, and tangy–and it can be prepared in ...
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