If you have not mastered the five mother sauces, you really should. Each is so very simplistic and you have most likely made them without even realizing their were base sauces for most dishes. The classic sauce known for its place in breakfast is the hollandaise. Though considered to be one of the more difficult due to the blending of the ingredients, once mastered, this sauce is truly a delight for so many dishes.

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Quick  &  Easy Copycat recipe

A few years ago when our small town opened a Chicken Salad Chick restaurant, I was skeptical on how long they would remain open. I thought to myself, “how much chicken salad does this town really eat?” Apparently enough for them to remain open all this time. With that said, I tried them and was sold!

I fell in love with their Lemon Basil chicken salad and felt the need to recreate the recipe…so I began to deconstruct the flavors while noshing one day in the store. I could taste the fresh basil, the light lemon, delicately diced onions and celery, and the right amount of tangy mayonnaise. After I identified all the flavors, I went to work in the kitchen to devise the perfect blend to make the copycat version to eat at a fraction of the cost.

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Chili Lime Pumpkin Seeds

Fall isn’t just pumpkin spice basic bitch season, it is chock full of delicious foods that are perfect for noshing! Feel free to trade the Han Solo season feeling in for some feel good foods perfect for snacking, adding to salads, soups or as a garnish.

We love pumpkin seeds, whether they are fresh from the pumpkin with the hull still intact (roasted and salted is chefs kiss) or hulled and seasoned to perfection! You will love this easy recipe for chili lime pumpkin seeds. Full of flavor and rich in vitamins and nutrients.

Give this easy recipe a whirl for snacking with a kick!

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Olive Oil Cinnamon Rolls

Baking is the bane of my existence. I am a cook, I love to cook, I make things with my heart and not a lot of “science.” By science, I mean chemistry and exact measurements. There are others who LOVE to bake and the rigidity of baking. With that said, here is a beautifully delicious recipe for our Homemade Olive Oil Cinnamon Rolls that are sure to wow your family, friends, and anyone who tastes them! Here is the list of ingredients and your measurements:

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Recipes Using Blood Orange EVOO

Have you tried the Blood Orange Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil? If not, you must. The flavor profile is crisp, clean and refreshing! Blood Orange can be overpowering as a fresh fruit, but this olive oil is bold enough before the blood oranges, so the taste is very subtle and enough to dress up any dish.

My favorite way to use Blood Orange – first and foremost – is in a batch of brownie mix. Have you ever had a chocolate orange at Christmas time? Similar taste. The options do not end there, here is a decadent and rich Blood Orange Olive Oil cake that you’ll be licking your plate clean after trying.

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Crispy Perfection: A Recipe for Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Are you craving a tasty snack or a side dish that’s both satisfying and nutritious? Look no further than baked sweet potato fries! These crispy delights are a fantastic alternative to traditional French fries, and they offer a host of health benefits. Packed with vitamins, fiber, and natural sweetness, sweet potatoes are not only delicious but also promote a balanced diet. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through a simple recipe that will result in perfectly baked sweet potato fries. Get ready to indulge guilt-free!

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Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle

Pizza is always in season! Try this fresh new spin on an old favorite. Pizza has always been a crowd-pleaser with its endless topping possibilities, but have you ever tried a combination that sounds unusual yet divine? Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a pear and Gorgonzola pizza! This flavor combination will take your pizza game to new heights. The delicate sweetness of the pears perfectly complements the sharp, creamy Gorgonzola cheese, creating a gourmet experience that will leave you craving for more. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover the magic of this extraordinary pizza. These ingredients can easily be snagged from your local grocery store and do not require a lot of preparation. Here is what you will need:

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People ask me all the time how else they can use balsamic vinegar other than for say salads and salad dressings. Well we LOVE adding balsamic vinegar to as many dishes or recipes we can to achieve new flavors, textures and enjoyment to meals.

Try out our balsamic vinegar cobbler where we roast our fruit in a blend of balsamic vinegar, sugar and seasonings for a heightened flavor and texture.

Balsamic   Vinegar   Cobbler

Are you in search of a unique and mouthwatering dessert to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than the extraordinary combination of flavors found in Balsamic Vinegar Cobbler. This unexpected twist on a classic dessert is sure to surprise and delight your taste buds. In this blog post, we will explore the fascinating world of balsamic vinegar, its culinary versatility, and provide you with a step-by-step recipe for creating a delectable Balsamic Vinegar Cobbler. Get ready to embark on a delightful journey of flavors!

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Why Your Oils Matter

What is the difference in seed oils versus olive oil? We recently posted about the benefits of olive oil in everyday use as well as in a healthy diet. Additionally, we touched on the differences in the various olive oils available on the market today. What we did not explore in depth, was the total variety of oils including seed oils.

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  • Reduces blood vessel inflammation: lower blood pressure & reduced blood clots
  • Fights Free Radicals
  • Prevent Type2 Diabetes
  • Improves cognitive ability

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Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Proven benefits of extra virgin olive oil

Olive oil has been around for millennia, since the time of Hippocrates and even Jesus; both have spoken of the healing properties and therapeutic uses for olive oil. Hundreds of studies have been conducted to share the proven benefits of olive oil in a healthy diet and in day-to-day use. From oil pulling for healthy teeth and gums to beauty for hair, skin and nails, olive oil has a plethora of beneficial uses. However, not all olive oil is the same, so identifying quality, fresh olive oil is hard to come by due to the worldwide demand.