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Pretzel Paradise

pretzels from pickycook.com
Soft, chewy pretzels have been a favorite snack for hundreds of years. Originating in Germany, pretzels have become a staple at concerts and carnivals around the world. Whether you like them sweet and covered in cinnamon sugar, or savory and salty dipped in mustard, there’s a pretzel out there waiting to be customized to your personal taste buds.
And now you can make homemade pretzels with this convenient little gadget. The Nostalgia Electrics Soft Pretzel Maker will have family and friends in awe. The interchangeable, non-stick plates can either make two large or six small pretzels at one time.
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Endive Bites

Looking for an easy appetizer recipe for your holiday party or for anytime that needs little time to prepare and best of all no cooking?  Look no further than this Clean Eating recipe for Endive Bites!
All you need to make this recipe is:
4 large heads of white and or red endive trimmed and separated into leaves.  There should be 30 leaves
2/3 cup soft goat cheese
5 unsweetened dried figs each cut into 6 pieces
½ tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp raw honey
Fill the end of each endive with 1 tsp of cheese, arrange leaves on a serving platter.
Top cheese with a piece …


Chips and Salsa

Like I mentioned in my last post, holiday flavors can get a little tiring, but that’s not the only thing that gets tiring over the holidays. Those extra pounds that are inevitably gained between December and January can weigh you down in more ways than one.  I love a good dessert as much as the next person, but it can be a bit much during the holiday season. That’s why today I wanted to share with you an easy, and essentially healthy, appetizer that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Whether to bring to a holiday pot luck dinner, …


Baked Brie

Baked Brie

I feel like I may be cheating you with this recipe because it is just TOO easy, but once you taste it you’ll know why I felt the inclination, no the necessity, to share it with you. Cheese has been for a long time one of my favorite foods. As a vegetarian of 10 years I may actually say that it has been my saving grace. Most of my protein intake comes from dairy, and most of that dairy intake comes from cheese. It doesn’t always have to be fancy, high-class cheese either – I find the perfect mid …