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Broccoli Salad with Cherries and Pecans

Cherry Pecan Broccoli Salad

Here is a salad that is just perfect for backyard barbecues, potlucks, or for even as a side dish for Sunday dinner. It’s filled with crisp broccoli, dried cherries, toasted pecans, and juicy diced apples all tossed with a tart and sweet dressing. And although I love this salad just the way it is, you…

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Blackberry and Baby Greens Salad

Blackberry and Baby Greens Salad

Who doesn’t love a good salad in the summer? I can’t imagine it. It’s so nice to just make a meal of something light and fresh, and not have to bother turning on the stove. And one of my favorite salads is one that combines greens and fruit. In this salad, I start with baby…

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Ideas and Tips for Growing a Pizza Garden

Ideas for Growing a Pizza Garden

If you’re interested in growing a vegetable garden but have limited time or space, a theme garden might be a perfect solution. A theme garden is a simplified garden where you grow vegetables and/or herbs related to a particular theme. You can grow your garden in a small garden patch, a raised bed, or even…

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Quick and Easy Pantry Pizza Sauce - Make easy homemade pizza sauce with simple ingredients from your pantry || My Homemade Roots

Quick and Easy Pantry Pizza Sauce

Maybe it’s my tendency towards frugality, or maybe it’s because I am a bit of a minimalist, but I just don’t buy a lot of special ingredients. Instead of buying an item that’s good for only one purpose, my strategy is to always keep the pantry stocked with staple ingredients that can be used in…

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