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  • Image of Chestnuts n’ Yams Holiday Wrap
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    Simple Sides: Chestnuts n’ Yams Holiday Wrap

    December 2022
    Here’s a fun and slightly challenging recipe that extends the wrapping of presents at this time of the year to the family’s holiday dinner table while introducing young kitchen helpers to the art of handling delicate filo dough.
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    Simple Sides: A Soup for the Season

    October 2022
    October signals a real change in the seasons for most of the country. A slight chill in the air turns leaves from greens to brilliant oranges, yellows and reds in their last gasps before falling.
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    Simple Sides: Roasted Grapes ‘n Rice

    September 2022
    Here’s a very tasty one-bowl recipe that even the youngest of kitchen helpers can participate in preparing for the whole family to enjoy that goes with just about any main entrée.
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  • Image of grilled cheese sandwich with peaches
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    Simple Sides: A Peachy Grilled Cheese!

    August 2022
    I remember the days when a grilled cheese sandwich was just a simple combination of American cheese and basic white bread! In fact, for me as a kid, grilled cheese with a side of hot soup was always the go-to lunch when the weather was stormy.

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  • Simple Sides: A Better Sorbet
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    Simple Sides: A Better Sorbet

    June 2022
    As June’s temps begin to heat up, it is time to move away from a hot stove and oven for your kids’ culinary education. Try this countertop recipe with refreshingly practical applications on a hot summer day – a healthy, sorbet-like fresh pineapple frozen dessert!
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  • Simple Sides: Red, White & Blue Potato Grill Packet!
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    Simple Sides: Red, White & Blue Potato Grill Packet!

    May 2022
    This month’s Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the grilling season. While the family meal may center around a bed of hot coals on this holiday, your kitchen helpers can still contribute to the festivities as their culinary education moves to the backyard.
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    Simple Sides: Crispy Lentil Power Balls

    April 2022
    Here’s a healthy snack food recipe that can provide both an energy boost as well as a between-meals appetite suppressor for the whole family with just a quick stop at the refrigerator.
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