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Berry good Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:  1 ½ cups all-purpose flour  ¾ cups white sugar  ½ teaspoon salt  2 teaspoons baking powder  1/3 cup vegetable oil  1 egg  1/3 cup milk  1 cup fresh blueberries  ½ cup white sugar  1/3 cups all-purpose flour  ¼ cup butter, cubed  1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon    Directions:  Before …

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Healthier banana bread

Ingredients:  2 cups flour  1 tsp. baking soda  1/4 tsp. salt  1/2 cup butter  3/4 cup brown sugar  2 eggs, beaten  4 average-sized overripe bananas, mashed  1/2 tsp. cinnamon  1/8 tsp. nutmeg  2 tsp. vanilla flavoring  1/2 cup nuts (optional)  1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)    Instructions:  To begin, preheat the oven to 350 …

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Recipe: Crockpot hot chocolate

Ingredients:    5 cups whole milk  1 cup half and half cream  3/4 cup granulated sugar  1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips  1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 cup mini marshmallows    Instructions:  For this simple recipe, in a  2.5-4 quart crockpot whisk together the milk, cream, sugar, chocolate …

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Arabic lentil soup

Ingredients:  1 medium size onion chopped  1 tbsp garlic paste  2 cups yellow/orange lentils  2 boxes vegetable broth  1 tsp turmeric, cumin, white pepper and salt  ¼ cup finely chopped, fresh parsley  1 lemon juiced   1 tbsp olive oil    Instructions:  In a deep medium pan, fry the garlic paste and …

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Holiday season peppermint bark

Ingredients:  1/2 package white almond bark  1/2 package chocolate almond bark  1 tsp. peppermint extract  1 package regular peppermint candy canes    Instructions:  To begin, you will need to crush the candy canes. Double bag a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and place half of the package of candy canes inside it—be …

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Fattoush salad

Ingredients:  Salad:  2 pita breads, cut into medium squares  1 tomato, cut into square pieces  1 medium size Iceberg lettuce, chopped   2 green onions, chopped  1 medium-sized English cucumber, chopped into small squares  4 large-sized radishes, thinly sliced with stems removed  1 cup fresh parsley, chopped with stems removed  1 medium-sized bell pepper, chopped into small squares  ½ cup sliced black olives    Salad Dressing:   2 large fresh lemon juices  ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil  dash of salt, …

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Pumpkin bread

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups flour 3 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 tbsp. baking soda 2/3 cup water 1 cup oil 1 15 oz. can pumpkin (or two cups) 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ginger   Yields 2 loafs or 1 Bundt   Instructions: Before …

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Semi-homemade blueberry lemon pie

Ingredients:  Crust:  1 1/2 cups flour  1/4 tsp. sea salt  1 tsp. sugar  1/2 cup chilled butter  2 tbsp. ice cold water    Filling:  1 can blueberry pie filling  1 can lemon pie filling  2 tbsp. brown sugar    Instructions:  First, start by making the crust, as it will need …

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Koshary, an Egyptian dish

Ingredients  ½ cup cooked basmati rice (cooked in 1 cup of water with sprinkle of salt and tsp. sunflower cooking oil for about 15 minutes)  1/2 cup cooked small elbow pasta (cooked in 1 1/2 cup water with sprinkle of salt and tsp. sunflower cooking oil for about 15 minutes)  1/2 cup cooked brown lentils (cooked in 1 1/2 cup water with sprinkle of salt and tsp. sunflower cooking oil for …

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Chillytime chili

Ingredients:  2 cans chili beans  1 can diced tomatoes  1 can tomato paste  1 can tomato sauce  1/2 bag fresh spinach  1 bag chili seasoning  1-2 tbsp. fresh minced garlic  minced onion seasoning to taste  onion powder to taste  garlic powder to taste  parsley seasoning to taste  dash cayenne pepper  …

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