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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies + $500 Visa Gift Card Sweepstakes from Melt!

If there’s one section of the grocery store where things get a little grey, it’s the butter section. At least for me. As someone who’s always trying to walk the fine line of health (i.e. low-calorie in my case) and what’s truly “healthy,” I can come up with more questions than I can answers about…

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Meatless Monday: Chopped Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

When I was in college and visited the campus rec center for a sweat session, I often laughed at people on the elliptical (coughcouhgTHETAsororitygirlscoughcough). Unlike some people, I wasn’t afraid to sweat. I didn’t go to the gym to socialize, sport my boom-boom shorts, and/or pick-up guys. That’s what the internet is for, right? But…

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Sausage and Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash + Weekly Menu

I see an acorn squash and I have immediate flashbacks to childhood when my mom would prepare them. On occasion. And also with lots of butter, lots of brown sugar, lots of maple syrup, and a healthy dose of pecans. And that was dinner. Times have changed. Mom no longer believes that to be a…

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Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

There’s something very special about brushetta. The rich, garlic-infused olive oil soaked into the sun-ripened tomatoes and sweet, tangy basil. Humph. There’s nothing like it. Outside of classic Italian flavors and ingredients, bruschetta is a near-household name when it comes to appetizers. The tomato-mozzarella-basil-garlic-oil combo can’t go wrong when mounded on a slice of crusty…

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