Garlic Peas and Kale with Smashed Avocado

This dish works well as a main meal for one or as a side dish for two or more. The combination of green vegetables with the healthy fats of the avocado mean that you are getting a dose of nutrition that’s difficult to rival! The four large handfuls of kale that you’ll use in this recipe are seriously beneficial for your body as kale is known to lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Not only that but it is also rammed full of vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and K, manganese, copper and fiber among many others! The high antioxidant count of kale also makes it amazing for protecting your body against cancer – it is a leaf that truly deserves the superfood label!

The use of pumpkin seeds brings a massive serving of magnesium into this dish which is essential in keeping your heart, bones and…

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Touchdown! Chefs from GTCC are cooking up Super Bowl recipes

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Are you ready for some football?

FOX8 and the chefs at Guilford Technical Community College are cooking up some Super Bowl snacks that will score big points at your party.

Here are the recipes to make all the game day grub:

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BBQ Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Makes 2 dozen poppers


12 each large jalapeno peppers, cut in half lengthwise and de-seeded

1 lb pulled pork BBQ (recipe below)

24 slices of good smoked bacon

1-2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce


  1. Lay jalapeno peppers on a cookie sheet pan
  2. Fill each jalapeno half with pulled pork BBQ and tightly pack
  3. Wrap each jalapeno with one strip of bacon, starting and ending on the bottom side of the pepper to help hold bacon in place.
  4. Par cook peppers until bacon begins to crisp, allow to cool to allow the the fats and…

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Save Money; Eat Better

At Home in New Hampshire

Since I was on a roll with our cost savings plan, I wasn’t ready to stop. I Googled a few more ideas and started to look at our grocery bill. Here was another place where we would go shopping and just pay with our debit card and never really look at the total. Sure, we comparison-shopped and watched for sales, but we never really “looked” at all we were buying.

I decided I needed to set a budget for food. It’s just the two of us and we keep the pet food under a separate budget, so I figured we should be able to eat just fine for $50 per week. I know what you may be thinking, but yes, it can be done.

The first thing you need to do is change your thinking about food. We are a society where more is better. Supersized and large family meals…

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Pan Fried Sea bass with Leek and Stilton Croquettes, Cauliflower Puree and Chorizo and Peas

Homemade With Mess

We decided that we would have a quiet New Year’s this year; after running around like headless chickens for 2 weeks we just wanted our own company, a good meal and several glasses (okay bottles) of champagne. I cooked a 3 course dinner and this wee beauty was our main, and if I may say so myself, it was stunning! It looked pretty impressive, tasted delicious and was actually pretty easy to whip up. For those of you wanting a dish to impress then this could well be it! For those of you thinking this might leave you a little hungry fear not, as the recipe for the potatoes will actually make 4 large croquettes, we had just had a massive starter so took the main a little easy, and then enjoyed the leftovers with a fried egg and tomatoes for breakfast the next day.

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Serves 2

For the Leek…

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Easy Barbecue Pulled Pork with Red Cabbage Slaw

Homemade With Mess

Pulled pork appeared to be the food of the moment. You only have to look at all the American style diners and grill shacks popping up all over the place, along with the multitude of street food vans taking advantage of the trend in pulled pork rolls. I for one am loving it, and although this recipe takes a while to cook it requires very little effort and taste sublime! It has to be no.1 in comfort food recipes, as it ticks all the boxes – it’s meaty, sticky, messy, full of awesome flavours and fun to eat.  In fact I have a larger joint of pork in the freezer (thanks to the Christmas eve reduced stickers) and this recipe will be making another appearance to our dinner table next weekend when we have friends staying with us. It’s an impressive dinner to serve, without the kitchen stealing you away…

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Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls


Pop in your mouth perfection.


That’s how I would describe these cookie dough balls.

I only remember making oatmeal cookies once with my mom when I was a kid. Sure, my mom loved cookies (and I mean loved), but with three young girls to handle, she barely found time to actually make them. So this single oatmeal-cookie-making experience definitely stands out in my memories.

Above all, I remember how just plain yummy the dough was. I mean, combine oatmeal, sugar, butter, and cinnamon and you’ve basically got yourself a party in your mouth.

Of course, looking back I can only imagine how unhealthy the decision to eat half the bowl together “as a family” was, especially with all the butter, sugar, etc. included in the recipe. Sure, it may have been an unforgettable experience (especially the part where I drank a glass of milk after, spun around the kitchen, and…

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Creme egg fans in shock after Cadbury changes the recipe

LONDON — Easter is just around the corner and that means it’s almost time to break out the Cadbury creme eggs.

However, many fans are in shock after Kraft, the company that owns Cadbury, decided not to use Dairy Milk chocolate this year.

Instead, the company decided to fill this year’s batch of eggs with fondant.

This comes only a month after consumers took to Twitter, outraged because the eggs now come in packs of five instead of six.

Some angry consumers even posted on the Cadbury UK Facebook page protesting these changes.

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