Dana Zucker

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Are you making oatmeal for breakfast?  What a stupid question!  Chances are pretty good you are or will be soon, especially if you live with a triathlete.  So, just make an extra cup for leftovers and you can whip up these yummy blueberry oatmeal muffins in a flash!  Or, if you’re just looking for a better way to sneak oatmeal into your life or your…

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Having one vegetarian in the house and one who’s allergic to tomatoes, I’m always seeking recipes – and by that I mean pastas – that can satisfy us both.  I found success in this Butternut Squash Lasagna, made with a white sauce and meatless.  It’s so simple and delicious to boot.  Score…….. INGREDIENTS: No boil lasagne noodles – you will use 9 Onion –  1…

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Over the past week I had a houseful, which meant I needed to cook for a crowd AND keep it healthy for this group.  One of my favorites for breakfast is a frittata.  It’s got everything going for it – it’s delicious, quick and easy, and it’s simple to clean up. While I served it for breakfast, it’s great for any meal.  This recipe was…

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vegan cherry muffins
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Bursting in flavor, these vegan cherry muffins will be a hit at home! They’re quick, easy and hearty! These muffins are very easy and so delicious.  They can be made with or without chocolate chips and depending on the chips you use, vegan or not.  High quality chocolate generally does not contain dairy, but check the ingredients.  My family always asks for these Cherry Muffins….

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Mac and Cheese with Goat Cheese and Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

This Mac and Cheese with Goat Cheese and Roasted Butternut Squash recipe makes mac and cheese feel luxurious! There’s so much flavor thanks to the goat cheese and butternut squash, it’s the perfect fall dinner when you are craving comfort food! If you are a lover of anything called Mac and Cheese, then this Mac and Cheese with Goat Cheese and Roasted Butternut Squash recipe…

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Back to School Healthy Lunches

So my kids are those kids; they never buy school lunches, but carry their own. They always have a variety in their lunch bags, use real forks and recyclable containers, including glass, and a real napkin. Yea, their friends always made smart comments, until they beame super jealous. (Did I mention they have made it all the way to their senior year in high school…

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Easy Homemade Granola Bars

Make these scrumptious, easy homemade granola bars for breakfast, after a ride, when you’re hungry, or to give as a gift. They’ll please anyway you use them. So many times I have spent at least $1.69 on one granola-type bar to use as a quick snack or for breakfast.  Even the healthiest bars have ingredients in them we either don’t need or don’t want, but…

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best recipes for the holidays like no bake macaroons
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No Bake Macaroons Recipe

Made with just 4 ingredients, this no bake macaroons recipe are tasty and easy! Ingredients are vegan too! My family loves macaroons. They are not only yummy and easy, but loaded with goodness. There’s no cooking required either to make them.  If you never had a macaroon before, they are a sweet little treat made out of shredded coconut and almonds. They’re super versatile too,…

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Breadmaking Day Made Simple!

Bread making day, made simple! I have taken the NYT No-Knead bread and I have adjusted to meet our needs. I make the actual bread two different ways. I use all organic ingredients. 2c bread flour, I prefer King Arthur 1c Whole Wheat Flour, I use Bobs 1 teaspoon Kosher salt Then add 1 3/4 cup warm and place 1/2 teaspoon yeast on warm water…

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Ramen Noodle Soup Recipe

Here’s an easy and delicious ramen noodle soup recipe that is healthy for your family and that they’ll also love. Try if for yourself. Thank goodness it has been rainy here is Austin, we need the rain! The rain also means, soup! So no homemade noodles. It was a major fail. I will keep working on them. I think I will ask for a pasta machine for…

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The Best Bread Ever

This is a bread recipe that I adapted once I found my very healthy husband had heredity pre diabetes and heredity high cholesterol. There is a lot you can add to it or change. Remember, cookbooks and books, read them, read the blogs, listen to what others have down and adjust for your needs. I use this bread for morning toast and sandwiches for school…

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