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For Election Night Gatherings:
Old-Fashioned Southern Brunswick Stew Recipe

We all collect recipes for special occasions. But who has special recipes for Election Day gatherings and Election Night parties? Old-Fashioned Southern Brunswick Stew is an old southern tradition to lure people to the polls. It's a simple stew, just layers of different meats and favorite southern vegetables like corn, okra and lima beans. And it's healthy too, great for parties but simple enough for family meals too. “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” ~ The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, the 1962 movie The facts are apocryphal so I’m sticking with the legend about Brunswick Stew, the story that captured my fancy when I looked for healthy election-night party food a couple of years ago. The story is that in certain times and places in the American South, political players would use a big pot of thick stew – traditionally squirrel meat with southern-style vegetables like corn, lima beans and okra – to lure people to the polls on election day. Cas

Brown Rice & Quinoa Rice Pudding Recipe

A healthy rice pudding made with a mix of quinoa and brown rice, cooked on the stove or baked in the oven. The combination of quinoa and brown rice moves familiar rice pudding into intriguing new territory, still very much comfort food but with an appealing nuttiness and tender (not mushy) texture. Homemade Rice Pudding Made from Scratch. Just Four Ingredients & On the Table in 20 Minutes. Real Food, Fresh & Comforting. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Grits

~ or Pumpkin Grits ~ ~ or Butternut Squash Grits ~ Is mac 'n' cheese your downfall? It sure is mine. But now I've found an ally, a healthy substitute. It's a "skinny" pot of grits, conveniently cooked in the slow cooker with sweet potato (or pumpkin or butternut squash) and a little mik, with just a tablespoon of butter stirred in to finish. Good stuff this, really good stuff. Homemade Grits, Made from Scratch in a Slow Cooker. Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free.

Easy Baked Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts

There's a new breakfast in town! Like a morning bowl of creamy oatmeal, this easy breakfast casserole is full of healthy oats but it's also gussied up with warm fruit and nuts and our much-beloved cinnamon. Easy Baked Oatmeal is sweet enough to satisfy someone with a breakfast sweet-tooth (perhaps calling it "breakfast apple crisp"?!) but at least for me, not too sweet in the morning. Or you could call it a "flourless oatmeal cake" and serve it for dessert. I'm sharing for three seasonal versions of Easy Baked Oatmeal, two for fall, an Apples and Walnut combo and another with Pumpkin and Pears. But for summer? Go for Blueberries and Bananas! Your choice, just don't miss out on this easy, nutritious and ever-so-variable delight. Fresh & Seasonal with Easy Adaptations for Fall & Summer. Homey & Fruity. Great for Meal Prep.