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Three Favorite Sandwich & Cracker Spreads

The Recipes: Three favorite make-ahead made-from-scratch spreads for sandwiches and crackers. Each one is fresh and just a little bit surprising. Each one works on its own, either as a spread that makes fabulous sandwiches or a light spread for crackers. (Or frankly? Anywhere you can think to spread a, um, spread!) All three together? They're a mash-up of color and flavor and texture. This is a great collection! I have a hard time picking a favorite! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipes ~
~ Almond Cilantro Spread ~ (center)
~ Cranberry Orange Spread ~ (right)
~ Sun-Dried Tomato Spread ~ (rear left)

It Looks So Easy, Doesn't It?Some people are simply born to entertain – not on stage, not on film, but at home. They make it look so easy, they’re so relaxed! The trick may be a little up-front effort. So with potlucks, parties and impromptu gatherings filling the year-end calendar, arm yourself with quick, make-ahead spreads that can serve double duty.Turn an every-day sandwich into so…

Creamy Wild Rice Soup Recipe

My long-time favorite wild rice soup recipe, it's creamy and hearty but light in calories. It's absolutely delicious, a great way to really take advantage of the lovely nuttiness of wild rice. This is the soup of Minnesota Lutheran church supper tradition. It calls to me in the fall when the days grow short but is also light enough to warm a chilly summer day in the North. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


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"...an awesome recipe." ~ Amanda"... very good!" ~ acr"This is a delicious soup ..." ~ EdithBEST RECIPES!
Creamy Wild Rice Soup Made the List!Best Recipes of 2005 Creaminess Without Cream?Home cooks recognize the usual method to make a cream soup – with cream – although the diet- and health-conscious may use lower-fat milk, even non-fat skim milk.Another method is to use puréed cream-textured vegetables, in this low-calorie Creamy Wild Rice Soup, potatoes and parsnips. The root vegetables do add today’s verboten carbs but also fiber, vit…