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How to Make the Best Tuscan Food Right in Your Home

I'm very familiar with authentic Italian food, especially Tuscan cuisine, which is the some of the most humble food I've ever eaten in my life. My husband, the Tuscan chef, and I traveled the old country with our 2-year-old son last month and ate our way through Florence. Though it may seem out of your culinary league, it's very easy to recreate some of the best Tuscan food, right in your home.

Thai Shrimp Curry
Easy to Make Thai Shrimp Curry Recipe
Thai Shrimp Curry Recipe It wasn't until my recent trip to Thailand that I gained a genuine appreciation for Thai cuisine. Don't use your run of the mill Pad Thai as a gauge, because let me tell you, it's not an accurate measure of how delicious Thai food can be. The flavors in Thai cooking are very distinctive, and the ingredients typically have many fresh elements. I know the thought of making Thai Shrimp Curry at home can be intimidating (especially with the ingredient list below), but don't fret! This recipe is simple to make, your kitchen may turn into your favorite Thai Restaurant!
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7 Guiltless Holiday Desserts That Taste Like the Real Thing

Tis the season to be jolly, but that’s still no excuse to go overboard on the calories. One reason why many of us seem to gain weight during the holidays is due to extra sugars and fats found in most desserts and candy. Since Christmas is just around the corner, you’re probably looking for dessert recipes to impress your guests with. Lucky for you, there are plenty of low-calorie candy recipes available for a guiltless Christmas celebration. Fans of healthy eating will definitely appreciate these 7 low-calorie Christmas treats that taste just as good as grandma's.

Holiday drinks
Delicious Holiday Drink Recipes That You and Your Guests Will Love

Holiday drinks

This holiday season, you want an excuse to bring together all of your favorite people. You feel like setting the stage for a shared good time, so you've elected to host a holiday party. Go you!

But whether you're a first-time party host or you're throwing your twentieth annual Christmas bash, it never hurts to give your guests something new to look forward to. This season, why not make it happen with a few fun holiday drinks? So rather than relying solely on eggnog to satisfy those thirsty guests, try throwing some new festive cocktails into the mix. Here are seven ideas to get you started.

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Raw Food Treat: Sun Dried Tomato, Almond and Date Bites
Tomato, Date and Almond Bites Looking for a healthy snack that also packs in the flavor? What it if told you it was gluten free and raw diet friendly too? This tasty recipe of sun dried tomatoes, almonds and dates is exactly what you have been looking for! This snack is a great choice when you crave something salty and spicy, and it is perfect for any occasion or time of the year. Besides satisfying yourself, you will also impress your guests, so why not give it a go!
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Avocado Smash Crostini with Smoked Salmon & Poached Eggs

Avocado Smash Crostini with Smoked Salmon & Poached Eggs If you love avocados as much as I do, then you"ll be pretty excited about this super simple breakfast or brunch recipe. The Avocado Smash has become the newest food trend for this delicious ripe green fruit. Very similar to that of guacamole, this smash up of avocados, citrus and crushed red peppers, on freshly toasted bread definitely makes breakfast the most important meal of the day.

Butterflied trout
Whole Roasted Lemon & Garlic Stuffed Rainbow Trout
Butterflied troutFresh roasted fish always transports me to the Mediterranean coast. There is something about this simple preparation that really allows the fish be the star of the dish. Trout is a mild white fish with a light, clean flavor and just a touch of sweetness, perfect for anyone who is not a fish lover. For this recipe, I simply used garlic, parsley and lemon to accent this fish's natural flavor.