Melinda Gale

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Stick To Your New Years Resolutions with Explore Cuisine!

 With delicious spaghetti's made from chickpeas, lentils, black beans, edamame and more, Explore Cuisine offers an easy way for everyone to celebrate this foodie holiday while still sticking to those healthy New Year's resolutions.

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Keepsake Kitchen Diary by Lily & Val

 The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is about celebrating and recording family moments and recipes all in one place! Keepsake Kitchen Diary is retails for $45.99 and is broken down into six sections - starters, soups/salads, main courses, side dishes, desserts and miscellaneous. Each section begins with fanciful drawings by Val McKeehan, cooking tips ranging from a roasting guide to measuring, and room for over 30 important recipes, photos and personal reflections.

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Sheet Pan Paleo

The Paleo diet has always seemed intimidating to me. Although I try to be very disciplined when it comes to my nutrition, any type of diet where you have to REALLY monitor things scares me off. 

When the awesome team behind Sheet Pan Paleo: 200 One-Tray Recipes for Quick Prepping, Easy Roasting and Hassle-free Clean Up reached out to see if I'd like to a copy for review, I decided to stop being a total lazy scaredy cat and try out the Paleo craze. 

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Melinda Cooks Things: Prosciutto and Gruyere Croissants

Prosciutto and Gruyere Croissants are one of my favorite appetizers to make not only because they are quick and easy, but because they are so freaking tasty. Bread, meat and cheese? Sign me up. I included a link to this recipe in my Thanksgiving post but I admittedly don't follow it. I find it way too complicated. So here is the super easy Melinda version.

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of Thanksgiving. I have my reasons but for the most part, it all boils down to the stress that surrounds it all. The task of making a huge meal for your entire family can turn the sweetest person into the girl from the Exorcist. I am, however, a big fan of food! Coming from a traditional southern family, I feel like we have the exact same food at every holiday meal: turkey, ham, peas, some sort of potato dish, sweet potato dish, biscuits, cornbread, stuffing. That's it. We never change it up. Because of this, I decided that when I became a REAL big kid, I would be creative with my Thanksgiving meal

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