Fall Fruit Salad

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Fruit salad can be amazing any time of year, and the fall is no exception. Look for tart apples and very ripe pears for the best balance of flavor and texture. To make this into a meal, use it to top warm oatmeal and add a serving of walnuts.

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Tropical Ginger Punch

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Replace the sodas and sugary punches with this delightful mix of tropical punches, which is enlivened by the kick of fresh ginger. If you like your ginger strong, mix this up well in advance of your party to give the liquid more time to become infused with ginger.

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Jalapeño Couscous

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Putting in a little extra effort with a simple starch is well-worth your time. A touch of cumin and jalapeño add some heat to this refreshing side that will pair wonderfully with your favorite fish, straight off the grill.

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Black Bean & Bell Pepper Salsa

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This recipe makes enough to feed a high school football team, and with protein-packed, fiber-rich black beans playing quarterback, it’s bound to be a touchdown for keeping athletes full. Don’t feel obligated to stick exactly to the recommendations of peppers and onions. If you’ve got a different combination of onions and peppers in your fridge waiting […]

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Quick Southwest Skillet

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Add some southwestern flair to your day with this quick and easy recipe! If you have leftovers, this dish also works well as a cold pasta salad, making it an excellent option for a cookout, a picnic or even just a nice cold lunch for the office. If you like a little more heat, serve […]

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Tasty Cabbage Soup

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Cabbage is a great leafy green to use in soups as it holds up well under a simmer and keeps beautifully in leftovers. Paired with tomato paste and some of the favorite products of a late summer or early fall harvest, this recipe is a lovely option for making a garden-based meal towards the end […]

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Mango Salsa

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Sweet mango and spicy red onion pair perfectly in this fresh salsa. Garnish your favorite grilled fish with this zippy concoction, or dip into it with Guiding Stars-earning tortilla chips.

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Creamy Herb Hummus

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A generous helping of parsley gives this easy hummus a bright green color, but if the flavor of parsley isn’t your favorite, consider swapping in cilantro or basil instead. Either would place well with the rich garlic and lemon flavors, but if you go with basil, you might consider swapping the cumin with a little […]

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