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Ingredients: 2 zucchini 2 yellow squash 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ onion, thinly sliced ½ cup basil pesto (see below for basil pesto ingredients) Salt and pepper to taste Basil Pesto: Yield 4 cups ½ cup pine nuts 2 large bunches fresh basil leaves, washed and stemmed 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 2 cups olive oil Pinch...

(4 servings) Ingredients: 1 orange, peeled 1 pint strawberries ½ cup dark raisins ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 apple, washed, peeled, cored, and diced 1 tablespoon honey Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon hot sauce ½ cup pineapple juice 1 cup plain yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon white pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With a paring knife, remove...

Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes Ingredients: 2 ½ cups flour 1 ½ cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cocoa powder 1 ½ cup oil 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 teaspoon vinegar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Frosting: 1 pound cream cheese 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven...

Fifteen years ago, James was in a dark place. He had lost everything because of drugs and alcohol: his family, his home, and his job. The path before him was unclear--all he knew was the he couldn’t live like this anymore. Then, James walked through The...