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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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October brings many wonderful things, like mashed sweet potatoes, beautiful golden leaves, and all the fun of Halloween. I love fall and all that comes with it!  With one exception: the next season. Winter makes me frown.  As someone living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where it isn't uncommon to walk to the bus in -15º F temperatures, I dread the coming of winter. My SOS co-host Ricki, from Diet,Dessert, and Dogs has similar sentiments about the snowy season. In an attempt to mitigate the impending chill this October, we present you with another Sweet or Savory Kitchen Challenge--this time, with a special twist.  So read on, learn about our latest key ingredient, and join in on the fun!

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