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Elaina Newton
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Spicy Zuppa Toscana (Potato & Sausage) Soup
An easy recipe for one of the best potato soups on the planet: Zuppa Toscana (a.k.a. creamy potato and sausage soup)! This "copycat" version is spicier and cooked longer than the original Olive Garden soup, which makes it thicker & heartier without relying ...
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Top 10 Most Popular Recipes On The Rising Spoon in 2016
I've rounded up the most popular posts published on The Rising Spoon in 2016! These recipes had the highest number of visitors and shares on social media in the past year, so if you haven't tried them yet...now is a good time!  Every year when I get the opp...
I've rounded up the most popular posts published on The Rising Spoon in 2016! These recipes had the highest number of visitors and shares on social media in the past year, so if you haven't tried them yet...now is a good time...
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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips {Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free}
Easy flourless peanut butter cookies studded with dark chocolate chips and sweetened with maple syrup. These cookies are incredibly soft, full of rich peanut butter flavor, and they develop a wonderful chewiness the day after baking them .  Come early Decem...
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20 Tried-and-True Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Want to serve the best recipes at your Thanksgiving meal? These are some of my tried-and-true dishes that I've been fixing for the past few years. My family loves them and I hope yours will, too! Lemme guess: you're trying to plan your Thanksgiving menu ahe...
Want to serve the best recipes at your Thanksgiving meal? These are some of my tried-and-true dishes that I've been fixing for the past few years. My family loves them and I hope yours will, too!
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Easy Family Dinner Idea + 17 Quick Salad Recipes
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Michael Angelo’s™.  In return for my time and creative effort, I'm being compensated financially for this post.  Thank you for allowing me to keep creating great content by supporting partnerships with brands I collabor...
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Michael Angelo’s™. In return for my time and creative effort, I'm being compensated financially for this post. Thank you for allowing me to keep creating great content by supporting partn...
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Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Two Ways)
An easy apple cider vinaigrette recipe using healthy ingredients like fresh apple, raw apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup. This dressing only takes five minutes to fix and includes two versions that you'll love: creamy and whisked. It's perfect for drizzl...
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Hot German Potato Salad
An easy German potato salad recipe with crunchy bacon, red onions, celery, and a tangy, savory, and slightly sweet apple cider vinegar and mustard sauce. Serve it piping hot straight from the stove or keep it warm in a slow cooker to feed your hungry friend...
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Homemade Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
An Easy Homemade Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup made on the stovetop using simple ingredients in about 90 minutes. This recipe uses a whole cooked chicken, as well as fresh veggies & herbs, all of which add a ton of extra flavor to the soup. It's creamy, thick ...
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DIY Chai Vanilla Sugar Scrub
An easy homemade sugar scrub recipe you can make in minutes with simple ingredients like cane sugar, grapeseed oil, chai tea, vanilla extract, honey, and essential oils. Apply this warm & cozy scrub to your body after a long day and you'll feel pampered in ...
An easy homemade sugar scrub recipe you can make in minutes with simple ingredients like cane sugar, oil, chai tea, vanilla extract, honey, and essential oils. Apply this warm & cozy scrub to your body after a long day and yo...
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Homemade Onion Soup Mix
Fall-apart tender pot roast cooked in the crock-pot with root vegetables and homemade onion soup mix. This super easy recipe takes about 20 minutes to prep and can be made in as little as 4-5 hours on the high setting or 8-10 on low. Serve it with your favo...
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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Beef, Apple & Rice
An easy recipe for baked acorn squash that's stuffed with a savory, slightly sweet & buttery filling of ground beef, apple, and rice. Fix this in about 40-45 minutes for an easy and healthy fall dinner recipe. This is a great meal to make when you're in a g...
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One-Pot Pasta with Italian Sausage + O Organics® Wellness Event
An easy one-pot pasta recipe with simple ingredients like Italian sausage, onion, bell pepper, garlic, baby greens, broth, coconut milk, basic pantry spices, and cheese. And the best part? This dish only takes about 35 minutes from start to finish, so you c...
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Thank you, +Steve Holderman! It's super yummy, but my favorite part is how easy it is to fix. I really like cooking pasta in broth instead of waiting for water to boil. :)
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Food blogger, writer, self-taught cook, multifaceted nerd. I thrive on accumulating knowledge & recounting ineffable experiences.
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Interests: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Natural Health, Music, Movies, Art, Animation, Video Games, Philosophizing, Painting, Satire, Logic, Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic, Post-Modernism

Favorite Movies: Blade Runner, The Darjeeling Limited

Favorite Books: Slaughterhouse Five, The Lord of the Rings, Dandelion Wine, The Martian Chronicles, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Crime and Punishment, Norwegian Wood, Kafka on the Shore, Hip Logic, what is this thing called love, House of Leaves, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda
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  • University of Missouri–Kansas City
    English: Creative Writing, 2009 - 2011
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Creator, Writer, Recipe Developer & Photographer, TheRisingSpoon.com; Freelance Writer & Editor
Employment
  • TheRisingSpoon.com
    Creator & Writer, 2012 - present
  • Talk of the Town Grill & Bar
    Server, 2007 - 2012
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