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Brussels sprouts with pistachios, cranberries and Parmesan cheese

http://www.cookincanuck.com/2013/11/shredded-brussels-sprouts-recipe-pistachios-cranberries-parmesan/

I was looking for healthy sides (other than mixed greens) for our office Thanksgiving potluck and came across this. I hadn't tried Brussels sprouts for the longest time because of what I saw in TV, not because my family cooked it and forced me to eat it. When I finally tried it a few years ago at a steak house, I was surprised that they're just little tender baby cabbages. I like them best roasted, but this was easier than turning on the oven and making batches.

I made one batch following the recipe for the vegetarian/non-working eaters, and the next batch by rendering a pound of bacon diced. I got rid of most of the fat and cooked the sprouts in the fat. I found that mixing the Parmesan after everything else had cooled a bit worked best and didn't melt the cheese into clumps. If you're using shredded cheese rather than the powdery kind, you may need to add more for the salty element. With the bacon and cheese, I didn't add any salt. I like the sweet tart of the cranberries and the salty crunch of the pistachios. I think this recipe would be great if the Brussels sprouts were halved, roasted and charred. Yum.

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My version of doctored ramen, cold noodle style. Big heaping pile of mixed greens, cooked and rinsed ramen, half the packet of sauce and 4 ounces of steak. 😍😍😍
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+Kimberly Hurlbut​​ it was :)
+Catherine Morgan​​ steak and eggs are always delicious!
+Laura Topliffe​​ very!
+Jenn Le Roy​​ I wanted steak but was also craving ramen. It was a good compromise. A little over calorie wise, but it won't totally derail me :) 
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H/T +Niko M​!!
 
PSA to Veterans: While your debts to our country can never be fully paid, I'd like to offer you a Thank You, in the form of....food.


A compiled list of establishments with offerings is provided below. Please share to get the word out. There's a legit 2 free pieces of cake in this list.

2016 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:
54th Street Grill -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 11.

Applebee's -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11.

Arooga's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a fixed menu on November 11.

Back Yard Burgers -On November 11, active duty service members and veterans get a free Back Yard Classic Burger.

Bakers Square- Veterans and active duty military get a free breakfast from a set menu on November 11.

Bar Louie – On November 11, veterans and active military personnel get a free appetizer or entree.

Ben's Soft Pretzels -- Veterans receive a free Jumbo Soft Pretzel at participating locations on November 11.

BJ's Restaurant -- Active duty military and veterans receive a complimentary entree under $12.95 on November 11.

BLT Steak -- On November 11, parties of two or less receive a 50% discount and parties of three or more receive a 25% discount for veterans and active duty military.

Bob Evans -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Bonanza Steakhouses -- Active duty and retired military get a free buffet on November 11.

Boston Market -- Active duty or retired military personnel and their families can receive one free brownie or cookie with any purchase on November 11.

NEW Bruegger's Bagels -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free small drip coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Bubba's 33 -- Veterans and active members of the military get a free lunch on November 11.

Buffalo Wild Wings -- Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free on November 11 all day.

Burntwood Tavern -- Veterans and active military get a free lunch or dinner on November 11.

Calhoun's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu on November 11.

NEW Carlo's Bakery -- Veterans and active service members get a free cannoli on November 11.

Cattlemens -- Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a complimentary 8 oz. Sirloin Steak dinner on November 11.

CentraArchy Restaurants -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free entrée and 25% off to their accompanied family on November 11 at participating restaurants.

Charlie Brown's Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a special menu from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. on November 11.

Cheeseburger in Paradise -- Veterans receive a free burger with fries on November 11.

Chevys Fresh Mex -- On November 11 from 11am-10pm, all active and retired military personnel can select one complimentary item from a special Veterans Day menu.

Chicken Salad Chick -- On November 11, veterans and active duty military receive one sandwich or scoop of their choice of chicken salad, one side, a pickle spear, a cookie and a drink.

Chili's -- Veterans and active military service members get a free meal from a limited menu on November 11.

Chipotle-- Active duty military, Reserves, National Guard, veterans and spouses get a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) deal from 3:00 p.m. to close on November 11.

Chuck E. Cheese's -- Active and retired military members can enjoy a free individual 1-topping pizza on November 11.

City Barbecue -- Veterans and troops get a free sandwich platter on November 11.

Claim Jumper -- On November 14, all Claim Jumper locations will provide veterans with a complimentary meal from a special menu.

Coco's Bakery -- Veterans and active duty get a free slice of pie on November 11.

NEW Coffee Beanery -- Veterans and active duty military get a free tall cup of coffee all day on November 11 at participating locations.

Country Cookin -- Veterans receive a free meal from 2 pm – 8 pm on Tuesday, November 15.

Cracker Barrel -- Veterans get a complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on November 11.

Denny's -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon.

NEW Dickey's Barbecue Pit -- Veterans and active military get a free meal on November 11. Dickey's is also offering anyone in the party that dines with a veteran a free Big Yellow Cup with purchase.

NEW El Fenix -- Active duty and retired military members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

El Torito -- Active and retired military personnel can select one complimentary item from a special menu on November 11 from 11am-10pm.

Famous Dave's -- On November 11, former and current military personnel will receive a free Two Meat Combo.

Farmer Boys -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Big Cheese burger on November 11.

FATZ Café -- Veterans and active military get a free Calabash Chicken entree on November 11.

Fazoli's -- Veterans get a free Build Your Own Pasta Bowl on November 11.

Figaro's Pizza -- Veterans and active duty service members get a complimentary medium 1-topping pizza on November 11.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill -- Active duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on November 11.

Fogo de Chão -- Veterans and active duty personnel will receive 50% off their meal on November 11, and up to three additional guests will receive 10% off their meals.

Friendly's -- Friendly's is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on November 11.

Glory Days Grill -- Veterans get a free appetizer on November 11.

Golden Corral -- Golden Corral Restaurants' Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.

Gordon Biersch -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free appetizer on November 11.

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal on November 11.

NEW Greene Turtle -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

NEW Hale and Hearty Soups -- Veterans and active duty service members get a complementary Medium cup of soup on November 11.

NEW Handel's Homemade Ice Cream -- Veterans and military personnel get a free single cone on November 11.

Hickory Tavern -- Veterans and active duty military get 50% off all food and non-alcoholic beverages all day on November 11.

Hooters -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.

Hoss's Steak and Sea House -- Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Houlihan's -- Active military and veterans receive one free entrée, valued up to $15, with purchase of an additional entrée on November 11.

Hurricane Grill and Wings -- Veterans and active duty personnel get a complimentary entrée and non-alcoholic beverage on November 11 from a limited menu.

Hy-Vee -- Veterans and active duty military members get a free breakfast buffet on November 11.

IHOP-- On November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

IKEA -- Veterans get a free entrée from November 7 through 11.

JJ's Red Hots -- Veterans and active duty get a free meal including unlimited hot dogs, sausages, sides and non-alcoholic drinks all day on November 11.

Krispy Kreme -- All veterans get a free doughnut and small coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Krystal -- All guests with their military ID may receive a complimentary breakfast Sausage Biscuit from opening until 11 am on November 11.

LaMar's Donuts -- Veterans and active duty military get a free donut and 12 oz. coffee at participating locations on November 11.

Little Caesars -- Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on November 11.

NEW Logan's Roadhouse -- Veterans get a free entree from a special menu on November 11.

LongHorn Steakhouse -- Active duty military, veterans and their families get a complimentary appetizer or dessert on November 11. Guests that dine with a veteran will also receive 10 percent off their meal.

Max & Erma's – On November 11, participating Max & Erma's locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants -- On November 6, participating McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to veterans and Gold Star Families from a special menu.

Menchie's -- All active and retired military personnel will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on November 11.

NEW Miami Subs Grill -- Active military personnel and veterans get 50% off their order on November 11.

NEW Miller's Ale House -- Get 50% off your meal with a military ID on November 11.

Mimi's Cafe -- All veterans and active duty military will receive a complimentary entrée with the purchase of any non-alcoholic beverage on November 11. On November 12 and 13, veterans and active duty military receive their choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner entrees on the 'Veterans Day' menu for $5.99.

Mission BBQ -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11.

Native Grill & Wings -- Veterans and active duty service members receive any menu item up to $11.99 for free all day on November 11.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub -- On November 11 from 11 am to 4 pm, veterans and active military get a free lunch with purchase of an entree.

O'Charley's – Veterans and active duty service members get a free meal on November 11.

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom -- Veterans and active military get a free appetizer on November 11.

NEW Old Country Buffet -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet and drink on November 11.

Olive Garden – Active duty military and veterans get a free entrée from a special menu on November 11.

On the Border -- Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the "Create Your Own Combo menu" on November 11.

Outback Steakhouse – All active and retired service members receive a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.

Perkins -- Active duty military and veterans get a free Magnificent Seven meal on November 11.

Pizza Schmizza -- Veterans and active duty service members get a free slice of pizza on November 11, between 1 and 4 p.m.

Ponderosa Steakhouse -- Active duty and retired military get a free buffet on November 11.

Primanti Bros. -- Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich all day on November 11.

NEW Quaker Steak & Lube -- On November 11, veterans and current service members can receive a complimentary or discounted meal of their choice. Offer varies by location.

Red Hot & Blue -- Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée on November 9, 10 and 11. Coupon required.

Red Lobster -- Veterans, reserve and active-duty military personnel receive a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu on November 10 and 11.

Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red's Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.

RibCrib -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free meal on November 11.

Rock and Brews -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich on November 11.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery -- Veterans and active military get a free appetizer on November 11.

Rosebud Restaurants -- All currently serving and retired veterans get half off a second entrée purchase for lunch with the purchase of an entrée on November 11.

Ruby Tuesday -- Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.

NEW Ryan's -- Veterans and active duty military get a free buffet and drink on November 11.

NEW Sagebrush Steakhouse -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a select menu on November 11.

Sheetz – Veterans and active duty military personnel get a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a carwash at all Sheetz locations on November 11.

Shoney's -- Shoney's will offer a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members on November 11.

NEW Sizzler -- Sizzler offers active duty military and veterans a free lunch from a limited menu on November 11 until 4 p.m.

NEW Snuffers Restaurant & Bar -- On November 11, all active duty and retired military members receive a free burger.

Spaghetti Warehouse -- From November 11 through November 13 buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.

NEW Starbucks -- Veterans, reservists, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee on November 11 at participating locations.

Sticky Fingers -- Veterans and active military get a free pulled pork sandwich with baked beans and cole slaw all day on November 11.

Stir Crazy -- Veterans and active duty military get a free chicken or steak fresh market bar on November 11.

NEW SweetFrog -- All service members, past and present, get a free 12oz cup frozen yogurt on November 11.

Tap House Grill -- Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a complimentary meal on November 11.

NEW Texas Corral -- Veterans and active service members get a free entree from a special menu along with an iced tea, lemonade or coffee on November 11.

Texas Roadhouse -- Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.

TGIFridays -- Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NEW Tijuana Flats -- Veterans and active duty military get a free entree on November 11.

Travel Centers of America -- Military veterans who are CDL holders receive a free meal with beverage on November 11.

NEW Tucanos Brazilian Grill-- Veterans get a free Churrasco with the purchase of a Churrasco November 10 through 12.

Twin Peaks -- Active duty and veterans get a free menu item from their Annual Veterans Day Appreciation Menu on November 11.

Village Inn -- Veterans and active military personnel receive a free Inn-Credible V.I.B. Breakfast on November 11.

White Castle -- Veterans and all members of the military receive a free combo meal on November 11.

Wienerschnitzel -- Veterans and active duty military receive a free Chili Dog, small fries and a 20 oz. drink on November 11.

NEW Wild Wing Cafe -- Veterans eat for free all day from select items on November 11 at participating locations.

World of Beer – All veterans and current service members receive a free select draught beer on November 11.

Yard House -- Veterans and active duty military receive a complimentary appetizer on November 11.

2016 Veterans Day RETAIL DEALS:

2016 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings:
American Family Care -- Military veterans get a free flu shot on November 11.

Army & Air Force Exchange Service -- The Exchange is offering Veterans Day deals on various items, including holiday gift items and food court and mall purchases, starting November 10.

Bed Bath and Beyond -- Veterans, active duty, Reserves, Guard and spouses get 25% off their entire purchase November 10 through 13.

Brides Across America – Brides Across America holds a wedding gown giveaway in partnership with bridal salons across the country in November to honor Veterans Day. Qualifying brides register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $30 fee. Once verified, you will be assisted in finding a gown from the selection. Click here for more details.

Brooks Brothers -- Active duty military and veterans get 25% off in-store purchases November 8 through November 11.

NEW Carmike Cinemas -- Present a military ID on November 11 and receive a free small popcorn with your ticket purchase.

NEW Christmas Tree Shops -- Active duty, DoD, Reserves, Guard, retirees, veterans and military spouses get 25% off their entire in-store purchases November 10 through 13.

Dollar General -- Active duty service members, veterans and their families get an 11% discount on qualifying purchases on November 11.

Enterprise Car Sales -- Active duty military members, veterans and their dependents get a Firestone Prepaid Maintenance Package with any used vehicle purchase during the month of November.

Firestone Complete Auto Care -- Between November 11 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

Grace for Vets -- Car washes from around the world who join this program offer free car washes to veterans and service members on November 11.

Great Clips – On November 11, customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Home Depot -- Home Depot offers a 10% discount to all veterans on November 11. Home Depot offers the 10% discount year round to for active duty and retirees.

IKEA -- Veterans get a free entrée from November 7 through 11.

iPic Theaters -- Former and current military members get a free ticket on November 11.

Lowe's -- All veterans receive a 10% discount on November 11. The offer is available in stores only.

Meineke -- On November 11, all veterans will receive a free Basic Oil Change at participating locations.

Publix -- Veterans, military personnel, and their families save 10% on groceries on November 11.

Rack Room Shoes -- Military personnel and their dependents get a 10% discount off entire purchase on Veteran's Day, November 11.

Sheetz – Veterans and active duty military personnel get a free 6 inch turkey sub, regular size fountain drink and a carwash at all Sheetz locations on November 11.

Sleep Number -- Through November 14, active and veteran military members will receive exclusive discounts on Sleep Number products. Save up to $700 on select Sleep Number mattress sets.

Sport Clips -- Participating locations are offering veterans and active duty service members free haircuts on November 11.

Tires Plus -- Between November 11 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

TOPS -- Veterans and active military personnel receive an 11% discount off of a total order on November 11.

NEW Tractor Supply Co. -- All active and former military and their dependents get a 15% military discount on in-store purchases on November 11.

Under Armour -- Active duty, retirees and veterans get 15% off on all orders through November 12.

Wheel Works -- Between November 11 through 13, veterans and active duty personnel receive an additional 10% off the lowest advertised price of any automotive service.

NEW World Market – Active Duty, Veterans, Reserve and Military Spouses get 25% off their entire purchase in stores November 10 through 13.
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I.... I don't know what just happened, America. 
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+Tiffao 티파니​ lol!!! 
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I made some marshmallows from scratch! Used this recipe:
http://www.abalanceoftastes.com/blog/2014/12/21/disaronno-drinking-chocolate-with-almond-marshmallows

I have to practice my dipping technique but these are really tasty. I hope the guinea pigs like them :) 
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Roasted brussels sprouts & baby bella mushrooms

Preheat the oven to 450° F. While the oven heats, clean your sprouts and mushrooms. Clean enough to fill your baking pan without crowding the vegetables too much (it's OK if you do, they will just take longer because they'll steam more). Season generously with olive oil (or rendered bacon fat) and mix well so every bit is coated. Add salt and pepper, and maybe some garlic powder if you want; it's OK to underseason because you can always salt at the end. Roast about 30-40 minutes, depending upon how brown and crunchy you want them. Stir every 5-10 minutes so you can monitor the cooking.

I love the little leaves that fall off because they get crispy like chips, so do the thinner pieces of mushroom. 
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Snickerdoodle and lilikoi something cupcakes from Hokulani Bakery :)  lilikoi is Hawaiian for passion fruit. 
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Nice!!!!
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Apple pie cheesecake bars

I was going to make this along with the Brussels sprouts (I think I forgot to post that recipe too... Oops) but we had so many desserts coming that I decided to save it for those of us who had to work the day after Thanksgiving. These are so good, the apples aren't mushy, and the crust and crumble have a nice crunch and texture. It makes a 9x13 inch pan so it feeds a crowd easily.

http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2010/09/caramel-apple-cheesecake-bars.html
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+Bobbi Jo Woods​ the one I found credited Paula Deen for the original & this puppy has 3 sticks of butter lol
+Sallie Alys Montuori​ posted as a link in your post :) I will do a proper one in food noms later. 
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My skinny eggnog latte has a face lol
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Uncle Harry's Rum Cake
Super easy and so delicious.... 
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+Alvin Stearns​ I promise this one is delicious :) but it's not pie
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The finished product of all the shredded zucchini. Sorry, this is my test loaf (aka whatever was left in the mixing bowl after filling the mini loaf pans) so it doesn't have a ton of nuts or zucchini. Still very yummy :)

This is a great recipe. I tried subbing out the oil for applesauce once. The loaves came out fine, but they were lighter in color and did taste of apples...
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/6698/moms-zucchini-bread/
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+Shaun Thomas​ you should make a batch :) it freezes well. It's awesome toasted with cream cheese..... 
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I have a lot of shredded zucchini..... 😇
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I ❤️ zucchini. Just, zucchini
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kei22 ~ vive la Resistance! Coffee addict. Recovering economist. Hispanohablante.
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Not your typical little Asian girl. :P

I circle people:
- who I see a lot in common friend's threads
- who post interesting and unique stuff
- who make me laugh or squeee

I block people:
- who plus all my profile pics or my last 10 posts
- whose first sentence is a pick up line which has nothing to do with the thread
- who are trolls, creepy, NSFW

Simple, eh?