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Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best.  Eat what’s in season and don’t do too much to it; sage advice I received a long time ago, oh so true.

Get some brussels sprouts, the smaller the better.  Rinse off, cut in half.

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Put some good olive oil and soft or melted butter in a baking dish or roasting pan.  Throw those sprouts in there, roll them around to coat and give a good sprinkling of fresh black pepper and coarse salt.

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Bake at 450 – at 15 minutes mine were just starting to carmelize. I let them go another 15 because I like them tender inside and crispy outside – dump them in a bowl and sprinkle more coarse salt.  Ignore brussels sprouts recipes that call for toasted nuts, balsamic vinegar, garlic, or….any other ingredients.  Trust me.

Special thanks to dB, owner of FoodCandy, for recommending my new lens…I’m swooning.

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Today I didn’t think about my air conditioner…I thought about my oven.  How nice it would be to turn it on and just let it bake stuff.  So I made Morning Glory Muffins – yummy and nutrient packed with whole grains, fruit and fiber – I feel healthier already!  Plus they freeze beautifully and after a quick zap in the microwave they’re perfect again.

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 And since I was in there anyway why not keep going?  So I made another of my CookClubCandy recipes, this time Almond Cookies – these were submitted by Christina, who found them in Everyday Food.  I don’t know Christina, but she found SugarCookieBrooklyn, left a nice comment, and joined my cooking club.  She has a really cute website – check it out.  The cookies are delicious!  I need to give them away immediately!  Let me know if you’re in Brooklyn and need a snack… 🙂