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Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays (Slide 29)

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Take a trip to Italy with this Tuscan-inspired rub, aromatic with fennel, basil, garlic, rosemary and oregano. Try it on boneless, skinless chicken thighs, salmon steaks or lamb chops.

Recipe: Tuscan Spice Rub

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