Best Ever Granola

Oats are nourishing, calming and fortifying. Oats contain iron, vitamin B complex, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. High in fiber and protein, a steaming bowl of steel cut oats makes the perfect warming winter breakfast. Ingredients 1/3 cup honey or agave nectar 1/4 cup brown sugar you can moderate this to whatever […]

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Beet, Feta and Blood Orange Salad

Print Beet, Feta and Blood Orange Salad Course Salad Ingredients 4 small to medium beets roasted, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 4 blood oranges regular oranges will also work. 3 ounces crumbled feta or goat cheese Cilantro garnish optional Salt and pepper to taste. Dressing 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon champagne […]

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Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese

  Print Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese No comparison to the boxed variety, creamy and delicious and you can hide the veggies from the kids. Course Main Course Ingredients 8 ounces elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons butter Olive or avocado oil 1 cups coarse breadcrumbs you can use panko breadcrumbs for this 1 cup […]

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Upstate Minestrone Soup

  Print Upstate Minestrone Soup One of my favorite winter soups. Hearty, warming and tasty! Course Soup Ingredients 1 lb Italian Kielbasa or sausage of choice, sliced sideways into ½” pieces Olive or avocado oil 1 cup diced onion 4 cloves garlic minced 1/2 cup sliced carrots 1 bell pepper diced 2 small zucchini sliced […]

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Pesto

  Print Pesto Use on pasta, sandwiches, roasted vegetables, potatoes and more. Pesto is usually made with basil but you can use anything that is fresh and ready in the garden as a substitute. Course Sauce Cuisine Italian Author Susan Evans, Chrysalis Herbs Ingredients 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or […]

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Garden Herb Blend

Print Garden Herb Blend A great all purpose blend for soups, stews, casseroles, meats and veggies. A part can be anything from a teaspoon to a cup depending on how much you want to make. Course Seasonings Author Susan Evans Ingredients 1 part garlic granules 1 part dried parsley 1 part dried dill 1 part […]

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Best Ever Banana Bread

Print Best Ever Banana Bread Ingredients 2 ripe bananas mashed 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups unsifted all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup plus1 tbsp. buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt Instructions Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 9×5 […]

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Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread

  Print Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread Tasty, easy and great for parties. Author Susan Evans Ingredients 1-15 oz container ricotta cheese 6 oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp dried rosemary ½ tsp cracked black pepper 1 tbs honey Crackers or baguette slices Sliced apples or pears or thinly sliced dried […]

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Chai Warming Winter Blend

  Chai Warming Winter Blend – serves 3-4 1 cinnamon stick 1 2” piece fresh ginger root, chopped 1 tsp. cardamom seeds ½ tsp. black peppercorns ½ tsp. cloves 1 tsp. coriander seeds 4 cups water 1 cup milk 3-4 teabags black or green tea honey or sugar Bring water and spices to a boil, […]

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