Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

Strawberry/Rhubarb Crunch – serves 6-8 Filling 2/3 cup sugar 3 tbs flour 1 lb strawberries, sliced 3 cups diced rhubarb 1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice Topping ¾ cup flour ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 375. Mix filling ingredients in bowl and place […]

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Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts

Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts –serves 4-6 1 lb prepared snap peas, watch video on prepping 1/3 cup basil or pesto of choice (recipe follows) ¼ cup pine nuts 3-4 strips of cooked bacon (optional) Cook snap peas in a large pot of boiling, salted water for about 5 minutes. They should still […]

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Roasted Broccoli with Lemon/Lime Vinaigrette and Pistachios

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon/Lime Vinaigrette and Pistachios Easy and very tasty way to serve this superfood. 1 bunch broccoli, lower half of stem cut off, remaining stem and florets cut into bite size pieces. 2 tbs olive oil Juice from ½ lemon Juice from ½ lime Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup toasted pistachio […]

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Irish Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese

Irish Smoked Salmon Grilled Cheese Okay, it’s a bit decadent, but so delicious! 6 oz smoked salmon, thinly sliced or flaked.  (I love the salmon from the Aurora based Honey Smoked Fish Co, but any brand will do) 6 oz cream cheese, room temp, you could also use gruyere, swiss or gouda 1 tsp chopped […]

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Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits This is a fast, easy, delectable dish. I will sometimes puree roasted red or green peppers in the food processor or blender and drizzle over the dish as a finishing touch. 3/4 cup instant grits 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 4 tbs butter 1lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 cloves garlic, […]

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Cheaters Toffee

Cheaters Toffee Easy to make candy. Enough to fill a small cookie tin. Saltine crackers 1 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 1/4 cup butter 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips chopped pecans Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a covered cookie sheet that has sides with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray. […]

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Stuffed Chicken

  Stuffed Chicken This is a super easy recipe that looks elegant and tastes great. Feel free to substitute different ingredients like mushrooms, pesto and sundried tomatoes. Serves 4. 4 chicken breasts, skin on 4 oz cream cheese 2-3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ onion, chopped small 1 tbs butter Olive oil Salt and pepper ½ […]

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Pear and Blue Bites

Pear and Blue Bites A nice blend of savory and sweet. Feel free to sub in goat cheese, feta or Roquefort for the blue cheese. 1 medium head endive 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese ¾ cup diced pears, cut small 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 tbs olive oil Wash and trim the ends […]

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup A good soup/stew for using the last of the harvest and cleaning out the veggie drawer. Great for a chilly night or a sick household. Use whatever veggies you have on hand to substitute. If it’s too chunky add extra stock or water. 4 cups veggie or chicken stock 1 large can tomatoes […]

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Toasted Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

Toasted Pumpkin and Squash Seeds Don’t toss those pumpkin or squash seeds. Toast them for a tasty treat, or add to soups and salads. Great for fiber, prostate health and parasites. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Take rinsed pumpkin or squash seeds and blot dry with a dish towel. Put into a bowel and add […]

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Roasted Garlic & Garlic Spread

Roasted Garlic whole garlic heads (bulbs) do at least 2-3. olive oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice off the pointed top of the garlic bulb, down about a ½ inch, exposing the cloves. Put the garlic head in a small ovenproof dish. Pour olive oil over the top of each bulb and let it […]

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Slow Roasted Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese and Basil Crème

Slow Roasted Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese and Basil Crème Looks and tastes great and high in antioxidants. Take the slow roasted tomatoes from the above recipe and puree in a blender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat on low in a saucepan. If too thick you can add water, chicken broth or […]

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