Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese

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. 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 grated parmesan cheese ½ cup […]

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Upstate Minestrone Soup

Upstate Minestrone Soup One of my favorite winter soups. Hearty, warming and tasty! 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 1 can 16oz can […]

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Pesto

Pesto ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts 1/2 cup olive oil, if you need more, use it, you want a thick sauce texture. 2 cups fresh basil ½ cup grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Use on pastas, […]

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Garden Herb Blend

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. Ingredients 1 part garlic granules 1 part dried parsley 1 part dried dill 1 part dried marjoram 1 part onion granules […]

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Best Ever Banana Bread

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 loaf […]

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Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread

Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread Tasty, easy and great for parties. 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 apricots Walnuts optional Instructions Beat […]

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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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Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup

Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup A hearty, nutritious soup for those cold winter nights. Make extra and freeze. Substitute veggies and protein as you like. 1 small peeled, seeded butternut squash 1-2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 2 carrots 2 large parsnips, peeled 10 to 15 garlic cloves, peeled, cut if extra large into medium […]

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Pickled Garlic

Pickled Garlic Use in everything you would use garlic for. Delicious, easy and so good for you.This recipe also works great with jalapeno peppers. Takes away a lot of the heat and intensifies flavor. 1 cup organic apple cider vinegar, you can also use wine or rice vinegar 1tbs. chili flakes 1 tbs. thyme 1 […]

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Garden Herb Blend

Garden Herb Blend Another great use for those dried herbs. This seasoning blend is great for adding antioxidants and flavor to soups, casseroles, veggies and meats, basically all your savory items. Feel free to substitute whatever herbs you have on hand. The base of dried garlic and onion is essential. You can get them in […]

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce 1 cup fresh Italian parsley ½ cup olive oil 1/3 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, peeled ¾ tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp oregano ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp salt Combine in food processor or mortar and pestle. Will keep in the refrigerator for weeks. Bring to room temperature […]

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