Posts Tagged ‘Seasonal Produce’

Apple Cider Pancakes

Heather says: Whenever birthday season rolls around, we like to give the birthday child a few treats of their own choosing, within reason. I do believe my middle child is a budding foodie. The days leading up to his birthday he talked about how he wanted to have apple pancakes for breakfast, something we have…

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Easy Grilled Foil Vegetable Packets

Heather says: Get ready to grill.  Today we’re using foil packets to to turn a pile of vegetables into a fantastic summer side dish. Actually if you look at the portions, the grilled vegetables were the main feature. I would like, at least while we’re rolling in produce, for you to consider treating vegetables as…

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Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet Recipe – Hearty Winter Fare

Bobbie says: Winter was almost ignoring us here in south central Pennsylvania:  not too frigid and hardly any snow, and heck, I even wore shorts last week. Well, indoors, at least.  Then that stupid groundhog saw his shadow on February 2, signaling six more weeks of winter. And then, someone must have passed the message…

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Apple Cider Oatmeal

Heather says: Autumn mornings require the scent of apples and cinnamon. This apple cider oatmeal gets all the sweetness it needs from the naturally occurring sugars in the cider, apples, and raisins. Please taste it before adding any additional sugar at the table, I’m certain you’ll agree that it’s perfect as is. If you want…

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Cheddar Cauliflower Bites

Heather says: I’m not sure whether to file these cheddar broccoli  cauliflower bites under, breakfast, side dish, or healthy snack. The truth of the matter is everyone in the house attacked cauliflower for what may be the first time in their lives. In the future, I think I will tweak this recipe (and update with…

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How to Grill Fruit

Brian says: Fruits are healthy and very good for you, we all are well aware of this fact, but what you might not realize is when you add flame to your fruit basket, a whole new realm is opened up to both you and your dining partners. Grilled fruits can be as versatile as any…

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Simple Radish and Egg Salad

Bobbie says: Radishes are one of my favorite veggies and while I love them straight-from-the-garden plain, I’d been wondering if there wasn’t something more that could be done with them. Well, here’s something a little different : a simple radish and egg salad that goes together in a snap. The sour cream and eggs counter…

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Braised Kale Recipe

Bobbie says: Come on over to the dark side* – dark, leafy greens are good for you, and can be quite tasty. It’s time to leave the relative comfort zone of the mild-mannered spinach. This easy Braised Kale recipe is an excellent choice for venturing into greens unknown. It’s quick to prepare, even for a…

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Braised Rutabaga: Fearless Friday Recipe #31

Heather says: Fearless Fridays are about pushing our culinary boundaries, lately I’ve done well with purchasing seasonal vegetables, but the actually cooking the produce in a recipe part has been kicking my butt. I suppose I should cut myself a little slack, as I have been out of town. What have you done fearlessly in…

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Seasonal Recipes February

Heather says: It’s still winter and the season’s interesting produce choices will still be lingering for a while, yet. Have you attempted to work any seasonal foods into your menu? Learning to utilize seasonal vegetables is a way average consumers can attempt to keep money within their local economies. Not every community has a Community…

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Green Beans, Roasted

Heather says: Fearless Fridays are a chance for readers of this site to share what they’ve been trying in the kitchen. It doesn’t have to be fancy, all I ask is that it be a new recipe or a new technique. Share a link to your effort in the McKlinky or tell us about it…

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Rutabaga, Mashed A Fearless Friday Experiment

Heather says: Welcome to the Fearless Friday that almost wasn’t. I’ve been under the weather and limited to soups and very soft foods. Being the masochist I am, I’ve also been paging through and drooling over my cookbooks waiting for the day I can manage them. Thursday’s dinner prep rolled around and as I stood there,…

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Spinach Salad with Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Feta

Heather says: Vegetarians rejoice, there’s no bacon in this wilted spinach salad. Also, this is more of a wilted spinach salad template than a recipe. If you don’t like feta, use a crumbly cheese you do like. If you hate pecans, but love walnuts, great! Use those. If there are no bunches of spinach at…

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