Fall Vegetable Butternut Squash

Curried Squash and Apple Soup Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons butter2 medium yellow onions, peeled & chopped2 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped4 cups water3 vegetable or chicken bouillon cubes2 apples, cored & chopped1 Tablespoon curry powder¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: 1. Heat butter in heavy stockpot over medium heat.  […]

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Fall Vegetable Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts à l’Orange Ingredients: 2½ cups trimmed Brussels sprouts (about 8 ounces), halved lengthwise2 teaspoons olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt⅛ teaspoons black pepper½ teaspoon grated orange rind2 tablespoons fresh orange juice Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425°F. 2. Place Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Add oil, salt, and pepper; toss to coat. […]

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Fall Vegetable Broccoli

Orzo-Broccoli Pilaf Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms½ cup chopped onion⅔ cup orzo 1- 14½ ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth½ cup shredded carrot1 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed⅛ teaspoon pepper2 cups small broccoli florets Directions: 1. In a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the mushrooms and onion […]

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Fall Vegetable Bok Choy

Sautéed Bok Choy Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 medium garlic cloves, minced1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (from ½-inch piece)¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes1½ pounds bok choy (about 2 medium bunches), cleaned, ends trimmed, and cut on the bias into 1-inch pieces1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon water¼ teaspoon toasted sesame oilSalt (optional) Directions: 1. In a […]

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Fall Vegetable Belgium Endive

Cream of Belgium Endive Soup Ingredients: 2 Belgium endives, cored1 white onion, diced1 garlic clove, minced2 tablespoons butter2 large potatoes, peeled and diced2 cups chicken broth1 cup milk or creamSalt and pepper to tasteChopped chivesDill sprigs for garnish Directions: 1. Mince the Belgian endives, reserving a few small leaves for garnish. 2. Sauté the onion, […]

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Fall Fruit Apple

Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce Ingredients: 6 McIntosh or other tart apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces2 Golden Delicious or other sweet apple, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces¼ cup water2 tablespoons pure maple syrup½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: 1. Combine apple pieces and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to maintain […]

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Fall Vegetable Acorn Squash

Cran-Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash Ingredients: 2 acorn squashboiling water, or apple juice2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces1/2 cup dried cranberries1 teaspoon cinnamon2 tablespoons melted butter or oilsalt and fresh ground black pepper to taste, optional Directions: 1. Cut squash in half and with a spoon, remove pulp and seeds. In a large […]

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Summer Fruits Strawberries

Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients: 2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced1 cup sugar2 cups all-purpose flour2 Tablespoons sugar3 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup heavy cream Topping Ingredients: 2 cups heavy whipping cream1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract2 Tablespoons granulated white sugar Directions: 1. Combine strawberries and sugar; set aside for about […]

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Summer Fruits Raspberries

Raspberry Orange Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup fresh raspberries 2 cups flour 2/3 cups packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cups sour creams1/3 cup canola oil 3 teaspoons orange zest, grated (about 1 orange) 1/3 cup orange juice 1 large egg Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Line a […]

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Summer Fruits Plums

Plum Kuchen Ingredients: 2 eggs1/3 cup milk3 Tablespoons butter, melted1 cup flour1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar, divided1 teaspoon baking powder1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg6 medium plums, pitted and halvedWhipped cream and additional ground nutmeg, optional Directions: 1. In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk and butter. 2. Combine […]

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Summer Fruits Peaches

Fresh Peach Brulee Ingredients: 4 fresh ripe peaches, halved and pitted 1/4 cup dark brown sugar  1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans       Directions: 1. Preheat broiler. Arrange peach halves cut-side up in a shallow baking dish. 2. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, […]

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Summer Fruits Nectarines

Nectarine Betty Ingredients: 4 cups fresh nectarines, sliced1/2 cup brown sugar, packed1/4 cup butter, melted2 cups day old bread cubes1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon cinnamon  Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Combine nectarines and brown sugar in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. 3. In a medium bowl, stir together […]

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Summer Fruits Melons

Cold Melon Soup Ingredients: 1 cup orange juice3 Tablespoons lime juice1 1/2 Tablespoons honey1 1/2 cups cantaloupe (peeled, seeded, and chopped)1 1/2 cups honeydew melon (peeled, seeded and chopped)1 cup apple cider  Directions: 1. Puree orange juice, lime juice, honey, half the cantaloupe and half the honeydew in a food processor or blender. 2. Transfer […]

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Summer Fruit Cherries

Cherry Pie Ingredients: 1 cup sugar (1 1/4 cup if using sour cherries)4 cups fresh pitted cherries1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 cup flourpastry for a double crust pie Directions: 1. Mix the sugar, cherries, cinnamon and flour together. 2. Pour mixture into a pastry-lined 9 inch pie pan. Place top crust on pie, cut slits in top […]

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Summer Fruit Cantaloupe

Fresh Cantaloupe Fruit Ice Ingredients: 2 medium cantaloupes; peeled and seeded1/2 cup sugar3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice  Directions: 1. Cut cantaloupe into chunks. 2. In a covered blender or food processor at medium speed, blend cantaloupe chunks and remaining ingredients until smooth. 3. Pour mixture into a 9″ baking pan. Cover with foil or plastic […]

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Summer Fruit Blueberries

Blueberry Monkey Bread Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups white sugar, divided into two 2/3 cup measures1 tablespoon ground cinnamon4 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough1 1/4 cups fresh blueberries10 Tablespoons butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup fresh blueberries Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly grease a 10 x 4 inch tube pan. […]

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Summer Fruit Blackberries

Blackberry Bars Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup flour6 Tablespoons powdered sugar1/8 teaspoon salt6 Tablespoons cold butter, cubed Filling: 1/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch2 cups fresh blackberries1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest Topping: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 teaspoon salt4 Tablespoons cold butter, cubed1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees […]

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Summer Vegetables Beets

Summer Sunshine Beets Ingredients: 4 large fresh beets1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate2 Tablespoons butter1/4 teaspoon cinnamonSalt to taste Directions: 1. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to boiling. Add the beets, lower temperature and simmer for 15 minutes. 2. Drain, then cool under running cold water. Remove the skins and cut each […]

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Summer Vegetables Bell Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers Ingredients: 4 to 6 large green bell peppers 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 (20 ounce) can whole tomatoes 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper, to taste 1 to 1 1/2 cups cooked rice 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese grated Parmesan cheese   Directions: 1. Cut tops […]

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Summer Vegetables Cucumbers

Creamed Cucumbers Ingredients: 4 large cucumbers1 1/2 cups water1/4 cup vinegar3 Tablespoons sugar1/4 cup cream1 pint sour cream5 Tablespoons regular mayonnaiseonion slices (optional) Directions: 1. Peel and slice cucumbers. Soak overnight in salt water, then drain and rinse.  2. In a bowl; mix  the water, vinegar and sugar. Add cream and mix well. 3. Mix […]

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Summer Vegetables Eggplant

Eggplant Tomato Parmesan Ingredients: 1 large eggplant2 Tablespoons salad oil2 cloves garlic, minced1 Tablespoon flour1 pound can stewed tomatoes, undrained1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon paprika1/8 teaspoon pepper1/4 teaspoon basilParmesan cheese Directions: 1. Peel and slice eggplant. Simmer, covered, in small amount of boiling, salted water for about 5 minutes.Drain thoroughly. 2. In hot oil […]

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Summer Fruit Apricots

Apricot Crisp Ingredients: 2 1/4 pounds fresh apricots, pitted and sliced 1 1/4 cups flour 1/4 cup crushed walnuts 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 2 sticks butter, cut into small cubes 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a shallow baking dish. 2. Cover […]

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Summer Vegetables Corn

Fresh Corn Chowder Ingredients: 2 sticks butter 4 bacon slices, chopped2 cups finely diced onion  12 ears of fresh sweet corn, kernels removed 4 minced garlic cloves3 quarts chicken broth1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 quart light cream 1 cup flour 1 cup finely diced celery1 teaspoon dried thyme 4 cups diced Yukon Gold potatoes, […]

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Summer Vegetables Green Beans

Country Style Green Beans and Potatoes Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans8 slices bacon, quartered1 small onion, chopped5 cups water1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 1/2 cups cubed red potatoes Directions: 1. Wash beans. Trim ends and remove strings.  2. Cut into 1 1/2-inch slices; set aside. Fry bacon until crisp, then remove from pan […]

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