Recipes

Plum Salad

June 22, 2017 Featured Recipe

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We’re up to our necks in plums right now! Sweet and full of flavor, we just can’t let these delicious yellow plums go to waste! Beyond tarts and jam, we enjoy them in salads. This recipe is sure to please a crowd. 1 lb small plums (about 8) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp fresh pepper […]

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Roasted Beet Hummus

June 13, 2017 Condiments

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Take the traditional hummus to the next level by adding roasted beets. The deep, rich flavor of beets gives this hummus a complex flavor that is perfect for dipping with vegetables, tortilla chips, and even spreading on toasted French bread. 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup chopped beets, peeled and cut […]

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Betsy’s Secret Sauce

June 12, 2017 Condiments

The garden at our elementary school is one of our kids’ favorite places. Here, Betsy, the garden teacher, introduces the students to the idea of planning and growing a garden, and also gives them the opportunity to eat a lot of goodies that they grow. At the end of the year, the kids make edible […]

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Meyer Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing

June 12, 2017 Recipes

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Mix things up tonight with this delicious dressing for your favorite salad. 2 large garlic cloves, minced very fine zest from one Meyer lemon 1/4 cup Meyer lemon juice (approx. 2 large lemons) 1 Tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard 1 tsp. honey 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar 2 tsp. heavy cream Whisk together all ingredients except […]

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Chocolate Pudding

June 12, 2017 Desserts

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Forget the box, this chocolate pudding recipe is creamy, delicious and quick to make. The recipe says the pudding needs to set for several hours, but I find that it is usually ready in less than an hour. Enjoy! 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup, plus 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa1/8 tsp salt 1/3 cup warm water […]

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Multi-Bean Salad

May 25, 2017 Featured Recipe

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This festive colorful salad is good with cornbread and any soup. Also try serving at room temperature over hot rice (you can melt some cheese into the rice) with steamed tortillas. Try making the salad with a combination of 1 cup each: pinto, kidney, black, and garbanzo beans. Dry beans need to soak at least […]

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Toaster Tarts (Pop Tarts)

May 1, 2017 Breakfast

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Surprisingly this recipe for tasty toaster tarts (from King Arthur Flour) are not hard to make at all! They’re a favorite breakfast ‘treat’, and also for an after school snack. We only wish the recipe made more – we always have to double it! Fill them with cinnamon and sugar, jam, or your own favorite […]

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Basic Pasta Dough Recipe

April 21, 2017 Featured Recipe

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Whenever it’s time for homemade pasta, we turn to this quick and easy recipe from Bob’s Red  Mill®. 1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Semolina Flour. 1/2 tsp salt, optional 2 eggs or 5 egg whites, beaten 2 Tbsp water 2 Tbsp olive oil Combine semolina flour and salt, if using. Add beaten eggs (or egg […]

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Buttermilk Waffles

April 17, 2017 Breakfast

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Traditional buttermilk waffles can be transformed with different flavors. Fold 2 very ripe mashed bananas and 1/2 cup chopped nuts into the batter, or sprinkle the batter with cinnamon sugar before closing the waffle iron for a sweet and spicy crust. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1-1/2 […]

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Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars

April 17, 2017 Breakfast & Brunch

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Quick, delicious and filling, these energy bars will keep you fueled until mealtime. 1/2 cup dates 1 cup quick oats, old fashioned rolled oats are also fine 1 apple, cored 1/2 cup pecans 1 Tbsp flax meal 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 […]

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