Recipes

Asian Pear Salad

February 12, 2018 Featured Recipe

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We love enjoying Asian pears in this salad, but go ahead and use whichever variety of pears you have on hand. (Apples are also pretty tasty in this salad). Use this recipe as a base for changing ingredients for your liking — we typically use whichever greens we have on hand. 1 Asian pear, peeled […]

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Tomato Soup

January 21, 2018 Featured Recipe

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Perfect to pair with a grilled cheese sandwich, this tomato soup recipe takes little time to prepare. If you prefer, top with bacon bits, alongside crusty bread — or as any grilled cheese lover will do . . . dip into the soup. 1 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, cut […]

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Spicy Noodles with Pork

January 18, 2018 Featured Recipe

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This gets a Four Star rating from my kids — i.e. each of them like this dinner. With 100% approval rating from the kids, that means there is less angst when I’m making it. And, because it takes about 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook, I’m not spending too much time in […]

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Chicken Soup with Fennel, Chickpeas, and Chard

January 17, 2018 Featured Recipe

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  This simple but luscious soup has all the basic elements of minestrone: broth, beans, and veggies. If you can find it, erbette chard is delicious to use. It’s sweet and nutty flavor adds a silky texture when cooked. You can even substituted curly kale. 1 large bunch of green chard (about 13 ounces) 2 […]

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Marshmallows

December 4, 2017 Candy/Confections

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It didn’t take long for this to be a family favorite around here! Once made, I decided to roll the marshmallows in crushed peppermint sticks to capture a bit of holiday flavor. But, don’t file this recipe under ‘Holiday’ because it is one you’ll want to make all year round. 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1-1/2 […]

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Delicata Squash Salad with Potatoes and Honey Mustard Dressing

November 16, 2017 Featured Recipe

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Looking for a new recipe to use up those delicious delicata squash? This salad is surprisingly easy to make, and is ideal as a starter, but can also be served as a light main meal. If you’re looking to transform it into a hearty main dish, go ahead and add a chicken breast and serve […]

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Spicy Pork and Cashew Stir Fry

November 8, 2017 Featured Recipe

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This flavorful stir fry is the perfect recipe to whip together after a long day at work. Quick and easy to make, plan on making extra for tomorrow’s lunch! 1 Tbsp medium-dry Sherry 2 tsp cornstarch 3 Tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp Asian sesame oil 3/4 lb. boneless pork loin, thinly sliced, then cut into […]

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Pork and Tomatillo Stew

October 17, 2017 Main Meals

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This pork stew is complemented with warm spices to create a flavor that will warm you from the inside, out. 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1-1/2 lbs. boneless pork loin, cut into 3-inch chunks salt and freshly ground pepper 2 large celery ribs, finely diced 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 Anaheim chile, seeded and […]

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

October 6, 2017 Beef

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Who’s too busy to cook? This quick and easy favorite is popular with my family. Be sure to select peppers that are flat on the bottom — they will stand up better while cooking. Fill it with ground meat, chicken sausage, or whatever your family craves! 6 large red bell peppers 2 Tbsp olive oil […]

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Forbidden Rice Ramen Spring Rolls

September 5, 2017 Appetizers

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This recipes has been hanging around in my ‘I have to try this’ pile for some time now. This past weekend, I finally got around to making these delicious spring rolls, a recipe from Lotus Foods. This morning, everyone went to school with them packed in their lunch — I believe we have a new […]

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