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Vegetable Bean Soup

Filed in Real Food by on January 6, 2020 0 Comments
Vegetable Bean Soup

Use your canned, frozen, or dried vegetables to make this easy – but satisfying vegetable bean soup. Even the kids will slurp it up!

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Guilty Pleasures – Cranberry Fluff

Filed in Real Food by on December 10, 2019 0 Comments
Guilty Pleasures – Cranberry Fluff

Comforting cranberries, whipped cream, and marshmallows combine for a special holiday guilty pleasure.

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Best Gifts for Food Preservers and Cooking Enthusiasts

Filed in Canning and Preserving, Uncategorized by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Food Preservers and Cooking Enthusiasts

Find the perfect gift for all the cooks on your list.
Get your favorite food preserver a magazine subscription or a new cookbook.
Canning Journals, out-of-print books, and limited-edition jars are fantastic gifts for cooking and preserving hobbyists.

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Best Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers

Filed in Grow Your Own Food by on December 9, 2019 0 Comments
Best Gifts for Gardeners and Plant Lovers

Find the perfect gift for the plant lovers on your list, without busting your budget.
Get your favorite gardener a magazine subscription or a new planner.
Growing kits and live plants are great gifts for gardeners, houseplant enthusiasts, and kids too!

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Last Minute Cranberry-Blueberry Sauce

Filed in Canning and Preserving by on November 27, 2019 0 Comments
Last Minute Cranberry-Blueberry Sauce

Why make cranberry sauce at home? So that you will be in charge of freshness, sweetness, ingredients, and unusual flavor additions.

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Wrestling Winter Squash: Don’t Get Beat Up by Your Squash!

Filed in Recipes From the Garden by on November 18, 2019 0 Comments
Wrestling Winter Squash: Don’t Get Beat Up by Your Squash!

  • Preparing hard winter squash can be downright dangerous if you are attacking it with a sharp knife! There are some easy ways to avoid a trip to the emergency room though.

  • Squashes, one of the few native American foods, are worth the extra effort. Not only are they tasty, all parts are useful and nutritious too.

  • Winter squash can be prepared hundreds of ways; everything from stuffed to pickled and savory to sweet.

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Thanksgiving Bean Casserole

Filed in Real Food by on November 15, 2019 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Bean Casserole

The casserole is a satisfying main course for vegetarians, a low-carb side dish for diabetics, and a tasty side dish for the meat eaters at your Thanksgiving table. I think we can all agree that a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is not designed for vegetarians, low-carb followers, or anyone who likes to eat light meals. Turkey, […]

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Savory Squash Pie Recipe

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on November 13, 2019 0 Comments
Savory Squash Pie Recipe

Combine Butternut or Buttercup squash with Feta cheese and leeks to make a savory winter squash pie. Using phyllo dough keeps it light but satisfying. I also appreciate winter squash’s versatility. It can be steamed, boiled, baked, roasted, stuffed, mashed, fried, turned into jam, or soup, or pancakes, or substituted for pasta. It can even […]

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Do We Still Need Cookbooks?

Filed in Real Food, Uncategorized by on October 16, 2019 0 Comments
Do We Still Need Cookbooks?

Is there a reason to buy a cookbook today? Can’t we get everything we want from online recipes? October is National Cookbook Month, a time to peruse book shop shelves and find new ways to prepare the harvest. But today, when we can quickly find a recipe for anything we could possibly want online, do […]

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5 Ways to Use Late-Season Cherry Tomatoes

Filed in Real Food by on October 2, 2019 0 Comments
5 Ways to Use Late-Season Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes are like the Energizer Bunny of the tomato world. They start producing early, and just keep going – long after their larger siblings give up for the winter. But there are many ways to save and use late-season cherry tomatoes, before the frost finishes them off for another year! America’s favorite backyard garden […]

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