Valarie Russell on July 24th, 2018

My brother has been raving about his fiancée making Zucchini Au Gratin so I thought I might give it a try. I’m not sure of her exact recipe but here’s my take on it. It’s easy  and low carb too.   4 cups sliced raw zucchini 1 small onion, peeled and sliced thin salt and […]

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Valarie Russell on July 10th, 2018

This is one of Kenny’s favorite casseroles and he suggested I share with all of you. It’s really delicious… but maybe not so healthy. Enjoy! 2 cups eggplants, chopped ½ cup celery, chopped ½ cup bell pepper, chopped ½ cup onion, chopped 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup 1 (4 ounce) jar […]

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Valarie Russell on June 12th, 2018

This recipe is a quick and flavorful way to use up an otherwise unassuming gourd. Simply baked with a slathering of marinara sauce, a sprinkling of cheese, and topped with crispy toasted garlic breadcrumbs (perhaps the best part of the entire thing). It’s like a deconstructed eggplant parmesan… but with squash (although you could very […]

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Valarie Russell on September 26th, 2017

This is the perfect season for fixing this quick, easy and delicious salad. Perfect for any dinner or family gathering. Hope you like this as much as we do. Enjoy!   1 head broccoli 6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1/2 cup chopped red onion 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, cut into very small chunks […]

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Valarie Russell on September 19th, 2017

This hummus is crazy delicious. It’s savory, creamy, smoky, subtly spiced, slightly sweet from the squash and lemony. This is the perfect dip to have on hand for a week of healthy snacking. It would also be great for entertaining or taking along to parties. It gets its flavor from both roasted and fresh garlic, […]

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Valarie Russell on September 12th, 2017

This is a favorite of mine, great side dish with any meal. We especially like it with chicken and turkey at Thanksgiving. It’s so good it could be dessert!   2 small acorn squash whole 3/4 cup cranberries ½  tsp orange zest ¼ cup  water 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 tbsp brown […]

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Valarie Russell on September 5th, 2017

My latest infatuation is with the sweet flavor and hearty texture of kabocha squash, and when I saw these personal-sized beauties I knew I wanted to  stuff them. But with what? I wanted to match kabocha’s big flavor, so I opted for salty, spiced sausage, creamy ricotta and earthy sage. Add in red onion for […]

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Valarie Russell on August 29th, 2017

Also known as Bohemian squash or sweet potato squash, delicata has a rich yellow flesh and a buttery, sweet-corn like taste. The skin is edible and delicious as well. Low in calories and high in fiber, delicata is a good source of vitamin A. There are so many ways you could flavor this squash. Below […]

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Valarie Russell on August 1st, 2017

Summer Squash Salad (or Zucchini Carpaccio) thinly sliced summer squash served with olive oil, lemon juice, mint, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nuts. Someone shared this with me and we tried it and liked it as well. I think next time I will try with basil in place of the mint for and Italian flare. […]

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Valarie Russell on July 25th, 2017

Another “Guest Post” this week… One of our regular patrons, Sue, was talking to Kenny at the market this past Saturday and shared this recipe with him. She said it was delicious.  I haven’t made it for him yet, but plan to one night soon. It does sound like something he would really like, especially […]

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