Valarie Russell on June 18th, 2019

Creamy Pea Salad is flavored with bacon, cheddar cheese, and red onion. Makes a great potluck side! 1/4 cup Mayonnaise 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 cups peas 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded 4 slices bacon, cooked and […]

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Valarie Russell on June 11th, 2019

This is a quick pickle beet and the perfect recipe for the newbie to try their hand at preparing.  It’s not your typical pickled beet because it doesn’t require all the spices. This one will get your taste buds excited and may lead you to try the traditional ones. My favorite way to eat these pickled […]

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Valarie Russell on June 4th, 2019

A healthy, raw Chard Salad, packed with summer veggies and chickpeas- vegan and gluten free, this hearty Mediterranean Salad tastes great stuffed into a toasted Pita. 4–6 cups shredded chard 1 colored pepper – sliced 4 sliced radishes – sliced ½ cucumber – sliced 6 cherry tomatoes- cut in half or tomato cut in wedges […]

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Valarie Russell on May 15th, 2019

Asparagus makes a striking topping on this easy-to-assemble tart. Kenny absolutely loves this; I have made it three times for him this asparagus season. 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (10×15 inches), thawed ¼ cup sour cream 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced thin 1lb. asparagus, cleaned and trimmed 2 cloves garlic, diced or grated ½ small onion, sliced thin […]

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Valarie Russell on October 13th, 2018

This is one of my personal favorite soups, I used to make homemade bread bowls to serve it in… but times have changed and we try really hard to avoid those extra carbs.(But, it’s absolutely delicious that way!) It’s the perfect meal to make when Kenny brings fresh cut broccoli and cauliflower inside.  Hope you […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2018

This recipe is incredibly easy to pull together, and although it takes about an hour to make, most of that is hands-off baking time, and there’s only about 5 minutes’ worth of prepping and chopping. Simply slice the squash in half, scoop the seeds, and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes to soften […]

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Valarie Russell on September 11th, 2018

As summer comes to a close, squash once again makes its grand appearance at the farmer’s market. And, if you ask me, it’s never too early to get back into squash season. Sweet, hearty winter squashes are my favorite because they’re so versatile – they’re great in soups, hashes, and especially curries. Even better, they’re […]

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Valarie Russell on September 4th, 2018

What is a Thai eggplant? It’s a dinky little eggplant, and if you lop off the top and quarter them, they make a great ingredient in many dishes. Try this simple and delicious Thai eggplant recipe. 8-10 THAI EGGPLANT (quartered) 1½ cup ONION (chopped) 1 cup RED BELL PEPPER (chopped) 4 cloves GARLIC (finely chopped) […]

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Valarie Russell on August 28th, 2018

This is a delicious, quick and easy salad to make for any meal. I sometimes add salmon or chicken for a dinner entrée. This makes plenty for Kenny and myself, but could be doubled easily to feed more. 1 Asian pear, thin sliced (can be peeled) 2 cups mixed baby greens ¼ cup crumbled feta […]

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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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