Valarie Russell on June 13th, 2017

Bacon Pea Salad We have been blessed with an bumper crop of English peas this season… one of my favorite salads takes advantage of this blessing. Hope you enjoy as much as our family does. 1 pound of bacon cooked according to package instructions, drained and crumbled or finely chopped 2 pounds frozen peas thawed in […]

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Valarie Russell on May 24th, 2016

This recipes isn’t mine, but one from the National Honey Board.  I attended the Taste of Home cooking school last week and this was one of the recipes we were taught. I thought I would share it this week, it’s delicious.  Hope you enjoy. 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 oz. each 9 cups – lightly […]

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Valarie Russell on April 14th, 2015

Aah yes, I have a salad to share with you today. It’s fresh, healthy and full of color! A much needed departure from all the cooked foods we have been devouring lately. If you’re anything like us, we tend to eat more cooked foods in the winter. It seems to be somewhat instinctual but a good […]

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Valarie Russell on May 20th, 2014

It’s lettuce time… try Kenny’s all time favorite salad.  He would eat this everyday if I would make it for him.  This is a recipe his mom used to make and the same dressing my grandmother used on her German potato salad.  It is so good! 1 /2 pound bag lettuce (Black Simpson is best) washed but […]

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Valarie Russell on February 4th, 2014

On these cold winter days Kenny and I both enjoy a good pot of soup. We both love potato soup, him with no cheese me with lots.  This week since I was doing the cooking…I won out.  This is one of my favorite recipes, hope you enjoy.   1/2 lb. thick-sliced bacon, diced 1 onion, diced 1 cup […]

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Valarie Russell on September 18th, 2013

While chowder might be considered a fall or winter dish, there is nothing like fresh corn that is slightly charred on the grill to kick it up a notch!  Also, you may decide to roast your own red peppers, that’s what I do. This is a great soup using fresh corn, roasted red peppers and […]

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Valarie Russell on August 13th, 2012

Some of you may have seen these zucchini on Saturday at the market; others of you got them in your “Basket of the Week”. I thought I might share a recipe or two with you so you might use them this week. The first one is a stuffed  zucchini recipe I found on soupbelly.com and tried […]

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Valarie Russell on June 7th, 2012

The cabbage is a green, leafy plant that forms part of the Brassicaceae family.  Other members of this family include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, cauliflower and kale.  The leafy portion of the cabbage cluster is generally the only portion of the plant that is eaten, raw, cooked or preserved. Cabbage is used in many popular […]

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Valarie Russell on July 7th, 2011

The garden in over-run with cucumbers so now what to do with all of them?  How about trying one of my mom’s favorite sandwich, homemade Benedictine and Bacon.  It’s quick and easy to make, and quite delicious too. Ingredients: 2 medium  cucumbers, peeled, grated and drained of moisture 1 bunch green onions, chopped fine 8 […]

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