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 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 July 4th, 2017

I love these cute little summer squash, these could easily be stuffed with a vegetarian mix. Try quinoa or rice, borrowing from a stuffed pepper recipe. One squash makes a very filling dinner.   4 Small Ronde De Nice summer squash 1 pound ground beef 1 cup finely crushed bread crumbs 2 teaspoons unsalted butter […]

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Valarie Russell on June 20th, 2017

This is another great use of all the abundant squash now available. It makes a great side dish for any meal… delicious too.   3 pounds yellow squash, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 eggs 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Valarie Russell on April 25th, 2017

This is a light and refreshing dish, it could be used as a main course with salad and crusty bread or as a side dish with and meat entrée. Either way it’s a delicious way to use the fresh local asparagus this spring.   1 lb asparagus 1 lb linguine 3 tablespoons butter 3⁄4 cup heavy […]

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Valarie Russell on December 13th, 2016

Repost… I found this recipe in a Better Home and Gardens cookbook… I received an entire set from my sister after graduation in 1976. I started using them soon after, when my son was small I ran across this recipe again and tried it just because of the name.  We made them together and left […]

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Valarie Russell on April 12th, 2016

The splash of vodka works as a flavor enhancer, adding a little jolt to the creamy sauce. This was one of Kenny’s favorite meatless Monday meals.  I served with a small salad and garlic bread.   8 ounces uncooked fettuccine 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces 3/4 teaspoon kosher […]

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Valarie Russell on November 24th, 2015

This is a beautiful dish that can really shine as a holiday meal, or any time you want to add a little something fancy to the dinner table. It’s so easy, it will make you look like it took hours to create. 2 acorn squash 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 1 cup fresh cranberries 1/3 cup brown […]

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Valarie Russell on October 13th, 2015

Homemade apple muffins recipe with walnuts is a welcome addition to your morning, everybody loves homemade goodies, and these muffins are no exception! 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 3/4 cup milk 1  large apple, peeled, cored, and […]

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