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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Valarie Russell on September 22nd, 2015

Its fall and time for some great recipes for our winter squashes. This dish is so simple and quick to prepare you can have dinner on the table in less than thirty minutes.  You could use this in several different applications… add some bowtie pasta a bit of olive oil and toss. Maybe puree the […]

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Valarie Russell on August 11th, 2015

This makes an excellent breakfast bread or a light dinner dessert by adding some vanilla ice-cream.  Made some for Kenny this morning, over half is already gone.   1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda […]

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