Valarie Russell on June 19th, 2013

My sister, Stephanie, sent me this recipe to share this summer when our veggies started coming in… well they’re in!  It looked so yummy I had to try it when we finally got our first tomatoes. Might I say…DELICIOUS, you have to try it for yourself! Last week my friend, Valerie, pass along the same recipe… […]

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Valarie Russell on August 8th, 2012

Have you ever walked around the produce section of your local store and located the display of recipe cards? The purpose of this is to make their customers purchase more, and it works well if customers pick them up and buy the ingredients used to complete the recipes. Well, last fall I was at Meijers and noticed […]

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Valarie Russell on June 11th, 2012

This is so easy you can fix as a side dish with any dinner, it’s especially good with our “candy” onions.  You can prep this and throw in the oven while you get the remainder of your meal ready. This is all you need:   2 small to medium yellow summer squash per person 1/2 small onion […]

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Valarie Russell on January 24th, 2012

This is a great tasting salad I like to make when raspberries are in season, but I do purchase raspberries out of season to make this when we have fresh spinach available. I use my homemade raspberry vinegar when available, but often use Marzetti’s Raspberry vinaigrette in place of making it fresh. This picture is […]

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Valarie Russell on January 24th, 2012

This is an absolutely wonderful fresh tomato soup, however it’s kind of hard to make this soup fresh in the winter when the tomatoes and peppers are gone for the season.  This is one of my Mom’s favorite soups and she asked me to post it for her and her friends. So here is a quick way […]

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Valarie Russell on January 10th, 2012

This comforting stew makes a hearty meal when served with a salad and crusty bread. This is much like my Rustic Cabbage Soup; both are delicious and well worth trying. 2 cans white beans (rinsed & drained) 32 oz of  vegetable broth  or (low sodium chicken broth for you non-vegetarians) 1 bay leaf 1 generous […]

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Valarie Russell on December 7th, 2011

This is the classic “French Onion” soup we know and love. With it’s cheesy, toasty top it’s decadent and delicious on a cold winter’s night. It’s much simpler to make than you might think, yet will be a special treat by all who consume it. I used our wonderful “Candy” onions for this and what […]

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Valarie Russell on November 30th, 2011

We seem to have an abundance of cabbage right now so I started thinking about how I could use some. I made cabbage casserole for Thanksgiving dinner with the family, made veggie soup with some then decided to try and come up with something a little different.  Well, this is different alright but oh so delicious, Kenny said it […]

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Valarie Russell on October 18th, 2011

My niece, Amanda, from Seattle sent me this recipe earlier this week, so since we have plenty of spaghetti squash I decided to try this recipe for myself. Delicious!  I made as a vegetarian style side dish, but she often adds chicken which makes it a main course. INGREDIENTS: 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

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Valarie Russell on October 18th, 2011

While on vacation at Lake Barkley a couple of weeks ago, my sister and I cooked the entire trip.  This was one of the  soups that we fixed, it was fairly easy to prepare and you could really taste the apples and onions.  This is a really delicious creamy soup and diffidently worth trying for yourself on […]

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