Valarie Russell on September 1st, 2015

This is a light and refreshing lunch or a side dish with dinner, and a great use of summer veggies. It’s delicious, but the second time I made it I decided to add grilled chicken for a complete meal in a bowl.  I marinated 2 chicken breast in the some of the KRAFT Zesty Lime […]

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Valarie Russell on July 21st, 2014

This is one of my favorite summer salads, it’s delicious as well as beautiful. A great way to make use of the veggies in season.  It could be a meal in it’s self, served with a hunk of skillet cornbread. Yummy!   2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels […]

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Valarie Russell on August 19th, 2013

Super side dish, quick and easy… one of our new favorite summer dinners.  Kenny doesn’t really like the cilantro so I have on occasion switched to basil, both ways are delicious. 4 medium new potatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears) 1 1/2 teaspoons thinly sliced garlic 1/4 teaspoon […]

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Valarie Russell on July 10th, 2013

4 large eggs, beaten 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground pepper 1 tablespoon fresh basil ~ chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano ~ chopped 3 cups grated zucchini 1 cup fresh sweet corn off the cob 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour   In a large bowl, combine […]

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Valarie Russell on September 24th, 2012

I wanted to make something savory and packed with flavor, enough to be a meal all on its own. Acorn squash has 145% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin A, along with Vitamin C, B, folate, and a hefty dose of beta carotene! Add in the black beans for protein, the tomatoes as an […]

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Valarie Russell on October 5th, 2011

I watched Mark Bittman prepare this corn chowder on the Today Show one morning and with all the fabulous corn we had  at the farmer’s market this year, I couldn’t wait to try it. One unique step that he does that adds tons of flavor to the broth, is boil the corn cobs in the water. Our […]

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Valarie Russell on August 25th, 2011

I had a request to publish my recipe on stuffed peppers.  So here it is…. I’ve been making stuffed peppers for years and I’ve tried all kinds of recipes but not until the last several years have I really liked what I cooked. Kenny would eat just about any recipe I tried and tell me that […]

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Valarie Russell on January 20th, 2011

This is my quick corn cake recipe, we love it with a variety of our bean dish suppers. Sometimes we top with butter and sometimes we love to drizzle with honey.  Try this it’s delicious! We use local honey purchased from Hillview Farms in Depauw, Indiana.  We carry their products at the New Albany Farmer’s Market.  Watch […]

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Valarie Russell on January 16th, 2011

This recipe makes the most of local farm-fresh ingredients such as cherry tomatoes and corn.  Roasting the corn and tomatoes enhances their flavor, and the little ear-shaped pieces of pasta serve as perfect nests for the sauce.  Serve with a salad for a quick, easy and light meal. Ingredients: 2 ears corn, husked 2 tablespoons […]

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Valarie Russell on August 29th, 2010

  4 ears of corn, cut from the cob 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, minced 1 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed if you want it less spicy) Lime vinaigrette: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon honey Salt and pepper    […]

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