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 May 3rd, 2016

It’s asparagus time, here is a delicious soup I made for Kenny using mostly stems leftover from pickling asparagus this week.  We had with a salad and some crusty bread I purchased at the market this weekend.   1 lb asparagus spears, trimmed 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 green onions, thinly sliced 2 cups vegetable […]

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Valarie Russell on April 26th, 2016

Asparagus is sautéed until tender and flavored with young green onions. This ricotta quiche is great for groups and healthier without the crust. Enjoy with a fresh spring salad. 2 cups asparagus, chopped bite size 2  green onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced salt and pepper, to taste 4 large eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup ricotta […]

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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 March 29th, 2016

This easy slow cooker soup is loaded with veggies, beans, and whole wheat pasta! It is the perfect meal for “Meatless Monday!  1 small red or yellow onion, diced  2 small carrots, diced  2 celery stalks, diced  4 cloves garlic, minced  1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces  1 (28 […]

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Valarie Russell on March 15th, 2016

Our  “Meatless Mondays” continue, this week was roasted Brussel sprouts. This was plenty for me but, Kenny opted to add a baked potato with his meal.  The Brussel sprouts were amazing. 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup onion, thin sliced ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper, Coarse Ground 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed […]

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Valarie Russell on March 1st, 2016

Meatless Mondays is a recent global campaign aimed at lowering our overall meat consumption for our health and the environment. Believe it or not, the movement has a history stretching back to World War I. It all started with Herbert Hoover prior to his presidency… and it was originally Tuesdays, not Mondays, when Americans were […]

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Valarie Russell on November 17th, 2015

I have to tell you this is a recipe I received from the chef at Publix grocery store in St. Augustine this past week. He was giving one of their weekly cooking demos and I stopped to watch his presentation.  I was so glad I did, it’s delicious.  I hung around until he was finished cooking […]

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Valarie Russell on October 27th, 2015

There comes a time every year when we start to get really excited about all the things we can roast and all the different hearty dinners we can make that warm us up and keep us feeling good…and this dish is no exception! Butternut squash has just the right touch of sweetness and basically goes great […]

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Valarie Russell on July 28th, 2015

If you are over run with zucchini, you may want to try this creamy and tangy Middle Eastern zucchini dip recipe, also known as Koosa Ma Laban, is best served with baked pita chips or crunchy vegetables.   2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium zucchini, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup low-fat or […]

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