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 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 September 16th, 2014

Try this and delicious apple bread, it’s so easy you can make it most anytime for a quick and tasty dessert. So yummy right from the oven… even without the glaze. 1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2/3 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla […]

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Valarie Russell on July 28th, 2014

A surprising and FABULOUS cake full of fresh squash! No one would ever know… especially the kiddos!   3 cups sugar 3 cups flour 1½ teaspoons cinnamon 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 3 cups finely chopped yellow squash (do not peel) 4 eggs 1½ […]

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Valarie Russell on July 17th, 2013

Nothing about this recipe has anything to do with Russell Veggies or our produce…but it is delicious.  I  had bananas going to waste (cause we are so busy, we forget to eat them) so I decide to make Kenny some banana bread.  I usually use applesauce to make sure it’s moist, but this time I […]

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Valarie Russell on November 21st, 2012

If you are fortunate enough to have a friend like mine, Valerie Shealy, you would have fresh South Carolina pecans for this Thanksgiving recipe. While visiting her a while back she offered me some fresh organic pecans, of course being the pecan hound that I am, I accepted; and am now making a  rich, delicious, and […]

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Valarie Russell on October 24th, 2012

Buttercup Squash are part of the Turban squash family (hard shells with turban-like shapes) and are a popular variety of winter squash. This squash has a dark-green skin, sometimes accented with lighter green streaks.  It has a sweet and creamy orange flesh. This squash is much sweeter than other winter varieties. Buttercup Squash can be […]

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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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This year at our family dinner I decided to take some of our “European Mix” baby lettuce for a fresh Thanksgiving salad. I think it was a success, even my nephews gave their approval.  We always have the traditional Thanksgiving feast, complete with several casseroles, potatoes, dressing and the rest of the trimmings. Somehow we never considered starting […]

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