Valarie Russell on June 20th, 2017

It’s that time of year again… squash is getting plentiful, here is another quick and easy way to use them up. These are much like kale chips, light and crispy. Kids will gobble them up as soon as you set them out. This is a single serving size, you can do multiple squashes for the […]

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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 23rd, 2012

Many moons ago, Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest discovered the pleasures of planking—cooking fish on wood over a smoldering fire. Plank grilling is easy. It’s fast and tastes phenomenal. Start with precut wood planks from Russell Veggies or get some from the local cooking stores. Cedar, cherry, hickory, pecan, maple, apple and alder work […]

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Valarie Russell on September 8th, 2010

  This recipe was just given to me by my Aunt Jo. The last time she came to the house I sent her home with loads of yellow squash and asked  her to give me one of her recipes for using yellow summer squash. I haven’t fixed it yet but she swears it good. It sounds […]

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Valarie Russell on September 4th, 2010

A few years ago I found this in one of my Taste of Home magazines and thought I would try it for Kenny.  He loved it, of course he loves just about anything that I cook for him. (as long as I just cook something for him) This is not your everyday use of butternut […]

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Valarie Russell on August 18th, 2010

Kenny’s grandmother used to make this pie for the family. He always talked about “Dal da” and this special pie, I started looking for a recipe so I could try to make it for him. This is the recipe I now use to make this for him and he says it comes close to being […]

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Valarie Russell on August 14th, 2010

One of the best and most successful dishes I have ever made was Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Bisque, courtesy of Epicurious and Bon Appetit. It ripped me, and subsequently many others, out of the halls of squash dislike because rather than relying on the overused habits of squash with sweetness, this soup revels in […]

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Valarie Russell on August 11th, 2010

The flesh of spaghetti squash comes out in long strands, very much resembling the noodles for which it is named. In this recipe, the ‘noodles’ are tossed with vegetables and feta cheese. You can substitute different vegetables, but be sure to use ones that have contrasting colors.

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