BAKED ZUCCHINI STICKS…A Garden Fresh Recipe

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So good, I had to share, again! Today, class, it being late summer and all, we’re going to examine our zucchini facts: •Zucchini is always at the end of any A-to-Z food list; •Zucchini and fruitcake are the undeserving targets of many a joke; •The zucchini plant literally grows like a weed, making it absolutely ubiquitous in vegetable gardens across America;… Continue reading BAKED ZUCCHINI STICKS…A Garden Fresh Recipe

Grilled White Potato Salad w/ Vidalia Onions

Ingredients 2 pounds baby red potatoes 1/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano 2 teaspoons thinly sliced fresh chives 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon black … Continue reading Grilled White Potato Salad w/ Vidalia Onions

Sautéed Kale and Sweet Vidalia

Ingredients 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, halved and sliced thinly 1 head kale, washed, and thinly sliced salt to taste 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (optional) 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) Instructions Preheat a skillet over low heat. Add the oil and heat gently. Add the onion, stir to coat with oil, then saute for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. This slow cooking over … Continue reading Sautéed Kale and Sweet Vidalia

Easy Blooming Onion

The blooming onion is an impressive looking appetizer, and one that’s great to share. Follow this simple recipe on how to slice and fry a blooming onion. INGREDIENTS 1 large onion 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 dried/ground teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 eggs 1 cup milk DIRECTIONS Mix all dry ingredients together in one … Continue reading Easy Blooming Onion

Sweet Basil’s F1 Pyredoodles

Meet our…Pyredoodles! Suga is a full blooded solid white Great Pyrenees and Dash is a full blooded Parti colored Royal Standard Poodle. These F1 hybrid pups were born on February 5, and will be 9 weeks old on April 9.  Why breed for a Hybrid, you might ask? Because they’re the best of both worlds! We have worked on this particular Hybrid for almost three … Continue reading Sweet Basil’s F1 Pyredoodles

Irish Colcannon

Since we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and the Irish- we are sharing our favorite “green” and Irish recipes using this week’s Market Basket ingredients. This recipe is sure to be a hit in your family- delicious plus gives homemade mashed potatoes an extra healthy boost!  Ingredients 4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks Salt 5-6 Tbsp unsalted butter (with more butter for serving) … Continue reading Irish Colcannon

Broccoli Squash Bake

  Ingredients 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups sliced yellow summer squash 1 egg 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese 1/4 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard Dash cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Directions In a large skillet, stir-fry broccoli in butter for 3 minutes. Add squash. Cook 3 minutes longer or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Transfer to a … Continue reading Broccoli Squash Bake

Pizza Baked Potatoes

PIZZA BAKED POTATOES   While you can most certianly put together a batch of these using any old pepperoni, I used the mini pepperoni and heard nothing but praise from my children.  Because the sauce is such a huge component to the flavor of this recipe, don’t go cheap.  Buy a can full of the really good stuff.  You’ll be glad you did. INGREDIENTS 3 … Continue reading Pizza Baked Potatoes

Grapefruit Brûlée

Oatmeal isn’t the only heart-friendly breakfast: Enjoying one grapefruit a day can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels by 15.5% and triglycerides by 27%, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Grapefruit Brûlée “Top grapefruit slices with a little butter and brown sugar and run them under the broiler for an easy, healthy dessert.”Recipe By: EatingWell Test Kitchen Ingredients 3 large pink … Continue reading Grapefruit Brûlée

Un-stuffed Bell Peppers

INGREDIENTS  1.5 lbs browned ground beef 1/2 large sweet yellow onion 2 medium green bell peppers 4 cloves fresh garlic (minced) 1 can of Rotel tomatoes 1 can of crushed tomatoes 2 cups cooked rice 1.5 cups shredded cheese ( I used mixed cheddar) INSTRUCTIONS Sauté onion , peppers, garlic in butter (olive oil works, too!) until softened and onions are clear. Mix all ingredients except … Continue reading Un-stuffed Bell Peppers