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Category: Cooking From The Garden (mostly)

Easy Southern Green Beans Recipe

I know, I live in the south so it’s kind of obligatory that I know how to make southern green beans, Right? Well kind of. Besides some people down here think it’s the only way to cook green beans. But let me tell you what lead…

50 Recipes For The Christmas and Thanksgiving Table.

The Christmas and Thanksgiving Table Are you tired of the same old same old on your Thanksgiving table? Has Your Christmas dinner gotten boring and so predictable you could just scream? There are recipes that we just have to make every year for the Christmas and Thanksgiving table. But some…

Marinara – Make The Perfect Sauce

If you want a way to jazz up almost anything in the kitchen, this is the recipe you need. Marinara is the way to take the tomato to new heights. Whether you need to spice up your pasta or dunk your bread sticks, marinara is just the ticket.  Marinara Goes…

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce I saw that I had a couple partial bags of apples in the fridge that needed to be used up. The raspberries and the peaches and the strawberries are starting to ripen. And the blueberries….oooh time for the berry berry good french toast! drool! But I…

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms. Crab and Mushrooms on a bed of greens. This sounds like the perfect dinner. And trust me it is! As a bonus, it only takes minutes from start to table to make crab stuffed mushrooms.   What To Do With All Those Mushrooms! I’ve been talking…

Simple BABA Ganoush

Baba Ganoush. Are you having  an appetizer party? Having a vegetarian friend over? Want a snack but not the calories? Having a football party? Yes baba ganoush is even good for that! This is the perfect low calorie, get more vegetables in your diet, taste good, snack. And the flavor…

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork Chops With Apples and Onions! There is something about pork, apples and onions that just go so well together. The lightly sweet and the savory compliment each other. The apples cooking deep into the pork makes the meat so juicy. In cooking, some things go together, and some don…

Cooking Pumpkin And What To Cook With It.

Cooking Pumpkin And Making Pumpkin Puree Ever wonder what to do with a whole pumpkin? Maybe you’ve grown your own and think “now what do I do with it?” Ever think it’s too hard to use the real thing? Do you just open a…

Brussels Sprout Casserole

Brussels Sprout Casserole Mmmm. Dinner tonight is brussels sprout casserole. It’s an old family favorite that I’ve been making for over 35 years and it’s still a main stay in our house. Why? Besides being really yummy, it’s good for you! And…

Spaghetti Squash Florentine

Spaghetti Squash Florentine Need a new dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas? Or to impress the in laws? Or maybe to prove to mom that you “do to eat your vegetables”? Perhaps you just need a new way to use all the abundance that is growing in your garden…

Sauted Swiss Chard And Tomatoes

Swiss Chard On Your Table

Sauted Swiss Chard and Tomatoes. Such a quick side dish. So Good and So Good For You.
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As we pull back the plastic from the summer solarizing and start to plant our fall gardens, our thoughts turn towards those affiliate links noticewonderful fall greens. There are the old reliables,    spinach, beet greens and kale, or new comers like typhon. But today we are talking about Swiss Chard. Although, in cooking, all of these can be interchanged, they all impart their own set of nutritional advantages. Some will have more Vitamin C while others will have more potassium, calcium or protein. Thus it is a good idea to mix it up and eat a little bit of them all.

Lacto Fermented, Sounds Like A Bad Science Experiment.

Lacto Fermented Vegetables. It sounds like a bad science experiment. And a science experiment it is, but not a bad one… Let’s start at the beginning. A couple of months ago, I went to my garden club and the instructor/facilitator Karen, brought in something for us…

Easy Wonton Chicken Salad

Need a quick, but healthy lunch? Appetizers for a party that will impress? A summertime dinner that’s light and fresh? Give Wonton Chicken Salad  a try. Easy Wonton Chicken Salad Guess What! I’m going to be a grandma! I’m so excited. We have a…

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Remedy For A Hot Day – Fresh Fruit Popsicles! It’s HOT! I mean it’s REALLY HOT! Shel Silverstein wrote a poem about being hot that I used to read to my children. In the poem he first said he was so hot he took off his…