Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Sparkling Sugared Cranberries

Hi friends! It's Holiday party season. When you're invited to a potluck, do you bring classic recipes you've used for years, or search for something new and different? I am in the "new and different" category. Our November Master Food Preservers class was all about Abundant Appetizers and I wanted…

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Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

Pomegranate Persimmon Salad

Hi friends! Summer is all about salads and cool dinner dishes and Fall means hearty comfort food. However, Fall has such great produce, it just makes sense to put them in a salad. Why not have the best of both worlds? Case in point, this Pomegranate Persimmon Salad with Pecans…

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Spicy Hatch Chile Chips

Spicy Hatch Chile Chips

Hi friends! During the hot months of summer, for a few short weeks, appearing alongside juicy peaches and colorful heirloom tomatoes are bright green Hatch chiles from New Mexico. Hatch chiles are grown exclusively in the Mesilla Valley of New Mexico. The self-proclaimed "Chile Capital of the World" has the…

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Mediterranean Farro Salad

Mediterranean Farro Salad

Hi friends! I had the best time at the OC Fair on Friday. Mediterranean Farro Salad was on the menu, along with savory Roasted Zucchini Butter! Man, oh, man! I wish I could have taken all of you with me, sat you down in the front row and shared every…

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Roasted Zucchini Butter

Roasted Zucchini Butter

Hi friends! Today, I'm sharing a simple, flavorful way to use your extra garden zucchini in a new and unusual way - Roasted Zucchini Butter! There are only five ingredients and while it does take a bit of time to roast the Zucchini, it's worth it! Don't let the simplicity…

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Salad On A Stick for a Summer #SundaySupper

Salad On A Stick For A Summer #SundaySupper

Hi friends! Do you have picky eaters at home? My daughter was very picky. When she was growing up, finding things for her to eat was a challenge. The Sunday Supper Tastemakers had the same problem! They asked: What’s the best way to sneak veggies in to your picky eaters…

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Easy Carrot and Cauliflower Pickles

Easy Carrot And Cauliflower Pickles

Hi friends! This month the Food In Jars Mastery Challenge is "cold pack preserving!" I've got some easy carrot and cauliflower pickles to share with you. First though, you may be asking "What the heck does cold pack preserving mean?" Well, cold pack preserving simply means you place your product…

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Summer Dinner Salads!

Summer Dinner Salads!

Hi friends! Oh my goodness! What is with this weather we've been having? Scorching hot one minute, then cold rain the next! Mother Nature must be going through menopause. Seriously! It's ok. I've reach the stage in life where I can totally relate. When Summer does finally arrive, I'll be…

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Meeting Deborah Madison

Meeting Deborah Madison

Hi friends! Today, we're taking a trip to Melissa's Produce to meet award-winning Author (of 14 different cookbooks!) Deborah Madison. Deborah Madison is an advocate for farmers and local farmers markets. She is well known for her seasonal and vegetable based cooking. Her latest cookbook "In My Kitchen" takes you…

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Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickle Chips

Zucchini Bread And Butter Pickle Chips

Hi friends! Gosh, I've missed you! Things have been crazy for the last month or so. I'm so happy to be back posting and sharing with you! As you know, I'm a Master Food Preserver and I had the privilege of teaching a few of the sections for this years…

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