Sensational Salads and Healthy Dressings

Sensational Salads and Healthy Dressings Here are the recipes from Episode 2 “Cooking in the Country with Chris” on HCVN local cable tv! Easy Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry, Quinoa Salad This truly is the easiest salad to throw together. Especially if you purchase pre shredded brussels sprouts. But if you can’t get your hands on…

Homemade for the Holidays

I just finished taping the first episode of “Cooking in the Country with Chris” It will air only on HCVN, local Hutchinson cable TV. I will be showing you all kinds of good, healthy dishes to make in the kitchen.  I will always post every recipe from the show on this blog. Homemade for the…

Bob’s Red Mill Cornbread

Bob’s Red Mill Cornbread Chili and cornbread are a perfect match. Try this cornbread recipe that has jalapeno added for a bit of heat. 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 100% Stone Ground Cornmeal (Regular, fine or coarse grind) 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill 100% Stone Ground Whole Wheat Pastry Flour ( must use for best…

Cabbage and Mango Slaw

Cabbage and Mango Slaw Having fresh red and green cabbage in the fridge from this seasons garden is such a wonderful taste on a snowy day!  I also saved some cilantro and mint before the weather turned so the perfect time to use it up~plus it is packed with goodness and nutrition for the soul….

Jalapeno Popper Casserole

Jalapeno Popper Casserole If you are a fan of poppers then you need to try this dish. It is layers of goodness: tater tots, popper dip and cheese . So very yummy! Ingredients: 2 – 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened at room temperature. 1 cup sour cream 2 cups Mexican Cheddar Jack Shredded…

Flatbread Frenzy

Flat bread is one of those things that you can whip up in no time for a quick meal! All it takes is a little advance planning and using herbs, fruits and veggies in season. Purchase Naan  flatbread from any grocery store. Then brush the bread with garlic olive oil. Set unto a pizza stone…

Lemon Zucchini Poppyseed Bread

Lemon Zucchini Poppyseed Bread The best tasting zucchini recipe that is super easy to make. Try this loaf bread that has a nice lemony taste with coffee, tea or a glass of milk. Makes one loaf. Ingredients 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour ½ tsp. baking soda ¼ tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt ¾ cup…

Cabbage Skillet Casserole

Cabbage Skillet Casserole Looking for an easy way to use cabbage and tomatoes this time of year? Try this skillet meal! Easy way to make stuffed cabbage rolls, tastes just like it. If you are a cabbage lover you will enjoy this dish. To make it with a bit more heat, add a couple dashes…

Roasted Garlic with Cauliflower Mash

Roasted Garlic with Cauliflower Mash adapted from Little Broken With so much produce coming in the garden one needs a variety of ways to make one vegetable.  Today it is cauliflower. This is one of my favorites that is great as a side dish to fish, burgers or chops. Make your own ricotta for an…

Pasta Grape Salad

Pasta Gra[e Salad Need a quick salad to take to a gathering or family event? Try this very simple yet good tasting pasta salad. Use any of your favorite kinds of pasta and dressing. Ingredients 1 pound seedless grapes 1 cup celery, sliced 1 box pasta shells or equivelant of your favorite pasta, try quinoa…

Fresh Strawberry Jam with a Natural Fruit Pectin

Fresh Strawberry Jam with a Natural Fruit Pectin Strawberry season is the best and here in Minnesota you have to pick them when they are in season,  usually 2-4 weeks, depending on the weather. This year it has been quite interesting when I talked to the owners of Hillside Farm in Dassel which is where…