Eggplant Roll-Ups

Eggplant Roll-Ups Eggplant is one of those garden vegetables that keeps on giving. There are many recipes for eggplant that really make eggplant taste good. This is one of those. The cheeziness goodness of this dish accents the eggplant very well. Use a larger eggplant so you get nice long slices to roll up. This…

Patty Pan Squash and Sun Dried Tomato Creamy Casserole

Patty Pan Squash Creamy Casserole The farmers market is full of goodies this time of year. Patty pan squash is one of the fun vegetables to try. This dish is best made in the oven and use only the fresh herbs and ingredients to make this a super tasting dish! Ingredients: 4-5 large patty pan…

Beef and Garden Vegetable Stir Fry

Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry Ingredients for the sauce: 1  Tbsp sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp chili paste pinch of red pepper flakes 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium) 1/3 cup honey 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tsp…

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie For the crust: 1 sleeve (10 cracker sheets) graham crackers 2 TBS granulated sugar 4 TBS butter, melted Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9″ pie plate lightly with cooking spray.  In a food processor, process the graham crackers into crumbs.  Add in the 2 TBS granulated sugar, melted butte and…

Coconut Banana Muffins

Coconut Banana Muffins These are the best muffins for a sweeter taste and yummy for a snack. They stay nice and moist for a week if in proper container. Not too mention a good way to use up some over ripe bananas in a way other than banana bread. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour,…

Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fresh Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips This is the time of year when there are so many fruits to choose from. Pick up a bunch at your local store or see what your farmers market has to offer. Grab some of your favorite home made jam or purchase that from a local venue too. This…

Swiss Chard, Wild Rice salad with Orange Dressing

Swiss Chard, Wild Rice salad with Orange Dressing This is an earthy wild rice salad with sauteed shallots, rainbow chard, orange slices (try blood orange if available), dried cherries, sunflower or pinenuts and an orange vinaigrette. In this recipe I used rainbow chard that I had frozen from my garden. Using blood oranges in season…

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Elderberry Blueberry Topping

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes with Elderberry Blueberry Topping Ingredients: 3/4 cup old fashioned oats 2 medium bananas, mashed 1 1/2 cups milk 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg 1…

Sweet Potato, Chick Pea Stew with Coconut Milk

This is a great tasting combination of vegetables. It has a sweetness with the apple chunks, yet a unique flavor with the coconut milk.  Ingredients 3-4 cups vegetable broth, can use chicken broth 4 cloves garlic, chopped 5 mini peppers (buy the combo pack, use any colors) slice into pieces 2 Honey crisp apples, peeled, cored,…

Red and Green Holiday Salad with Spinach

Red and Green Holiday Salad with Mustard  Vinegar Dressing A salad is a must to compliment a meat with the holiday meal. this salad has red, green and white so it is the perfect colors to add to your holiday plate. You will want to make this salad often this time of year as pomegranates…