Category:  Fruits & Veggies

Small Batch Canned Peaches

In Fruits & Veggies, Kitchen Basics, Mason Jar Ideas
by Ann on 29/07
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“Putting up” food for the winter can seem like a daunting task.   had the benefit of watching my grandmother preserve jams, pickles, applesauce and more, and I… Read More »

Beef & Brown Rice Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

In Beef, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 18/07
Beef & Rice Stuffed 8-Ball Zucchini

The first time I laid eyes on an 8-ball zucchini, I was intrigued. Its forest green skin with pale green striations is quite pretty, but the summer squash’s… Read More »

Blueberry Lime Jam

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Kitchen Basics, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 15/07
Blueberry Lime Jam

One of my fondest memories from my grandmother’s dinner table is, silly as it may sound, her jelly bread.  Plain old sandwich bread was an economical filler that… Read More »

Easy Fruit & Yogurt Popsicles

In Breakfast Foods, Desserts, Frozen Treats, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Snacks
by Ann on 11/07
2-Ingredient Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles

I have a vivid memory of running through the sprinkler with my sister on a hot summer day, only to hear the distant melody of an ice cream… Read More »

Dinner (and leftovers) out of one 3-ingredient marinade

In Chicken, Easy Meals, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grilling, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Side Dishes
by Ann on 01/07
A 3-ingredient marinade makes a meal...and more

So I did what I have been strictly avoiding for a very long time.  I cooked on live TV.  The thought of preparing something delicious in two to… Read More »

Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Prosciutto

In Easy Meals, Egg Dishes, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options
by Ann on 25/04
Roasted Asparagus with Egg and Prosciutto

Years ago, I marveled at the description of a meal with two basic ingredients: eggs and asparagus. The simple combination was described as very “French country.” I envisioned… Read More »

Pineapple Kiwi Vanilla Yogurt Smoothie

In Breakfast Foods, Drinks & Smoothies, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options
by Ann on 11/03
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Green smoothies have a way of making people run the other way.  For some, the color is a turnoff.  For others, the mere idea of putting spinach or… Read More »

Loaded Tex-Mex Potatoes

In Easy Meals, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Grains & Legumes, Healthy Options, Turkey
by Ann on 07/03
Loaded Tex-Mex Potatoes -- an easy, satisfying all-in-one dinner

I have a random memory of a bitterly cold day last winter. I was standing in front of the washing machine, folding laundry. It was such a simple… Read More »

Mango Pineapple Salsa

In Appetizers, Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Healthy Options, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Snacks
by Ann on 04/03
Mango Pineapple Salsa

Recently, my friend Justine asked if I would create an orange recipe to shine a light on something near and dear to her heart.  You may be wondering… Why… Read More »

Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Vanilla Vinaigrette

In Dips, Dressings, Sauces & Salsas, Fruits & Veggies, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Salads, Side Dishes
by Ann on 10/12
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When I originally shared my Autumn Salad with Nancy’s Sweet and Tangy Dressing, my friend, Christine, mentioned that she serves a similar salad with a vanilla vinaigrette.  Christine… Read More »