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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin puree packaged for the freezer

 

 

Pie Pumpkins

 

 

 

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

 

If you’ve never made your own homemade pumpkin puree, you’re in for a wonderful treat. Canned pumpkin is certainly convenient, especially for all your fall baking; however, it certainly can’t match the amazing flavor of what you can easily make in your . . . → Continue reading Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar and Chives

 

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar and Chives

 

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasting the beets helps to intensify their natural sweetness. This beet salad is easy to make and can be served chilled or room temperature. Tossed with a light touch of aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, its simplicity lets . . . → Continue reading Roasted Beet Salad

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

 

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

There are a lot of asparagus recipes, but this is by far my favorite and it is so quick and easy to do. It’s also a great way to encourage the kids to eat asparagus.

 

Ingredients: 1 lb asparagus spears, trim to about 5 inches . . . → Continue reading Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted Red Potatoes

 

Roasted Red Potatoes

 

Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted new potatoes make a great side dish and compliment just about any meal. We serve these with roasted carrots for an easy meal that takes only minutes to prepare. Fish, corned beef, seafood and other protein can be prepared while the vegetables are roasting. . . . → Continue reading Roasted Red Potatoes

Oven Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

 

Roasted Carrots

 

Oven Roasted Carrots

One of my favorite carrot recipes is also the easiest. Roasted carrots have a sweet, caramelized flavor that adds a perfect balance to almost any meal. Once you try roasted vegetables, you’ll soon be experimenting with all of your favorites! Don’t stop with carrots, roasted red . . . → Continue reading Oven Roasted Carrots

Pan Steamed Broccoli

Pan Steamed Broccoli

Pan Steamed Broccoli

 

Pan Steamed Broccoli

Steaming broccoli ensures that flavor and nutrients are locked in; however, with thick stems and tender florets, it is not always easy to get the perfect balance. The simple trick to perfectly steamed broccoli is to ensure that the tougher stalk is cooked through without overcooking . . . → Continue reading Pan Steamed Broccoli

Grilled Potatoes

Grilled Potatoes

Grilled Potatoes

 

Grilled Potatoes

There’s nothing that goes better with a BBQ or grilled meat than hot potatoes on the grill. Not only are the delicious, they are a fun way for the kids to make their own little packet just the way they like. In fact, don’t just stop at grilled . . . → Continue reading Grilled Potatoes

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

 

Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

This is the best tasting corn I have ever had. It is roasted in the husk giving it a very intense and delicious flavor.

        

How to Cook Corn

Preheat oven to 350° F and position oven . . . → Continue reading Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob

Rustic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Rustic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Rustic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

 

 

Recipe: Rustic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

 

Summary: Mashed red potatoes with butter, half-and-half and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

 

Ingredients

3 lbs unpeeled red potatoes

1 T Kosher salt

1-1/2 c. half-and-half

1/4 lb unsalted butter . . . → Continue reading Rustic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas

Asian Green Beans

Asian Green Beans

 

 

Recipe: Asian Green Beans

Summary: Soy Glazed Green Beans with Snow Peas

 

Ingredients

1 T Kosher salt

1-1/2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed

1 lb snow peas, trimmed

2 T canola oil

2 T unsalted butter

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