Ingredients: 1 ½ quarts red, ripe strawberries 5 cups sugar 1/3 cup lemon juice Directions: Wash, hull and chop strawberries. Combine berries with sugar in a large stainless steel pan; let stand for 3 to 4 hours. Bring strawberries to a boil slowly, stirring occasionally. Add lemon juice. Cook rapidly until strawberry mixture is clear…

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Ingredients: 4 pounds quince, washed, peeled, cored and chopped 1 vanilla bean, split in two, (you can use extract, but fresh vanilla is preferred) 2 strips of lemon peel, yellow only 3 tablespoons lemon juice Around 4 cups granulated sugar (raw sugar is awesome but it will make it darker) Directions: Put quince pieces in…

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Ingredients: ¾ cup sugar in the raw ½ cup water 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (chopped) 2 egg yolks (beaten) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup all purpose flour (or cake flour is better) ¼ cup cocoa powder 5 egg whites ¼ cup ground flax seed ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ cup apricot 100% fruit spread 2…

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Ingredients: 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening 14 marshmallows Colored sprinkles, hearts, etc. Directions: Heat together chocolate chips and shortening in microwave for 1 ½ – 2 minutes Using a fork, dip each marshmallow into chocolate. Place marshmallows on wax paper; immediately spring/decorate. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, 45 – 60 minutes.…

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Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1 large yellow onion (diced) 2 pounds summer squash (diced) 3-4 Poblano peppers (roasted, peeled, seeded & diced) 1 ½ cups corn kernels ½ cup heavy cream Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons Olive Oil Directions: Sauté the onions until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the squash and sauté until just softened, 5…

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Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 Acorn Squash (washed) ½ cup real maple syrup (from a tree) 3 tablespoons Smart Balance 0 trans fat butter spread Salt and Pepper Directions: Using a heavy knife, carefully cut each squash in half first. Scoop out the seeds. Then slice each half into 4 or 5 pieces cross ways. In…

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Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 or more large garlic cloves 1 teaspoon each fresh oregano and basil (sliced into ribbons) 2 cups chopped kale without the stems 2 green onions (chopped) ½ cup pine nuts 2-3 cups cooked pasta Salt and pepper, grated parmesan Directions: In a large sauté pan,…

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Serves 6 Ingredients: 4 large, ripe tomatoes (any color or kind is fine) (sliced) 10 large basil leaves (thinly sliced) ½ cup chopped scallions 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1 cup grated cheddar cheese ½ cup mayonnaise ¼ cup bread crumbs 1 prepared frozen pie crust (baked) Salt & pepper Directions: Sprinkle tomatoes with salt…

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Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 large onion (diced) 2 large zucchini (diced) 2 large yellow squash (diced) 1 cup frozen (or fresh) corn kernels 2 roasted, peeled & seeded large Poblano (diced) ¼ cup heavy cream Salt & Pepper Directions: In a large pan, over medium high heat, sauté the onion in…

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Serves 8 Ingredients: 1 ½ cup corn kernels 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 beaten eggs ½ cup dry cornbread mix ¼ cup buttermilk ¼ cup sour cream ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese ½ cup diced green chile Salt & pepper Directions: Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a well-greased casserole…

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