It’s always nice when there’s a farmers market that’s close by. Most large and small cities have them scattered around. Here on Long Island, there are many to choose from. Especially out east. Suffolk County where the Hamptons are located and Montauk Point. There’s so many to visit. Some only open on the weekends and others are open all week. Here’s a vegetable medley that’s from a local farmers market. Every veggie is from there. Of course if you don’t have a local farmers market, go to your favorite place to shop and look for the freshest fruits and veggies you can find. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, ask one of the people that works in the produce department. Maybe they have more in the back that just has not been put out yet. Enjoy this healthy and hearty recipe. Serve over pasta, rice or even a baked potato.
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Love all the Pioneer Woman’s recipes. This one is my favorite. You will love this crumb topping.
I love Ree Drummond the famous Pioneer Woman. I watch her show every Saturday morning. When my daughter was still living at home before college, she watched with me. Nowadays my 11 year old son will watch with me when he’s around. Even though I cook and bake “skinny” and for me, being a vegan. I still love her show and seeing what she whips up. Some of her recipes I make for my family since they are not vegan. They loved every single recipe so far. When I saw this recipe for Strawberry Oat Bars, I loved how easy-peasy the recipe looked and I knew I could make them vegan really easily. I just subbed the butter for my favorite vegan butter. I also swapped out other ingredients too. We have these for breakfast some days and dessert other days. Add a scoop of ice-cream or frozen yogurt. Best warm from the oven so the ice-cream melts into the bars. They travel great too and make a great food gift. Check the recipe out below. They come out so delicious every time. It’s a very forgiving dessert. See and taste for yourself. These are a winner!
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If you like apples you will love these easy to prepared desserts from a couple of our food blogger friends and us. It does not have to be autumn to enjoy these delightful apple recipes. Apples are abundant yearly in markets. Get to know some different kinds of apples and experiment with them in your favorite recipes and in ours. Enjoy them all!
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Around my house pasta is a big deal. My son can eat it for every meal and I mean every meal. He loves leftover pasta for breakfast. Hey, who’s to judge. At least he’s eating. The only problem was, he only wanted butter on his pasta. My husband and I tried to tell him that as delicious as butter on pasta is, and it really is. There has to be something other than butter on his pasta. He’s so fussy with jarred sauces and my homemade he eats if we are all eating it but, he says it has too many “things” in it. He’s talking about the diced onions and garlic. I had to come up with a spaghetti sauce just for him. This one he loves and will eat it anytime. No chunks of onions, peppers or garlic. Using onion and garlic powder gives this sauce enough flavor without the texture. Sometimes I add meatballs and he will now eat them. We happen to love this sauce too. It’s a very easy-peasy recipe that is now a staple. Great for chicken or eggplant parmesan and he loves this sauce over ravioli. Give this simple recipe a go at it. Add in what your family likes in a sauce. This is a great basic sauce. Anything you add will be just fine.
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If you are looking for a rich, dark chocolate brownie. You found it right here. In most of my recipes I usually use regular unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder. Sometimes when I want a really deep flavor of chocolate, I use Dutch processed cocoa. You will find Dutch cocoa in many of the store bought cookies. It’s very mild and has the most amazing chocolate aroma. Give this fudgy brownie a try. Next time at the market, pick up a container of Dutch cocoa powder. It works in so many great recipes.
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This soup is my go-to recipe when I want to whip up something fast for my family or a healthy, quick lunch for myself. I work out of the house blogging all day and, since I’m testing recipes most days, there had to be a fast and delicious lunch I could grab after tasting so many other recipes. This one was and is just perfect. For dinner, we have a salad and some nice crusty bread and we have a warm, satisfying dinner everyone really enjoys. Try this simple and delicious soup. It’s a winner all around.
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Recently when shopping, I bought tahini to use in a salad dressing. It’s creamy and very rich tasting yet healthy. I had heard about baking with tahini and we have two tahini truffle recipes that are on the blog and are a huge hit. Frozen Raw Tahini Truffles and Decadent Chocolate Tahini Truffles
Since these two truffle recipes are so decadent tasting, I decided to come up with a brownie recipe. So, here it is. I named them after the reaction everyone who had one said. OMG! These are the best brownies! Give this one bowl recipe a try. It’s easy and so delish!
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You can’t find a recipe that’s this easy and tastes fresh and delicious, not to mention a beautiful looking recipe. I love this recipe for so many reasons. The best part is the layering of fresh flavors and textures. Also, this is light and can be served for breakfast up to a healthy late night snack. Try this simple yet elegant recipe.
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This is one of the easiest recipes to make and also one of the most delicious. Who doesn’t love simple recipes? I know I do love simple recipes especially when they come out great every time and use only a few ingredients. This muffin recipe is very versatile, you can change around the fruit and change around the flours and sweeteners too. Bake a batch today and watch them disappear. Don’t tell anyone they are made with healthy ingredients. It’s our secret.
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