Herb Cubes

Herb Cubes Do you ever get frustrated when you buy fresh herbs?  I do!  I only use a pinch for my recipe.  Before I can use the rest, it wilts and I have to throw it away.  Well, not anymore!!!!  Here’s how! Ingredients: left over herbs olive oil (this method works with water too) Directions: Fill ice cube […]

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Create your own greenhouse

Create your own greenhouse How often do you buy fresh herbs only to have them go bad before you use them up?  My guess is ALOT! Or, maybe you just don’t buy them because they don’t stay fresh very long. In a previous blog entitled “Herb Cubes” we showed how to freeze herbs to have around for sauces, soups, […]

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Basic Marinara Sauce

Basic Marinara Sauce Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) 4 cloves garlic, grated or minced 1 small onion, minced 1 cup chicken stock 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes A handful chopped fresh basil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Add the EVOO and onion to a medium sized skillet and saute over medium heat until translucent, 5 […]

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Homemade Ricotta

Homemade Ricotta   Ingredients: 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoons kosher salt 3 tablespoons vinegar Directions: Set a large sieve/strainer over a deep bowl. Dampen one layer of cheesecloth with water and line the sieve/strainer with the cheesecloth. Pour the milk and cream into a large stainless-steel or enameled pot. Stir in the salt. Bring […]

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BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 3/4 cup chicken stock 1 small onion diced 2 cloves garlic diced 1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup molasses 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp dry mustard Pinch of salt and pepper Directions: Heat a medium sized pot over medium-high heat.  Place […]

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Butternut Blondies

Butternut Blondies This recipe came about one winter when I was craving something sweet and happened to have a butternut squash in the pantry as they were in season and abundant.  They freeze beautifully for yummy treats whenever your “sweet tooth”  kicks in 🙂 Ingredients: 1 medium sized butternut squash 1 1/2 cup whole wheat […]

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