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Caramel Corn, an all season snack

 Caramel Corn, an all season snack

This is a family favorite from my mother-in-law’s recipe, always good anytime.   A good treat to spoil co-workers, if you take it to work, just take lots.

Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn, an all season snack

Caramel Corn
 
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An all-time family treat at any time. A big bowl to gather around and share the sweet crispy carameled corn with friends, family and co-workers.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-5 quarts
Ingredients
  • 5-6 quarts of unsalted popped corn, put into a lightly greased large pan.
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients except baking soda into a heavy 4 quart sauce pan.
  3. Stir lightly to blend.
  4. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir.
  6. Remove pan from the heat.
  7. Add ½ teaspoon baking soda.
  8. It will bubble up and turn a lighter color, stir to blend.
  9. Pour over the popped corn, stir to coat the popcorn.
  10. Put into the oven, remove every 15 minutes to stir the mixture to coat with the syrup.
  11. Remove from the oven, let cook, store in air tight container
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Almonds, pecans or mixed nuts can be added to stir in with the syrup. After the caramel corn has cooled, pretzels, cereal or dried cranberries are novel additions.  That is, if you have any Caramel Corn left over.

I recommend  Julia Ann’s Caramel Corn to eat and give, enjoy with hot cocoa in front of the fireplace.  C-o-z-y!

 

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Sesame Cookies, The Dipping Cookie

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Always ready for a cookie to have and share.  Sesame Cookies were a surprising good crisp and crunchy cookie, great for dunking in coffee, cocoa and tea. They are perfect for dipping because the cookie absorbs the liquid, softens and holds together to be eaten without falling into your cup.

  Sesame Cookies, The Dipping Cookie

The Dipping Cookie into cup of coffee

Sesame Cooking, The Dipping Cookies

and re-dipping cookie into coffee

and re-dipping….

This is not my recipe, it is from Cooking Light’s Quick Baking Special.  I had not tried them until I realized I had some tahini left over from making hummus and also some roasted sesame oil.  When cooking I want to use all ingredients completely and not discard the littlest left over. Sesame Cookies  did not sound appealing – no chocolate – though looked very tasty.  And they were very tasty!  Soon called for another batch of cookies.

Smaller plate of Sesame Cookies

Disappearing Sesame Cookies

Sesame Cookies, cookies with roasted sesame seed paste and oil.

Sesame Cookies
 
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A crisp and crunchy cookies with a great nutty flavor great to dip into your coffee or cocoa for a snack or break time.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 375 F.
  2. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, soda and salt, blend with a whisk.
  3. Set dry ingredients aside.
  4. Place brown sugar, tahini and oil in a large bowl.
  5. Bead with mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  6. Add syrup, vanilla extract and egg; beat well.
  7. Gradually add flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating at low speed just until combined.
  8. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 36 balls (about 1 inch each).
  9. Place granulated sugar in a shallow bowl.
  10. Roll dough balls in granulated sugar.
  11. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  12. Flatted balls with bottom of aa glass.
  13. Bake 375 F for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  14. Cool on pans 2 minutes; remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
Recipe taken from Cooking Light: Quick Baking Special pp 52-53. 2010.

 

While I followed the recipe exactly, or meant to, I inadvertently added 2 tablespoons of vanilla instead of 2 teaspoons.  Interruptions can be a disaster, however I was not going to stop at that; so  with 2 tablespoons of vanilla, I finished and baked the cookies.  They were such tasty, nutty flavored cookies, almost like a hint of peanut butter. As quoted from Cooking Light, “A touch of corn syrup and cornstarch ensures crispness.”  The tahini gives the Sesame Cookies a subtle nutty flavor. 

3 Sesame Cookies on plate

You can’t eat just one Sesame Cookie

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

 

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Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

 


Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

Making Refrigerator Cookies.

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

The Oatmeal Coconut Crispies are a refrigerator cookie.  The dough is softer;  it is formed into “logs” about 2 inches in diameter, wrapped  in wax paper and refrigerated for several hours or overnight.  When ready to bake,  the log dough is cut into 1/4 inch slices and baked. Refrigerator cookies have a rich flavor, lightly browned, uniform thin slices and a crisp, crunchy texture. This recipe is  from the original Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, 1963

How-To Make Refrigerator Cookies

Wrapping Cookie Dough Logs

Wrapping Cookie Dough Logs

Slicing Cookie Dough

Slicing Cookie Dough Log in 1/4 Slices

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies ready to bake

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies ready to bake

The Oatmeal Coconut Crispies are good cookies to freeze for later.  Baked cookies can be stored frozen for 9-12  months.  Having baked cookies  on hand in the freezer is handy to have available whenever there is a request to furnish cookies for a special event, tea, drop-in visitors or spoil your co-workers.  I have never kept a bag of cookies that long!

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

Oatmeal Coconut Crispies

The Valentine Sweet Sugar Cookies  and the Shamrock Cookies were rolled cookies.  After mixing the dough, it was refrigerated for a few hours, then rolled at room temperature and cut out with cookie cutter, baked and iced.  Using a cookie cutter makes the same size and shape, depending how thick they are cut will vary the texture from soft to crisp.  They are baked until lightly browned and have a rich delicate flavor.

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Valentine Sugar Cookies

Shamrock Sugar Cookies

Shamrock Sugar Cookies

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Oatmeal Coconut Crispies
 
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A refrigerator crispy cookie with favorite flavors of oatmeal and coconut, a good cookie to serve and freeze for later.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
Instructions
  1. Into large mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugars.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla, cream until fluffy.
  3. Into smaller bowl, measure the flour by dipping method.
  4. Add the soda and salt, whisk to blend.
  5. Stir into the shortening mixture.
  6. Blend in the oats and coconut. The dough will be soft.
  7. Divide the dough in half.
  8. Form the dough into logs with a 2 inch diameter.
  9. Wrap in wax paper, refrigerate overnight.
  10. Heat over to 400 F.
  11. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or light grease pans.
  12. Cut the log into ¼ inch slices.
  13. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned.
  14. The cookies do spread, allow 2 inches between cookies.
Notes
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Cookies are such a handy snack.  The only trouble is it can be too handy to nibble on  all day.  “I just ate one …… at a time.”  Haven’t you heard that from your children, or yet, your own thoughts. 

Suggestions for more cookies:

 

Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies                                  Olive Oil Coconut Sugar Cookies

 

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies                                                 Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

 

Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies                                             Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

Visit these sites: Simply Recipes,   Sally’s Baking Addiction,   Shugary Sweets

 

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Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza

Cauliflower becomes an “in” vegetable.Cauliflower Pizza_852

It is interesting to see how vegetables that have gone unnoticed are now the trend.  Kale and collard greens are two that come to mind.  Cauliflower is another vegetable now seen with mashed potatoes, or mashed as a side dish, roasting  and stir-frying are  additional ways of cooking cauliflower. New recipes and preparations teaches us how versatile cauliflower can be.  Vegan and vegetarian diets have made a big difference in the way we eat and choose foods.  Also having world-wide food communities expands  the traditional thinking.

Friday Nights:  Pizza Night!

Vegeie Pizza_280Friday night has long been a pizza night at our house.  Traditionally it was ground beef or ground turkey, cheeses, mushrooms and onions. You know the pizza!  I began trying different vegetables which was usually zucchini, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms and onions.  Recently I decided to try cauliflower, of course I added cheeses, mushrooms and onion and other stables of a pizza. I get limited in my own adventurousness.

 

I had  a small bag of semolina flour in the freezer I had gotten for pasta.  I thought it was time to be using it up.  I used semolina flour and all-purpose flour for the crust.  I was not impressed with this crust.  It was thinner and crispier than my wheat and all-purpose flour dough.  The pizza dough recipe I usually use makes a thicker bread-like crust. I have given the recipe for my regular Pizza Dough.

 

Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza

By the time  I was done dressing up the Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza you could not see the cauliflower.

Baked Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza

Baked Cauliflower Vegetable Pizza                                                                                                                                                     

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Versatile cauliflower is used as the base for a pizza. Serve it as an appetizer, snack or start a Pizza night.
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Recipe type: Pizza
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • PIZZA DOUGH
  • 2¼ teaspoons dry yeast, room temperature
  • 1 cup of water at 105-113F
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • Extra flour for rolling out the crust.
  • FILLING
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1-2 cups cauliflower, ¼ inch slices and small florets.
  • 1 red pepper, ¼ inch slices or rings
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Pecorino-Romano cheese
  • Chopped parsley
  • Red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. PIZZA DOUGH
  2. Put water in a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with the yeast.
  4. Add the honey and olive oil, stir and let set until the mixture becomes foamy on top.
  5. Add the flour and stir until thick dough and sticky.
  6. Pour our on a floured bread board and knead until smooth and elastic.
  7. Roll into a ball, put the dough into a greased bowl and let set for 30-45 minutes, until double.
  8. Roll out into a pizza pan.
  9. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  10. FILLING:
  11. Spread tomato sauce over the pizza dough.
  12. Sprinkle the 1 cup of mozzarella cheese evenly over sauce.
  13. Lay the cauliflower slices and florets evenly on top of the cheese.
  14. Spread with the onion and garlic.
  15. Spread the mushroom slices evenly on top.
  16. Add the cheeses.
  17. Add chopped parsley and red pepper flakes to taste
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CAULIFLOWER BENEFITS

1 cup of cauliflower has 29 calories.
Cauliflower is high in Vitamin C
Vitamin K provides anti-inflammatory benefits.
Inhibits tumor growth
Boosts the immune system.
The fiber content  provides digestive system support.

CHOOSING THE BEST CAULIFLOWER AND PREPARATION

Select creamy white, clean and solid clusters of florets.
Leaves protect the head of cauliflower and will be fresher.
Size is not related to the quality, choose what you need.
Store in the refrigerator in a paper or plastic bag, it will be good up to a week.
Store the head of cauliflower stem down to prevent moisture forming in the floret clusters.
The florets are most often eaten, the stem and leaves are edible too, or add to soup stock.
Sauteing in water, vegetable or chicken broth is healthiest way of cooking.

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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

The air is cooler, the leaves have that rustling sound and it is quieter. The fields of green are no of longer green corn stalks or green soybeans.  The horizon is a golden and amber of fall.  Soon we will remember what  James Whitcomb Riley wrote, “The frost is on the punkin”.

Beaches, swim parties and bar-be-ques become a season of tailgating, football games, and bar-be-ques. Pumpkin becomes the vegetable in the dessert buffet.  I selected my  reliable Pumpkin Bread recipe, received from a elementary school bazaar.  You know it has to be good, goodness this was about 1979!

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Another favorite pumpkin dessert is Libby’s Pumpkin Roll recipe..  It is easy to make this extra special dessert with the canned pumpkin with the cream cheese filling. 

All the farmer’s markets are bright orange with the bright pumpkins.  Yesterday I saw small white pumpkins, are they orange inside?  I did not buy one to find out.  I still prefer to buy my pumpkin in a can. Children or grandchildren are not available to enjoy the fun of jack-0-lanterns.  Remember when Halloween was a one day event.  Now it is as festive with decorations and tree lights like Christmas. 

Pumpkins and Mums

Pumpkins and Mums

Another favorite dessert in the Midwest is persimmon cake,  bread, pudding, cookies and some places have persimmon ice cream!  Our family favorite, American Persimmon Cake uses the small Midwest persimmons, not the larger Japanese persimmons found in the grocery.

 

Enjoy a slice of fall:  Pumpkin Bread

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A moist dessert bread to enjoy with your coffee or tea. Share the recipe and a loaf at the next church or school bazaar.
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 loaves
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease and flour 2- 9 x 5 loaf pans, or put greased parchment paper on the bottom.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the eggs, oil, water and pumpkin.
  5. Mix until very smooth.
  6. Pour into the prepared loaf pans.
  7. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
Notes
While bread is still very warm, wrap in plastic wrap and let cook completely. Bread tastes better after setting at room temperature 24 hours. This freezes well....Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “ Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® .All rights reserved.

 

This makes 2  large loaves of Pumpkin Bread,  it can easily be frozen, or given away in a bazaar.

Loaves of Pumpkin Bread

Loaves of Pumpkin Bread

Once Upon a Chef– Pumpkin Bread

Simply Recipes — Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Jeanette’s Healthy Living — Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

Loaf of Sweet Potato - Cranberry Bread

Loaf of Sweet Potato – Cranberry Bread

The Scoop on Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Sweet Potatoes

There are many varieties and colors of sweet potatoes.  The orange of the sweet potato provides the vitamin A, beta-carotene. To get the full benefit of beta-carotene, it is important to have some fat with your sweet-potato meals. Boiling or steaming the potatoes enhances the nutritional value.  Additional nutrients include vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.  The heath benefits of sweet potatoes are anti-inflammatory nutrients, antioxidants and blood-sugar regulating nutrients

How-to for Sweet Potato-Cranberry Bread

For years the only way sweet potatoes were eaten at our house was to have plenty of butter and brown sugar.  Now we enjoy them seasoned with olive oil, thyme or oregano and minced ginger, baked at 425 F for 25 minutes or until tender, in a cast iron skillet.  Add these toyour lettuce salad.

 


Sweet Potato - Cranberry Bread
 
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Enjoy the versatility of sweet potatoes and cranberries in a tea bread full of nutritional benefits for a snack or dessert.
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 30 slices
Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated nutmeg
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease and line the bottoms of 2 - 9 x 5-inch loaf pans with parchment paper.
  3. Grease the parchment paper and dust pans with flour.
  4. Measure and sift the dry ingredients together into a large bowl.
  5. Add the eggs, oil, water and sweet potatoes to the dry ingredients.
  6. Beat until smooth.
  7. Stir in the cranberries and nuts if used.
  8. Pour into the 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
  9. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour, or inserted toothpick come out clean.
  10. Take bread out of the pans while very warm.
  11. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil to cool completely.
  12. Can be frozen.
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Slice of Sweet Potato Cranberry Bread

Slice of Sweet Potato Cranberry Bread

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Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed- Apple Muffins

adapted from Hodgson Mill® Milled Flax Seed

Whole Wheat Flax’n Apple Muffins

I can’t take credit for this great recipe.  This is an adaption of Hodgson Mill® recipe for terrific moist muffins. They are quick and easy to make and even quicker and easier to eat.  Muffins are a such a treat to have in the morning for breakfast. or a late evening snack.  They can be packed in school or work lunches

Flax Seed Benefits

Flax seed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.  A very good source for Vitamin 1, copper, manganese and fiber.  According to ” the world’s healthiest foods www.wh.org.*  there are several benefits of having flax seed in your diet.  The chronic diseases are helped through the benefits of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory in omega-3 oils, i.e. cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention, improving digestive health and post-menopausal symptoms.

Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins
 
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An adaption of a Hodgson Mill recipe for a moist muffin for breakfast, snack or lunch.
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Recipe type: Breads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Hodgson Mill Milled Flax Seed
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup unbleached flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1½ cups finely chopped Gala apples
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Grease or line muffin tins with paper cups. Use the regular size tins.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients together, blend with a whisk.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together the egg, oil and milk.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and blend, do not beat.
  6. Fold in the chopped apples. The batter is thick.
  7. Fill the muffin cups ⅔ full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted will come out clean.
Notes
Walnuts, pecans or almonds may be folded in with the apples...............Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® brings you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2017 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® All rights reserved.

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Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Whole Wheat Flax Seed-Apple Muffins

Suggestions for serving with

Red Anjou Pears

Red Anjou Pears

Beef Barley Soup with Toasted French Bread

Beef Barley Soup 

Baked Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

Baked Spinach and Zucchini Quiche

 

 

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Simply Salads by cookbookinabox

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer's Market

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer’s Market

Simply Salads of fresh vegetables and fruit combined can be the center of lunch or part of an elaborate dinner.  Fresh vegetables and fruit can show up in the whole meal or menu.  Check out the menu below.

A trip to the local farmer’s market makes a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables and fruit for gourmet and ordinary cooking.  Road side stands, city markets, farmer’s markets, co-operative groceries and big name grocery stores are teeming with produce. Check out your community to find the foods for healthy eating.

Which recipe would you like to make?  Look for the heading “Recent Recipes” in the right column for these dishes listed below. Or use the category search.

       Select a recipe from each of the following list of foods to plan a menu for dinner.

Appetizer:  Celery and carrot sticks, pineapple chunks and strawberries

    Bread:  Sweet Potato & Cranberry Nut Bread or Sweet Wheat Bread

       Soup:  Summer Vegetable Soup or Corn and Mushroom Chowder

           Salad:  Cabbage Apple Slaw  or Vegetable Fusilli Salad

               Entree:  Asparagus Tart or Collard Greens, Corn and Tortilla Strata

                   Vegetable:  Braised Carrots & Fennel,   Savory Baked Corn

                        Dessert:  Chocolate Cake or Apple Cobbler

                            Snack:  Molasses Cookies or Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

How about quick and easy salads?

                                 Simply Salads by cookbookinabox®

Tomato avacado simple salad_0953Tomato, avocado and large pitted black olives are sprinkled with lime juice. To add more color serve it on a bed of romaine lettuce or spinach.  Need more veggies, try chopping scallions on top. Serve with your favorite salad dressing. Asparagus Tart and this simple salad would make a good luncheon or brunch meal.

Pear orange simple salad _3797Red Bartlett pear and a naval orange are diced with chopped red onion, feta cheese and chopped walnuts on top.  Anjou or Bosc pears, pecans or even add dried cranberries or cherries for another quick simple salad.  Use a sweet vinaigrette dressing. The Microwaved Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy is an easy entree to serve with Simply Salads by cookbookinabox.

Orange almond simple salad_3727Salad or dessert, a little of each,  a layered fruit salad of green grapes halves, pineapple chunks, diced navel oranges and sprinkling of toast almonds and coconut flakes on top.  The juice provide its own dressing.  This simple salad would be a sweet ending to the Corn and Mushroom Chowder.

As cooks, we sometimes get so caught up trying to give the best tasting gourmet dinner and an stunning  eye-appealing  presentation we get overwhelmed and frazzled.  Try some of the suggested Simply Salads by cookbookinabox® with any of the Recent Recipes listed on the side.

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