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Recipe of the Week – Fruit Salad Parfaits

  If you’re looking for a new way to entice your family to eat their fruits and vegetables, these salad parfaits may do the trick. They are pretty to look at and even better to taste!   Ingredients 1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach 4 cups assorted fruit, cut into bite-size pieces (i.e. banana, orange,…

Recipe of the Week – Apple Bars

  What to do with one or two left over apples? Make these oh so good apple bars.   Ingredients • 1/2 cup melted butter • 1 cup white sugar • 1 egg • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1 cup apples – peeled, cored…

Cream Cheesy Cubed Zucchini with Lemon and Oregano

We just picked our first zucchini! (I won’t be this excited in August). Frank and I just love this quick easy recipe. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups cubed zucchini 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1 pinch red pepper flakes salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste cayenne pepper to taste 2 tablespoons cream…

Recipe of the Week — Charred Corn Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

  Believe it or not we’re starting to see local corn in the markets. The farmers say the unusually mild spring got them off to an early start. Our good friend Becky brought this wonderful dish to a recent picnic and everyone wanted the recipe.     Ingredients for Charred Corn Salad with Basil &…

Recipe of the Week – Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

  The blueberries in the garden are almost ripe and there are plenty at the farmers markets. These muffins are one of my personal favorite summer treats.     2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup…

Recipe of the Week – Rocky Road Candy

This is a great recipe to make with children. These Rocky Road drop candies include just 3 ingredients – dark chocolate, chewy marshmallows and toasted nuts. You can experiment with adding different nuts, chunks of white chocolate, or dried fruit to the mix. If you only have large marshmallows, snip them into smaller pieces with…

Recipe of the Week – Roasted Red Potatoes with Herbs

These delicious potatoes are so good with grilled or broiled meats or poultry…but we also like them as a side with egg dishes for breakfast. Ingredients: 8 small red potatoes, cut into wedges 1 medium onion, cut in 6 to 8 wedges 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons butter 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed 1/2…

Recipe of the Week – Sunshine Puffs

These wonderful little treats got rave reviews this week. Guests even asked to take leftovers home. Of course, we said yes and gave them the recipe, too. Ingredients: 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1 cup flaked coconut 1 can Pillsbury® Big & Buttery refrigerated crescent dinner…

Recipe of the Week – Strawberry Salad

We are just starting to see local strawberries in the markets and this recipe is quick, easy and delicious. We think it’s perfect with grilled chicken or steak.           Ingredients: 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries 1/4 cup sliced honey-roasted almonds 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon…

Recipe of the Week – Cranberry-Orange Baklava Pinwheels

I am always on a hunt for something new to try. I really look forward to the Pillsbury Bake Off recipes. They’re generally fun and easy. We made these little treats from their new cookbook for Thursday’s breakfast and everyone loved them. Ingredients: 1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box 2 tablespoons…