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Recipes For Garden Vegetables

by Laura on August 14, 2014

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It is the time of year when gardens are bursting forth with all kinds of goodness!

While I don’t have a garden I have a wonderful Farmer’s Market around the corner.  I have to confess- many times when I go there I have no idea what I would make with the vegetables.

Fortunately a great group of bloggers know exactly what to do with them.  And they were nice enough to let me share some recipes with you.

Be sure to check out each and every recipe- they are all incredible!

easy salsa recipe

 

cucumber strawberry basil salad

apple-bacon-grilled-kale

Grilled Kale

green beans with lemon nutmeg dressing

Fresh Green Bean Recipes

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Lemon Cupcakes From Scratch

by Laura on August 8, 2014

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Lemon Cupcakes From Scratch

Lemon is my favorite flavor on earth.  If you put a giant chocolate cake next to a lemon pie, the lemon is going to win every single time.  And it will be gone before the chocolate is even touched.

So I was excited to get to work on Lemon Cupcakes From Scratch.  And when we got in the kitchen it turned out better than I could have hoped.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons Country Time Lemonade Mix (to taste)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • .5 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 quarter cup half and half
  • Yellow Food Coloring (if you like)

Directions:

1. Cream the butter and sugar.
2.  In a separate bowl whip eggs, egg yolks and vanilla
3.  Add egg mixture to butter mixture.
4.  Mix until thoroughly combined.
5.  In another bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
6.  Add 1/3 of flour to butter and egg mixture.
7.  Stir until just combined.
8.  Add half of sour cream and half of half and half.
9. Stir to combine.
10.  Add 1/3 of flour.
11.  Stir to combine.
12.  Add remaining sour cream and half and half.
13.  Stir to combine.
14.  Add remainder of flour and combine by hand.
15.  Pour into pan.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.    It should be about 25 minutes for regular cupcakes and 28 minutes for jumbo cupcakes.

We used a lemon icing recipe we found online but you could use just about any type of icing you wanted!

 

Lemon Cupcakes From Scratch
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Lemon Cupcakes made with Country Time Lemonade
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons Country Time Lemonade Mix (to taste)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • .5 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 quarter cup half and half
  • Yellow Food Coloring (if you like)
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl whip eggs, egg yolks and vanilla
  3. Add egg mixture to butter mixture.
  4. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. In another bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  6. Add ⅓ of flour to butter and egg mixture.
  7. Stir until just combined.
  8. Add half of sour cream and half of half and half.
  9. Stir to combine.
  10. Add ⅓ of flour.
  11. Stir to combine.
  12. Add remaining sour cream and half and half.
  13. Stir to combine.
  14. Add remainder of flour and combine by hand.
  15. Pour into pan.
  16. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. It should be about 25 minutes for regular cupcakes and 28 minutes for jumbo cupcakes.

 

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

by Jody Smith on August 7, 2014

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May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!  Celebrate with these easy 5 Ingredient Cookies!

The world does not have enough Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes.   I hate the battle when I go to the store of looking at the expense of buying ingredients when you can just buy bagged cookies.  They aren’t as good but they are much cheaper.

Then I discovered this 5 ingredient Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and it has changed my world.  They are simple and delicious. Keep them all to yourself, share them with a neighbor or friend. But don’t forget the cold glass of milk or they are equally wonderful with a mug of hot coffee.  Classic and all American, Chocolate Chip cookies are a staple in every chocolate lover’s household. These cookies are  thin- crisp on the edges but soft in the middle, my idea of a perfect chocolate chip cookie. I have also tried these with dark chocolate chips and they are divine!

Ingredients

1 stick of real butter, salted

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk  chocolate chips

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Cream butter and sugar- this simply means mix until the two are smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.

Add in the egg and mix until incorporated.

Mix flour in well.

Gently mix in chocolate chips.

Drop large spoonfuls of cookie batter onto an ungreased baking sheet ( Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up-throw away and your done).

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are crisp (the middle will look slightly underdone).

Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Store in an airtight container.

Recipe makes about 18 large cookies.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
 
Easy and delicious 5 ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 stick of real butter, salted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cream butter and sugar- this simply means mix until the two are smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.
  3. Add in the egg and mix until incorporated.
  4. Mix flour in well.
  5. Gently mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop large spoonfuls of cookie batter onto an ungreased baking sheet ( Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up-throw away and your done).
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Until edges are crisp, middle will look slightly underdone.
  9. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
  12. Recipe makes about 18 large cookies.

 

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Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe

by Jody Smith on August 4, 2014

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Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe

Hot temperatures mean time for lighter dishes with fresh summer ingredients.  One of my favorite go to sides  for indoor or outdoor eating is this simple, light Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe.  5 ingredients,  and less than 15 minutes prep and cook time, a little chill in the fridge and your dish is ready to go on the table. Serve beside hamburgers, ribs,  or whatever your favorite summertime main dish is.

Ingredients:

2 yellow  squash and/or zucchini

1/3 cup Italian dressing

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

10-12 cherry tomatoes

12 oz. angel hair pasta, uncooked (about 3/4 pack)

salt and pepper to taste

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Directions:

Halve cherry tomatoes, dice squash/zucchini

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Boil angel hair pasta according to package directions.

Add squash/zucchini to boiling pasta during last 2-3 minutes to soften just a bit.

Drain pasta and vegetables, run cold water over to stop cooking and reduce temp.

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Toss pasta, vegetables, Italian dressing, Parmesan cheese,  and tomatoes well to coat completely.

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Salt and pepper to taste.

Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and combine flavors

Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 yellow squash and/or zucchini
  • ⅓ cup Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 oz. angel hair pasta, uncooked (about ¾ pack)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Halve cherry tomatoes, dice squash/zucchini
  2. Boil angel hair pasta according to package directions.
  3. Add squash/zucchini to boiling pasta during last 2-3 minutes to soften just a bit.
  4. Drain pasta and vegetables, run cold water over to stop cooking and reduce temp.
  5. Toss pasta, vegetables, Italian dressing, parmesan cheese, and tomatoes well to coat completely.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and combine flavor.s
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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

by Jody Smith on July 20, 2014

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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sometimes you want a treat that isn’t super heavy or that will make your spin head with sugar!   This Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe fits the bill, just 5 simple ingredients, 1 bowl, and less than 20 minutes- you end up with a cookie that is light, crisp, and perfectly flavored.   Lightly sweetened with a lemony tang they are perfect for summer. Using fresh lemon instead of artificial lemon flavoring really makes these special and a little more “gourmet”.

Ingredients:

1 whole lemon

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:

Begin by preparing your lemon as we are going to use two parts- zest and juice.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Juice your lemon, you will need 2 tsps. lemon juice.

Zest 2 tsps. lemon using a special zesting tool or the smallest holes on a hand grater. Zest gently you only want the yellow zest, not the white- it is bitter.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

 In a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer whip eggs until frothy.

Add sugar and beat until smooth.

Mix in flour, baking powder, lemon zest and juice until just blended.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Drop by heaping spoonful’s on to a baking sheet lined with  foil or nonstick spray.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove just before they brown.

Store in an airtight container, if you like your cookies a little softer store with a piece of bread, your cookies will absorb the moisture from it and soften up.

Looking for another cookie recipe?  Check out the 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

 

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
Instructions
  1. Begin by preparing your lemon as we are going to use two parts- zest and juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  3. Juice your lemon, you will need 2 tsps. lemon juice.
  4. Zest lemon using a special zesting tool or the smallest holes on a hand grater. Zest gently you only want the yellow zest, not the white- it is bitter.
  5. In a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer whip eggs until frothy.
  6. Add sugar and beat until smooth.
  7. Mix in flour, baking powder, lemon zest and juice until just blended.
  8. Drop by heaping spoonful's on to a baking sheet lined with foil or nonstick spray.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove just before they brown.
  10. Store in an airtight container, if you like your cookies a little softer store with a piece of bread, your cookies will absorb the moisture from it and soften up.

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Using Your Fresh Green Beans

by Laura on July 20, 2014

It’s summer so the veggies from the garden are calling my name!

One of my favorite things to cook with is green beans- I seem to have a very hard time ruining them.

Here are three of my favorite recipes with items I get from the Farmers Market!

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms Recipe

 green beans with lemon nutmeg dressing

Fresh Green Bean Recipes

Strawberry Rubarb Cobbler Recipe

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Fresh Kale Recipes

by Laura July 14, 2014 Recipes

Fresh Kale Recipes

Although I don’t have a garden (one of the hazards of condo living) there are several Farmer’s Markets near my house that provide me with just about any fresh garden veggies I could want.  This time of year I see Kale all the time and never know what to do with it.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

by Jody Smith June 23, 2014 Recipes
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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Here is a simple and delicious Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe for delicious summer salads, pasta, or fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.   Easy and inexpensive you won’t want store bought vinaigrette dressing again! This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make [...]

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

by Jody Smith June 16, 2014 Most Popular Posts
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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

While I am not above ready to go pasta sauce from a jar or can to top my pasta. Sometimes I want a more complex homemade flavor, but I do not want to spend hours cooking down fresh tomatoes. This is my compromise, it definitely  tastes [...]

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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

by Jody Smith June 2, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry is a great choice for a quick and easy meal.  If you choose veggies that can also give you a great break on your grocery bill (meatless is often cheaper).

One of the best  things about a stir fry is that [...]

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