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June, 2015

Zuppa Contadina

Sometimes the best recipes aren’t really recipes at all.  Such is the case with today’s offering which should be considered more of a concept than a strict recipe.  It’s become a favorite around our house, particularly for me because it’s so flexible in terms of ingredients and yet consistently good.  The only constant from one […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Zuppa Contadina

Directions: Cook Italian Sausage in large pot till brown.  I prefer making small meatballs by squeezing the right amount out of the sausage casing into the pan and cooking till brown on all sides. Add the onion and garlic to the browned sausage and cook till fragrant. Put all remaining vegetables (except the leafy greens) in […]

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Home Grown Cooking Class – The Recipes

Another successful class is in the books and the delicious recipes are now online!  Many thanks to Chef Juanita from Happy Harvest for the wonderful recipes and great instructions and to the gang at Gourmet Gallery for hosting us.  Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next class coming this July. Till then […]

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Warm Wax Bean and Potato Salad

Directions: Combine all dressing ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend to desired consistency, adjusting seasonings to taste. Blanche wax beans in a pot of salted water for approximately 5 minutes or till fork tender.  Beans should still have a snap to them when you take a bite. Boil whole potatoes until […]

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Brick Grilled Chicken with Coffee Rub

Directions: Sprinkle rub evenly over the chicken and let rest for at least 1 hour. Clean bricks then wrap in foil so that all surfaces are covered. Heat grill (or grill pan) over high heat.  Place the chicken on the grill and then set bricks on top of the chicken. Cook for 20 minutes on […]

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Bruleed Banana Java Pie

Ice Cream Directions: Combine 2 cups milk, sugar, coffee, and salt in saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved.  Once sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and let steep for approximately 45 minutes. Reheat until steamy.  Pour in remaining 1 cup milk. In separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks.  Pour the […]

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Roasted Spring Veggie Salad with Sweet Garlic Dressing

Dressing Directions: Put 1 tablespoon olive oil, head of garlic, salt, pepper, and a splash of agave in a sauté pan and cook over medium heat till the garlic is lightly toasted. Combine roasted garlic, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a food processor and blend.  Adjust seasoning to taste.   Salad […]

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Up until recently, it seemed that was a fairly accurate weather report around these parts. Well, maybe only the meatball part if you live at my house. If I picture meatballs its usually the “on top of spaghetti all covered in cheese” variety. When it comes to cooking meatballs, however, it seems my mind travels far […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Swedish Meatballs

Directions MEATBALLS Preheat oven to 425. Put squash, mushrooms, and onion in  the bowl of a food processor and pulse till the pieces are about the same size as your ground meat. Pour your processed veg into a large bowl and combine all remaining meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly.  My meatballs were rather soft (almost […]

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The Home Grown Mom’s Asian Meatballs

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into meatballs and place on greased cookie sheet. Place in oven and bake till cooked through (approximately 10-15 minutes) Serve over rice topped with steamed cabbage.  Squeeze fresh lime juice on top and be sure to have […]

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