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What are your favorite cookbooks?

Hey all! I've been working on cooking seasonally and using mostly local ingredients to inspire my meals. I typically use my produce from the CSA box or whatever looks good at the farmer's market then…Continue

Tags: vegetables, local, seasonal, cookbooks

Started by Jordan Pastor Jul 1, 2013.

simplicity in cooking 5 Replies

I am posing a challenge:Can you make a meal for at least 2 people with 5 ingredients or less (I am not including salt and pepper as ingredients)?I am all about the simplicity of food and it's natural…Continue

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Winter Root recipies. 4 Replies

Hey family.i am looking for some interesting winter roots and storage veggie recipes.thanksContinue

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Does anyone have any good rabbit or goat recipes? 1 Reply

I had the thought of raising rabbits and goat for their meat, However I have never eaten either one.  I would like to know what I could make before raising.  I have heard that they are good to eat…Continue

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Cindy Colombo Mar 7, 2013.

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Comment by Caroline Malcolm on October 20, 2011 at 2:51pm
Green tomato pickles anyone? Does anyone have a good recipe?
Comment by Gabriela on July 10, 2012 at 3:07pm

Simple and healthy coconut and oats cookie recipe... http://www.homegrown.org/profiles/blogs/coconut-and-oats-cookies

Comment by Gabriela on July 16, 2012 at 3:01pm
Comment by Lisa Stephens on August 23, 2012 at 6:02pm

Blackberry Ice Cream Dessert- It's  HEAVEN!

Here is the recipe: It's fresh, quick and delicious. ( 4 ingredients)

Fresh Blackberries

1 small jar blackberry preserves

1 fresh lemon

Good Quality Vanilla Ice Cream ( I use Blue Belle Homemade Vanilla)

Directions: Melt the blackberry preserves in a small pot, squeeze the lemon into the preserves and stir. 

Dip Ice Cream- Add fresh blackberries, Drizzle with Blackberry Sauce!

I serve mine in a waffle bowl for extra goodness.


Comment by Lisa Stephens on August 25, 2012 at 4:17pm

It's my birthday and what better way to honor my grandma and mom than to share the "best of" family poundcake. I took the best of my grandmas recipe and combined it with the best of my mom's .

I miss them both dearly today, but will always treasure their gifts to me!

Stewart/Stephens Old Fashioned Pound Cake- by lisa stephens

  • 1 stick real butter, salted- room temperature
  • 1 stick Land o Lakes margarine (use this brand) – room temp.
  • ½ cup Crisco shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups All Purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup whipping cream- room temperature
  • ½ cup whole milk- room temp.
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. each of coconut, butter, and lemon extracts
  • (these flavors are optional  and can be left out for a vanilla pound cake)


Directions for mixing: It’s very important to follow each step exactly.


Cream the room temperature butter, margarine and Crisco until fluffy.

Add sugar and continue to beat until very fluffy, at least a minute at medium high speed in a kitchen aid mixer.

   Sift flour, baking powder and salt with a wire whisk.

Add alternately with the combination of milk and whipping cream.  And mix slowly as you do this.  Mix well and add the flavorings.

Mix the batter at medium high speed one last time for about 1 minute until fluffy and no lumps remain. Don’t over mix but mix well.

Coat the tube pan with Crisco and dust with flour. (You can’t skip this step with the pound cake. This helps create the yummy crust!)

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 10 min.  Cool 10 minutes and remove to wire rack to cool further.   At this point someone will most likely cut into your warm pound cake and ENJOY!

Comment by Marianne Smith on August 25, 2012 at 4:29pm

Lisa that looks amazing!

Comment by Carrie Seal-Stahl on March 22, 2013 at 12:45am


4-5 Granny Smith Apples

2 c. Water

2 tbsp. Lemon Juice

1/3 c. Brown Sugar

1 tbsp. Cinnamon

Combine water, lemon, sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Core and slice apples about 1/16" thick, leaving skins on. Place sliced apples in sugar water mixture and soak 8-12 hours in fridge. Place apples in dehydrator for 12-14 hours, til crisp. Makes about 4 trays.

Comment by Ron Armstrong on April 6, 2013 at 1:53pm

Hello, I'm new to this and am still just learning how it all works. I have a question regarding food to take with me when I leave the house. Most days during the week I leave at 6-6:30 in the morning and don't get home till maybe 9-10:00 at night. I've been looking up healthy food ideas that I can take with me but so far have been just taking a loaf of whole wheat bread and a jar of peanut butter and a gallon jug of water.. It's kinda getting old. I have made some nice healthy meals but with the type of work I do I need something I can just throw in a pack quick, easy and not have to heat. Plus if I don't eat right, like consuming lots of sugary foods/drinks, I get extremely shaky, weak and fatigued.  I seem to perform the best with natural healthy carbs and protein like with the pb & bread. Anyways I've been educating  myself on food but wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions. I can't eat fast food or drink soda anymore because it just tires me out and makes me sick.  thank You!

Comment by Marianne Smith on April 6, 2013 at 2:07pm

Ron, you can make your own granola bars or "energy balls" to snack on thru the day.  Almonds are a very  healthy snack.

Comment by Shellie A. Gades on April 6, 2013 at 2:14pm

im gone 12 hours a day but thankfully have access to refrigeration and microwave if needed. i like to pack popcorn and cut up carrots and celery (or other veggies if i have them). you could also free some individual cups of yogurt and keep them in a cooler (if that's an option). how about raisins and almonds.  hard-boiled eggs. I sure hope you are able to have a cooler of some sort with you during your long day.


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