Category Archives: Recipes

Squash Surprise

I love farmers markets! We have so many in Allegany County, MD and each has a different variety of farmers. It’s great to visit the different stands and see the great variety of products for sale. Friday at the Frostburg … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Sweet Potatoes & Spinach

I love new recipes – especially ones that my friends have already tried. This week, my friend Cathy Webb told me about a recipe that sounded scrumptious. Since I already had most of the ingredients, I made it today. It … Continue reading

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Discovering Delicata Squash

I love discovering new foods and this week, on a trip to the farmers’ market, I bought some beautiful pumpkins and gourds for Fall decorations and along with these, I found some fancy delicata squash. Although considered a winter squash, … Continue reading

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Sweet as a Peach

Summer brings to mind eating sweet juicy fruits, such as peaches. This has been a good peach season in Mountain Maryland and I happily purchased peaches today from Rice’s Orchard at the Farmers’ Market at Canal Place in Cumberland. Originally from China, … Continue reading

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Wonderful Watermelon

Looking for ways to stay hydrated this summer? Watermelon is a refreshing way to whet your whistle. One cup of diced watermelon is about 92% water! No wonder it has the word water in its name. Since our bodies are … Continue reading

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Kale and Beans – a Winning Combo!

Watching The Kitchen on the Food Network, I learned that kale is the second most searched food on their website, right after chicken and right before quinoa. That’s great news since kale is a nutrition powerhouse. A member of the … Continue reading

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Kale Chips

Kale was among the treasures I brought home from the farmers market today and I could hardly wait to make some crunchy kale chips. Just finished eating them and I’m again reminded how much I love these tasty treats!  Kale chips … Continue reading

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Maryland crab soup brings veggies to the Super Bowl table

We Marylanders are pretty excited our Ravens made it to the Super Bowl and we’ll be cheering them on to victory tonight!  So, in true Baltimore spirit, I decided to make a big pot of crab soup, a classic Maryland … Continue reading

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Refreshing Green Smoothie

This recipe from cookinglight.com’s column, Smoothies under 250 calories, immediately caught my attention. It was called “green machine” and utilized my daughter’s favorite melon, honeydew, and my favorite leafy green, spinach.  The only other ingredient, Greek yogurt, is one of … Continue reading

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Hail to Kale

Kale is not just for garnishing anymore!  From crispy chips to rich soups, kale is showing up and adding color, interest and nutrients to plates from here to there. I’d like to add my praise in this hail to kale! … Continue reading

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