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Recipe of the Week: Lemon Tuscan Sun Muffins

For me citrus and spring just go together. I love a nice citrus fruit salad, shish kabobs with pineapple, or a tangy margarita. Now I have new favorite citrus recipe- Lemon Tuscan Sun Muffins. These muffins are super moist, and since there is no power mixers a little dense. The ricotta cheese adds a great [...]

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Corn and Crab Salad

Spring is in full bloom in my area and I have been spending a lot of time outside in the garden tilling, pruning, weeding, planting and more. After all that time outside I am looking for a quick and fresh dinner that doesn’t heat my whole house.  This is a perfect midweek dinner (especially if [...]

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Birthday Brownies

We are celebrating a coworkers birthday here at MasterGardening headquarters today! In honor of his birthday I whipped up some delicous and decadent brownies. While doing my daily blog reads I stumbled across this recipe for ‘Knock You Naked Brownies” on ThePioneerWomen.com. Ree of The Pioneer Women is an excellent cook and baker and you can always find mouthwatering photos to accompany her wonderful [...]

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Homegrown Peach Hand Pies

Peach hand pies are a perfectly portioned homegrown snack that goes anywhere. Though they require a few more steps than regular pie they are worth the extra effort. This is a simple to follow recipe yielding delicious results. If peaches aren’t your thing sub them out for any berry or stone fruit. Dough:Adapted from: Pate Brisee 2 ½ [...]

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Zucchini Freezer Jam

Zucchini is a prolific producer and if you don’t check the plants often you will often find you have a giant zucchini waiting for you. Well I personally have never found these oversized veggies to be good for much other than shredding and making bread. Plus there is only so much zucchini bread, roasted, fried [...]

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Everyday Chocolate Zucchini Cake

In continuation of my self-proclaimed “Zucchini Month” here is a dark chocolate cake recipe that will make great use of your squash. If you have a picky vegetable eater this is the recipe for you. I shared this cake with my family and coworkers and was ask time and again- “This has zucchini in it?” [...]

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Game Day Garden Cuisine

Professional Football’s regular season starts tonight! If your family is anything like mine they are pretty excited for football to start back up. Why not celebrate tonight’s Packers vs. Saints game with football appropriate munchies with a garden fresh flare! My favorite snack while watching a game has always been guacamole! Check out our Garlicky Guacamole recipe for [...]

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Thick ‘n Creamy Blueberry Ice Cream

I love homemade ice cream. There is just something about eating fresh made ice cream, with real homegrown berries, while sitting outside enjoying your garden that just can’t be beat. One of my family’s favorites is Thick ‘n Creamy Blueberry Ice Cream. It’s great on its own or in a cone but is just fantastic [...]

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Cranberry Pie: Your Pumpkin Pie Alternative

Thanksgiving and Christmas just wouldn’t be the same for my family if we didn’t have Cranberry Pie. It’s tart and sweet, very easy to make and incredibly delicious. My mother has been making this pie for as far back as I have memories. It’s one of the desserts that I skipped over as a kid and then [...]

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The History of Mastergardening.com

Mastergardening got its start when the internet was beginning to take hold as a valid area of commerce. Specially formed as a mail order gardening company, in the early 90′s, Mastergardening put out a small catalog for gardeners who were already customers of our sister company Deerbusters. Once the internet was in full swing Mastergardening [...]

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