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Recipe of the Week: Mocha Latte Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons are one of those cookies that are really simply to make but look complicated and difficult. Our recipe is a twist on the original with chocolate chips mixed into the cookies and a hint of coffee flavor. The cream of coconut gives the cookie a strong coconut flavor without being overly sweet. Toasty [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Hearty Vegetable Beef Soup

This is a perfect recipe for a mid-week meal. Simply toss all ingredients into a slow cook in the morning and when you arrive home from work dinner is ready. Soups are great for using vegetables put away in the summer with no need to defrost frozen vegetables. When freezing summer vegetables I will often [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Shrimp Étouffée

In honor of Mardi Gras, which is on Tuesday, we cooked up a popular Cajun dish that highlights fresh garden vegetables and succulent shrimp. This hardest part of this meal is the chopping. As with most Cajun dishes this meal starts with a roux and contains the trinity (bell pepper, celery, and onion) and the [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Satay Chicken Pizza

Pizza is a constant in my home. We love to try new foods and rotate our menu quite a bit, especially in the growing season when we like to match our food with what’s in season. But take away pizza night and there might be a revolution. To keep from getting bored and to introduce new [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Irish Triple Hit Sundae

When thinking of St. Patrick’s Day most people think of the color green, leprechauns, shamrocks, 4- leaf clover, luck, and drinking. To celebrate all the great Irish beverages out there we made what we like to call the Irish Triple Hit Sundae. The Dark Chocolate Stout Ice Cream is dark, rich and creamy. The stout [...]

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Recipe of the Week: Hummingbird Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Glaze

Spring is in the air and the birds have once again decided to serenade us with their songs. One of the birds I always try to attract to my garden each year is hummingbirds and when I think hummingbirds I think cake! If you think this is a strange train of thought you haven’t had [...]

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Recipe of the Week: 10 Layer Enchiladas

Even though spring has arrived it is still mighty cold in our neck of the woods. We have had a constant mix of rain and snow the last few days with no end in sight. To bring a little heat to our lives I served up this delicious tex-mex inspired casserole. Don’t let the amount [...]

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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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