Chocolate Cherry “Green” Smoothie
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Chocolate Cherry “Green” Smoothie

Today’s smoothie is cherry-chocolatey-oh-so-good! The rich color of the cherries combined with the deep color from the cocoa powder disguises any greens that are added. Tip: for a really quick smoothie preparation place all prepped smoothie ingredients (minus liquid and avocado) in a freezer safe container. Take out of the freezer a few minutes before … Continue reading

Oven Roasted Hatch Green Chiles
Fresh Produce / Goodness on the Side! / Preserving / Savory and Splendid! / Vegetables

Oven Roasted Hatch Green Chiles

A few years after my husband and I were married, we were staying with my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for a while in the Chicago-land area. They had recently moved from New Mexico to Chicago. Well, one day a huge box appeared on their doorstep from a friend of theirs in New Mexico. Inside the box? … Continue reading

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies
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Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Yesterday I tried a combination in batch of cookies I hadn’t really thought of pairing together before – oatmeal and zucchini. Now, before you cringe, gasp, gag, and/or turn your head away in disgust about having a vegetable {and a partially green vegetable at that} in your cookies, take a deep breath and think about … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread

One of the things I love about summer are all of the fresh vegetables that we are able to grow, pick, and then eat up! Our zucchini plants look excellent this year and we’ve been chowin’ down on everything from grilled zucchini, stir-fried zucchini, sautéed zucchini, to zucchini bread. My family loves zucchini bread, but … Continue reading

Tart Cherry Pie Jam
Dairy Free / Desserts / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Sweet Treats! / Using Coconut Oil

Tart Cherry Pie Jam

I am not sure why I was amazed to see two of my children come inside from the backyard the other day with a bowl full of ripe cherries. I know there are cherry trees back there, and I realize that it is summer…the two kind of go hand-in-hand! I guess in my head, it … Continue reading

Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}
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Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}

Last summer we were fortunate enough to acquire some beautifully plump and ripe blackberries from an aunt that has amazing blackberry bushes. I had very good intentions at the time of taking them home and making a lovely jam right away. Unfortunately life, and other gardening and canning duties, took priority over the blackberries. They … Continue reading