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Basil Pesto

What in the world is Pesto! Pesto has been a mainstay in Italian recipes for generations. Pesto is a green paste consisting of mainly basil, parsley, garlic, a cheese, pine nuts and olive oil.
Use Pesto on hot buttered pasta, make tomato bruschetta.
A simple salad recipe for pesto is place a bed of lettuce on individual salad plates, place a large slice tomato, top with a dollop of pesto, top pesto with a generous helping of crumbled cheese and chopped green onions.

I usually put sunflower seeds in our pesto instead of pine nuts. Sunflower seeds are not as expensive, easy to find,have a good shelf life and adds a salty nutty flavor to the pesto.

I make several batches of pesto each each year omitting the nuts and cheese. I place the pesto in ice cube trays until frozen. I then remove the frozen cubes and place in a zip lock freezer bag. These cubes can be added to your soups stews,tomato sauces. You can use your imagination.


Vegetarian! Vegan!
Source: Unknown (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: 6-8 people
Ingredient keywords: Fresh, fresh, garlic
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Cabbage Au Gratin

Another good recipe from my amish cookbook.



Source: The Practical Produce Cookbook (Entered by Ron & Lisa Prince)
Servings: 4-6
Ingredient keywords: oil, cabbage, onion, butter, flour, salt, pepper, milk, cheese, bread
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Cabbage- Kohlrabi Slaw

Adds a new flavor to the usual cole slaw, very tasty.


Vegetarian!
Source: foodnetwork.com (Entered by Ron & Lisa Prince)
Servings: 4-6
Ingredient keywords: kohlrabi, lemon, dill, mustard, pepper, olive, garlic, cabbage
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Carrot Ginger Soup

We had a mess of sweet winter carrots, and needed something new to try with them. Here we found a winning recipe.


Vegetarian!
Source: Kitchen Revelry Cookbook by Ali Larter - featured in Family Circle Magazine March 2014 (Entered by Lee Ruff)
Servings: 6
Ingredient keywords: carrots, orange, ginger, coconut
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Chocolate Chai Snickerdoodles

I love the spicy flavor added to the snickerdoodles. The aroma of Chocolate and cardamom baking reminds me of a cold winter day and a hot cup of Chai tea.

The recipe makes about3 dozen cookies. Per cookie serving has about 124 calories, 6g(fat), 25 mgchol,89mg sodium, 18 carb 1g fiber, 1 g pro.


Vegetarian!
Source: Taste of Home Magazine (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Ingredient keywords: cinnamon, cardamom, white, vanilla, eggs, flour
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Cosmic Charlie's Award Winning Scarlet/Fire Panini!

Cosmic Charlie’s Scarlet/Fire Panini

*Last summer, we had a Market Cook-Off at The Champaign County Farmer’s Market, in June. This panini won two awards…Best Use Of Market Products and Cook-Off Champ!! Below is my inspiration and the ingredients for you to try…it all starts with a loaf of Cosmic bread!

My entry is a panini made with Cosmic Charlie’s Parmesan Oregano Bread and all local veggies from fellow vendors! The sandwich gets it name from a combo of songs that used to be played, together, at a Grateful Dead concert. The songs are Scarlet Begonia and Fire On The Mountain. When you heard the familiar tinklings of Scarlet Begonia starting to filter through the crowd, you knew that it would seque into Fire On The Mountain. Deadheads shortened the titles and lovingly would refer to the combo as Scarlet/Fire. This was a familiar happening at Dead shows with many of the song combos that were joined, together. Since my business, Cosmic Charlie Bread, gives a nod to my love of The Grateful Dead, and their song, Cosmic Charlie, is my inspiration, and since I am a loving Deadhead, Scarlet/Fire seemed like the perfect title to give a perfect sandwich!

The panini will start with Cosmic’s Parmesan/Oregano bread. I grow my own herbs, organically, and my bread is all natural, unbleached flour, with no preservatives or oils. The flavors of the bread will cosmically unite with the Scarlet part of the duo in the form of sliced tomatoes from Lonny’s Green Acres. The Fire part of the duo will come from the kick of Mary Jane garlic, from JC Growers, that will be roasted, carmelized and spread on the bread. The Fire also comes from the dried red pepper that runs through my Parmesan/Oregano bread. The “rifts” that will bring the harmony all together will be roasted sweet onions and banana peppers from Lonny’s Green Acres. You always need a core to bring the group, all together, and for me, that was always Jerry Garcia, at the shows, and in the sandwich, it will be provolone cheese from the local Yutzy’s cheeses.

After the first bite, I hope that the judges and fans will see a “sky that’s yellow and a sun that’s blue” (nod to a verse in Scarlet Begonias), that takes them into the flavorful world of Cosmic Charlie.

For my fans and Bread Heads, I will be offering samples, all market, of my Parmesan/Oregano Bread…

Peace, Love, Bread

Pamela of Cosmic Charlie Bread

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Source: Pamela Bowshier (Entered by Pamela Bowshier)
Servings: 1 loaf of Cosmic will give you 6 panini sandwiches
Ingredient keywords: garlic, onions, banana, cheese, olive
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Cosmic Charlie's Christmas Morning French Toast

I host a large brunch, on Christmas mornings, at our house. One of the most popular dishes is my overnight french toast using Cosmic Charlie’s Sugaree (sugar/cinnamon)Bread! Feel free to leave the Grand Marnier out, leave it in or even sub a different flavor. This is so good served with slices of baked sausage and real maple syrup….

GRAND MARNIER FRENCH TOAST

Read more about it at www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1618,153183-247193,00.html
Content Copyright © 2012 Cooks.com – All rights reserved.

1 to 1 1/2 French bread, cut into 1 1/2 inch slices
4 c. heavy cream, light cream or milk
4 eggs
4 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. Grand Marnier
2 tbsp. orange zest
Confectioners’ sugar

Beat together cream, eggs, sugar, Grand Marnier and orange zest. Arrange bread slices flat in glass baking dish and pour mixture over bread. Soak for 2 hours, turning bread after 1 hour until mixture is absorbed by bread. Put slices on non-stick cookie sheet and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, turning bread after 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. 4-6 servings. Serve with orange butter.

ORANGE BUTTER:

6 oz. butter, softened
Juice of 1 orange
1 tbsp. Grand Marnier
1/2 c. powdered sugar

Mix together, put in a serving dish or wrap in wax paper to form log. Refrigerate until serving. Spread on Grand Marnier French Toast.



Source: Cooks.com (adapted) (Entered by Pamela Bowshier)
Servings: 4-6 (I actually triple the recipe)
Ingredient keywords: bread, cream, eggs, sugar, Grand, orange, sugar
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Cucumbers

One of the good recipes in my Amish cookbook. Not found in some of the newer cookbooks.



Source: The Practical Produce Cookbook (Entered by Ron & Lisa Prince)
Servings: 4-6
Ingredient keywords: butter, cucumbers, dill, pepper
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Eat It with a Spoon! Pumpkin Dip

This is a delicious dessert dip to serve with fresh apple slices and pear slices, ginger snaps or bits of toasted pound cake.



Source: n/a (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: This serves a party!
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Everything Spelt Pretzels

This recipe is from my favorite spelt site, and with the variety of toppings you can use, these pretzels are delicious in so many ways!


Vegetarian!
Source: www.natureslegacyforlife.com (Entered by Lee Ruff)
Servings: Makes 6 pretzels
Ingredient keywords: spelt
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Frosted Ginger Cookies

This is a favorite ginger cookie in our house. Most of the time when I bake these I don’t add the icing. I serve these especially on Thanksgiving and other family gatherings and offer pumpkin dip to dip the cookies. Pumpkin lovers are plentiful in this family.

These cookies have a soft texture and the subtle blend of spices isn’t over powering. Great with a cup of tea or coffee as an afternoon snack or in the evening after dinner.

Nutrition facts; Per Cookie 102 cal.(33% cal.from fat)0.8G protein,3.8g. fat(2.2 Sat fat, 16g.carbs(o.2g Fiber)98ml.Sodium,15MG.Chol.



Source: I have had this recipe for years, I believe it is out of theFamily Circle Magazine. (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: Makes approx 40 2 inch cookies
Ingredient keywords: eggs, molasses, whole, pumpkin, pumpkin
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Ginger Cardamom Tea

When to weather turns cold ,this warm spicy tea tastes great after I come in from working in the greenhouse or raking leaves. In fact I make it a head of time and keep it warm in a Thermos. The aroma makes the house smell spicy warm and inviting.


Vegetarian!
Source: Taste of Home Magazine (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: makes approx.4 servings. per serving contains; 55 cal., trace fat(sat fat) 2mg chol.,39 mg sodium, 11 g carb., trace fiber, 3g pro. diabetic exchange 1/2 starch
Ingredient keywords: honey, cardamom, cinnamon
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Gooey Apple Sorghum Cake

This recipe is from a 16 page, free recipe book WalMart put out before Christmas a few years ago. We love this recipe… it’s one of my 3 year old’s most often requested desserts! It calls for a caramel sauce as the topping, but I think the result is more like a bar dessert than a cake, and it is delicious without the sauce… very moist and delicious warm or cooled.


Vegetarian!
Source: Walmart Great Value Holiday Recipes, submitted by Cheryl Mattingly (Entered by Lee Ruff)
Servings: Serves 16
Ingredient keywords: sorghum, eggs, spelt, apples, raisins, walnuts
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Gooseberry Crunch

A common use for gooseberries!



Source: Gingerich Farm Products (Entered by Cathy Pullins)
Servings: About 6
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Grandma Pullins' Black Raspberry Pie

Grandma Pullins is known for her excellent pies. As the matriarch of a large family she easily makes 10 pies for a family dinner!



Source: Grandma Pullins (Entered by Cathy Pullins)
Servings: 6-8 slices depending on how hungry you are!
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Green Goodness Kale Apple Juice

Found this recipe when looking for more to do with kale.


Vegan!
Source: Family Circle March 2014 (Entered by Lee Ruff)
Servings: 2 servings
Ingredient keywords: kale, apples, celery, parsley, mint
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Healthy Chili Cheese Fries

A delicious and healthy comfort-food recipe, with a “Cincinnati twist” that you won’t believe is good for you once you taste it!



Source: Julia Gibson - www.minivandreams.com (Entered by Julia Gibson)
Servings: 6
Ingredient keywords: potatoes, olive, salt, pepper, turkey, onion, onion, garlic, tomato, chili, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, chicken, honey, sour, cheese, green
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Maple Syrup Pie

A delicious and easy custard-like pie. Use a tart pan for beautiful presentation.


Vegetarian!
Source: New York Times (Entered by Shary Stadler)
Servings: 8
Ingredient keywords: eggs, maple
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Overnight Yeasted Spelt Waffles

These waffles are a breeze to prepare, as the prep is done the night before. In the morning, simply break an egg, mix and pour the batter into a hot waffle iron. The yeasty/sourdough like taste from the overnight fermentation is healthy and delicious. These waffles are crispy on the outside and perfectly soft inside!


Vegetarian!
Source: www.natureslegacyforlife.com (Entered by Lee Ruff)
Servings: 2 servings - we have to double this for our selves and our three young children
Ingredient keywords: spelt
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SHH "Paella" Fried Rice

Remember you absolutely cannot make delicious rice using freshly cooked rice.Cook the rice a day or 2 ahead of making this recipe. Use a long grain rice and cook according to directions on the package. You will need 4 cups of cold cooked rice. You could also purchase the cooked rice from a chinese restaurant.

The chorizo sausage is hard to find. Oakview Farms carry ground chorizo in a 1 lb. pkg. I the whole pkg. I have also substituted the chorizo for ground sweet Italian Sausage. However you do not get the same flavor or color that the spices of the chorizo gives to the dish.



Source: Gourmet Magazine March 2000 (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: This will serve 6 to 8 people easily.
Ingredient keywords: onion, bell, chorizo, cilantro
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SHH Barbecue Sauce

Our favorite uncooked barbecue sauce for shredded pork sandwiches! The tangy ,sweet flavor perfectly compliments the pork. It is also great with chicken. We have used our “make your own spiced apple mint vinegar” in the sauce for a unique combination of flavors!



Source: Combination of uncooked sauce recipe using the best from each (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: approx. 2 cups
Ingredient keywords: vinegar, Mustard, Chipotle
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SHH Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil
A quick and Easy appetizer that is sure to please.

Source: Unknown (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: Varies 4 - 8
Ingredient keywords: Garlic, plum, Basil
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SHH Chicken with Rosemary & Garlic

This recipe is full of flavor,quick and simple to prepare. The fresh garlic and fresh rosemary make this chicken one of our family favorites.

I also prepare the chicken with this recipe when serving a chicken chefs salad. Just slice cooked chicken into thin strips and add to your favorite garden salad. Chicken may be served hot or cold.

This recipe is great when cooking for 2 people.



Source: Taken from Food section in the Dayton Daily News several years ago. (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: Serves 2 to 4 people
Ingredient keywords: Fresh, Garlic
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SHH Corn On the Cob - Have it your way!!

Perfect corn on the cob every time.This recipe Describes various methods for preparing and cooking fresh corn on the cob in season.
For a savory finish,spread the golden ears with one of Swisher Hill Herbs flavored butters.


Vegetarian!
Source: Unknown (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: Varies depending on quantity of fresh corn
Ingredient keywords: corn, Herb
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SHH Hearty Minestrone Soup

We call this a Stoup.( not a stew and too thick to call it soup) It is a hearty soup for cool rainy spring or fall evening and a must have for winter dinners. Serve with a Crusty bread and a simple salad. Leftovers are great for lunch or put stoup in Freezable canning Quart jars or in 1 gal Freezer bags and place in freezer for a quick fix on a busy day.

In this recipe many times I substitue the potatoes for, 1 turnip,diced or a large parsnip, diced and the Kale I use fresh Spinach leaves.

Prep and Cook time is about 35 min.


Vegetarian!
Source: Sunset Magazine too many years ago. (Entered by Charlene Stapleton)
Servings: 8 servings
Ingredient keywords: Onion, Italian, garlic, Potatoes,parsnip,turnip, carrots, kale,spinach,cabbage, Bread
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