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Assorted squash

ALL ABOUT SQUASH: Squash Varieties

Squash Varieties

Originating in Mexico and Central America, people have been eating squash for more than 7,500 years. Native Americans shared squash seeds in different varieties with European explorers, who then took the new crop back to their lands to grow. Continue reading

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Mint Puppy Chow Recipe

Ingredients

  • 9 cups of rice square cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups mint chocolate (chips or bars)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Preparation

Empty cereal into a large mixing bowl. Melt butter and mint chocolate and combine evenly. Pour melted butter and chocolate over the cereal and mix gently, until the chocolate is spread evenly throughout the cereal. Place cereal/chocolate mixture into a large plastic bag and pour the powdered sugar over the top. Shake the mixture until the mix is thoroughly coated.

Spread the mixture out on wax paper to harden.

*Add dark chocolate and broken candy canes to the melted chocolate for extra flavor.

Mint Tea With Lime Recipe

Mint Tea with Lime Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Quarts water
  • 8 Green (or black) tea bags
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1 ½ cups)
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • Sugar (as desired)

Preparation

Heat water until it is just about to boil, add sugar if desired. Remove water from heat, place tea bags and mint leaves in the water and allow it to seep for about 12-17 minutes. Once the tea has reached the desired strength, remove tea and mint and chill.
Add lime juice to taste immediately before serving.

source: averagebetty.com

Peanut Butter S’more Recipe

Ingredients

• Large Marshmallows
• Graham Crackers
• Large Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (or a jar of creamy peanut butter and milk chocolate bars)
Preparation

Gently roast a large marshmallow on a long fire-safe fork over a fire. When the marshmallow is sufficiently warm and golden-brown, place the marshmallow on a graham cracker. Stack a large peanut butter cup on top of the marshmallow followed by another graham cracker and enjoy!

A spoonful of creamy peanut butter and bar of milk chocolate can also be used in lieu of the peanut butter cup.

Herbed Macaroni and Cheese

Herbed Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • 1 pound macaroni (regular or whole grain)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • About 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chives, cut into small bits
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, divided

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source: bonappetit.com

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Recipe

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon cloves (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Filling

  • 2 cups 10X confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Cookies: Combine the oil and brown sugar in a mixing bowl, add the pumpkin and eggs until they are all mixed into a thick paste. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine until thick and doughy. On a lightly greased baking sheet, drop large teaspoon-sized amounts of dough at even spacing throughout the pan. Bake the cookies at 350°F for about 10 to 12 minutes, until the cookies are firm.

Filling: Thoroughly combine egg white, milk, and vanilla in a new bowl with half of the confectioners sugar. Then add the shortening and the remaining confectioners sugar. Mix until the filling is smooth and fluffy.

Once the cookies have sufficiently cooled, spread an equal amount of filling between two cookies to form the whoopie pie.

Serve immediately.

Yields: approx. three dozen whoopie pies

source: fullforkahead.com

Herb Cheese Crostini Recipe

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 French baguette, sliced into 1/3 in. slices
  • 1 stick of non-salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh chives, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup of grated white sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Place the butter, herbs, salt, pepper, and cheese into a food processor. Pulse until blended to the consistency of your choice.

Remove the herb-cheese mixture from the food processor and pack the mixture into a ramekin. Cover the ramekin with a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat over to 500 degrees.

Remove the ramekin from the refrigerator and spread the herb-cheese on each slice of bread and place on a sheet pan in a single layer. Bake the bread for 6 minutes. Serve immediately.

Yields: approx. 4 servings