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Purple Sweet Potato Chips

With fall rolling around, we’re ready to start thinking about foods in deep, rich autumn hues…such as the purple in these beautiful Stokes Purple sweet potatoes from Frieda’s Produce. We wanted to make a snack for the kids that would highlight this amazing purple color, but the snack had to be kid-friendly. The result? Purple […]

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quince tart

Quince Tart for #CutcoFallHarvest

Have you ever tried a quince? This round yellow pear-like fall fruit has a wonderful and delicate flavor, but if you try to cut into it or eat it in its raw state you’ll notice that it’s a little bit…woody. Maybe chalky. Either way, not the tastiest fruit you’ll ever eat off the tree. Happily, […]

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pomegranate lemonade

Pomegranate Lemonade

We’re havin’ a heat wave! Darn, is it hot here in Southern California. The kids have been coming home from school drenched in sweat and begging for some relief. Is it fall or summer? We’re confused. Anyway, we found the perfect way to cool off by using a little summer-meets-fall produce magic to make a […]

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cheeseburger skewer

“Cheeseburger” and “Fries” for #SchoolLunch

What’s that? It’s only the beginning of September and you’re already in a school lunch rut? We feel your pain. Some days it seems like there’s a long ten months ahead of us. To remedy some of that dread, how about this: Once a month during this school year, we’ll give you a new twist […]

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blueberry pie slice

Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream Pie

So…let’s say you have a sudden ice cream windfall, and as much as you’re tempted to eat the whole thing straight from the container, you’d like to make it into a nice dessert to share with friends. We found ourselves in this situation last week with a wonderful gift of three tubs of Tillamook ice […]

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three pickle jars

Easy Summer Pickling

Pickling is one of those things that I’ve always shied away from in the summer. Mostly I feared that I would go through all kinds of effort, and then the jars would sit unopened, languishing until mid-winter, until someone would finally decide that they wanted the jars for another project and dump everything out. I […]

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