Recipes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
    Cooling Time: N/A
    Servings: 18 Crostinis

     

    INGREDIENTS

    TOAST

    18 (1/4-inch thick) french baguette slices
    1 Tbs. olive oil

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 6

     
    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds beef tri-tip
    • 1 pinch olive oil
    • 1 pinch each salt and pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic cloves, crushed with a press
    • 12 ounces blueberries
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/4 cups brandy
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 40 minutes
    Servings: 2 Cups


    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
    • 1/2 cup bourbon
    • 2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
    • 1/2 cup ketchup
    • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cooking Time: 25 minutes
    Cooling Time: N/A
    Servings: 12

     

    BUCKLE INGREDIENTS

    1/2 c. butter
    2 eggs
    1 c. milk
    4 teaspoons baking powder
    1 tbsp. salt
    2-3 cups blueberries

    TOPPING INGREDIENTS

    1 cup sugar
    1 tbsp. cinnamon
    2/3 c. flour
    1/4 c. butter

    DIRECTIONS

    • Mix all buckle ingredients, fold in berries carefully at the end which have been sprinkled with some of the flour.
    • Mix all topping ingredients with fork til crumbly.
    • Place in a 11 x 17 Cookie Sheet.
    • Heat oven to 375.
    • Bake for 25 minutes.
    Recipe courtesy of the John Maloney family.  Thanks John!
     
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
    Cooling Time: 15 Minutes
    Servings: 12

     

    INGREDIENTS

    1/4 c. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
    1/4 c. vegetable oil


  • SCONES
    • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
    • ½ cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled
    • 2 large eggs
    • ¼ cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • ¼ teaspoon grated lemon peel
    • 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
      (thawed & drained work fine too)
  • This recipe makes 2 dozen cookies
     
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
    Cook Time: 20 Minutes
    Ready In: 30 Minutes
    Servings: 24

     
    INGREDIENTS:
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 cups sour cream
    • 2 cups blueberries
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 12


    INGREDIENTS
    • Pound cake crumbs: 1-½ cups
    • Prepared lemon curd: 1-½ cups
    • Fresh blueberries: 1-½ cups
    • Whipped cream: 1 cup
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cooking Time: 25 minutes
    Servings: 4

     

    INGREDIENTS

    Granola:

    1/3 cups honey
    1/4 cups canola oil
    2 tablespoons molasses
    1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 cup pumpkin seeds
    3/4 teaspoons ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
    1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
    1/8 teaspoons salt

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cooking Time: N/A
    Cooling Time: N/A
    Servings: 4

     

    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup plain Greek style yogurt
    2 tablespoons raw honey
    1 cup diced fresh pineapple
    1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
    1/2 cup granola
    1/2 cup shredded coconut, toasted (optional)

  • WHAT THE HECK IS A SHRUB?

    In short, a shrub is a flavored drinking vinegar.

    In the days before refrigeration, keeping healthy during the long winter months was a challenge. Shrubs were invented in colonial America to preserve the nutrients and flavor of fresh fruit from harvest until the next growing season. Shrubs were also used on long ocean voyages as a source of vitamin C. Lost for centuries, shrubs have been making a comeback in the craft cocktail scene, although as bottled they are non-alcoholic. Try mixing it with club soda for a tasty fruit soda, or add some spirits for an evening drink. Drinking vinegars are perfect for any time of day.

    BLUEBERRY & VANILLA SHRUB
    The blueberry & vanilla shrub is dark-colored and lush. Its flavor is strong and complex - not at all what you might expect. You need to sample it! This wonderful fermented drink is packed with anti-oxidants and great for mixing on a summer afternoon or fall evening. As you sip, know that your pro-biotic laced libation is really good for you.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
    Cooking Time: 35 Minutes
    Cooling Time: 30 Minutes
    Servings: 8

     

    INGREDIENTS: Crust

    1/2 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 tablespoons sugar
    1 1/2 teaspoons table salt
    1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
    1/4 cup cold vegetable shortening, cubed
    3 tablespoons ice-cold water
    3 tablespoons vodka, chilled

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
    Servings: 9


    LIME SQUARE INGREDIENTS
    • 7 graham cracker squares
    • 2 cups fresh blueberries
    • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
    • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
    • ½ cup lime juice
    • 2 teaspoons lime zest
    • Blueberry-Pineapple Salsa (recipe below)

    BLUEBERRY-PINEAPPLE SALSA INGREDIENTS

    • 1-½ cups fresh blueberries
    • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
    • 2 tablespoons lime juice
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
    Cooking Time: N/A
    Cooling Time: 3.5 hours
    Servings: 12

     

    INGREDIENTS

    ALMOND CRUST

    ½ c. slivered almonds
    ¼ c. packed light brown sugar
    1 c. all-purpose flour
    ¼ tsp. salt
    6 tbsp. cold butter
    1 tbsp. cold water

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
    Set Time: 3 hours
    Cooking Time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 10

     

    INGREDIENTS

    For The Base:

    Butter, for greasing

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    9 graham crackers

    1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 40 minutes
    Servings: 12

    INGREDIENTS
        • 1 lemon1/2 cup sugar
        • 1 cup nonfat buttermilk, (see Tip)1/3 cup canola oil
        • 1 large egg
        • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
        • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour, or whole-wheat pastry flour (see Shopping Tip)
        • 1 cup all-purpose flour
        • 2 teaspoons baking powder
        • 1 teaspoon baking soda
        • 1/4 teaspoon salt
        • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries
  • Prep Time: ~15 minutes
    Cooking Time: 8 minutes
    Cooling Time: ~2 hours
    Servings: 9" pie

     

    INGREDIENTS

    1 2/3 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
    1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened $
    1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    1 (3.4-ounce) package lemon instant pudding mix
    2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
    1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    1 pint fresh blueberries
    2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
    1 cup whipping cream
    Garnishes: lemon slices, fresh blueberries

  • Prep Time: Less Than 30 minutes
    Servings: Enough for about 1 lb of meat

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1/4 cup peanut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 onion, finely minced
    • 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced, leave seeds for extra spice
    • Kosher salt
    • 2 cups raspberry, pureed (about 2 small containers)
    • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cooking Time: 35 minutes
    Cooling Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 8

     

    INGREDIENTS

    1 16 1/2 - ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
    2 3 - ounce packages cream cheese, softened
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon lemon zest
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups fresh red raspberries, blueberries and/or blackberries
    2 teaspoons granulated sugar
    Powdered sugar

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