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Crunchy Maple Pecan Granola

I used to always have a batch of freshly baked Maple Pecan Granola on hand. Always. I ate it every morning for breakfast with milk or yogurt, and often as snacks with yogurt and fresh fruit. Then life got in the way and I stopped baking granola as often. I resorted to buying granola, which […]

Welsh Rarebit on sliced baguette with Conebella cheese and Einstock Porter

Welsh Rarebit with Sharp Cheddar

Until recently, I was convinced that the dish “Welsh Rarebit” was actually called “Welsh Rabbit.” My mom used to make this as the ultimate comfort food on nights my dad had to travel or work late. I did some research, and discovered that the true recipe calls for beer such as a porter or stout […]

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Breakfast Casserole with Garlic & Chive Cheddar

Whether you’re planning for a busy morning or a lazy weekend, a breakfast casserole is an excellent way to take some of the stress out of your morning routine. Any time I can make things ahead of time to ease some of the morning rush is a win in my book! They also make a […]

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Build a Holiday Cheese Plate

A cheese plate is just about the simplest yet most elegant appetizer you can bring to a gathering this holiday season.  Whether it’s for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s or anything in between, a cheese plate is a delicious and easy option. I recently made a cheese plate for my sister-in-law’s baby shower using Conebella Farm’s […]

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Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

There’s something so refreshing about cold, sweet treats in summertime. I remember eating many popsicles, freeze pops, Italian ice and my favorite, homemade popsicles, as a child. I’m not sure if it was the satisfaction of having helped out that made it taste so much better, but getting kids involved in food preparation definitely piques […]

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Tiramisu Hot Cocoa

The snow is falling today, and while farmers don’t get snow days off by any stretch, it’s always nice to warm up with a hot drink. At Conebella Farm, Don and Pam will be working hard today to make sure the cows are happy, hydrated and well-fed to make that delicious farm fresh milk you […]

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Roasted Red Pepper & Herb Pinwheels

Making a recipe that appeals to all generations is often a challenge. I think I might have the only two-year-old who doesn’t love pizza, but I may have found a compromise! This recipe for roasted red pepper & herb pinwheels was a hit with him, and he affectionately called them “pizza cookies.” Last year, a […]

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Chicken, Bacon & Cheddar Sandwich

Ready or not, fall schedules are here with all of the busyness this brings to our weeknight meal planing. At this time of year I find that even my well-intentioned meal plans fall by the wayside if I can get away with serving leftovers for dinner a night or two in a row. And then […]

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Margherita Pizza: A Tribute to Italy’s Queen & Flag

Pizza is one food that just about everyone can agree on loving from an early age. Even my two-year-old loves pizza night. The love of pizza not only transcends generations, it spans the centuries. Forms of pizza have been a beloved food since ancient times. Records show flat breads topped with vegetables, herbs and cheeses […]

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Bring this Quinoa Harvest Salad to Your Next Gathering!

Have you been tasked with bringing a salad or side to your next holiday gathering? If so, this Quinoa Harvest Salad is just the thing! In fact, I’m bringing it to a Thanksgiving party tonight, where we’re expecting 60 people. It’s our big Thanksgiving outreach party for our ministry, where we serve Thanksgiving-inspired turkey sandwiches […]