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Pepper, Onion and Cheddar Omelette

Whenever my family goes to Shady Maple for breakfast, many of us stand in the long line to order omelettes. Yes, we’re eager to enjoy the taste and texture of a chef-made omelette. Part of the appeal, though, must also be the chance to watch experts at work, cracking eggs without a trace of shell […]

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Apple Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

I always forget about biscuits, thinking that if I want to serve a bread side it has to be, well, a loaf of bread, or cornbread, or at least some yeast rolls. How can I forget about a recipe so quick and easy? Once I make biscuits, I remember how good they are. I eat […]

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Lavender Shortbread Cookies with Conebella Farm Cultured Butter

Recipes bring back strong memories of the people who shared them with us. Ingredients, too, can have strong associations with people who love those ingredients. So, for me, this recipe packs some heavy emotions. It makes me miss a dear friend who shared the recipe with me. We were neighbors at the time she invited […]

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Apricot Cheddar Crostata

Do you have tasks that you dread, thinking they will take forever, but then once you get started on them you realize they’re so easy you don’t know why you’ve been putting them off? That was this apricot cheddar crostata recipe for me. It looked so fancy, and with such an unusual combination of ingredients, […]

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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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Mozzarella Salad With Chunky Garlic-Herb Dressing

Cheese makes an excellent topping for salads. A generous handful of grated sharp cheddar, squeaky cheese curds, or cubed Conebella Farm Italian Colby amplifies your salad, making it more filling and more flavorful. In this particular salad, cheese takes a starring role. Creamy mozzarella pairs perfectly with the complex, tangy flavors of this chimichurri-inspired salad. […]

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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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Cheddar Cauliflower Soup with Shallots and Thyme

It’s a rainy day as I write this. A perfect day to make a soup that I have been meaning to try for quite some time: a cheddar cauliflower soup. For my husband’s sake, I’ve been referring to it as a “cheddar” soup, rather than a “cheddar cauliflower” soup, but he hung out with me […]

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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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Cheddar, Buttermilk & Herb Biscuits

Everybody has their dish that they are looking forward to on Thanksgiving. The sweet potatoes. The pumpkin pie. The cranberry sauce. Oh, yeah, and the turkey! For me, it is usually the bread and rolls. Whenever we would go to my maternal grandparents’, we would gather around the table, with candle light flickering. We would […]