This refreshing blueberry and watermelon smoothie lets the delightful sweetness of ripe blueberries take center stage, but also letting the refreshing coolness of the watermelon peek through. Great smoothie for a hot summer day!
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I am always looking for new ways to bring fresh ingredients to our table!
These fresh bright orange Tangelo popsicles were a huge hit with my toddlers- and husband! Continue reading “Tangelo Fruit Popsicles”
There are so many ways to use cauliflower. The only limit is your own mind. I have seen lots of cauliflower tortilla recipes on the web but wanted to do one of my own. Here it is.
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Thanksgiving has always had a special place in my heart. It’s the time of year when everyone gives a little extra effort to spend time together. Work schedules, activities and events become less of a priority and we’re reminded that our families are the real reason for being thankful. Sometimes that family extends far beyond the kind of blood relation. Sometimes that extends across the country to people you have never met. That is the case for our big, beautiful Bountiful Baskets family. We are spread out across the country; most of us wouldn’t even know each other if we crossed paths on the street. We may not know each other by face, but we can see each others’ hearts. And that is what makes us family.
This year, I am giving Thanks for not only my blood family, but to my Bountiful Baskets family as well. I have never seen a group of this magnitude; more dedicated, kind and genuine than the people in Bountiful Baskets. I have felt compassion and acceptance from places I didn’t know could exist. I have felt loved and supported by people who I have never met….People; who are extremely busy with their lives and still find time to give this co-op and each other time and energy. The truth is; most of us don’t have much to give but we would willingly give it all for each other and this co-op. I feel blessed beyond words to be a part of this, a part of something great. The coolest part, I didn’t have to pass a test to join this club…All I had to do was show up, and I was welcomed. I am thankful for no prerequisites…Not sure I would’ve passed! 😉
The 2014 Thanksgiving collaboration joins a few of our talented bloggers and lots of their yummy recipes!! Scroll through and check them out, they are categorized into 5 courses. Check out this Download Thanksgiving Timeline Here for a breakdown of your preparations to the big feast! Continue reading “A Bountiful Thanksgiving~2014”
Do you have too many apples right now? Well one good way to use those fantastic bountiful basket apples is to make Fried Apple Pies. This may seem like such a lot of work but when you have company stop by you can take them out of the freezer, fry them and in a few minutes everyone will be happy. Serve with ice cream or for adults a little rum hard sauce is fantastic. I always keep them in the freezer along with peach and cherry filled pies.
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- 3- 4 pounds assorted apples
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 ½ - 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- Put 1 inch of water in a large pan
- Add lemon juice
- Peel, core, slice apples and add to pan
- Add sugar, salt, flour and cinnamon
- Cook on medium until tender, about 2 hours
- Add butter and vanilla
- Put in container, cool, and refrigerate over night
- In the morning make your favorite pie crust recipe, or use store bought.
- Roll small amount of crust into small circle, add filling, seal, poke holes in top of each pie and place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Continue until all the filling is used. Freeze the pies solid, then put into freezer safe container for later use.
- When ready to use the pies take out of freezer and deep fry at 365 degrees until crisp and golden brown.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and serve with ice cream. For an adult treat make rum hard sauce to pour over them.
To get even sized pie crust portions try using a cookie scoop with the dough.
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A guest blog from a Site Coordinator in Montana, Devannie.
I saw a post for homemade fig newtons on a Facebook page and once I got my basket I decided the recipe looked easy enough so I tried it and am very glad I did. I had two clam shells of figs which was the perfect amount for making the recipe. I boiled the figs per recipe and stored in fridge overnight as the temperature outside was warming up fast and didn’t want to use oven. I made the dough the next morning and it was all so easy. Had the cookies done by 8am (I’m an early riser) and house smelled wonderful after baking them. I did see a post where someone cut the sugar in half and I think that would’ve been fine, you drain the figs once cooked anyway and I think the figs have enough sweetness that it would’ve been fine. Will try that and make with wheat flour or 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white next time I make them. The recipe is definitely a keeper!! Devannie
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Most days, I look in the mirror and don’t even recognize this person I have become. I look at the old me and the person I am now and feel like they are 2 separate yet equally important parts of me. That old version showed me what I didn’t want to be. And this new one…well, this is a whole new adventure! Continue reading “Broccoli Bites”
A few months ago, I contributed for the soft white wheat berries on a whim. I had never ground my own wheat and didn’t even own a device that would do it. I read that you could eat it like oatmeal in the morning or in tabbouleh salad so I was convinced that I would find fabulous things to do with them. Continue reading “Wheat Berry Snacks”
Wrap pinwheel recipes are quick and fun to make. You can include your family in the assembly of these yummy pinwheels! I make them when I know I have lots of family and visitors coming. They are easy to eat and don’t require a lot of work. You can wrap a variety of ingredients to make great pinwheel appetizers. They are also a quick addition to a lunchtime salad or just to eat for lunch. I like to use the spinach or herb wraps to make these.
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My family loves chimichangas. They can be made with chicken, beef, pork, or just veggie. These are great to make with the wrap pack add-on. Use the spicy wraps as your base. If you have leftover chicken, roast, or hamburger, these are easy to assemble and have for dinner. These can also be made and frozen for later. They are spicy, warm, and delicious, if you are craving chimis!
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