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From Garden to Kitchen

I am a Garden Foodie and this is where you will find my recipes I love to use from the Garden to Kitchen.

Spicy Cheesy Kale Chips

Spicy Cheese Kale Chip Recipe

I’ve got tons of kale growing in my home garden this year! Not knowing how easy it was to grow kale I totally loaded up on starter plants in the late spring and added them to my raised beds here in growing zone 5b Ohio.  Each day I harvest at least 2 baskets full of […]
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My First Eggplant 2014

Dirt to Dinner : Skillet Eggplant Recipe

If you garden and grow your own food you KNOW the joy just before lunchtime when I picked my first 2 oriental eggplants from the raised bed garden.  Hmmm…. what can I do with just a small amount of eggplants and a garden filled with herbs, garlic and onions?  I’m skillet grilling in olive oil […]
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Grilled Veggie and Pasta Recipe

Summer Pasta with Roasted Veggies and Basil Recipe

It’s the first days of summer and I’m seeing signs that my tomato harvest isn’t too far away.  The basil is in full bloom and ready to be picked and I’m craving a homemade pasta dish.  Tonight we are enjoying this easy recipe that you can recreate adding most any veggies you have ripe in […]
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Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail

Strawberry-Lime Garden Cocktail Strawberries, lime, pear with rum make a perfect spring treat to enjoy in the garden after hours. I was inspired to create this recipe after planting my garden most of the day. What a great treat to enjoy while enjoying a favorite magazine on the deck in the garden. INGREDIENTS: 2 limes, […]
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Tilapia and Tomatillo Dish

Cinco De Mayo : Tilapia and Tomatillo Sauce

Happy May 5th from my garden in Ohio. I’m all about growing herbs and veggies to make up some of my favorite Mexican dishes so today is a great day to celebrate.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite dishes I use to only be able to create in the summer once the tilapia in […]
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Radish,peas and greens salad recipe

Radish, Peas and Greens Salad

This salad will pair great with your favorite early summer menu. Surprisingly easy to make and filled with colorful vegetables you can sow the seeds and harvest in a few short weeks. My kids loved growing their own radishes and harvesting them in just a few short weeks to add to recipes like this one. […]
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Kick Start the Day Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie to Kick Start The Day This delicious and refreshing smoothie recipe has been my favorite all winter long.  I’ve been using frozen berries and some greens that I’ve been able to harvest from my greenhouse during the last few months.  Blueberries are not only popular, but also repeatedly ranked in the U.S. diet […]
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Chicken and Carrot Soup Recipe

Carrots, Chicken and Herb Soup on Sunday

It’s been an extremely cold winter for the Midwest  and I was doing so well not falling under the weather.  Today I’m suffering from a horrible head cold and I’m trying super hard not to let it get the best of me by loading up on veggies and extra fruit with vitamin C.   One of […]
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Pulled Pork and Slaw

Pulled Pork #FennelFriday Secret Ingredient

We are getting our share of winter this year in the Midwest and nothing warms me and my family up like home made comfort foods.  Today the house smells amazing from this family favorite recipe that I love cooking in the slower cooker all day with scents of garlic and my special BBQ sauce. Pulled […]
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Sweet and Sour with the Egg Rolls

Wrapping and Chatting Family Sunday

A friend on Twitter shared earlier that she was enjoying the day in two speeds:slow and slower. This is Tweet totally captured my Sunday as I spend it sharing memories with my family. My Dad was awesome…. … If you saw my shares ‘down by the river’ yesterday I have my father to blame for […]
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It's Tropical Pizza Time

Easy Garden Fresh Pizza Recipe

Looking for a quick taste of summer?  Why not make up a homemade pizza for tonight’s dinner. The fresh veggies and fruit being chopped up in the kitchen warming up from the oven ready to bake is a great way to keep warm and think of summer. Load up the crust with fresh diced pineapple. […]
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Affogato: Ice Cream & Italian Espresso Dessert

I think this is the first year that I basically decided that if the house was not decorated by my first holiday party event in December that it wasn’t going to be done.  My annual Haas Family Cookie Party was on December 13 and that is the last bow I tied to decorate the house.  […]
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Apples in a Blanket Recipe

It’s Autumn in the garden and the spring bulbs are all planted for 2014 and leaves are being raked so its time to tuck some apples in! The recipe I’m sharing today will fill your home with amazing seasonal scents of cinamon, sugar, nutmeg and apples.  I loved hearing my teens ‘ mmmm….. smells pie’ […]
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Super Easy Quiche Recipe

Easy Garden Fresh Quiche Recipe

It’s Autumn and I feel like baking… how about you?  Today I’m sharing my garden fresh Quiche Recipe with you all.  I couldn’t find the original recipe so I grabbed my ipad and started recording a recipe from memory.  In under and hour my family and I got to enjoy a cheese yum egg treat […]
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Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

Beautiful day for a drive in Ohio as the tree have taken on breathtaking color and the air is crisp with scents of dried leaves. Watch out for the fields being covered with cow manure … there are a few scents out there you might not want to take in. OVER ALL – it is […]
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Spinach Veggie Wraps

Spinach Wraps (Fajita Recipe) Garden Fresh

My teenagers just love these spinach wraps I make from scratch in under 15 minutes. Soft and packed with vitamins with spinach you can grow in your home garden and harvest in 2-3 weeks. This is a great way to sneak in those extra vitamins teenagers need.
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Grilled Pork and Sweet Veggies

Pork Zen-Sational Veggies on #FennelFriday

I’ve made this pork grilled with favorite homemade sweet sauce and veggies recipe a billion times but today it is extra special because it is a part of the #FennelFriday Club. This time around I adding a new spice to this Pork loin sirloin cutlets I love to lather in a super simple homemade sauce. Be sure to follow #FennelFriday on Twitter for more great recipes for visit the website at Fennel Friday.
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Make It Spicy Veggie Kabobs

Making it spicy this week with my favorite veggies and Fat Cat Foods. This recipe is super easy and will make everyone at the dinner table happy. It’s super important to have a spicy sauce with flavor and not over powered by heat. I was lucky enough to receive six samples thanks to my foodie […]
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It’s Not Spring Without Betty

Betty Salad became a family tradition shortly after I got married almost 20 years ago when my mother in law shared with me how easy it was to make the dressing from scratch.  We use to have brunch up at The French Quarters after church from time to time and this salad was always on […]
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Peas with Baked Ricotta

Peas with Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

I’m not a vegetarian but I can be during the spring and summer harvest season.  The next few months when some of the veggies we started from seed are being harvested is truly one of the best seasons out of the year.  I’m really excited to share with you today the latest publication by Deborah […]
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