EASY Italian Wedding Soup: with kale!

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So I have an over-abundance of Kale and Swiss Chard right now… I am lovin it! I enjoy the challenge of finding things to do with all this produce … one of these ways was to make Italian Wedding Soup with … Continue reading 

Farm-to- Feast: A Rustic Thanksgiving!

First and Foremost…. The Turkey!

We like to use our old clay smoker my grandfather bought in Japan. I have Many many many fond memories of Thanksgiving day, side by side with my grandfather checking and basting the turkey all day long.  The smell that fills the air as it slowly cooks for hours and hours…. ugh it’s amazing! I can’t wait!

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

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So this weekend I participated in my first ever Holiday Bazaar to benefit a MOPS program at my friend’s church in Esconido…

I thought what on earth can I bring to an event like this that people woul want?? I KNOW! Granola!!!  BUT because it’s the holidays, I had to spice it up a bit. This is a SUPER easy recipe!! Continue reading

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Muffins

Well this recipe was adapted from a Sweet Potato Dinner Roll recipe I played around with recently… It’s a great recipe for holiday dinners or just a simple side for some of your favorite fall meals.

Not only are they healthy and gluten free… they taste amazing!!

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Lemon Rosemary Spaghetti Squash

SO, my dad came down and dropped off a giant spahetti squash the other weekend from his garden and I needed to cook it, but the last time I tried sneaking some of my spaghetti squash into a spaghetti casserole with maranara sauce and mozarella cheese for the kids… they noticed. And it did not go over well.  Seeing as we are diving into the wonderful world of urban farming and gardening, these kids better shape up and start eating more veggies from our garden!

Anyway, when my father gave me this large spaghetti squash I did not want it to go to waste so I decided to make something I knew the kids wouldn’t want to touch!  But what?? My grandmother recommended using butter brown sugar and cinnamon and turning it into a dessert type of dish but I decided to go a different route…. Continue reading