NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE DAY – June 9

On June 9th of each year, National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is observed.  A tart vegetable, rhubarb is often paired with sweet fruits making for a delicious dessert. Around the country, rhubarb is a perennial favorite for home gardens. One of the first fruits of their labors, gardeners begin to harvest rhubarb in the middle of …
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NATIONAL SOUP MONTH – January

In the deep chill of January,  National Soup Month warms us up with piping hot bowls of comfort! We all have our favorites; Mom’s chicken noodle doesn’t compare to anyone else’s, and Grandma’s borscht can’t be beat. A savory broth filled with vegetables and seasonings envelopes home with a delicious aroma. National Soup Month calls the …
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NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY – First Saturday in December

On National Rhubarb Vodka Day, pour a glass and raise a toast to the unique tartness that rhubarb brings to this versatile spirit. The first Saturday in December each year provides the perfect time to mix a cocktail with your favorite rhubarb vodka.  Rhubarb Vodka was originally introduced in the United States of America in …
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National Rhubarb Month

October recognizes Rhubarb Month! We only eat the stalk of the plant, making Rhubarb unique for this reason. While stalk of the rhubarb is tasty with many health benefits, the leaves are quite poisonous, so stay away from that part! The sweet, tart stalks make delicious desserts and wines and take on the flavors of …
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Roasted Vegetables

This easy side dish not only looks great but tastes so good even the kids eat all these vegetables. Ingredients You can substitute vegetables according to likes and diet needs. These are what have used for both a regular or holiday meal.1 Eggplant1 bag brussel sprout halves ( fresh produce)2 bell peppers assorted colors1 pint …
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STRAWBERRY RHUBARB WINE DAY – Third Saturday in July

Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day on the third Saturday in July celebrates the strawberry sweetness of summer with a relaxing sip of wine. The day offers an excellent opportunity for a wine tasting featuring a strawberry rhubarb wine, too.  In July of 2010, Maple River Winery in historic downtown Casselton, North Dakota, proudly accepted the Double Gold Award …
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Minestrone Soup

I make a double recipe, as it not only disappears quickly but hopefully enough to freeze for a Crockpot dinner. (May have to triple it, as last time it only made it through 1 meal.) Ingredients 3 lbs ground beef or round2 pkgs Bear Creek Minestrone soup mix (it has everything in it)1 can or frozen …
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Mushroom Swiss Chicken

3 chicken breasts1 pint mushrooms (sliced if available)1/2 medium onion4 Tbsp ButterCream of mushroom soupSwiss cheese1/4 cup milk or heavy cream3 – 5 Tbsp flour to thicken sauce1 cup white wine (we like a good pinot gregio.  Usually have a glass with this dinner.)Circulon Radiance Hard-Anodized Nonstick Covered Deep Skillet, 12-Inch, Grayby Circulon Pound chicken into …
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