More than just pumpkin… The Vegetables of the Fall Season!

fall season sneak peek

Now that fall season is officially underway, a common misconception is that local farms here in the northeast are winding down for the year. This is definitely not the case! Fall is an abundant season filled with beautifully diverse produce! I recently had the chance to sit down with Elizabeth Swope, Assistant Farm Manager at

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The Secret to Making Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Extra Crispy Roasted Potatoes

This post is a combination of both a recipe and a how-to tip! Two for one! I’m going to teach you my secret for making extra crispy roasted potatoes – like REALLY CRISPY, not just sort of crispy – and in the process of doing so, I will also be sharing my recipe for Five

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Five Ingredient Mexican-Style Street Corn

five ingredient Mexican Street Corn

While most of the time I eat corn on the cob just as it is without anything on it at all, sometimes I like to mix it up a bit with a much more sassy version. Mexican street corn has become all the rage lately and for good reason. It’s delicious! But in this Five

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The Easiest, No Mess Way to Make Corn on the Cob

easy corn on the cob

Here where I live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, corn is EVERYWHERE this time of year. You can’t drive down the road without coming across a little farm stand that is selling sweet corn for really cheap (like 5 for $1). So, as a blog about seasonal eating, it was only inevitable that I would be posting

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Five Ingredient Cream of Red Pepper Soup

Red Pepper Soup

The red peppers I received in my CSA share this week inspired me to make something special to highlight their beautiful red color and sweet pepper flavor. This easy Five Ingredient Cream of Red Pepper Soup recipe has rich flavor without a bunch of fancy ingredients or extra calories. I’ve replaced the heavy cream you

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5 Essential Food Preparation Tools Every Cook Needs

5 Essential Food Preparation Tools Every Cook Needs

You really don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment to prepare delicious food at home. There are a ridiculous number of kitchen gadgets on the market, most of them unnecessary! Personally, I try to avoid MOST tools that only do one job in the kitchen (think of the As Seen on TV type of stuff), since they take

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Five Ingredient Restaurant-Style Salsa

restaurant salsa

Tomatoes abound this time of year and salsa is a great way to use delicious ripe tomatoes of any color (red, orange, yellow), especially since this restaurant-style salsa recipe is super easy to make! We are going to barely chop the five ingredients, toss them into a blender and then simmer them for a few

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8 Types of Vinegar to Use in Cooking

Types of Vinegar to Use In Cooking

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I LOVE vinegar! This isn’t surprising since using different types of vinegar in cooking саn bе an easy way tо add depth of flavor to your dіѕhеѕ without adding unwanted calories (which is often hard to do). In fact, not only is vinegar low in calories, consuming it may have a number of possible

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Five Ingredient Spicy Marinara Sauce

Spicy Marinara Sauce

 Jarred marinara sauce is packed full of unnecessary sodium, preservatives, and sometimes as much sugar as a can of soda. Making your own spicy marinara sauce at home is easy, delicious, and can be accomplished with just five ingredients. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Spicy Marinara Sauce Ingredients:  1. 4 large red tomatoes

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