Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Ingredients 3 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed & drained) 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch 2-3 tablespoons butter 1 yellow cake mix Directions Spread berries evenly in bottom of 9 x 13 inch greased cake pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine sugar and corn starch and pour […]

Blueberry Pancakes

Ingredients 2 cups sifted unleavened cake flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 lg. eggs, separated 2 cups buttermilk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 full cups frozen blueberries 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar Butter for greasing skillet Directions In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt and whisk to […]

Pecan Blueberry Scones

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons margarine, chilled and cut into small pieces 1 (8-oz.) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt 1/4 cup no-sugar-added blueberry or other berry spread 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans Directions Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl; […]

Blueberry Drop Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup margarine, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh grated fresh lemon rind 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen, thawed and drained) Directions In mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until fluffy […]

Blueberry Cottage Muffins

Ingredients 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese 1 egg 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons granulated sugar or equivalent sugar substitute (optional) 1/3 cup skim milk 1 cup fresh blueberries Directions Blend cottage cheese and egg together with fork. Add flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; stir to […]

Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/3 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 7 Tbs. chilled and cut into pieces; 1 Tbs. melted 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup buttermilk 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons orange peel, grated 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon […]

Best Blueberry Cobbler

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 6 tablespoons white sugar 5 tablespoons butter 1 cup milk 1 pinch ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons […]

Sunny Citrus Cooler

Ingredients 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 3/4 cup lemonade concentrate 6 cups ginger ale, chilled Orange slices, optional Directions In 1 gallon pitcher, combine pineapple juice, orange juice concentrate and lemonade concentrate. Add ginger ale and mix well. Serve over ice. Garnish with […]

Best Lemonade Ever

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups white sugar 8 cups water 1 1/2 cups lemon juice Directions In small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate until chilled. Remove seeds from lemon juice, but leave pulp. In pitcher, stir […]

Strawberry Marble Cake

Ingredients 1 (18.25 ounce) package marble cake mix 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 (1.3 ounce) envelope whipped topping mix 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Prepare and bake marble cake as directed on box. Poke holes in cooled […]

Marinated Cucumbers

Ingredients 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1 cup diced seedless cucumber Directions Whisk together sugar and vinegar in medium bowl until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cucumbers; place mixture in food-safe plastic bag. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour. Drain cucumbers in large colander; discard marinade. Makes 1 cup. Adjust […]

WILTED COLLARD GREENS WITH SMOKED TURKEY

Ingredients 1/2 cup red onions, diced fine 2 large cloves garlic, minced 3 or 4 slices smoked turkey breast, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 lbs. collard greens, heavy stems and course ribs discarded Water and/or chicken stock, to cover 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions 1 or 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar*, optional to […]

Potato Wedges

Ingredients 4 medium red potatoes and/or sweet potatoes (about 1 1/3 pounds) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 to 2 tablespoons water Directions Scrub potatoes thoroughly with a brush. Cut potatoes lengthwise into quarters. Cook potatoes, covered, in small amount […]

Classic Beef Kabobs

Ingredients 8 12-inch metal skewers* 1 lb. boneless beef top sirloin or beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick 8 oz. medium mushrooms 2 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces Salt Seasoning: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed 2 cloves […]

Grilled Peppery Top Round Steak with Parmesan Asparagus

Ingredients 1 beef top round steak, cut ¾ inch thick (about 1 lb.) 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed 1 teaspoon olive oil 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese Salt Marinade: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons steak seasoning blend 1 teaspoon crushed red […]

Strawberry Bread

Ingredients 2 cups fresh strawberries 3 1/8 cups flour 2 cups white sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil 4 eggs, beaten 1 1/4 cups chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Butter and flour two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Slice strawberries, and […]

Frosted Strawberry Squares

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup butter 2 egg whites 1 cup white sugar 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Directions Preheat oven to 350 °. Stir together first four ingredients. Spread evenly in a shallow […]

Strawberry Swirl Cake

Ingredients 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix 1 pkg. (4 serving size) strawberry flavored gelatin 2/3 cup sour cream 2/3 cup powdered sugar 1 (8 ounce) tub whipped topping, thawed 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans; set aside. Prepare cake […]

Sweet and Silky Strawberry Sorbet

Ingredients 1 lb. ripe strawberries, hulled and chopped 1/2 cup white sugar 1 pinch salt 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1 1/2 teaspoon cold water 3 tablespoons lemon juice Directions Place berries in work bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth. Combine berry puree, sugar, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat until melted […]

Strawberry Brownies

Ingredients 1 egg 1 cup melted butter, cooled 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 pound sliced fresh strawberries, divided 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups cake flour, more as needed Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate. Whisk together egg, melted butter, and vanilla in large bowl. Puree […]

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