Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Herbed Tomato Juice

Ingredients 25 lb. ripe tomatoes (about 75 medium) Bottled lemon juice or citric acid Fresh dill, parsley or basil 6 (32 oz.) quart or 12 (16 oz.) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set […]

Pomegranate Jelly

Ingredients 3 1/2 cups prepared* or bottled pomegranate juice (about 5 large fruits or 2 -16 oz. bottles) 1 (1.75 oz) pkg. fruit pectin 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine, optional 5 cups sugar 6 (8 oz.) half pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands Directions Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in […]

Piccalilli Relish

Ingredients 5 cups finely chopped cabbage (about 1-1/2 med. heads) 4 cups chopped cored green tomatoes, unpeeled (about 8 medium) 1 1/2 cups chopped, onions (about 2 medium) 1 cup chopped, seeded red bell pepper (about 1 large) 1 cup chopped seeded green bell pepper (about 1 large) 3 tablespoons salt 1/4 cup pickling spice […]

Golden Peach Pork Chops

Ingredients 1 can (29 oz) peach halves 5 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce 1/4 cup cider vinegar Directions Drain peaches, reserving 1/4 cup juice (discard […]

Sparkling Fruit Salad

Ingredients 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup halved fresh strawberries 1 cup halved green grapes 1 cup white wine or white grape juice 1/2 cup chilled club soda Directions In large serving bowl, combine the pineapple, oranges, strawberries and grapes. Combine wine or grape juice and […]

Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients 3/4 pint milk or cream (or a mixture of both according to taste) 4 oz. sugar 3 ripe bananas (to purée) Directions Purée bananas, place in mixing bowl. Pour in milk/cream and sugar, mixing in well as you do so. Transfer mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer?s instructions. Extras […]

Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients 3 egg yolks, beaten 1/2 pint milk 1/2 pint double/heavy cream 4 oz. sugar 2 cups of strawberries 1 teaspoon of vanilla Directions Mash strawberries with half the sugar (1/4 cup) in a bowl. Place in refrigerator while making rest of recipe. In separate saucepan, mix egg yolks with milk, salt and remaining sugar. […]

Blueberry (or Blackberry) Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup apple juice 1 cup fresh or frozen berries (your choice) 1 banana Directions Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth. Makes 3 -1 cup smoothie drinks. Can freeze in popsicle molds or paper cups to make 4 servings. Karen Dillon, Dillon Fruit Farms Between […]

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 […]


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 […]


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