Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Spicy Apple-Filled Squash

Ingredients 1 acorn squash (about 1 lb.) 1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and sliced 2 teaspoons butter or margarine, melted 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon dash ground cloves Directions Heat oven to 350°. Grease 1 quart baking dish. Halve squash and remove seeds; cut into quarters. Place quarters, skin […]

Banana Berry Jumble

Ingredients 1 large banana, halved and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 1/4 cup oats 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Directions Combine all ingredients in a large non-stick skillet. Cook on medium-high heat just until cranberries begin to soften, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Spoon into bowls and top with […]

Beef Barley and Lima Bean Soup

Ingredients 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup chopped onion 1 can low sodium (14.5 oz) beef broth 1 lb. lean beef stew meat, cut in 1/2 inch cubes 4 cups water 1/4 cup dry pearl barley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked (1 cup dry) large lima beans or 2 cans (15 […]

Hawaiian Ambrosia

Ingredients 1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks 1 can (17 oz) fruit cocktail 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt or sour cream 1 cup miniature marshmallows 1/2 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup pecans Directions Drain canned fruit well. Add coconut, yogurt or sour cream, marshmallows, raisins, and […]

Banana Crumb Muffins

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 bananas, mashed 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup butter, melted 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly grease […]


Ingredients 12 lbs apples, peeled, cored, quartered, treated to prevent browning* and drained (about 36 medium) Water 3 cups granulated sugar, optional 4 tablespoons lemon juice 8 (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 […]

Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

Ingredients 2 1/2 lbs. ripe yellow tomatoes, seeded and chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup chopped red onion 3 cups tomato juice 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 1/4 […]

Blueberry Apple Bliss

Ingredients Pastry: 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup cold butter flavored shortening 1 teaspoon salt 6-8 tablespoons cold water, as needed Filling: 7 cups peeled and sliced apples 2 cups fresh blueberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon flour 1/4 cup filling […]

Sparkling Fruit Salad

Ingredients 2 3-ounce packages favorite flavor gelatin 1 1/4 boiling water 3 cups fresh watermelon cubes or balls 2 cups fresh cantaloupe cubes or balls 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 2 cups fresh blueberries Directions Stir gelatin and boiling water in medium bowl until completely dissolved. Pour into 8? square pan; refrigerate until firm, about […]

Greek-Style Beet Salad

Ingredients 1 jar (16 oz.) whole pickled beets, drained 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved 1/2 pound medium cooked shrimp, peeled, tails removed 1/2 cup seeded, chopped cucumber 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill Prepared vinaigrette dressing Directions Cut well-drained beets into quarters. Combine beets and olives in medium bowl. Top […]

Citrus Fruit Bowl

Ingredients 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon anise extract (optional) 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into bite-sized chunks-or 1 can (8 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained 2 medium grapefruit, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 2 large oranges, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 4 tangerines, […]

Citrus Salmon with Roasted Green Beans

Ingredients 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 teaspoons molasses 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 cups water 2 cups quick-cooking rice 4 (4-ounce) salmon steaks or fillets 3/4 pound green beans, trimmed 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice Directions Preheat broiler. In small bowl, combine lime juice, molasses, olive oil […]

Confetti Vegetables in Foil Pockets

Ingredients 8 to 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 1/2 cups sweet corn, cut from the cob 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 medium green pepper, thinly sliced 1 small onion, sliced 1 Tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine Directions Combine […]

Lemony Pasta Spring Vegetable Salad

Ingredients 1 (1 lb.) package medium pasta shells 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2? pieces 1 (16 oz.) package frozen baby peas 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 cup mayonnaise 1 (8 oz) container lemon yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/8 teaspoon white pepper […]

Spicy Pecans ‘N Cranberries

Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 s pecan halves 1 1/2 s dried cranberries Directions Combine first six ingredients in large bowl. Add pecans and mix well. Spread in ungreased 13 x 9 […]

Harvest Stuffed Squash

Ingredients 3 (1-lb.) acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 (20-oz.) pkg. lean ground turkey 1/2 onion, chopped 1 (16-oz.) jar salsa 1 cooked rice 1 frozen corn, thawed 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 shredded queso fresco or Monterey jack cheese 1/2 chopped cilantro sour cream, […]

Garlicky Spinach With Raisins And Peanuts

Ingredients 1 tablespoon peanut oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 pinch dried, hot red pepper flakes 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips 2 lbs. fresh baby spinach*, rinsed and spun dry 1/4 golden raisins 1/4 dry roasted peanuts, chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions In large […]

Sauerkraut Balls

Ingredients 1 lb. bulk sausage 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion 1 (4 oz.) sauerkraut, drained 4 ozs. cream cheese 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon dry mustard sea salt freshly ground pepper 2 s milk 3 egg, slightly beaten 2 s dry, unseasoned bread crumbs vegetable oil for frying Directions Cook sausage […]

Granola-Stuffed Acorn Squash (Pressure Cooker)

Ingredients 1 granola 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 apple juice or water 1 acorn squash (about 1-3/4 pounds), well washed and halved horizontally 1 to 2 tablespoons honey cinnamon salt to taste, if desired 1 tablespoon sweet butter, cut in two Directions Garnish: 4 to 6 carrot slices, (optional) cranberries In small bowl, […]

Extreme Zucchini

Ingredients 1 zucchini, with skin, cut into 1″ cubes 1 medium tomato, chopped into 1″ chunks 1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced 1 onion, diced 1/2 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise Directions Combine first 4 ingredients in small saucepan. Cook on MEDIUM-LOW heat until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from stove top and mix […]


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