Tag Archives: veggies

Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is a yummy side dish anytime of year. I usually make it in the Fall and Winter but I prepared it last week. Still as good as ever!! And how can you go wrong with bacon? 1 pound fresh … Continue reading

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Crockpot Beef Ragout

We like using the crockpot on a day that we know will be busy. It’s great for starting in the morning and letting it do its thing all day while you are at work, away from the house or working outside. … Continue reading

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Provence Bean Stew

Okay. So Provence, France isn’t exactly Oklahoma cooking, but country French cooking is so rustic, filling, hearty, a meal in a soup bowl. It is my kind of non-fussy cooking. And cook in a cast iron Dutch Oven.  Just add some crusty … Continue reading

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Okra Soup #1

Why, yes, I do have several versions of okra soup. All my versions freeze really well. Even though I grew up in the Northeast, I ate okra because my mom loved it. This recipe is a mild vegetarian version. Try to … Continue reading

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Creamy Zucchini Soup

Have an amazing amount of zucchini from the garden? Tired of zucchini bread, zucchini cupcakes, steamed zucchini, fresh zucchini? Try this creamy soup. 1 medium Onion, chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter 3 pounds Zucchini, sliced 3 medium Carrots, peeled and … Continue reading

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Drying Garden Vegetables

This post isn’t so much a recipe but more of harvest preservation. I enjoy canning my produce from our garden but sometimes I do run out of shelf space for the glass jars. This Spring I took the plunge and … Continue reading

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Three Bean Sausage Stew

The reason why I love soups and stews so much is that you can use the same veggies but use different spices and you can get a very different tasting dish. This has a slightly Indian style taste profile because … Continue reading

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Wilted Spinach with Mushrooms

I like to use spinach in many dishes, soups, salads, dips and sautéed. Leafy green vegetables are so good for you. I usually pair this with a grilled steak. 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted Butter 1/3 cup Sweet Vidalia Onions, fine … Continue reading

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Wild Rice Ratatouille

Wild rice isn’t really a rice at all. It is an aquatic plant member of the grass family. The Native Indians’ diet in the Upper Great Lakes region was based on the wild rice harvest. Although not a native plant of Oklahoma, … Continue reading

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Hamburger Soup

This is my husband’s recipe and we had it for lunch today. He told me that he remembers his mother having a big pot of this soup on the stove during the winter. 1 pound ground Bison or Beef 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

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