Fresh from the Farmstand

How many times have you been told to eat your fruits and vegetables?  Well, I know I have!  I’ve got a great cookbook for you if you’ve been told that and are struggling to work these items into your diet!

Fresh from the Farmstand has 240 tasty recipes that use the freshest produce from backyard gardens or nearby farmers’ markets. They have made it super easy to buy local! On top of recipes you can make for dinner, there are also canning and freezing recipes and tips to help preserve the freshest flavors of the season.

Some of my personal favorite recipes are the Cheesy Ravioli Bake, Quick 40 clove chicken (okay, that one is Bill’s), and my husband is also dying to try all the different salsa recipes in here! I love that the ingredients are things you should be able to find easily at the market or even your local grocery store. The spices are things you will have in your pantry too.

The recipes in Fresh from the Farmstand are submitted by real people. If you are looking to eat more healthy this year, check out Fresh from the Farmstand for some great recipes! Off to find dinner!

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Ground Beef Stroganoff

I had pictures of this easy to make recipe, but I can’t find the cable to get them off the camera!  That being said, this recipes tastes as good as stroganoff with beef cubes.  You can make this in the slow cooker too!

Ground Beef Stroganoff
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 can mushrooms drained
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 6 cubes beef bouillon
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  1. Heat ground beef, onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a large skillet. Saute until the onions are golden brown. Season with salt and black pepper. Drain the grease off.
  2. Stir in 2 cups of hot water, bouillon cubes, and tomato paste into meat mixture. Stir together 1½ cups cold water and flour in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into skillet. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for one hour.
  3. Serve over hot noodles.


Tip Of The Day

If you don’t have pumpkin spice, you can cheat.  Instead, use 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp each ground ginger and cloves.