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  • Image of Hatch Chile Verde with Turkey
    Melissa's Produce

    Hatch Chile Verde with Turkey

    November 2022
    Many of us are busy planning our Thanksgiving recipes and menus. Some of us use the same tried and true recipes each year, so we are ready to start shopping, at least for the non-perishable ingredients we will use.
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  • Image of Fall Casserole
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    Fall is for Casseroles

    September 2022
    While most of my recipes are now in electronic form, I still have my trusty wooden recipe box, comprised mostly of old familiar recipes from family and friends. And now that September’s upon us, comfort food and hot hearty meals come to mind.
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  • Frogging Chicken
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    Frogging Chicken

    April 2022
     The first time I tried cooking a frogged chicken, I was amazed at how easy it was to cook the chicken so perfectly. And the cutting technique is relatively simple.
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  • Chile Verde Stew
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    Chile Verde Stew

    January 2022
    While Hatch peppers have a short summer season, they’re now available dried year-round so that you can indulge in their unique flavor any day of the week. This scrumptious stew features dried Hatch peppers, and it’s perfect for lunch, dinner or a Super Bowl party.
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  • A Vegan Twist for Thanksgiving Dressing
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    A Vegan Twist for Thanksgiving Dressing

    November 2021
    When I told my husband I was developing a vegan Thanksgiving recipe for this month’s blog, he said, “why”? Fair question: since we have a Thanksgiving turkey each year, and we rarely eat vegan food. I had to think for a minute before I could explain the significance of my recipe selection.
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  • Image of Vegan Cherry Chili
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    Vegan Cherry Chili

    September 2021
    About ten years ago, I was asked to develop ten recipes using a delicious tart cherry that is often dried, the Montmorency cherry. My project was for ChooseCherries.com, which provides recipes and information about Montmorency tart cherries. 
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  • Image of Stir-Fried Prawns With Thai Vinaigrette, Baby Greens and Papaya
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    Easy Thai

    June 2021
    Exploring ethnic cuisine can be tricky, especially if it entails using unfamiliar ingredients. Thai cuisine is a perfect example because its complex flavors are, in part, attributable to components that are not a part of mainstream American pantries.

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  • Image of Yucatan Jicama Salad
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    Yucatan Time

    April 2021
    My husband and I took our first cruise together early last year, before the pandemic ended all travel plans. We chose to visit the Yucatan Peninsula, with stops in Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. 

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