a farmgirl's dabbles http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com ...sharing my recipe box & a little everyday life Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:03:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/15/cheesy-zucchini-noodles-bake-with-roasted-corn-and-red-pepper-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/15/cheesy-zucchini-noodles-bake-with-roasted-corn-and-red-pepper-recipe/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:20:37 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13605 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper

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Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #zucchini #zucchininoodles @farmgirlsdabbleI caved in about a month ago. I let myself buy a spiral vegetable slicer, a kitchen gadget that I had repeatedly told myself I didn’t need. First off, where was I going to store it in our small kitchen, already bursting at the seams? And then what if I didn’t even like the thing? What if all the hype didn’t quite measure up? Then what?!

But after visiting my friend Joanne in NYC this past summer and eating the wonderful raw zucchini salad she served one evening, plus having a convincing conversation with Liz about this crazy zucchini noodle maker contraption, I knew that I needed one. Yes, my spiralizer questioning zoomed quickly from a held-off want to a burning need in one lovely New York City visit. And you know what? I can say that I love my new kitchen gadget. It makes the most awesome textured raw zucchini “noodles” salads. And here, with this Cheesy Zucchini Noodles Bake with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper, I have ventured into placing those noodles in the oven, too. I think my friend Amanda, Queen of Zucchini, would be very proud of how far I’ve come since getting my hands on her newly released cookbook, Smitten with Squash. I’ve truly taken her love of squash to heart!

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Fiesta Dinnerware Giveaway! http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/15/fiesta-dinnerware-giveaway/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/15/fiesta-dinnerware-giveaway/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:18:15 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13624 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: Fiesta Dinnerware Giveaway!

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Fiesta Dinnerware #Giveaway! Enter at afarmgirlsdabbles.com to WIN pieces in their newest "poppy" color! #fiestaware It seems that I’ve admired Fiesta Dinnerware forever, but it wasn’t until just a couple years ago that we ditched our everyday cheap white dishes and invested in our own set of Fiesta, in a mixed color scheme of scarlet, turquoise, lemongrass, and sunflower. I am so happy with the shapes, sizes, colors, functionality, and quality of every piece of Fiesta that we own, and it’s so much fun adding new pieces to our collection. So when Fiesta contacted me after seeing some of their dinnerware in my photographs, asking if I’d like to receive some pieces in their newest color “poppy” (Fiesta introduces a new color each year), I was excited to check it out. That pretty bright reddish-orange color would be awesome for fall!

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Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork {#slowNwholeCookbook} http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/08/slow-cooker-island-pulled-pork-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/08/slow-cooker-island-pulled-pork-recipe/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:00:56 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13562 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork {#slowNwholeCookbook}

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Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #pork #slowcooker #slowNwholeCookbook

Slow cooked pork, fork-tender and saturated with flavor, is one of my favorite dishes of all time. Today I’m sharing this wonderful Slow Cooker Island Pulled Pork recipe from Jill Holland, Chef Instructor at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. This recipe is included in the just released slow cooker cookbook “Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet”, a labor of love that has been put together by my friends Christine and Jennifer, with brand new recipes contributed from an amazing group of food bloggers. Together, we are sharing our best slow cooker recipes and raising awareness for September’s Hunger Action Month with Feeding America. Won’t you please join us?

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#slowNwholeCookbook Giveaway! http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/08/slownwholecookbook-giveaway/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/08/slownwholecookbook-giveaway/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:55:47 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13571 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: #slowNwholeCookbook Giveaway!

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#slowNwholeCookbook #Giveaway - Enter at afarmgirlsdabbles.com to win one of 2 "Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet" #slowcooker cookbooks or a Hamilton Beach slow cooker!

This #slowNwholeCookbook Giveaway is associated with a great cause!

September is Hunger Action Month. Read here about how you can help fight hunger in America, plus get a just-released slow cooker cookbook with recipes from over 30 awesome food bloggers. Join us, along with Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, to help make a difference!

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Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies with Whole Wheat, Oats, and Dried Blueberries http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/03/banana-peanut-butter-breakfast-cookies-with-whole-wheat-oats-and-dried-blueberries-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/09/03/banana-peanut-butter-breakfast-cookies-with-whole-wheat-oats-and-dried-blueberries-recipe/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:37:50 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13543 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies with Whole Wheat, Oats, and Dried Blueberries

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Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies with Whole Wheat, Oats, and Dried Blueberries - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #breakfast #banana #peanutbutterThis past month, while we were staying with my parents in South Dakota for a few days, Mom made my sister’s famous monster cookies. As I was looking at the recipe on the kitchen counter that morning, I found myself trying to figure out if those awesome cookies could actually pass off as breakfast. I decided that surely one would be alright. ;) But I made a promise to myself to play around with this recipe once we got home, to come up with a cookie that I could feel better about serving to our girls for breakfast or packing into their school lunch bag. My experimenting resulted in these Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies with Whole Wheat, Oats, and Dried Blueberries. They’re hearty and delicious, and were the perfect send-off for the girls’ first day of school yesterday.

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Grilled Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/29/grilled-sriracha-honey-mustard-beef-kebabs-recipe/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/29/grilled-sriracha-honey-mustard-beef-kebabs-recipe/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:14:08 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13503 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: Grilled Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs

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Grilled Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #FrenchsMixology #mustard #sriracha #beef #grilling #kebabsHow can it be that we’re already coming up on Labor Day Weekend? Didn’t summer just start?! I am nowhere ready to let go of our warm weather and more relaxed summer schedule, to send our kiddos back to school while watching the days quickly shorten and the thermometer slowly descend. I do like our changes in season here in the Midwest, always have. But if the cold dark wrath of winter could be lessened to about two months in length, that would be completely awesome in my book.

But let’s make the best of summer coming to an end, shall we? I have a tasty suggestion for you. This recipe for Grilled Sriracha Honey Mustard Beef Kebabs is just the ticket to savoring another alfresco meal or two. Light the grill. These kebabs are fabulous!

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#FrenchsMixology Giveaway from French’s Mustard http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/29/frenchsmixology-giveaway-from-frenchs-mustard/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/29/frenchsmixology-giveaway-from-frenchs-mustard/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:07:27 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13505 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: #FrenchsMixology Giveaway from French’s Mustard

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A #FrenchsMixology #Giveaway valued at over $450! Enter at afarmgirlsdabbles.com to WIN a Napoleon TravelQ grill + French's mustards!

What an awesome giveaway from French’s! Thanks to their #FrenchsMixology mustard campaign, you could be entered to win a Napoleon TravelQ 285 Portable Grill, plus a selection of French’s mustards, coupons for French’s products, and a T-shirt, bag, and cap. It’s all worth over $450!

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Peach and Vanilla Bean Freezer Jam {quick & easy!} http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/25/peach-and-vanilla-bean-freezer-jam-recipe-quick-easy/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/25/peach-and-vanilla-bean-freezer-jam-recipe-quick-easy/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:54:22 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13430 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: Peach and Vanilla Bean Freezer Jam {quick & easy!}

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Peach and Vanilla Bean Freezer Jam {quick & easy!} - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #peach #jam #freezerjam #preservationThe awesomeness of summer’s harvest has been almost too much to take in lately. As the girls and I were out in the garden yesterday picking warm juicy tomatoes and pulling up carrots and baseball-sized beets, still clinging with earth, our oldest daughter said, “It’s almost too much of a good thing.” I glanced quickly from bowl to bowl of just picked tomatoes. And I had to pause. Her 12 year-old perception was spot-on.

But that’s the beauty of this time of year. Even though we have a small garden, we simply cannot consume all that it produces. So we eat what we can, at each and every meal, and leave little bowls and bags of fresh goodies on the doorsteps of our friends and neighbors. Then we either freeze or make pickles and jams with the rest, determined to preserve every last morsel of hand picked goodness.

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Now, peaches are something we don’t grow ourselves. Each year we order a box from Oregon’s Harry and David or our church’s youth fund raiser that sources their peaches from Colorado. They are always fabulously sweet and run-down-your-arm juicy. But we simply can’t eat the whole box of fruit before their quality starts to wane. So this year we made a couple loaves of our favorite Peach Bread. And then a few batches of this Peach and Vanilla Bean Freezer Jam. Pure heaven!

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HiLine Coffee {review + coffee and Nespresso machine giveaway} http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/18/hiline-coffee-review-coffee-and-nespresso-machine-giveaway/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/18/hiline-coffee-review-coffee-and-nespresso-machine-giveaway/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:26:37 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13391 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: HiLine Coffee {review + coffee and Nespresso machine giveaway}

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HiLine Coffee #giveaway - win 20 boxes of HiLine coffee capsules + a Nespresso Citiz machine ($309 total value) - enter at afarmgirlsdabbles.com

Do you ever get drawn into Williams-Sonoma, enticed by the smell of a freshly made espresso? You know, the espressos you can sample while trying out their Nespresso machines? Ahhhhh… The aroma of those coffee drinks gets me every time. And the ease by which they are made is incredible!

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I’m downright giddy to be sharing this giveaway with you today, courtesy of HiLine Coffee Company out of New York City. HiLine offers a line of coffee that is a premium alternative to the Nespresso capsules, at a much nicer price. And you could win 20 boxes of HiLine coffee capsules ($100 value) and a Nespresso Citiz machine ($209 value) of your very own. I highly recommend that you try to get your hands on this prize – it’s my new favorite way to enjoy coffee at home!

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Bacon Bourbon Old Fashioned {#PorkBucketList} http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/15/bacon-bourbon-old-fashioned-recipe-porkbucketlist/ http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2014/08/15/bacon-bourbon-old-fashioned-recipe-porkbucketlist/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:18:56 +0000 http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/?p=13303 ©a farmgirl's dabbles | Permalink: Bacon Bourbon Old Fashioned {#PorkBucketList}

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Bacon Bourbon Old Fashioned - afarmgirlsdabbles.com #PorkBucketList #bacon #bourbon #oldfashioned I am so excited to share this Bacon Bourbon Old Fashioned with you! It’s a wonderful little bevvy, strong yet smooth and a little bit sweet, that I’ve wanted to replicate since I visited Nantucket last fall with the National Pork Board for the 2013 Pork Crawl.

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