Recipes our family loves

Balsamic chicken with figs and onion

3 cups water 1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar Lots of ice

Balsamic Roasted Beet Salad

Ingredients 8 medium-size beets, tops removed and scrubbed 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup good olive oil 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, such as Grey Poupon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces baby arugula 1/3 cup roasted, salted Marcona almonds, toasted 4 ounces soft goat cheese, such as Montrachet, crumbled Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Banana Banana Bread

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Banana Bread

Ingredients 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, peeled (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups mashed) 1/3 cup melted butter, unsalted or salted 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 3/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet) 1 large egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan.

Banana Bread

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 bananas(mashed up) 2 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt Directions mash butter and sugar together add eggs and mashed bananas to mix combine dry ingredients mix wet and dry together and stir bake at 375 deg.

Barrel Fermented Pickles

Ingredients Pickling cucumbers Sea salt Water Fresh dill Garlic cloves Onion Peppercorns Grape leaves (these keep the pickles crisp) Fermentation barrel or crock Directions Pick through the cucumbers and remove any that are moldy, squishy, or damaged.

bean soup

YIELD: 8-10 SOUTHWESTERN PINTO BEAN SOUP Create Pinterest Pin Southwestern Pinto Bean Soup 4.

Beef and Quinoa Meatballs

Ingredients 1 pound (95-percent) lean ground beef 3/4 cup cooked quinoa (use frozen or cook it from scratch*) 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1/4 cup grated carrot 1/4 cup grated zucchini 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 clove garlic minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1 egg lightly beaten Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Beef Fajita Marinade I

Ingredients 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1/4 cup tequila 1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano leaves (preferably Mexican oregano) 2 large cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Beef Fajita Marinade II

Ingredients 12 ounces beer (not lite beer) 1 cup canola oil 1 small white onion, sliced 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 4 large garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3 dried chiles de arbol, seeds & stems removed, crushed 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Combine all ingredients and mix well.