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Zucchini flowers are delicate orange and yellow flower blossoms found in zucchini plants, specifically the male flowers, as they do not have little zucchini. Like any Italian dish, each family has their way of preparing these garden treasures — zucchini flowers coated in a floured batter with fresh basil leaves and freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fried until golden. Simple quality ingredients make these zucchini blossom fritters irresistibly delicious — soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. You can find fresh zucchini flowers at a local farmer’s market or specialty supermarket. If you know someone who grows zucchini…

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread Rolls are fragrant and sweetened with raisins and warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices. A quick and easy recipe that is ready in less than two hours as most of the time is proofing and resting. No hand kneading is required-all the work is done by your stand mixer. Comforting cinnamon raisin buns have a soft crumb and are delightful when paired with a coffee or tea for breakfast, snack or brunch. Serve these delicious buns fresh and hot from the oven with a dollop of butter, cream cheese or jam. Wrap any remaining buns in an airtight…

Banana is a versatile fruit that adds natural sweetness and rich flavor to baked goods. Banana bread is a delicious way to use ripe bananas: elevate your banana bread by adding nuts, cocoa, chocolate chips and Nutella. Don’t limit yourself to just banana bread though. Add ripe bananas to your pancakes, cookies, muffins and pizza too. Don’t let your over ripe bananas go to waste! Try these delightful recipes that will please your family’s palate and avoid food waste at the same time.

Banana Bread

Extra Ripe Bananas? …

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Chocolate Nut Banana Bread is a perfect way to make use of your ripe bananas. Naturally sweetened with bananas, maple syrup, and a hint of vanilla combined with the sweet earthy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, this banana loaf is pure comfort and goodness. The olive oil gives this loaf a soft and moist crumb, and the studded walnuts and chocolate chips are delightful in every bite! Pair this loaf with a coffee or tea for a delicious breakfast. This loaf stays moist for three days when stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Freeze in a freezer bag…

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Oven-baked Chicken Fingers with a homemade Honey Mustard Sauce are not just for kids! Healthy and delicious, these crunchy golden fingers are quick and easy to prepare. Fresh boneless and skinless chicken strips dipped in an egg wash and coated with breadcrumbs, lightly drizzled with olive oil and baked in the oven! Dip these juicy and tender strips in a homemade honey mustard sauce for added flavor, a perfect combination! Kids and adults will love this fun and irresistible finger food as an appetizer, lunch or dinner! …

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies are delicious with a soft, buttery crumb. A light and refreshing cookie made with the freshness of the zest and juice of a lemon and delicately rolled in confectioner’s sugar; a surprisingly easy recipe that requires pantry staples and minimal preparation time. No chilling required! A two-dozen batch of cookies that make a perfect summer dessert and beautiful cookie tray. Pair these bright lemony cookies with coffee or tea and enjoy with your family and friends!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Baking Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen


¾ cup salted butter softened

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great way to make use of your ripe bananas. Soft and lightly sweetened with banana and studded with chocolate chips, they make an impressive variation to the classic chocolate chip cookie. The addition of the ripe banana adds a natural sweetness which means you do not need much sugar. Use any chocolate chips or chocolate chunks you have on hand; I used semi-sweet mini chocolate chips for this recipe. These cookies come together quickly using pantry staples and require minimal preparation time. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, mix by hand and bake! …

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Homemade bread buns are versatile and make the perfect dinner roll for dunking in soup and chili. The golden crust is soft yet firm enough to hold sandwich fillings or a hamburger patty. A simple recipe that comes together quickly and requires minimal preparation time. Delicious fresh-baked buns for any meal — Cut and toast with a dollop of butter or jam for breakfast, load up with your favourite sandwich fillings for lunch and elevate your burger with this light brioche bun for dinner! Once you try this recipe, you won’t be buying store-bought bread buns anymore!

Store the cooled…

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Summer Salads make delicious appetizers, side dishes, or light meals. Simple, healthy seasonal dishes that are perfect for a hot summer day! Cool and refreshing, leafy greens with a light vinaigrette with grilled meats and seafood, a hearty bean salad for a potluck, or a summer Caprese salad for a light lunch or dinner. Make summer meals colorful, easy, and nutritious by showcasing the plentiful vegetables from your garden with these delightful recipes!

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Strawberry Arugula Salad with Goat…

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Zucchini is a versatile squash, and summer is the peak season! Are you looking for new ways to use up the summer’s most plentiful squash? These family-favorite zucchini recipes will help you use up your garden overflow. Create healthy breakfasts, lunches, appetizers, dinners and desserts with these easy zucchini recipes.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Zucchini Oven Frittata


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 small red onion, diced

2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced with a Mandolin or by hand

3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

8 eggs

sea salt…

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