Spinach Dip

From the Foodnetwork.com  Ingredients:  3 tablespoons butter 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry 1 (8-ounce) jar...

Green Beans with Mint and Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 pound green beans, trimmed 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon lime zest 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon shallots, minced 2 tablespoons mint leaves, minced Directions: Start by filling a large bowl with water and ice.  Set aside. Bring...

Herbed Barley Salad

Adapted from Diabetes Forecast magazine Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 ¼ cups pearled barley (not quick-cook) 2 ½ cups water ¼ tsp. salt ¼ cup chopped walnuts 2 small carrots, peeled and diced ½ English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced 2 small tomatoes, diced 2...

Spring Onion Crostini

Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 cups spring onions, whites and greens (approximately 2 large bunches) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter ½  cup water ½ lemon, zested and juiced ½  teaspoon fresh thyme ½ teaspoon fresh chives 2 oz. goat cheese 1 small baguette, cut into ¼-inch...

Creamy Herb Dip

Ingredients: Herbs of choice, examples include thyme, chives, basil leaves 1 c cold, heavy whipping cream ¼ tsp salt Bread, crackers, or veggies Steps: Strip the thyme leaves from the stems and discard the stems. Using your hands, rip the chives and basil into small...

Pierogies

This is a huge recipe (makes ~60-72 pierogies!), adapted from Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap cookbook. It’s a fun cooking activity to do with your family or friends. It takes time and effort, but the results are worth it. You can serve them fresh for dinner...