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Make Ahead Breakfast Strata (Casserole) with Swiss Chard & Sausage

Strata is basically an egg casserole with varied fillings and a creamy custard base. It is often likened to a bread pudding. This breakfast strata is filled with swiss chard and sausage and topped with a smoky cheese. It is perfect for serving a crowd at brunch or as a stress-free make-ahead dish for holiday …

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Top 10 gifts for Herbal Tea Lovers (+ Hibiscus Tea Recipe)

Looking for something to give the herbal tea enthusiast in your life? Whether they’re just starting out their tea journey or are a long-time connoisseur, Farm to Jar’s top 10 gifts for herbal tea lovers has something for every tea aficionado. Plus bonus hibiscus tea recipe! Jump to: Recipe: Hibiscus Tea | Gifts for Beginning …

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Slow Cooker Smoky Turkey Chili with Squash & Beans

This slow-cooker turkey and butternut squash chili is the perfect dish to make for Fall and Winter, especially if you have leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. If not, the chili is also great with ground turkey, pork or beef. Or exclude the meat altogether and have an incredible vegetarian chili! The recipe is a perfect balance …

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Heirloom Squash Varieties: Best Flavor & Growing Tips

Heirloom squash often taste better than hybrid varieties, which have been grown to look pretty or ship well. This guide will help you grow or cook with the best of them, distinguishing which are best for soup, desserts or baked pumpkin seeds. Like heirloom tomatoes, heirloom squash are distinctive in flavor, color and uses! Jump …

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Seafood Platters with Dip Recipes: Tinned Fish to Fresh

Those of us who like to host during the holidays will know the struggle between wanting to serve something fancy and keeping things stress free. Here are 3 DIY seafood platters that range from an easy, inexpensive tinned seafood plate to a minimal prep elegant platter with shellfish to a luxury platter or tower for …

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Sheet Pan Roasted Root Vegetables: (with Breaded Pork Chops)

Take the stress out of cooking and roast some Winter vegetables in one pan in the oven. All that’s required is a little chopping and peeling. Add your favorite spice blend and serve as a side dish to breaded pork chops for an easy Winter dinner. Jump to: RECIPE | Which Veggies Roast at Same …

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Spanish Paellas: + Recipe for Paella Valenciana

Looking for something different for your next family dinner or gathering with friends? Farm to Jar’s resident expert on everything Spanish, Maria, has an idea for you: a traditional Spanish seafood paella. It’s easier to make than you think and the perfect summer food for a crowd! This post may contain affiliate links, and you …

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How to Use Tortilla Press in Making Homemade Tortillas

There is no doubt that it is easier to buy corn tortillas rather than make them, but homemade tortillas are 100 times tastier! A tortilla press is helpful if you want the perfect thickness and size, but the ingredients themselves couldn’t be simpler: masa, water and salt. Watch how mi amiga from the Bajio region …

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Mexican Hot Dog Roll-ups (Banderillas): with Hot Sauce

Mexican sausage banderillas are essentially hot dogs wrapped and fried in a flour tortilla and usually served as a lunch food. Add a spicy Mexican pizza sauce (aka chimichurri for pizza) instead of ketchup or mustard and you have a much tastier dish that can be enjoyed as lunch or dinner. Both the banderillas and …

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Indoor Vertical Gardening: a Beginners guide

We’re all well aware of the benefits of growing your own food: it’s tasty, it’s cheap and it’s fun. But what if you don’t have a big garden to grow your vegetables, fruits and herbs in? No worries if you’re a city dweller or lack space. Indoor gardening isn’t just for houseplants! You can grow …

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Traditional Pork Pozole Rojo: Pork & Hominy Stew

This traditional version of pozole rojo is a luscious slow-cooked stew made with pork, hominy, Mexican spices, and a blend of mild to moderate chile peppers. It is simple to make without a lot of hand-on time, but to develop the full flavors it should be simmered for a couple of hours. Make a big …

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Growing Food without the Land: Vertical Gardening

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Growing your own food isn’t just for people with huge plots of land. If you have a balcony, deck or small city garden, you can grow vegetables, fruits and herbs. Vertical gardening is the way to go, and it doesn’t have …

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Grow a Salsa Container Garden & make Salsa Roja all Summer

Home-grown beats store-bought every time, and that goes for salsa as well! If you’re short on space but would still like to be able to dip your tortilla chips in a homemade salsa made from veggies grown on your own balcony or deck, why not whip up a little salsa container garden? Here’s how to …

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