Category Archives: Recipes

winter produce

Cooking with Winter Produce

Happy first day of winter! It’s not the most bountiful season for fresh produce, but some of our favorite root crops, dark leafy greens, winter squash, and tropical fruits are in season in winter. Check out our collection of best winter dinners and easy winter dishes. Enjoy!

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Slow cooker meals

Slow Cooker Recipes for Winter Meals

The holiday season is an especially busy time of year. And cold winter weather is finally setting in for Virginia. Which means it’s the perfect time to add slow cooker meals to your weekly meal plan. Slow cooker recipes are the ultimate one pot meal. They usually need just a little bit of prep-work, and then the slow cooker does the rest. And nothing beats walking in the door after a long day to the delicious aroma of dinner that’s ready to eat. Continue reading

Seasonal fall produce

Fall Recipe Ideas

The cool mornings and hints of orange and yellow in the leaves mean that summer is giving way to fall. Most farmers markets are still full of summer’s tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini, but cooler weather crops like leafy greens, apples, and winter squash are starting to show up, too.

As the weather changes, so do our meal preferences. It’s not too hot to use the oven and soup is back on the menu. Kids are back in school, bringing back the morning rush and making evenings busier with activities. Sports fans enjoy tailgating almost as much as the actual game. With these fall activities in mind, here are some recipes to add to your menu this season. Continue reading