Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

For good reason, this classic Irish holiday casserole has survived the test of time. In this adaptation, seasonal North Carolina sweet potatoes provide sweetness and depth, while the ground turkey — cooked with traditional peas and carrots — makes this a complete one pot meal, worthy of all the festivities! Serves 4 Ingredients: -2 tablespoons … Read More


EFNEP’s Twenty Dollar Thanksgiving Guide

We are watching our wallets more than ever this year. However, a leaner budget doesn’t mean that the holiday season should be any less festive. In these trimmed-down recipes, we’ve outlined simple ways to have a memorable meal that hits on all the right traditional notes, without breaking the bank. Serves 4 Herbed Baked Turkey … Read More


Summer Squash Ratatouille

Simple summer produce is simmered in an easy classical French dish, that is big on flavor and low on effort.Serves 4-6 Ingredients-2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil-1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped-5 cloves of garlic, crushed-1 medium eggplant, large diced-2 zucchini squash, large diced-2 yellow squash, large diced-5 or 6 fresh tomatoes (or one 28oz can)-Hearty … Read More


Sweet Potato & Kale Recipes

Kale & White Bean Soup Serves 4 INGREDIENTS -3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil -1 large yellow onion, diced -4 stalks celery, diced -2 large carrots, chopped -6 cloves garlic, chopped -8 cups water -2 (15 ounce) cans white beans (cannelloni), drained -Juice and zest of 1 lemon -2 bunches fresh kale, ribs and stems … Read More


Tumbleweed Pasta

Makes 8 Servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked Rotini noodles 1 cup (8 ounces) salsa 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed 1 medium onion, diced ½ green pepper, diced 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Dice green peppers and onions. Drain cans of corn and beans and place … Read More


Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash Ingredients: 2 cups sweet potato, chopped2 tbsp olive oil1 cup fresh cranberries (can substitute dried cranberries)½ tsp cinnamon2 tbsp nut butter2 tbsp honey Directions: Wash sweet potatoes and cube. Heat olive oil in sauce pan. Sauté sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Add cranberries, sprinkle in cinnamon and continue sautéing until sweet potatoes are … Read More


Tamale Pie Recipe

Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef, completely browned, crumbled and drained         (Can substitute ground turkey or chicken) 1 cup low-sodium whole kernel corn, drained 1 can low-sodium black beans, drained 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon chili pepper 1 cup salsa ½ cup low-fat cheddar cheese, grated 1 … Read More


Baked Apples

Makes 2 servings  – Serving Size: 1 apple Ingredients • 2 apples • 2 tablespoons brown sugar • 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions 1. Peel apples. 2. Cut apples into 1-inch pieces. 3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. 4. Sprinkle apple pieces with brown sugar and cinnamon. 5. Microwave for 30 … Read More


Fifteen Minute Bean Soup

Fifteen Minute Bean Soup Makes 8, One Cup Servings Ingredients:  1 can low-sodium tomatoes, diced 1 can low-sodium great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 small onion, diced 1 can low sodium chicken broth (or 2 cups of water and one bouillon cube) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach ½ cup … Read More


Fresh-Made Salsa

Makes 2 cups Ingredients ½ medium yellow onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon lime juice, or juice from half a lime 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained, liquid reserved or 1 ½ cups chopped fresh tomatoes ½ teaspoon cumin Directions Rinse and cut onion, pepper, cilantro, … Read More


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