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Garlicky Green Beans | Roots & Boots

Fresh Garlicky Green Beans

Late summer into early fall is my absolute favorite time to harvest green beans, and garlicky green beans is one of my favorite ways to prepare them for our dinner table. The flavor is amazing and the prep is so quick and simple.  If you can get your hands on fresh, local green beans, you…

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Apple Sandwiches | Roots & Boots

Kid-Friendly Lunch Idea: Apple Sandwiches

Fun, tasty and healthy, apple sandwiches are the ultimate #momwin.

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Roasted Cherry Tomatoes | Roots & Boots

Roasted Cherry {or Grape} Tomatoes

We’re harvesting tomatoes like crazy around here!  If you happen to have an abundance of grape or cherry tomatoes, may I suggest an easy and delicious remedy?

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Home Canned Tomato Soup

This Home Canned Tomato Soup is a great way to add extra veggies to your family’s meal plan.

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How to Dry Zucchini Noodles

You’ve heard the jokes about country folks discovering a bag of zucchini left on their porch or in their unlocked car in the dead of night…yes, it’s zucchini season alright!

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Canning Diced Green Chiles

Canning Diced Green Chiles

Canning diced green chiles has been on my list for the last few years.  Last year, I canned green chiles from the farmer’s market.  This year I’m super pumped to be canning diced green chiles from my own garden!

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Tropical Popsicles

Tropical Popsicles with Pineapple and Coconut

Score some points with the kids at your house (and maybe the grown ups, too!) with these easy and healthy tropical popsicles.

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Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

There’s just something magical about pesto. It’s a simple combination that packs a powerful punch. From pasta to soup to eggs to veggies to sandwiches, fresh basil pesto adds a little extra zip. 

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Honey Sweetened Blueberry Jam Without Pectin

Honey Sweetened Blueberry Jam Without Pectin

Let’s can some honey sweetened blueberry jam!

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Fresh Carrot Top Pesto

Fresh Carrot Top Pesto

I am so excited about this carrot top pesto!  Not only is it delicious, it’s also something I’ve wanted to try for years.

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