Reaping your bounty from the local produce farmer

One difference in shopping at a farmers market or a CSA, is most likely the greens, veggies or fruits, will be what I call, straight off the farm. So, not every asparagus will look the same, or be the same size, everything will need a good washing and the beets may still have dirt on them. However, I know that means they are fresh. This all being considered, I've come up with five tips on ensuring you are maximizing your produce bounty and not being wasteful.

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Sweet Hawaiian roll bread pudding

I have always loved bread pudding as it was a quick go-to dessert recipe in our house growing up. I believe it comes from my English and Welch roots. I've learned now as the grocery shopper for the house, it's always a great way to use up bread and milk before they go bad. That being said, I have to admit that this recipe was set off by a craving when I was shopping and spotted the hawaiian rolls. They are just so good

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20 Minute Watermelon Salad

Watermelon was one of my favorite flavors of summer, and still is today. This salad takes the natural deliciousness of in-season watermelon and punches it up a notch. To save time, I always invest in the seedless watermelons, it just makes life easier!

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Pisco sunset

In 2014 we traveled down to Peru to visit my Venezuelan's family. Not only did we get to find out more about the culture, shop at the local street fairs, but of course we enjoyed great food and drinks! And thus, the creation of the Pisco sunset.

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Four cheese baked mac & cheese with bacon

Mac and cheese is a comfort food, no matter where you are from. I had only ventured out and made homemade mac & cheese two other times before I put my lover for all things cheese to the test. This recipe combines four of my favorite cheeses that all provide great flavor themselves: smoked Gouda, Parmesan, Gruyere and sharp cheddar. Plus, I started with bacon, because I contend, everything is better with bacon!

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