Recipes & Tips

Merry Goat Round and Wild Mushroom Crostini

Merry Goat Round and Wild Mushroom Crostini Print Recipe courtesy of Pablo Solanet, Executive Chef and Cheesemaker, Firefly Farms http://www.fireflyfarms.com/ Ingredients 1 baguette 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, more for brushing coarse sea salt fresh ground black pepper 2 shallots, sliced thinly 12 oz oyster mushrooms, chanterelles, or other wild mushroom, trimmed and coarsely […]

Easy Homemade Salsa

Easy Homemade Salsa Print Recipe courtesy of St. Helier Farm Ingredients 3 medium tomatoes 1 small onion, or ½ cup scallions 1 sweet bell pepper, chopped 1 tbsp dried cilantro, or tbsp fresh 1 hot pepper, chopped ½ tsp salt 2 cloves garlic, minced tomato paste, optional Instructions Prepare fresh tomatoes by dipping them briefly […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup Print Recipe courtesy of Elk Run Vineyard http://www.elkrun.com/ Instructions Cut squash in half and de-seed. Place in a pan of hot water and microwave until tender, depending on size about 40 min. Melt a stick of butter in a pan on the stove and saute a chopped large sweet onion. Add squash, […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Print Ingredients 1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. 2. If scooping out seeds yourself, be sure to rinse with cold water and remove all of the pulp and strings. Pat dry. 3. In a bowl, toss approximately one tablespoon of oil or melted butter per cup of seeds. 4. Season to taste*. 5. […]

Broccoli Mushroom Noodle Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Noodle Casserole Print Recipe courtesy of Provident Farm http://www.providentorganicfarm.com/ Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1 lb mushrooms, cut in halves or quarters 1 large onion, chopped 1 lb broccoli, cut into flowerets and pieces of stem salt and pepper, to taste ¼ c dry white wine 2 eggs 3 cup ricotta or cottage cheese […]

Butternut with Raspberry Glaze and Cranberries

Butternut with Raspberry Glaze and Cranberries Print Recipe courtesy of Sharp’s at Waterfold Farm http://www.sharpfarm.com/ Ingredients ½ cup dried cranberries 4 oz raspberry jam 6 cups of mashed cooked butternut squash Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and cut butternut squash into pieces. Put pieces in a shallow pan with an inch of water. […]

Grilled Chiles Rellenos

Grilled Chiles Rellenos Print Recipe courtesy of St. Helier Farm Ingredients 12 large Chile-type peppers, Grilled until tender 6 servings of your favorite mashed potatoes ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese Instructions Slice off the top of the pepper close to the stem and remove seeds and membrane. Make a slit down one side to the […]

Marinated Peppers for Grilling

Marinated Peppers for Grilling Print Recipe courtesy of St. Helier Farm Instructions Enjoy your favorite fresh picked peppers by marinating them in an Italian dressing of your choice. Popular varieties of peppers include: Sweet Banana, Cuban Elle (Italian sweet pepper), Anaheim Chile (hot), Hungarian Wax (hot). Prepare Italian dressing according to the directions on the […]

Matt's Favorite Squash

Matt’s Favorite Squash Print Recipe courtesy of Maryland Sunrise Farm http://www.mdsunrisefarm.com/ Ingredients 1 cup biscuit mix ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley ½ tsp salt ½ tsp seasoned salt ⅛ tsp ground pepper 1 clove garlic, optional ¼ cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, beaten 3 cups […]

Roasted Poussin With Spicy Couscous

Roasted Poussin With Spicy Couscous Print Recipe courtesy of Ken Korando, Solomons Island Winery http://www.solomonsislandwinery.com/ Ingredients 4 Poussin (one per person) 4 tsp olive oil 1 leek, coarsely chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp chopped Jalapeno pepper (moderate for taste) 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped 2 tbsp parsley, chopped 1 […]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Salad Print Recipe courtesy of Liganore Winecellars http://www.liganore-wine.com/ Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour ⅔ cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted ⅓ cup butter, melted ½ tsp ground cinnamon 2½ lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed ½ cup granulated sugar 1½ tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg white 1 (5 oz) […]

Sausage, Apple, and Dried Cranberry Stuffing

Sausage, Apple, and Dried Cranberry Stuffing Print Recipe courtesy of Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards http://www.smvwinery.com/ Ingredients 12 cups seasoned stuffing mix (the kind that is cubed) 1 pound sweet sausages ¼ cup of butter (1/2 stick) 3 large leeks sliced (white and pale green parts only, about 6 cups) 1 pound of tart green apples (peeled […]

Summer's Best Zucchini & Squash Casserole

Summer’s Best Zucchini & Squash Casserole Print Recipe courtesy of Emily’s Produce http://www.emilysproduce.com/ Ingredients 2 med. yellow squash, diced ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese 1 med. zucchini, diced 1½ cup skim milk 1 small onion, chopped 1 egg, beaten ¾ cup grated light cheddar cheese 1 cup “Minute” rice, uncooked ¼ tsp pepper Instructions Preheat […]

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Print Recipe courtesy of St. Helier Farm Ingredients 2 cups pasta, your choice, cooked and drained 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 large cucumber, peeled and cubed 1 cup sweet green or red bell pepper 1 bottle Italian dressing Instructions In large bowl combine all ingredients. Best made the night before or several hours […]

Old Bay Asparagus

Old Bay Asparagus Print Recipe courtesy of Good Fortune Farm Instructions Coat asparagus spears in olive oil and sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning to taste. Once coated, the asparagus can be grilled, broiled or sauteed until tender. 3.2.1263  

Kale Bake (or Spinach Bake...Collards Bake...Any Greens Bake!)

Kale Bake (or Spinach Bake…Collards Bake…Any Greens Bake!) Print Recipe courtesy of DeBerry Farm http://www.deberryfarm.com/ Ingredients ¾ lb greens (about a 1 gallon bag) 3-5 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup onion, chopped 5 eggs ½ cup milk ½ tsp salt 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wash greens by placing […]

Chef Scott's Favorite Marinade: Ginger-Soy-Orange Marinade

Chef Scott’s Favorite Marinade: Ginger-Soy-Orange Marinade Print Recipe courtesy of Hedgeapple Farm http://www.hedgeapplefarm.com/ Ingredients ½ cup soy sauce ½ cup orange juice* ¼ cup olive oil (canola/olive blend also works well) 2 tbsp orange zest (grated orange peel) 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced *1/4 cup dry cooking sherry can be […]

Quick Bison French Dip

Quick Bison French Dip Print Recipe courtesy of Gunpowder Bison and Trading www.gunpowderbison.com Ingredients 1 package GBT Bison Chipsteak 4 tbsp butter, softened and divided 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced 3 cups beef broth 1 French baguette, sliced into 4 equal parts, and split open 4 sliced Provolone cheese Instructions Adjust oven rack […]

Pulled Bison BBQ Sandwiches

Pulled Bison BBQ Sandwiches Print Recipe courtesy of Gunpowder Bison and Trading www.gunpowderbison.com Ingredients 3-4 lbs. GBT Bison roast (any type) 1 packet of dry onion soup mix water or beef broth 1 bottle of GBT BBQ sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce Instructions Put frozen roast in crock pot with onion soup mix and […]

Raspberry Liqueur

Raspberry Liqueur Print Recipe courtesy of Homestead Farm http://www.homestead-farm.net/ Ingredients 1 lb. (450 g) fresh raspberries 3 cups (710 ml) vodka (or 1½ cup pure grain alcohol + 1½ cup water). 1½ cup (350 g) sugar Instructions Rinse and check the raspberries and place them in a jar, add vodka and mix. Stir daily during […]

Cherry Liqueur

Cherry Liqueur Print Recipe courtesy of Homestead Farm http://www.homestead-farm.net/ Cherry liqueurs are among the easiest liqueurs to make at home, and it is also easy to obtain a flavor which is comparable with commercial cherry liqueurs. Homemade cherry liqueurs may be served with ice and may also be used for making cocktails. Ingredients 1 lb […]

General Instructions for Freezing Vegetables

General Instructions for Freezing Vegetables Print Courtesy of Homestead Farm Instructions http://www.homestead-farm.net/ Most vegetables can be frozen for approximately a year and still retain their freshness, if they are properly handled. The vegetable must be blanched, which requires submersing the vegetable in a mesh bag, or with a wire basket, into rapidly boiling water for […]

General Instructions for Freezing Fruits

General Instructions for Freezing Fruits Print Courtesy of Homestead Farm Instructions http://www.homestead-farm.net/ Please be aware that fruits are 80% or more water. When frozen, the water expands, and the cell wall breaks, thus changing the texture. Upon thawing, the texture will be mushy. Keep this in mind when determining how to use the frozen product. […]

How to Cook Bison

How to Cook Bison Print Courtesy of Gunpowder Bison and Trading Instructions HOW TO COOK BISON Bison (often referred to as Buffalo ) meat is similar to beef and can be substituted in any beef recipe. Bison does not taste “gamey” in fact it tastes a lot like beef, but tends to have a fuller, […]

Farmers Breakfast

Farmers Breakfast Print Recipe courtesy of Breeze Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast Ingredients ½ green pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced frozen southern style hash brown potatoes (enough to cover the bottom of a 9″ skillet) 2 tbsp butter 4 eggs ¼ lb baked country ham, diced 4 oz Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, grated […]

Pan Fried Apples

Pan Fried Apples Print Ingredients 6 tart apples peeled and sliced to ¼” (such as Jonathon, Rome, or York) 1 tbsp butter ⅓ cup brown sugar ¼ cup maple syrup cinnamon and nutmeg to taste Instructions Melt butter in skillet and add sliced apples. Sprinkle with sugar, syrup and spices. Cover and saute until tender. […]

Apple Dream Bars

Apple Dream Bars Print Ingredients 1 cup flour ¼ cup sugar 6 tbsp butter (or margarine) 2 eggs 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 cup peeled, diced apples ½ cup chopped almonds ½ cup flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground nutmeg Instructions Combine flour and sugar. Cut […]

Crunchy Apple Salsa with Grilled Chicken

Crunchy Apple Salsa with Grilled Chicken Print Ingredients Salsa: 2 cups apples, halved, cored and chopped ¾ cup (1 large) Anaheim chili pepper, seeded and chopped ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup lime juice salt and pepper to taste Marinade: ¼ cup dry white wine ¼ cup apple juice ½ teaspoon grated lime peel ½ […]

Apple Pork Chops

Apple Pork Chops Print Ingredients 2 tbsp butter (or margarine) 6 pork chops 4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced ¼ cup brown sugar ½ tsp cinnamon Instructions Brown pork chops on both sides. Place apples in greased baking dish. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Add pork chops. Cover and bake at […]

Apple Halibut Kabobs

Apple Halibut Kabobs Print Ingredients ½ cup dry white wine (chicken broth can be substituted) 4 tsp olive oil 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped ½ tsp salt ½ tsp dried thyme, crushed ¼ tsp pepper 1 apple, cored and cut in 1� cubes 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, cut […]

Apple Cheddar Panini

Apple Cheddar Panini Print Ingredients 8 slices whole-grain bread ¼ cup honey mustard 2 crisp apples, thinly sliced 8 ounces cheddar cheese, thinly sliced cooking spray Instructions Preheat panini press* on medium heat. Spread honey mustard evenly over each slice of bread. Layer apple slices and cheese over 4 slices of bread, using about ½ […]

Cider Cheese Spread

Cider Cheese Spread Print Ingredients 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese ½ cup apple cider ½ tsp prepared mustard 1 tbsp chopped chives 2 tbsp butter (or margarine) Instructions Mix until well blended. To prepare apple slices for spread: Cut peeled apples to ¼ to ½ inch thick. Hint: To keep apple slices fresh, dip then […]

Apple Muffins

Apple Muffins Print Ingredients ½ cup sugar ¼ cup shortening 1 tsp salt 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 cups sifted flour 3 tsp baking powder 1½ cups peeled, chopped apples ¼ cup packed brown sugar ¼ tsp cinnamon Instructions Combine sugar, shortening and salt. Add egg and beat well. Stir in milk. Mix 1½ […]

Breakfast Kugel

Breakfast Kugel Print Ingredients 1 pound lasagna noodles, uncooked 1 (24 ounce) container low-fat cottage cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon salt 5 tart apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced (such as Jonathon, Rome, or York) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups raisins (optional) 2 cups unsweetened applesauce 1 cup grated cheddar cheese Instructions Prepare pasta […]

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes Print Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1½ tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 1 egg, beaten 1¼ cups milk 2 tbsp oil ¾ cup peeled, grated apples Instructions Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. Combine egg, milk and oil. Add gradually to dry ingredients, stirring only until batter is […]

Apple Pancakes

Apple Pancakes Print Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1½ tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 1 egg, beaten 1¼ cups milk 2 tbsp oil ¾ cup peeled, grated apples – See more at: http://marylandsbest.net/tips.php#sthash.P065M6hw.dpuf Instructions Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. Combine egg, milk and oil. Add gradually to dry ingredients, […]

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

General Instructions for Freezing Vegetables Print Recipe courtesy of Ken Korando, Solomons Island Winery Ingredients Crust: 1¼ cups all purpose flour 3 tbsp sugar ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground cloves 1¼ tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup unsalted butter, chilled 1 large egg Nut mixture: 1 cup […]

Baked Salamon with Black Olive Tapenade

Baked Salamon with Black Olive Tapenade Print Recipe courtesy of Mama Vida http://www.mamavida.com/ Ingredients 1 (2-3 lb) salmon fillet (1½ inch thick) 4 oz (1/2 jar) Ma Provence Black Olive Tapenade Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of an ungreased broiling pan with aluminum foil and spray broiler rack with cooking spray. […]

Quick Pizza Crust with Butternut or Pumpkin

Quick Pizza Crust with Butternut or Pumpkin Print Recipe courtesy of Sharp’s at Waterfold Farm http://www.sharpfarm.com/ One rise dough – make it in the morning and finish it at lunch Ingredients 1 cup water 1 cup butternut squash or pumpkin, cooked and mashed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 package yeast 3 cups (plus or minus) […]

Roast Loin of Venison

Roast Loin of Venison Print Recipe courtesy of Frederick Cellars http://www.frederickcellars.com/ Ingredients 2 slices of lemon 2 slices of orange 2 slices of peeled fresh ginger 1½ cup of sugar 1 bay leaf 2 cups fresh cranberries 4 lb boneless loin of venison* 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 […]

Szechuan Beef Stir Fry

Szechuan Beef Stir Fry Print Recipe courtesy of Hedgeapple Farm http://www.hedgeapplefarm.com/ Ingredients 1 lb beef shoulder center steak (Ranch Steak) or boneless top sirloin steak, cut ¾ inch thick 1 package (10 oz) fresh vegetable stir-fry blend 3 tbsp water 1 clove garlic, minced ½ cup prepared sesame-ginger stir-fry sauce ¼ tsp crushed red pepper […]

Caesar Beef Kabobs

Caesar Beef Kabobs Print Recipe courtesy of Hedgeapple Farm http://www.hedgeapplefarm.com/ Ingredients 1 lb boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1-inch thick 4 small new potatoes (about ½ lb), cut into quarters 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 small onion, cut into 8 pieces 6 tbsp prepared non-creamy Caesar dressing, divided salt […]

Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne Print Recipe courtesy of Hedgeapple Farm http://www.hedgeapplefarm.com/ Ingredients 2-1/2 lb boneless beef chuck pot roast 3 tbsp ancho chili powder, divided 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided 1 tsp salt 1-1/2 cups chopped onion (1 medium) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 poblano pepper, chopped 2 14.5-ounce cans diced […]

Bison Steak with Berry and Red Wine Glaze

Bison Steak with Berry and Red Wine Glaze Print Recipe courtesy of S.B. Farms http://www.sbfarmsinc.com/ Ingredients Four 9 oz. bison steaks: filet, NY strip, Ribeye Dry Rub Ingredients: 1 tsp crushed pink peppercorns 1 tsp crushed white peppercorns 1 tsp crushed black peppercorns 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp packed brown sugar 1 tsp orange […]

Teriyaki Zucchini with Pasta

Teriyaki Zucchini with Pasta Print Recipe courtesy of Loew Vineyards http://www.loewvineyards.net/ Ingredients 1 large onion, diced 1 medium zucchini, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 8 oz mushrooms, sliced (optional) 4 tomatoes, cut in ½-inch pieces, or 1 can tomatoes 2 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried) 1 tsp Italian seasoning […]

Baked Penne with Bison Hot Italian Sausage

Baked Penne with Bison Hot Italian Sausage Print Recipe courtesy of Gunpowder Bison and Trading http://www.gunpowderbison.com/ Ingredients 1(12oz.) package penne pasta 1 lb Bison Hot Italian Sausage, sliced 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup white wine 2 tsp olive oil 1 (15oz) can tomato sauce 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with garlic 1 (6 […]

Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Rice Print Recipe courtesy of Jehovah-Jireh Farm http://www.jehovahjirehfarm.com Ingredients 1 organic pasture raised broiler chicken 2 cup organic long grain brown rice 1 small onion, chopped ¼ cup bell pepper, chopped 4 cup hot water unrefined sea salt to taste 1 tsp ground sage Instructions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place rice in […]

Crab Pizza

Crab Pizza Print Recipe courtesy of Mama Vida http://www.mamavida.com/ Ingredients 1 pre-made, 12-inch thin pizza crust 6 oz (1/2 jar) Toto’s Blue Crab Salsa 6 oz shredded mozzarella cheese 4 oz fresh crab meat 1 oz diced red pepper ¼ teaspoon oregano flakes crushed red pepper flakes to taste Parmesan cheese to taste Instructions Preheat […]

Mary Anna's Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Mary Anna’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake Print Recipe courtesy of Maryland Sunrise Farm http://www.mdsunrisefarm.com/ Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 2½ cups flour ½ cup canola oil ½ tsp baking powder 1½ cups sugar 1 tsp baking soda 2 eggs ½ tsp salt ¼ cup cocoa 2 cups washed, unpeeled finely grated zucchini ½ cup milk mixed […]

Prune Cake

Prune Cake Print Recipe courtesy of Shadow Springs Farm Ingredients 3 eggs 1½ cups sugar 1 cup Wesson oil 2 cups flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp allspice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1 cup prunes, chopped and rolled in flour Instructions Preheat oven […]

Cherry Nut Squares

Cherry Nut Squares Print Receipe of Shadow Springs Farm Ingredients 1¼ cups flour 3 tbsp confectioner sugar ½ cup butter or margarine, softened 3 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup granulated sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped nuts ½ cup flaked coconut ½ cup maraschino cherries Instructions […]

Broiled Peaches with Blackberry Sauce

Broiled Peaches with Blackberry Sauce Print Recipe courtesy of Homestead Farm http://www.homestead-farm.net/ Ingredients 4 cups blackberries 1 tsp lime juice 2 tbsp honey 8 medium peaches 3 tbsp packed brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp peach liqueur or lime juice additional blackberries Instructions Place blackberries, lime juice and honey in blender. Cover and […]