Submitted by Becky F.


  • 2 – 3 Pound pumpkin or squash
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 Cups chicken broth or stock
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Dash cayenne pepper


  1. Scrape seeds and the inside fibers from pumpkin or squash. Peel away skin, and cut squash into 1-½ inch cubes.
  2. Heat butter in a kettle and add onion. Cook briefly.
  3. Add pumpkin and broth, salt & pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until tender (about 20 minutes).
  4. Puree in food processor, food mill, or blender. Return to clean kettle.
  5. Add milk, cream, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Taste for seasoning. Makes 8 servings.


Submitted by Christie G.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Cups chopped green
    peppers (1 large)
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 3 Cups low sodium beef broth or stock
  • 1/2 – 1 Cup water
  • 2 Cups cooked rice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a large soup pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add peppers and onions and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Sauté until softened. Add ground beef to above mixture and cook until done. Drain & remove grease.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and beef stock, ½ cup water and salt and pepper to taste. Add the cooked rice at the very end. Heat until hot.

Note: If using home stewed tomatoes, use 1 pint and chop 1 ½ cups fresh diced tomatoes. You can tell the difference between using fresh and home stewed tomatoes in this recipe.


Submitted by Karen M.


  • Olive oil
  • 10 Perilla leaves
  • Boneless chicken breasts
  • Potatoes


  1. Heat olive oil and 10 perilla leaves in cast iron skillet.
  2. Add boneless chicken breasts and more perilla leaves on top. Cook 10 mins on one side then flip and cook 10 min or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
  3. After removing chicken and perilla leaves, add a tablespoon of oil to skillet and pre-cooked boiled potatoes for about four minutes, tossing to get flavor of perilla oil on all surfaces.


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