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Spring Into Healthy Eating With Illinois-Grown Veggies

Illinois-grown horseradish and springtime veggies star in this three-course meal.

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Beginner Gardening Success

Tips for newbie vegetable gardeners.

Easter Dinner Recipes

Easter Dinner Recipes

For your Easter dinner menu planning, consider these recipes. From the Coca-Cola Country Ham recipe, to potato salads, vegetables and pies, these recipes will please the whole family.

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Autumn Harvest Yields Healthy, Hearty Recipes

Take advantage of the season’s bounty of green, red and orange fruits and vegetables, and you’ll realize benefits beyond simple and fast preparation.

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On the Side: These Vegetable Side Dishes Bring Flavor to the Dinner Table

Whether fresh from the garden or in the middle of winter, nothing helps breathe life into your dinner menu like a few delicious vegetable side dishes. From horseradish mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and marsala carrots to risotto with peas, fresh corn salad and an Italian squash medley, these dishes bring color and flavor that your family will eat up.

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Soups For All Seasons

Whether you’re looking for a recipe to warm up those cold winter days or a dinner idea that will keep you cool on hot summer nights, these hearty soups have something everyone will like. These recipes include Squash and Sausage Soup, Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Carrot and Ginger Soup, Garden Vegetable Soup, Quick and Easy Turkey Noodle Soup, Gazpacho, Chilled Melon Soup, Lemon Artichoke Soup and more.

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Veg Out: Vegetarian Dinner Ideas

No meat? No problem! Here are some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly dinner ideas that are sure to satisfy even the biggest appetites. These recipes include Mediterranean Spinach Quiche, Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash, Stuffed Peppers, Eggplant, Mozzarella and Pesto Gratins and Farmers Market Stir-Fry.

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Farmers Market Recipes

Enjoy the freshness of your local farmers’ fare with a few of these surprisingly easy treats. Recipes include Eggplant, Mozzarella and Pest Gratins, stuffed peppers, gazpacho and a zucchini and corn salad.

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3 Ways To Preserve Tomatoes

One of summer’s tastiest gifts is a basket of juicy ripe tomatoes fresh from the vine. With a day’s work and a little know-how, you can enjoy your bounty of summer tomatoes year-round.

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Ingredients That Taste Like Summer

’Tis the season for juicy red tomatoes straight from the vine, homegrown squash and zucchini, and all those other mouth-watering fresh veggies and fruits your green thumb – or your neighborhood farmers’ market – provides.

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Farm Fresh: Winter Squash

When the weather gets cold and the traditional fruits of summer are out of season, winter squash can be a delicious and healthy option.