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Breads Breakfast Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Whole Wheat Roasted Strawberry Muffins featuring T.E. O’Toole Farms

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I’ve written a lot about eating and incorporating more whole grain foods into our diets on my blog. Unfortunately, I think most people don’t enjoy whole grain breads or baked goods as much as refined grains. I hope this recipe changes that. These whole wheat muffins are delicious and also utilize all whole grain flour and some yummy roasted strawberries! Today we are hearing from another fellow North Dakotan, Brian of T.E. O’Toole Farms in Crystal, North Dakota. You’re going to love…

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Breakfast Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Avocado and Tomato Frittata featuring Double H Avocado Ranch

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Since I grew up in California, I had the joy of being close to where avocados thrive. And consequently, I love avocados. Moving to North Dakota has been more of a challenge in finding and keeping avocados, but I am thankful to find them at our local grocery store! I was super excited to get an avocado grower, Double H Avocado Ranch, from my home state of California. I decided to make a BLT (minus the L) frittata. It is…

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Breakfast Main Courses Recipes Thirty Days of Food

Onion Tart featuring Roberts Family Farms

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If there was one thing I use in my kitchen the most (besides black pepper and garlic) it would have to be onions. I go to the store almost weekly and purchase a bag of yellow onions, without even thinking about all the work that went into getting those onions onto my grocery store shelf. When I met Tyson of Roberts Family Farms, I was enthralled with how onions are grown and harvested. I was so thrilled when he agreed…

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Breads Breakfast Canning Crop of the Month Recipes

Sunflower Nutella

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Last week for my Crop of the Month series, I featured a recipe utilizing a product called SunButter. This week, I am sharing a homemade sunbutter with flair. I am hands down a Nutella lover. Give me a spoon and a jar of it and I’m good. If you’re a Nutella lover like I am, you’ll love this recipe. I was amazed at how simple and quick it was to make. And the recipe yielded a fair amount of Sunflower Nutella. …

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Breakfast Crop of the Month Recipes

SunButter Granola Bars

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We have made it to our fourth and final crop for my Crop of the Month series! This one is one of my favorites simply because they are just so beautiful…  Yep our fourth crop is sunflowers! I cannot wait to share with you more about sunflowers. It seems that sunflowers are the crop we get asked the most questions about so I will be sure to address many of the commonly asked questions.  I’ve been having a lot of…

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Breakfast Crop of the Month Recipes

Salsa Verde Soy Breakfast Skillet

Salsa Verde Soy Breakfast Skillet - Prairie Californian

Well we are coming to an end of our soybean feature during my Crop of the Month series, next we will move onto corn and corn-related recipes!  As I’ve been going through this journey exploring soy foods, I’ve come to find that I enjoy soy products a lot more than I ever imagined! I shared about TSP (textured soy protein) when I made tacos with it and I was pleasantly surprised how much I actually liked it! This time I…

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Breakfast Crop of the Month Recipes

Wheat Berry Cereal

Wheat Berry Cereal

Welcome to the kick-off post for my new series, Crop of the Month! For more information on this series, check out the Crop of the Month introduction.  Our first crop, you guessed it, is wheat! And I figured I would kick it off with a great recipe to get your morning going involving WHEAT!  Later on this week, I will discuss how wheat can be a healthy part of your diet and the reason I believe wheat is demonized in…

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Breads Breakfast Desserts Recipes

North Dakota Caramel Rolls

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So I’ve always been a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, they were what I would always order whenever we went anywhere that made pastries. But since I’ve been living in North Dakota, I  realize that  you haven’t lived until you’ve had a caramel roll. I am not sure if caramel rolls are something unique to North Dakota or the Midwest in general. But I had never come across their fluffy and creamy goodness until I moved to North Dakota. A caramel roll is…

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Breads Breakfast Desserts Recipes

Meyer Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

Meyer Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze - Prairie Californian-1

There are a lot of things I avoid making because they seem difficult or too fancy. Pie was one of those things, but I conquered that and found it wasn’t that hard. Scones was another thing, but they turned out to be even easier than pie! Honestly, who knew scones were simple?  Remember all the citrus I was gifted by my lovely friend Megan of The Beef Jar? First I made muffins then I got the idea for scones… Thanks…

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Breads Breakfast Desserts Recipes

Blood Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

Blood Orange Poppyseed Muffins - Prairie Californian-1

Muffins are one of the most under-rated breakfast items, ever! Honestly, I love muffins! Chocolate muffins, blueberry muffins, banana muffins… I love them all! But I can’t tell you the last time I had a poppy seed muffin. Growing up, I used to have this intense hatred of blueberries, so when I bought a muffin it was almost certainly a poppy seed. I was reminded of my love for poppy seed muffins after a friend on Instagram shared a photo of…

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