Recipe: Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup Ingredients 2 lbs asparagus, trimmed of woody stem bottoms 1 large yellow onion, chopped (1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped) 3 Tbsp unsalted butter 4 cups chicken stock 1 cup water Leaves of 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup heavy cream A squeeze of fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper Directions 1. Cut tips from the asparagus 1 1/2 inches from top and halve tips lengthwise if thick. Reserve for garnish. Chop the remaining asparagus stalks into 1/4-inch rounds. 2. Melt the butter in a 4 to 5 quart pot on medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped asparagus (not the spear tips) to the onions. Sprinkle with salt

Recipe: Marbled Frozen Yogurt Bark

Marbled Frozen Yogurt Bark A healthy dessert alternative that is as fun to eat as it is to make! Ingredients: 2 cups full fat Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 ripe bananas 8 strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries Directions: 1. Mix the yogurt, honey and cocoa powder together in a bowl until combined. 2. Chop bananas, strawberries into round bite sized slices. 3. Pour half of the yogurt mixture into a parchment lined dish. Add about half of the bananas, strawberries and blueberries in a layer. Spread remaining yogurt on top and finish with remaining fruit. 4. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours or overnight until solid. 5. Remove from freezer and cut into chunks with sh

Recipe: Planet Pretzels

The children have been studying the solar system and what better way to reinforce their work than to make planet pretzels for snacking!? Planet Pretzels Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup lukewarm water 2 packages of active dry yeast 3 tablespoons butter Coarse salt for sprinkling Soda Bath 1/2 cup baking soda 2 quarts water Directions In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in the lukewarm water & set aside. Mix flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Form a well in the flour mixture then add the sugar to the center of the well. Pour the yeast/water mixture into the well. Let it rest for 15 minutes before mixing. Add the softened butter to the mixi

Recipe: Long Life Noodles

Long Life Noodles The long life noodles dish is as symbolic for the Chinese New Year. The trick is to follow the ancient Chinese custom by not breaking the noodles as you eat. We promise lots of laughter and hopefully not too much of a mess! INGREDIENTS: 1 package (8 ounces) soba noodles 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil 2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 3 cups sliced assorted summer squash 1 lb tofu 3 tablespoons tamari 1 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 teaspoons rice vinegar 2 cups snow peas 1/2 cup shredded carrots 1 tablespoon minced cilantro 2 green onions, thinly sliced LET’S START MAKING NOODLES! 1. Prepar

Recipe: Granola Bars

Granola Bars A great snack to make for on-the-go! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of rolled oats 1/3 cup of honey 1/4 cup coconut oil (you can use butter if you don’t have coconut oil on hand) 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup dried cranberries** 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips + extra for sprinkling on top** Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350. While the oven is preheating, line an 8×8 baking pan with tin foil. Lightly butter. 2. Spread the oats on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes (until they are lightly toasted). Then transfer them to a bowl. 3. While the oats are baking, combine the honey, coconut oil, brown sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture u

Recipe: Cheddar Pennies

The red robin class baked up these delicious cheddar pennies! Cheddar Pennies INGREDIENTS: 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1 pinch salt 1 pinch cayenne pepper 6 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup butter, melted DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a large cookie sheet. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, salt and cayenne pepper. 3. Stir in the Cheddar cheese and melted butter to form firm dough. 4. Roll pieces of dough into ropes as big around as a penny. Slice into 1/4 inch slices. If dough is too soft, it can be chilled until firm. Place slices onto the prepared cookie sheet so they are 1 inch apart. 5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in t

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