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Marinades and Rubs for Your Beef Recipes: Tips to Better Seasoning July 26, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau The first time you apply a rub to a quality cut of beef, the experience can be intimidating. But our Arizona ranch families give some basic advice to ensure a great time in the kitchen or at the grill. Kacie Tomerlin of Arizona Legacy Beef has spent lots of [...]

In Praise of All-American Food! July 25, 2011

Guest Editorial By Stewart Truelsen, American Farm Bureau Federation Isn’t it about time we praised All-American food, the food we like to eat at a picnic or outdoor barbeque? We’re talking about hamburgers, hot dots, fried chicken, sweet corn, potato salad, fresh fruit, ice cream and many other favorites. Yes, we are often made to [...]

Summer is a Great Time for Some Great Cooking! July 22, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau So, it’s hot in Arizona. Who wants to be in the kitchen, right? Well, surprise, Fill Your Plate has loads of recipes suited just for summer. I love summer vegetables! If you focus on what’s in season and consider some of our recipes, salads, chilled soups and more are [...]

Fill Your Plate is a Work in Progress July 20, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Fill Your Plate is still a work in progress. At the Farm Bureau, we’re working to add more recipes. Right now, we have two main goals relating to our recipe section: First, add more photos of our prepared recipes so our Arizona Moms can view our delicious dishes! Second, [...]

What’s Cookin’: Apricot Appetizers June 8, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau My friend, Debbie O’Donnell gave me another one of her yummy, simple recipes. This one is an appetizer with apricots as the main ingredient. 1 bag Dried Apricots 1 Container Mascarpone Cheese 1 Quart Orange Juice 1 bag Pecan Halves Apricot Appetizer Directions Soak dried apricots in orange juice [...]

Debbie’s Twice-Baked Potato Casserole June 7, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau We’ve probably all had a twice-baked potato. But have you had Twice-Baked Potato Casserole, courtesy of Debbie O’Donnell’s kitchen? It’s so good! Here’s the recipe 10 small- to medium-sized red potatoes 1 lb. shredded cheddar cheese 8 oz sour cream 4 to 5 slices cooked bacon 1 bunch of [...]

Higher Food Prices, So What: Elevating Leftovers to Gourmet Status! April 13, 2011

Fifth in a series on food prices. The first is here. The second is here. The Third is here. The fourth is here:   By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau  Rising food prices may have put your food budget in a squeeze, but it’s still one of the best places to find flexibility compared to [...]

Spring Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing March 21, 2011

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Arizona Republic. With the author’s permission we publish the story here. By Jan D’Atri, media celebrity and Arizona Agriculture Advocate Spring has sprung and in Arizona that means gorgeous days, busy gardeners and wonderful greens from the earth. An amazing spring salad with a sweet and tangy [...]

A Budding Young Chef Takes Root at Home January 25, 2011

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Younger brother, Curt, sent me a brief message from his cell phone with a photo linked. His oldest, Annie, decided to make dinner. Our children are such a delight. When we let their creativity blossom, we can be pleasantly surprised and humored a bit too. “Annie made dinner for [...]

If you Like Comfort Food and Enjoy Nostalgia, Go Eat at The Farmhouse Restaurant December 10, 2010

By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau Just last weekend, I drove to downtown Gilbert to eat at The Farmhouse Restaurant. It’s been a local favorite for many Arizonans in the area since 1989. They serve one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever eaten … besides mom’s of course. I always go for the bacon and [...]

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