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Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days

Serve up some comforting soup on blustery winter days
January is Virginia’s coldest month, but it’s also National Soup Month and a fitting time to make some healthy, hearty, hot soups.



Fruity French Toast

Fruity French Toast
Try this delicious recipe for Fruity French Toast to start off your day and help you meet your daily requirements.



Fruited Irish Oatmeal

Fruited Irish Oatmeal
This hearty winter breakfast has whole grains from the oats, lots of vitamins and antioxidants from the fruits and good fat from the nuts. It's not only healthy. It's tasty, too!



Grandma’s Egg Custard Pie

Grandma’s Egg Custard Pie
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Smithfield Ham and Sweet Potato Pancakes

Smithfield Ham and Sweet Potato Pancakes
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Add extra-deliciousness to desserts with sweet chocolate

Add extra-deliciousness to desserts with sweet chocolate
Want to sweeten up your February meals? Just add chocolate to end dinner on a delicious note.



Carol's Pecan Pie

Carol's Pecan Pie
This pecan pie from Cooking Virginia Style with Farm Bureau Women was contributed by Carol Boyer of Shenandoah County.



Fried Spinach and Apple on Corn Pone

Fried Spinach and Apple on Corn Pone
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Roasted Beets and Feta Cheese Salad

Roasted Beets and Feta Cheese Salad
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.

Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs, shares delicious seasonal recipes in a Real Virginia segment sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



Eggnog: Season’s sipping—safely!

Eggnog: Season’s sipping—safely!
While commercially made eggnog is stocked in stores as early as mid-October, some families still prefer to celebrate the season with a homemade version.



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