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Take the edge off chilly weather with a pot of chili

Take the edge off chilly weather with a pot of chili
Chilly temperatures in the heart of the winter call for a hearty dish like chili.



Mchicha Wa Naza Peanut and Spinach Dip

Mchicha Wa Naza Peanut and Spinach Dip

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.




Give the gift of candy made with Virginia peanuts

Give the gift of candy made with Virginia peanuts
Southerners like their homemade sweets. During the holidays, what better gift to give than a tasty treat made with Virginia peanuts?



Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

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.




Turkey and Oyster Gumbo

Turkey and Oyster Gumbo

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.





Grits Spoonbread

Grits Spoonbread

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.




No matter what you call it, this side dish is good stuff

No matter what you call it, this side dish is good stuff
It’s not surprising that National Stuffing Month is observed in November, when many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving—and eat stuffing.



Beer-battered Fish

Beer-battered Fish
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.



Cornbread and Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Cornbread and Pumpkin Bread Pudding
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.



Beef tastes good no matter how you dress it!

Beef tastes good no matter how you dress it!
Whether it’s dressed up or dressed down, beef makes a satisfying meal. Try this holiday appetizer or classic stew from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.



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