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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.



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.



Fish with Apples

Fish with Apples
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.



Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious punch

Sweet potatoes pack a nutritious punch
Sweet news for yam fans: Carbohydrates can be good for you—as long as they’re complex carbohydrates, like those found in sweet potatoes.



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.



Slow Cooker Apples with Ginger Ale and Maple Syrup

Slow Cooker Apples with Ginger Ale and Maple Syrup

This apple dessert is perfect for the holidays. It's easy to prepare and makes your house smell amazing!




Roast chestnuts on an open fire—or puree them

Roast chestnuts on an open fire—or puree them
Roast your chestnuts, and then use them for a plethora of fall treats!



Virginia growers put chestnuts back on the map

Virginia growers put chestnuts back on the map
The chestnut blight wiped out the American Chestnut in the early 1900s, but a handful of farms in the commonwealth have found a way to maintain blight-resistant orchards. Marketing collectively as Virginia Chestnuts LLC, they are harvesting thousands of pounds of fresh chestnuts each year.



Green Beans with Garlic, Olives and Capers

Green Beans with Garlic, Olives and Capers
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.



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