What’s in the Box? Recipe Roundup #13

What's in the Box?

Our last week in Branson was a blast!  We made sure to hit up all the local attractions before we headed out west.  Branson is known for their live shows and we were lucky enough to check out a few of them including The Price is Right LIVE.

The Price is Right LIVE

Harper could care less about winning a new car, she was all about the pretty model’s sparkly dresses :)

Branson also has a fun theme park called Silver Dollar City.  They have everything from rides, to live entertainment to crafty souvenirs.  It’s a great place to run around and enjoy yourself for the day (even when it’s 102 degrees!).


Finally, no trip to Branson would be complete without a ride on the ducks.  And I’m not talking about the ones that go “quack”.  I’m talking about the amphibious vehicles that were made famous during WWII.  This is Harper’s second time this summer riding a duck.  First as a viking during our trip to Ireland…Viking Duck

and now as a duckling herself…Ride the Ducks

Being a tourist is fun!

And of course we spent lots and lots of time with family.  Including, Harper’s new BFF, her Great Uncle John…

Holding hands with Uncle John

Harper and I are sure going to miss Branson, but are looking forward to another visit real soon :)

But enough about me, let’s talk veggies.

Last week we had a total of 13 link ups.  And to be frank, it’s summer produce at it’s best.  One of my favorite summer veggies is sweet corn.  And when you throw fresh kernels into a fresh batch of batter and deep fry it, the result is pure bliss.  (Speaking of deep frying, did you check out these crispy fried shallots?  The Angels are definitely singing for this one…).  Or you could toss it with some zucchini, leeks and a handful cheese and you got yourself an awesome summer pizza.  Oh, the possibilities :)  A big thanks to everyone who participated.  I just can’t get enough or your CSA goodness.

And because I am feeling extra sweet today (and in need of a sugar fix), here are some of my favorite CSA inspired desserts (in alphabetical order…).  Enjoy!

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp - In Her Chucks

Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Beet Cake - In Her Chucks

Carrot Cookies

Carrot Cookies - In Her Chucks

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars - In Her Chucks

Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes

Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes - In Her Chucks

Your turn: What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate your CSA fruits and veggies into simple and sinful desserts?  Looking forward to drooling over your ideas.  

Linking up for the first time?  Click here for more info…and Welcome!

PS:  Don’t forget to tell your readers about the party by linking back to this post and grabbing the official “What’s in the Box?” button at the bottom of my blog.  Thanks!

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6 thoughts on “What’s in the Box? Recipe Roundup #13

  1. Heather,
    What a wonderful vacation of memories you and Harper have made! And the desserts–yummy looking. My daughter wanted peach muffins for breakfast, so she helped me style the photos–I’m thinking you don’t even need Harper’s help because your desserts look so lovely.
    Today I’m linking up something conventional (dang, now I’m thinking “not organic” when in fact I mean “routine, not unusual”) a simple and satisfying vegan and gluten free green beans dish. I won a Kindle copy of Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen’s cookbook, A Collection of Mediterranean-Inspired Recipes, and used her Fresh Green Beans recipe to make a side dish my green bean-hating kids enjoyed.
    I’m also linking up something unconventional–making sushi from your CSA box. Kohlrabi? Carrots? Cucumber? (For you, avocados, lucky California girls!). Throw those veggies into sushi rolls!
    Lastly, of course, a pizza. I re-grew my celery from the fall share over the winter, planted it in my garden, and harvested the leaves for a Buffalo Chicken pizza on a Buttermilk Pesto dough.

    Thanks for hosting–I bet you’re glad to be home and get your farm share!

  2. This couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. I’m going through 30 lbs of fruits I picked at a local farm here. You’ve made it more fun for me to come up with ideas so I can link and share, thanks for hosting!

  3. Tammy says:

    Lovely photo of Harper in the balls. So glad you are having a great time. Great looking carrot cookies.

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