Hello, my name is Alex Sanders and I am the Site Supervisor for the Grow Appalachia Gardening Program at Project Worth Outreach in Menifee County, Kentucky.

Today, I want to share a few recipes from some of our gardeners. I have tried all 4 of these recipes and they are absolutely delicious. I hope you try these and enjoy them as much as my family and I have. Feel free to let me kn ow what you think about these recipes.

The first recipe that want to share with you is Squash Casserole. This recipe was submitted by Gail Mills, Director of Project Worth Outreach and Our Grow Appalachia Garden Program. The ingredients and directions are as follows:

12 small yellow squash, cut in 1 inch cubes, 1 bunch green onions,

2 T. butter, 1 can cream of celery soup, 2 whole eggs, 1/3 cup bread

crumbs, 1 T Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, grated cheese and cracker crumbs mixed with butter.

Par-boil squash in salted water just until tender. Drain and set aside. Saute` green onion tops{use the long stems for garnish} in butter. When soft, remove from heat and stir in celery soup.

Add eggs, bread crumbs and seasonings. Combine with drained squash. Put in a buttered casserole and cover with grated cheese and additional bread crumbs or cracker crumbs kneaded with butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.

The second recipe that want to share with you is Summer Squash casserole. This recipe was submitted Phyliss Lawson. The ingredients and directions are as follows:

 4 Cups Sliced Squash

1 medium onion-sliced

1/2 cup red,or yellow bell pepper-diced

1 cup sour cream

1 can cream of chicken soup

2 cups dry cornbread stuffing mix

1/2 cup melted margarine

1 cup shredded cheese.

Pre-oven to 350. Heat in kettle of water–squash, onion, and pepper until tender.  Combine sour cream and chicken soup. Add tender veggies to the soup mix, and toss until covered.  Pour melted margarine over the stuffing mix. Spray the dish with cooking spray.  Using a 2 quart baking dish put 1/3 of the stuffing mix into bottom of dish.  Add the veggie mixture on top, then put rest of stuffing mixture on top of veggies and bake for 55 minutes. Let mixture bubble for a few minutes before taking from oven.  Remove from oven, and sprinkle with cheese. Let set few minutes, then enjoy!!!! 

The third recipe that want to share with you is Parmesan Potatoes.. This recipe was submitted by Gloria Williams. The ingredients and directions are as follows:

4 medium potatoes (with skins), thinly sliced

1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon garlic power or garlic bulb chopped fine

Place half the potatoes in a greased, 8″x8″ square baking dish.

Top with onion and remaining potatoes; drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake uncovered, at 450′ for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and tender.

Makes 4 servings.

Finally, the last recipe that want to share with you is Green Tomato Relish. This recipe was submitted by Mary Wallace from the Cooks.com collection .

The ingredients and directions are as follows:

8 cups chopped green tomatoes

1 1/2 cup chopped onions

1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 cup light corn syrup

1 1/2 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon white mustard seed

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

In a large sauce pot stir together the tomatoes, onions, red and green peppers, sugar, syrup, vinegar, salt, mustard seed and white pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil gently until vegetables are tender crisp. (about 45 minutes).  Ladle into clean 1/2 or 1 pint jars. Cover with 2 piece lids, seal and process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Cool and store in a cool dry place.

I want to thank these ladies for taking the time to submit these recipes.  This is just a sampling of the recipes submitted by all of our gardeners.  I request that you try these recipes.  I promise, you will not be disappointed.  Have a great week everyone.  Happy gardening.