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Does reading the "Growing Season" series inspire you to hit the kitchen? Here's the how-to for some of the dishes mentioned in the novels. Just click on the photos to find the recipes!

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Cherry-Berry Squares

featured in "Turning Season"

This traditional recipe is a staple at potlucks and community gatherings. If you’re craving a different flavor combination, or looking to make this dessert patriotic, swap a can of blueberry pie filling for one can of the cherry. Or, if you like less “goo” in your bars, simply drop in fresh or frozen blueberries for the other half of the fruit. The batter for these cake-like bars has a simple, sweet flavor that pairs with other fruits, too, such as strawberry, apple or peach.  

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Sausage-Potato Soup


Chicken and Noodles


Sour Cream Cookies

Pumpkin-Walnut Scones


Strawberry Sauce


Applesauce Bread


Corn Relish

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