Try them all and then next spring, plant the corresponding AAS Winners for a guaranteed taste-treat!
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Toast the holidays and new year with Grand Champagne with Strawberries. A delicious bubbly treat for all! Make it your own with AAS Winner Strawberry Delizz® for and enjoy the holidays and upcoming gardening season!
Recipe from Food Network
Hosting a holiday party? How about trying Cucumber Lime Mint Agua Fresca? This green drink will make your guests cool-as-a-cucumber. Give it a try with AAS Winner Cucumber Saladmore Bush and all your guests will say is More Please!
Recipe from Simply Recipes
A broccoli and tomato “tree” with pretzel “trunk” and cauliflower “snow” Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter will make a fun and festive vegetable tray for any holiday party or event! Plan ahead for next year and plant AAS Winners to make the platter home-grown. Give Broccoli Artwork, Pepper Cornito Giallo and Tomato Jasper a try!
Recipe from Betty Crocker
For Christmas or Hanukkah, Latkes are a delicious addition. Instead of potatoes, try using zucchini, it gives the dish more freshness and color. When preparing Zucchini Latkes Eggs Bennie With Dill Labane Sauce, give AAS Winner Squash Bossa Nova a try.
Recipes from Edible Communities
The holidays are definitely a time for cold weather crops recipes. Give this delicious dish a try with our AAS Winner Brussels Sprouts Hestia. Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans will be the highlight of your Holiday Dinner.
Recipe from Rachel Schultz
Soft and crisp, bitter and sweet—this simple salad – Escarole, Fennel, and Oak-Leaf Salad – is a clean, bright counterpoint to the rest of the holiday meal. AAS Winners Fennel Antares and Lettuce Sandy will make this salad stand out with taste and freshness, give them a try this year.
Recipe from Epicurious
Use all your fall harvest crops in this delicious meat-less Farro with Butternut Squash, Cauliflower, and Kale. Combining both roasted and raw vegetables, this grain-based salad showcases the bounty of cool crops like our AAS Winners Squash Winter Honeybaby, Kale Prizm, and Brussels Sprouts Hestia.
Recipe from Williams-Sonoma
In warmer parts of the country, this cool weather crop can be grown fresh for this Holiday Radish Salad. Radishes can be grown in containers or backyard gardens and are the perfect salad addition. Try these AAS Winners Radish Roxanne, Radish Sweet Baby, and Radish Rivoli in your gardens for a delicious salad.
Recipe from Food Network
Red and Green are the colors of the season and this holiday dish…Okra Panzanella brings the colors together with a blend of fried okra, chopped fresh tomatoes, red onion, and fresh basil. Try this dish with AAS Winners Okra Candle Fire, Tomato Patio Choice Yellow and Basil Dolce Fresca.
Recipe from My Recipes
You will love how fast you can prepare this Holiday Dinner! Stir-Fry Prawns with Garlic Chives is a quick, easy dish that works anytime. Chives Garlic Geisha, our 2015 AAS Winner is a great culinary herb for use in stir-fries, soups, compound butter, and as a fresh garnish for a variety of dishes.
Recipe from Good Chef Bad Chef
Sometimes a hot, spicy soup hits the spot on a cold winter night. Chipotle Maple Butternut Squash Soup will do just that…it’s a bit spicy, a bit sweet, creamy and delicious! Both our newest squash AAS Winners, Squash Butterscotch and Squash Winter Honeybaby would be perfect in this soup and both are container suitable for even the smallest garden!
Recipe from Always Eat Your Dessert First
A winter salad can be the perfect addition to a Holiday meal. When looking for one that you can make ahead and not worry about wilting, try Kohlrabi and Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon Dressing. Then make a note to add these cool weather AAS Winners Kohlrabi Konan and Cabbage Katarina to your garden next spring.
Recipe from The Kitchen
Hot and sweet pepper jelly is the delicious blend of hot and sweet peppers that make it a perfect dip for a cheese and cracker tray as well as a delicious addition to a vegetable stir-fry! Two AAS Winners that make the grade for the heat are Pepper Flaming Jade and Pepper Hot Sunset.
Recipe from Burpee
Make this red and green Holiday treat for any festive cocktail party this year, Tomato and Mozzarella Bites. So festive, so easy and so delicious! This summer plant some Fantastico Tomatoes and Dolce Fresca Basil and you’ll be ready next holiday season! Yum! Fantastico Tomatoes are a unique determinate bush tomato with well flavored half-ounce grape-shaped fruit. Dolce Fresca Basil produces sweet tender leaves that outshone the comparison varieties while maintaining an attractive, compact shape that’s both versatile and beautiful.
Recipe from Good Housekeeping
Bring a little life to your broccoli side dish and prepare Broccoli with Toasted Garlic and Hazelnuts. Artwork Broccoli, our 2015 AAS Winner, would be the perfect one to use. Artwork is a unique and beautiful dark green stem broccoli that has only recently become available to home gardeners. Previously, stem or baby broccoli was exclusively available in gourmet markets and upscale restaurants.
Recipe from Real Simple
Sometimes the best gift of all is a gift that you made yourself. How about making some Oil of Oregano? It is a beneficial natural anti-inflammatory and pain-killer. Keep this recipe handy so next summer you can make your own with AAS Winner Cleopatra Oregano. Cleopatra has a mildly spicy, peppermint flavor perfect in Mediterranean dishes, soups, and sauces or in your homemade oil.
Recipe from Homegrown & Healthy
Need an appetizer for a Holiday party or just in the mood for some festive party bites? Look no further than these Mini Sweet Pepper Bites! Then this year, plant some Pretty N Sweet Peppers, these AAS Winners are a sweet, multi-colored (red, yellow, orange) pepper grown on a compact 18” plant that is attractive to use in ornamental gardens and containers.
Recipe from Healing Tomato
This brightly colored red and green Kale Salad will pair well with any holiday event from a casual buffet to a formal evening dinner. This one will be a Hit! When you are planning your garden, add AAS Winners Prizm Kale and Candyland Red Tomato and next year, your salad will be home-grown!
Recipe from All Recipes
How about making adorable Strawberry Santa Hat Cupcakes this holiday to delight your family and friends? AAS Winner Strawberry Delizz® F1 would work perfectly as Santa’s Hat since these strawberries are DAY-NEUTRAL, which means its fruiting is unaffected by day length, making it possible to fruit continuously.
Recipe shared from Bird on a Cake
Oven Roasted Winter Squash with Pancetta and Rosemary makes a hearty winter dish for company or just because! Honeybaby Squash, a new 2017 AAS Winner, would be ideal to add to this recipe. Give it a try…
Recipe shared from Edible Communities.
Add a deliciously different side dish to your Christmas dinner spread with these pan-fried Brussels Sprouts and juicy pomegranate seeds, drizzled with pomegranate molasses – Hestia Brussels Sprouts would be the ideal home-grown ones to use!
Recipe shared from BBC Good Food.
Impress your holiday guest with our Day 3 recipe – Grapefruit and White Beets with Yogurt and Tarragon – AAS Winner Beet Avalanche would be the perfect white beet for this dish!
Recipe shared from epicurious
This holiday recipe features most everyone’s favorite edible… pumpkin in a Pumpkin Cake Roll! Plan now to make your own pumpkin puree next year with one of our 2016 AAS Winners Pumpkin Pepitas F1 or Pumpkin Super Moon F1.
Recipe shared from Taste of Home
When you use an AAS Winner in your recipes you know that these new varieties have been grown and proven to have superior garden performance and taste in the Trial Grounds across North America, thus, our tagline of “Tested Nationally and Proven Locally®”.
By requirement, all AAS Winners are bred or produced without using genetic engineering, commonly referred to as genetic modification or GMO