Breakfast Biscuits

These fluffy biscuits are extra-rich thanks to the addition of sweet cream.

Ingredients:
Farm & Larder cream biscuit mix
¾ cup, plus 1 tablespoon, heavy cream

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Add the biscuit mix to a large mixing bowl. Measure ¾ cup cream; set aside 1 tablespoon. Add the remaining cream to the dry mixture and stir with a fork until the mixture just comes together.

2. Lightly knead the dough a few times in the bowl, turn it out onto a lightly floured board, and roll out about ¾-inch thick. Cut six 2½-inch circles or squares out of the dough. Re-roll the scraps, you should be able to get 2 or 3 more biscuits out of it.

3. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment, and brush the tops with the tablespoon of cream. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to slightly cool. Split and serve with warm sausage gravy over top.

Italian Sausage Pasta with Roasted Squash & Fall Greens

Cozy and comforting, full of flavorful squash and greens, this pasta hits all the right notes.

Ingredients:
1 Robin’s Koginut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into bite-sized chunks
1 sweet onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 big handfuls escarole, torn into small pieces
1 bunch Lacinato kale, leaves pulled from tough stems and torn into small pieces
5 large garlic cloves, coarse chopped
⅓ cup olive oil
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tight-packed tablespoon brown sugar
1 pound imported pasta, such as this week’s fusilli col bucu
1-1½ cups fromage blanc
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Method:
1. Slip a large shallow sheet pan into the oven and preheat it to 450°. Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. In a big bowl, toss together the first 8 ingredients, seasoning the vegetable mix generously with salt and pepper.

2. Pull out the oven rack holding the sheet pan. Taking care not to burn yourself, turn the vegetables onto the hot sheet pan and spread it out. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the squash is tender, turning the vegetables two or three times during roasting. Once the squash is tender, turn on the broiler to caramelize it. Watch the vegetables closely, you want crusty brown edges on the squash and wilted, almost crisp greens.

3. While the squash is cooking, cook the sausage in a skillet until no longer pink on the inside, crumbling into bite-size pieces as it cooks. Set aside. At the same time, drop the pasta into the boiling water and cook it until tender, but with some firmness to the bite. Drain in a colander.

4. Scrape the roasted vegetables and sausage into a serving bowl. Add the hot pasta, and 1 cup of the fromage blanc cheese. Toss to blend, tasting for salt and pepper. Add grated Grana-style cheese and an additional dollop of fromage blanc to each serving, if desired. Serve hot.

Savory Buckwheat Groats Breakfast Bowl

This cozy, comforting recipe is extremely versatile—add in your favorite breakfast meat, some seasonal veggies and top with a farm-fresh egg or two!

Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups water
½ teaspoon salt
8 sausage patties
1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 leeks, white and light green parts only, chopped
2 cups winter squash of your choice, peeled, seeded and chopped into bite-size pieces
8 eggs

Method:
1. For the groats, bring water to boil in a small pot. Add buckwheat and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 10–15 minutes. Drain off any remaining water.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized skillet, cook the sausage patties until no longer pink on the inside, removing to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Add the onions, leeks, and squash to the skillet, season generously with salt and pepper, and sauté over medium-high heat in the meat drippings until the veggies are tender. Also remove from the skillet and reserve. Finally, in the same skillet, crack the eggs and fry until the whites are set, but the yolks are still runny. Season eggs with salt and pepper.

3. Divide the warm groats into four serving bowls, then top each with 2 sausage patties, a generous helping of the vegetables and 2 eggs; serve immediately.

Buckwheat Groats with Cinnamon-Kissed Apples & Raisins

Topped with fall apples, this sweet groat bowl option is also fragrant with cinnamon.

Ingredients:
1 cup buckwheat groats
2 cups water
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 apples, peeled, cored and sliced ⅓-inch thick
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
½ cup raisins

Method:
1. For the groats, bring water to boil in a small pot. Add buckwheat and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender, 10–15 minutes. Drain off any remaining water.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the apple slices and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes longer.

3. Divide the warm groats into four serving bowls and top each with a generous helping of the apples, garnishing with a smattering of raisins. Serve immediately.

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