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A Year of Slow Cooking

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Have a Recipe of Your Very Own Featured in Zynga's FarmVille 2!


Farmville is a super popular game on Facebook that was developed by Zynga and has been played by more than 400 million people.
Holy smokes, that's an awful lot of people.

Zynga has partnered up with BlogHer and in honor of the new release of Farmville 2 they are creating a Farm to the Table cookbook featuring recipes that will be available for download on your phone, tablet or computer. 

and that's super cool!

The premise of FarmVille 2 is that when you are growing and shopping for your food, you can then use the food that is in your shopping basket to create one of the in-game recipes. 

Do you have a family favorite recipe that you'd like to see featured in the FarmVille To Table Cookbook? 

I submitted one of my favorites that I make at the end of the summer when the squash and tomatoes are perfectly vine-ripened.
 

End of Summer Harvest Soup (slow cooker recipe)

serves 8
4 cups chicken broth (vegetable stock is fine!)
1 cup prepared pasta sauce
1 cup water
1 medium yellow onion, diced
zucchini, washed well and sliced in 1/4-inch rounds
2 yellow summer squash, washed well and sliced in 1/4-inch rounds
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered (depending on size)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/3 cup dry white Cannellini beans (this doesn't sound like a lot, but they swell!)
1/2 cup pasta (to add 20 minutes before serving)
salt and pepper to taste
garnish with Parmesan and Romano cheeses

The Directions.

Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Wash squashes well, and slice in rounds. Place into slow cooker, with diced onion and tomato wedges. Rinse your beans in hot water, and add to cooker. Add broth, pasta sauce, and water. Stir in Italian seasoning.

Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until beans have reached desired tenderness. 20 minutes before serving, stir in raw pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan and Romano cheese.

How to Enter the BlogHer/Zynga Farm to Table FarmVille 2: Country Escape Cookbook Contest:

Submit your favorite summer recipe by clicking here.

Submitted recipes will be selected by Zynga's culinary team (I'm not on this team. bummer.) and if chosen, the recipe will be prepared, photographed, and featured in the FarmVille-to-Table Digital Cookbook. 

This is a chance to get YOUR recipe (and name! and website and/or facebook page!) in front of MILLIONS (millions!) of people that play FarmVille every single day. 

I'm pretty sure this counts as major Christmas-Newsletter-Worthy bragging.

Best of luck to all who enter!!
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