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Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich

This Grilled Summer Squash Sandwich is so easy to make and it is the perfect way to use up that summer squash and zucchini! Summer is here and that means the grocery stores, Farmer’s Markets, and backyard gardens are overflowing with delicious summer produce. There is never a shortage of summer squash. I especially love zucchini because …

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Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups

With warmer days happening more and more frequently, I am really looking forward to having more fresh and light salads on the dinner table. My latest salad creation, Balsamic Berry Salad Lettuce Cups, was inspired by the flavor combination of berries and balsamic vinegar. If you haven’t tried that yet, give it a try. I …

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Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Loaded Baked Potatoes

A big loaded baked potato with butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, and bacon is definitely comfort food to me. But, like most comfort food, I realize these don’t exactly fit into the “good for me” category of side dishes. Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Loaded Baked Potato is a great lighter alternative to the traditional cheese, sour …

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Balsamic and Thyme Roasted Portabella Mushrooms

I don’t recall being a fan of mushrooms as a child. I can imagine that they must find their way on the “dislike” list of many children, but I’m not quite sure why. What is it about mushrooms that people, especially children, seem to not like? But like many childhood dislikes, mushrooms for me became …

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Caprese Pasta – Submit Your BEST 6 Ingredient Recipe

Can you guess what I love best about summer? I’ll give you a hint. It’s NOT the heat. I love all the fresh, delicious produce that is available and how easy it is to showcase those flavors. You don’t need a complicated recipe to show off ripe, red tomatoes and sweet garden basil. The previous …

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Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe from Reluctant Entertainer

I’m taking some time off to be with my family for a little while. The following recipe is written by Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer. Welcome, Sandy! Summertime entertaining seems to be a more “go with the flow” kind of entertaining at our place. Like 2 nights ago when we texted our friends (we’d been hanging …

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Easy Tomato Florentine Soup Recipe (Simple Pantry Meal)

I’m going to tell you a little story that doesn’t really relate to this Easy Tomato Florentine Soup Recipe. Except that in the end you’ll see how the two are related after all. If you don’t care about the story, skim to the end. This Easy Tomato Florentine Soup is definitely worth a try! One …

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Chicken Parmesan with Sundried Tomato Sauce

This recipe for Chicken Parmesan with Sundried Tomato Sauce is our very favorite recipe for Chicken Parmesan. Make a double batch of the sauce and freeze some for later! Chicken Parmesan feels like home. I’ve been making it for so long that I barely remember the first time that I made it. I know that …

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Butternut Squash, Pomegranate + Roquefort Salad

I am so excited for my friend Carrie’s new cookbook: Deliciously Organic. The book is full of fresh, vibrant flavored recipes that are actually good for you. Carrie makes going organic sound so simple and no-nonsense as she shares all kinds of incredibly helpful and practical information on eating organic and how to simply make …

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