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Corn Edamame Succotash

Corn Edamame Succotash

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Yesterday at the farmers market I picked out 4 ears of corn and a bunch of scallions. We are coping with a major tomato surplus in our garden, so I am trying to balance it out with

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Ingredients
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1-1/2 cups shelled edamame, cooked
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered, if large
Pesto Barley with Scallions & Cannellini Beans

Pesto Barley with Scallions & Cannellini Beans

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My husband likes to joke that if wasn’t for me he would eat spaghetti every night for dinner. Now one of our three-year-old’s favorite meals is pasta, “Daddy style,” which is spaghetti with olive oil,

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup walnuts plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated, plus more shaved for serving
  • 1-1/2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

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Sometimes you need a vacation after your actual vacation, or at the very least, a couple days to get back into the swing of things. With a three-year-old, the whole family needs that time to

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

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Always on my Sunday to-do list is to make a giant batch of soup to last through the week, so I am set with lunch and/or dinner. Once the weather gets warmer and more fruits

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Sweet Potato Skins

Sweet Potato Skins

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I consider myself to be a professional snacker. As much as I try to resist the cracker and chip aisles at the grocery, I can’t stay away. If it’s crunchy and salty, I’m all over

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Ingredients
  • 5 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly, white and green parts separated
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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By now I know I could make chili in my sleep. I’ve had a vegetable & bean-heavy version, along with a few variations that deviate from my standard recipe, on repeat since the first chill in

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Ingredients
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 4-ounce cans diced green chili peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or both
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

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Whenever I feel a chill in the air, I have an immediate craving for soup. My pantry is always stocked with sweet potatoes and canned tomatoes, so I can whip up a root vegetable soup

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Grilled Steak Tacos

Grilled Steak Tacos

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I am officially hanging up my apron as a short order cook. My husband texted on the way home from soccer practice with our toddler to tell me our little guy asked for “real” pizza

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Spicy Black Bean Salad

Spicy Black Bean Salad

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Don’t call me lazy because I haven’t switched my closet from winter to summer. My waking hours are jam-packed. As I know every mom understands, family comes first, leaving little time to accomplish even wardrobe

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Green Chile Posole

Green Chile Posole

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A couple weeks ago I met a friend for lunch. We went to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants. Instead of sharing a bunch of different tacos per our usual routine, we both ordered mugs

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Ingredients
  • 1 poblano chile
  • 1/2 pound fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, quartered, and deseeded
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ounce baby spinach leaves