Green Bean Tomato Olive Salad

Green Bean Tomato Olive Salad

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My summer fling with green beans is still going strong. We’ve moved past the infatuation stage, but we’re not official yet. This isn’t all my doing. For what seems like the last 6 weeks, I’ve

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 ounce shaved Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Balsamic Zucchini Tomato Bake

Balsamic Zucchini Tomato Bake

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Whenever I make this balsamic zucchini tomato bake, I am always thinking ahead to leftovers. In fact there are times when I pull the casserole dish from the oven, let it cool and scoop all

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 pounds zucchini, trimmed, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4” thick
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
Corn Tomato Wild Rice Salad

Corn Tomato Wild Rice Salad

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We are closer to fall than spring, but I’m just getting around to spring cleaning this year. Better late than never, I suppose. So far, I’ve gone through drawers packing bags of clothing that my

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 3 corn cobs, shucked
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
Tomato Chili Mozzarella Salad

Tomato Chili Mozzarella Salad

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From Friday to Sunday, we spent a lot of time on our back deck. It was the perfect stay-close-to-home kind of summer weekend. We took multiple dips in the inflatable pool and dined al fresco.

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn