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Grilled Apricot and Corn Harissa Couscous

Grilled Apricot and Corn Harissa Couscous

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I have so much stone fruit stashed in my fridge that there isn’t room for much else besides the basic essentials to get me through the week. From cherries to peaches to nectarines, I can’t

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 apricots, halved, pitted and cut into 8 slices
  • 3 corn cobs, shucked
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons harissa
Cherry Tomato Confit

Cherry Tomato Confit

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I’m in a race against the clock keeping up with the ripe tomatoes from our garden. There are also the ones I can’t resist buying at the farmer’s market. I have a total tomato obsession.

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds red and yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup olive oil
Grilled Corn Zucchini and Mint Pesto Pasta

Grilled Corn Zucchini and Mint Pesto Pasta

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It’s summer, so corn is guaranteed to be somewhere in my kitchen. I even put a wire basket on my kitchen counter that’s probably more suited to be a living room accessory filled with objects,

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Ingredients
  • For pesto
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 ounce grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Grilled Peach Corn and Quinoa Salad

Grilled Peach Corn and Quinoa Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with , ,

Salads are my go-to summer meal no matter dinner, lunch or even breakfast–just put an egg on it. That counts, right? I’ve been trying all sorts of different ingredient combinations—some more successful than others. Summer

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 2 ears of corn, shucked
  • 2 peaches, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ounce crumbled pecorino
Blueberry Lime Pie

Blueberry Lime Pie

Posted in Cakes, Pies & Tarts Tagged with ,

Eating berries straight from the container is on my list of favorite summer activities, and I’ve seen plenty of other people doing it too. Walking down the street, on the train, at the office—there are

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water
Grilled Corn and Roasted Tomato Pizza

Grilled Corn and Roasted Tomato Pizza

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Call me bad host, but I serve guests leftovers. And I have absolutely no shame about it! This sounds like a pretty big confession, I know.  But I should explain. Please don’t think that I’m

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 1-1/2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Cornbread Panzanella Salad

Cornbread Panzanella Salad

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The most important item on my summer to-do list is to eat tomatoes and corn. Yes, you can buy tomatoes anytime of the year, but they are so much better in season. And corn is

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups cornbread, torn or cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 pints cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 cucumber, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
Coconut Berry Popsicles

Coconut Berry Popsicles

Posted in Frozen Treats Tagged with ,

My 4-year-old is completely obsessed with popsicles. I can’t blame him. Food on a stick is fun! My molds have been on constant rotation including a peanut butter & chocolate combo and another with cherries.

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1-3/4 cups plain coconut milk yogurt
Grilled Corn & Caviar Deviled Eggs

Grilled Corn & Caviar Deviled Eggs

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We had friends over yesterday afternoon for a play-date/parent hangout. The kids kept themselves busy with trains and trucks while we grownups chatted and caught up. Even though school has only been out for a

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Ingredients
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 ear of corn, shucked
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pinch + 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 24 cherry tomato slices
Grilled Corn Tomato Salad

Grilled Corn Tomato Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with , ,

Corn on the cob might be the least graceful thing to consume at a restaurant. Your hands get a bit messy, maybe even your face. And of course, there is guaranteed to be something in

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Ingredients
  • 6 corn cobs, shucked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
No Churn Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

No Churn Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted in Frozen Treats Tagged with ,

It should be no surprise that my ice cream maker gets the most use during the summer. With long days and warm temperatures, nothing beats a cool scoop (or two) of one of my favorite

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces finely chopped milk chocolate
  • 2 ounces finely chopped white chocolate