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Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Pasta Salad

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It’s July 1st, and we still haven’t planted our container garden. At this point, we aren’t going to have any plants on our deck this year. Things have gotten so busy lately that the thought

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds assorted heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces fusilli
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

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I’m always looking for an excuse to put bread in my salads. Not as a dinner roll teetering on the side of my bowl, but actually in the salad. Greens are my thing. I love

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Ingredients
  • 3 pitas, torn into 1-inch to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sumac plus more for dusting
  • 1 large head romaine (about 1 pound) roughly chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Chickpea Arrabiata

Chickpea Arrabiata

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When you have a 5-year old you end up at a lot of red sauce, old school Italian restaurants. Our little guy is a big fan of carbs. His favorites are pasta and pizza. That

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-14.5 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Roasted Tomato Pesto

Roasted Tomato Pesto

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A love of pesto runs in my family, but we’re not Italian. My mom introduced me to pesto when I was a kid, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I always have a jar of

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Ingredients
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 cup oven roasted tomatoes (about 15 whole: from the olive bar or jarred)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
Fresh Tomato Farro Puttanesca

Fresh Tomato Farro Puttanesca

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These days all I crave for dinner is pasta. I want giant bowls of noodles with juicy tomatoes and salty shards of Parmesan. To me that just tastes like August. But I am a guilt-ridden

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped Kalamata & Castelvetrano olives
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
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 plus the ones I can’t resist buying at the farmer’s market. Of course it’s a good problem to have

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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 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
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

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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