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Roasted Tomato Spinach Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Tomato Spinach Spaghetti Squash

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I’ve been in total denial that summer is coming to an end. It’s taken a while, but I am finally accepting it. Labor Day and back-to-school weren’t enough to convince me. The spaghetti squash in

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Ingredients
  • One 3-pound spaghetti squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup chopped roasted tomatoes, oil drained
  • 3 ounces baby spinach
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
Harissa Roasted Tomato Cucumber Couscous

Harissa Roasted Tomato Cucumber Couscous

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Nothing is worse than when you pick-up a perfect summer tomato that’s been sitting on your counter only to find a blemish or worse. I had four or five big beefsteak tomatoes in my kitchen

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons harissa
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-1/2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley and/or cilantro
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
Grilled Eggplant Corn Tomatoes

Grilled Eggplant Corn Tomatoes

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No matter the time of year, I am always about sides. It could be Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl of sides, or the height of summer. My mind goes straight to the selections of grains, veggies

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Ingredients
  • For garlic
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • For vegetables and vinaigrette
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
Tomato Kale Pesto Frittata

Tomato Kale Pesto Frittata

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Eggs are always my go-to when it’s been a long day, and I’m out of ideas for dinner. Of course they are perfect for breakfast and brunch, too! Whether I’m making a scramble or an

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Ingredients
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white parts and green parts separated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Sheet Pan Cherry Tomato Gnocchi

Sheet Pan Cherry Tomato Gnocchi

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He may not eat them, but my six-year-old has been having the best time picking tiny tomatoes off the plants in our container garden. They just started turning colors from green to yellow and red,

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound shelf stable or fresh gnocchi
30-Minute Tomato Zucchini Orzo

30-Minute Tomato Zucchini Orzo

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I’m not sure I’ve ever spent this much time at home, but for some reason I feel like I have less time. Gone are the commutes to work, school, swim lessons, play dates and so

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Ingredients
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Quinoa Taco Salad

Quinoa Taco Salad

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There’s one thing that pretty much all the salads I’ve consumed in the last week or so have had in common—grilled corn. I am obsessed going fully headfirst in this summer staple. There are occasions

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Ingredients
  • For grilled corn
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For quinoa
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Grilled Asparagus Tomato Salad

Grilled Asparagus Tomato Salad

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When asparagus is in season, I can’t get enough of it. And it’s not just because I love how asparagus tastes. It even becomes part of my décor. I store asparagus in a wide-mouthed shallow

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce, shaved pecorino cheese
Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

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There are two foods I love so much that I could eat them every single day. They include peanut butter and pizza. Don’t worry. I’m not eating them together! I adore a pizza with chewy,

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for oiling bowl
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour