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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
Slow-Roasted Tomato Zucchini Orzo

Slow-Roasted Tomato Zucchini Orzo

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Orzo is pasta, but with its shape and tiny size, it kind of functions like rice. In the winter I like to throw it into veggie soups so they are more filling, but in the

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Ingredients
  • For slow roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For orzo
  • 1 cup whole wheat orzo
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed, quartered lengthwise and deseeded
Grilled Sundried Tomato and Arugula Pizza

Grilled Sundried Tomato and Arugula Pizza

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If there’s such a thing as tomato guilt, I’m having it. Jarred and preserved tomatoes helped me survive the fall and winter months, but now I’ve nearly abandoned them. Instead I have gone headfirst into

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Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil plus more for bowl and pizza
  • 1-1/2 cups bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ounces sundried tomato halves (not packed in oil)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
Chilaquiles for One

Chilaquiles for One

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I’m all for putting an egg on pretty much anything no matter what it is or the time of day. It’s my way of turning what could be considered just a side into the main

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Ingredients
  • 1-10 ounce can diced tomatoes & chiles
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked beans
  • 2 handfuls tortilla chips
  • 1 large egg
Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

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I don’t like to make a big deal out of tomato sauce. Canned tomatoes are a pantry staple, so I think of them as a weeknight/whenever go-to ingredient. It doesn’t even have to be sauce.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • Parmesan rind, optional
Curried Lentil Tomato Coconut Soup

Curried Lentil Tomato Coconut Soup

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When the temperature hit 30 degrees yesterday, it felt borderline tropical. I was so excited that I almost walked out of the house in shoes with no socks and a light jacket. Hello, Spring, but

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 2-1/2-inch piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon medium curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red lentils
  • 1-14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes
Tuscan Ribollita Soup

Tuscan Ribollita Soup

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Life has felt pretty hectic ever since a few days before Thanksgiving. Our little guy turned 4 over the weekend, so post-holiday it’s been party planning and celebrating with family & friends. Like so many

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Ingredients
  • 3 slices crusty bread, torn into pieces
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic coves, minced
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

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I got a little emotional when my almost four-year-old fit in a 5T coat. Did he just skip 4T!? Lately he’s been consuming a crazy smorgasbord for dinner. It must be a growth spurt. I’ve

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Ingredients
  • For tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Italian Chopped Salad

Italian Chopped Salad

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I find myself turning things that aren’t meant to be a salad into a salad. If I have leftover pasta I just add greens, whatever veggies I have around and toss everything in some sort

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1 large head romaine (about 1 pound), chopped
  • 1/2 head radicchio (about 4 ounces), chopped
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley