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Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto

Butternut Squash Baked Barley Risotto

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Soup season has me craving all things cozy. That includes chai lattes, sweaters and scarves. If it’s served in a bowl or mug that I can wrap my hands around to warm up, then I’m

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup pearl barley
Cheese Tortellini Pasta Bake

Cheese Tortellini Pasta Bake

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There is never a weekly grocery run where I don’t have pasta in my cart. Spaghetti for my husband, wagon wheels for my son and any shape of chickpea pasta for me. It’s no secret

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh cheese tortellini pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1-14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, juice drained
  • 3/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
Baked Sweet Potato Fritters

Baked Sweet Potato Fritters

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Sweet potatoes are one of the few veggies that you’re meant to eat all year long. There are no short seasons and heartbreaking goodbyes like with asparagus in the spring and corn in the summer.

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chickpea Stew

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In the last week has anyone else used a dining chair to get to a high shelf to dust off their slow-cooker? I can’t be the only one. It’s finally time.  Because of my son’s

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Lemon Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

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French fries are the automatic side when it comes to kids menus. As parents it takes an unimaginable amount of willpower not to snag a few fries or even more than that. This is a

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Mushroom Tomato Farro

Mushroom Tomato Farro

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One word to describe my mood lately is reluctant. Maybe stubborn would be a more honest way to put it.  Reality is starting to set in that all cooking will soon move indoors.  I know

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped Lacinato kale
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Fig Radicchio Salad

Fig Radicchio Salad

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I don’t think of myself as a jealous person.  Time spent wishing for something in or about someone’s life seems like a waste. I do my best to be more of a glass half full

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1 head radicchio, cored and chopped
  • 1 ounce arugula
  • 10-12 fresh figs, quartered
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
Sweet Potato Chickpea Kale Salad

Sweet Potato Chickpea Kale Salad

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Never one to turn up my nose at eating the same thing over and over again, it’s not unusual for me to consume a specific meal on repeat. And I don’t mean dining on leftovers.

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1-15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large bunch curly kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Shaved Cauliflower Arugula Salad

Shaved Cauliflower Arugula Salad

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We are officially in shoulder season—those confusing days and weeks when Mother Nature is indecisive. Is it summer? Not really anymore.Then we’re in fall, right? Not quite. One day I’m in booties and a jacket.

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and broken into florets
  • 2 ounces baby arugula
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios
Roasted Ratatouille Quinoa

Roasted Ratatouille Quinoa

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There are certain dishes I feel obligated to make at least once during their respective season. It can something as simple as a caprese salad when tomatoes are at their best or a style of

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced 1/2-inch
Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

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Our neighborhood farmers market was packed with people yesterday—more than unusual. Perhaps the three-day weekend inspired everyone to shop despite the early morning rain and stubborn clouds. It could have been the selection, too. It’s the

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Ingredients
  • 2 ears corn, shucked, kernels sliced from cobs
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered, halved if small
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

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The more browned and banged up my sheet pans get, the more I feel the urge to keep using them. There are few kitchen tools that come in handy for such a wide range dishes.

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound shelf-stable or fresh gnocchi
  • 1 zucchini, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 yellow squash, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil