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Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan Salad

June 12, 2024
Layered grilled eggplant slices, sliced tomato, and fresh mozzarella sit on white serving platter. Salad is topped with fresh herbs, crushed croutons, shredded Parmesan, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

This Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan Salad has all the flavors of the classic Italian dish in the form of a light and delicious summer side. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. We’ve grown Japanese eggplant in our garden the past few years.  This tiny variety of eggplant was great for quick sautés and stir-fries.  But I felt that we were limited by the small size of the eggplant.  So…

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Asian Coleslaw and Radish Salad

June 5, 2024
Asian Coleslaw and Radish Salad in white serving dish. Bowl of sesame seeds, radish, bowl of coleslaw, fork, chili oil, and scallions also sit in photo.

If you’re looking for a summer salad full of crunchy texture and bold flavor, try this easy Asian Coleslaw and Radish Salad made with just a handful of fresh ingredients! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. A garden is kind of like a promise that you hope will be fulfilled.  And when you start to see those sprouts emerging from the soil, you know the promise has come…

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Hummingbird Pudding Dump Cake

April 24, 2024
Hummingbird Pudding Dump Cake sits on small white plate with fork and bake pan in background.

This easy and flavorful Hummingbird Pudding Dump Cake is made with banana pudding, crushed pineapple, and other ingredients that are simply dumped into a pan, baked, and topped with cream cheese frosting and pecans! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links help support this blog. We had brunch plans with my in-laws over Easter weekend.  I made sweet potato casserole to bring with me along with a dump style carrot cake recipe I…

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Sweet Relish Chicken Salad

April 17, 2024
Close up of Sweet Relish Chicken Salad sandwich on plate. Salad ingredients sit in background.

Up your chicken salad game with the addition of sweet relish! Sweet and tangy relish adds a delicious flavor while Vidalia onion gives it an extra sweet crunch. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. You know how some people’s weakness is candy, ice cream, or chocolate?  It might sound silly, but mine is rotisserie chicken.  At certain times when you hit the grocery store, they’re coming right out…

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Garlic and Herb Focaccia Bread

March 27, 2024
Top view of Garlic and Herb Focaccia Bread on parchment paper lined wooden board. Striped kitchen towel, bread knife, and garlic sit in background.

This easy, no-knead Garlic and Herb Focaccia Bread is airy and delicious! It’s topped with a fragrant combination of sliced garlic, thyme, salt, and olive oil. This post may contain affiliate links. Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. This past weekend, we celebrated March and April birthdays.  My sister-in-law pretty much had everything covered food-wise, but I’m never one to show up empty-handed.  So while I was talking to my sister about what I…

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Fruit and Nut Granola Bites

March 20, 2024
Fruit and Nut Granola Bites in small white bowl. Granola bites also sit around bowl. Bowl is on a parchment lined wooden surface with a blue and white plaid kitchen towel and homemade granola in background.

If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, these Fruit and Nut Granola Bites are a delicious energy boosting snack made with oats, dried cranberries, dates, nuts, seeds, and dark chocolate. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. My husband had a long weekend this past weekend and the weather was gorgeous, so we spent the majority of our time outdoors.  We did some spring garden cleanup, transplanted some plants,…

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