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Pesto Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

July 11, 2023
Flat lay photo of Pesto Pasta Salad with Prosciutto in a white serving dish. Fresh basil, grape tomatoes, shredded Parmesan, a kitchen towel, and wooden spoon sit around the dish.

This Pesto Pasta Salad is made with flavorful basil pesto, chiocciole pasta, red onion, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, olives, prosciutto, and shredded Parmesan cheese. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. We eat a ton of pasta salad during the summer. While there are a couple of tried and true recipes that we eat on repeat, I like to mix things up every once in a while.  Sometimes I’ll…

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Tomato, Cucumber, and Radish Salad

June 22, 2023

This Tomato, Cucumber, and Radish Salad is simple and refreshing! It’s made with vine tomatoes, mini cucumbers, radishes, fresh basil, mozzarella, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. I love this time of year, right before it gets super hot, and the veggies in our garden start surprising us with their appearance.  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying everything our little garden has offered so…

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Bacon and Chorizo Fried Rice

June 6, 2023
Bacon and Chorizo Fried Rice in a white serving dish with chopsticks sitting on the edge. Hot chili crisp and kitchen towels in the background.

If you’re looking for a meaty side dish, this Bacon and Chorizo Fried Rice delivers bold flavors and a delicious combination of bacon, chorizo, garlic, onion, eggs, soy sauce, and jasmine rice. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. My brother had given me a couple packages of sliced chorizo.  I love chorizo!  However, I wasn’t really sure how to use the slices aside from throwing it on top…

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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

May 18, 2023
Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad in a white serving bowl. Small bowls of olives and sundried tomatoes in the background and a wooden spoon in the front.

This Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad is colorful and full of herby, briny flavors with an orzo pasta base. It’s easy to make and delicious as a side dish or simple lunch. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. When I bought a box of orzo to use in a recipe for dinner one night, I didn’t realize how far that box would go – and it goes far!  Usually,…

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Mexican Bruschetta

April 27, 2023
Mexican Bruschetta on a platter garnished with fresh cilantro and jalapeño slices.

This Mexican Bruschetta is made with mashed avocado and a fresh salsa inspired topping. It’s a fun and flavorful twist on classic bruschetta that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. It’s almost bruschetta season!  While bruschetta can be eaten any time of the year, we really enjoy it with our garden tomatoes during the summer.  We’re just about ready to start gathering our…

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Parmesan and Prosciutto Brussels Sprouts Skillet

March 27, 2023
Parmesan crisp and crispy prosciutto topped Brussels sprouts in a cast iron skillet.

This Parmesan and Prosciutto Brussels Sprouts Skillet is a delicious one pan side dish made with a crispy Parmesan and prosciutto topping. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Ever make a recipe and after that first bite you’re like, “OMG! This is so good…but next time I would do this and that differently?”  That’s pretty much how this recipe happened.  I made a brussels sprouts skillet with pancetta. …

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