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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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Summer Zucchini Pasta Salad

August 17, 2023
Summer Zucchini Pasta Salad in a bowl on a wooden board with fresh zucchini in the background.

This Summer Zucchini Pasta Salad is loaded with fresh zucchini, tomatoes, kalamata olives, basil, onion, cannellini beans, feta cheese, and a simple oil and vinegar dressing. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. I can hardly remember a summer when my father-in-law hasn’t had a crazy abundance of zucchini growing in his garden.  You’d think I’d have a collection of recipes at the ready every year.  But here we…

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Peach and Arugula Ricotta Bowl

August 8, 2023
Flat lay photo of Peach and Arugula Ricotta Bowl. Honey drizzler, peaches, arugula, and almonds sit around the bowl.

This Peach and Arugula Ricotta Bowl is a sweet and savory summer dish made with creamy ricotta, fresh peaches, arugula, sliced almonds, and prosciutto. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. You know when you make an eggplant Parmesan and end up with leftover ricotta cheese in the container?  Aside from stirring it into pasta, spooning it on top of pizza, or freezing it (which changes the texture), I…

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Southwestern Chopped Salad

July 25, 2023
Flat lay photo of Southwestern Chopped Salad in a wooden salad bowl. Tomatoes, scallions, mason jar of dressing, lime, wooden utensils, and tortilla strips sit around the bowl.

This Southwestern Chopped Salad is a deliciously light but filling main dish salad made with Romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, corn, tomatoes, bacon, olives, green onions, cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, and a homemade dressing. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Remember the days when we would randomly post what we were eating on our social media feeds just because?  There was no need for perfect staging and bright lighting. …

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Easy S’mores Swirled Brownies

July 20, 2023
Flat lay photo of Easy S'mores Swirled Brownies stacked on a plate and scattered around on parchment paper with mini marshmallows.

These ooey-gooey, slightly chewy S’mores Swirled Brownies are so easy to make! All you need to make them is brownie mix, marshmallow spread, and graham cracker crumbs. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. I hate when I get the urge to bake, but I don’t have any of the ingredients to make what I want.  And by “don’t have any of the ingredients,” I mean a boxed mix. …

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