Vegetables

Tomato Crisp

Cherry Tomato Crisp

Posted on Jul 16th, 2012

I saw this recipe in my Everyday Food: Great Food Fast cookbook and couldn't wait for my garden to produce enough cherry tomatoes to make it. …

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Creamy Quinoa Primavera

Posted on Mar 18th, 2011

If you've never tried quinoa, you really should.  I'm always looking for new quinoa recipes, and this is one of my favorites. Technically, quinoa…

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Easy Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Posted on Nov 9th, 2013

Vegetables don't get much easier than this Sauteed Garlic Asparagus. It's perfect for Thanksgiving because it doesn't take up space in the oven and…

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Elote: Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob

Posted on Jul 16th, 2010

Elote, or corn on the cob, is often sold by street vendors in Mexico, with the husk pulled down and used as a handle.  Unlike some grilled corn…

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Fresh Corn Salsa

Fresh Corn Salsa

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

This fresh corn salsa is so simple (with only five ingredients) but so delicious!  It's great with tortilla chips or as a topping for your…

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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

Even though I serve mashed potatoes year-round, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them. I've experimented with a lot of different techniques…

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Healthy Noodle and Vegetable Salad

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2010

I often fix myself this quick, healthy salad for lunch.  It keeps well in the refrigerator for several days and is perfect for people who want to…

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Market Monday: Best Fried Green Tomatoes with Barbecue Buttermilk Dipping Sauce

Posted on Oct 14th, 2013

Can you believe I'd never had fried green tomatoes until recently? I've always had a funny feeling I was really missing out.  So when I stopped by a…

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Market Monday: Crispy Garlic Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

Posted on Oct 21st, 2013

I love potatoes! They're such a versatile vegetable, and inexpensive too! I admit, I'm kind of partial to French fries, but I love them roasted,…

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Market Monday: Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn't like carrots, until he tried this honey-ginger glazed variety. I'm right there with him.…

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Market Monday: Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 9th, 2013

Of all the squash varieties available, spaghetti squash is definitely one of my favorites. It's also the only type of squash (unless you count…

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Market Monday: Pickled Hakurei Turnips

Posted on Jul 15th, 2013

I know. Turnips. When the folks from Native Hill Farm were handing out samples of these small white turnips at the farmer's market, touting them as…

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Market Monday: Roasted Garlic & Lemon Green Beans

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2013

Today's Market Monday recipe is a simple but delicious way to prepare green beans.  I picked up a big basket of fresh green beans from Miller Farms…

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One Pot Pinto Beans

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010

I'm pretty sure the title of this recipe wasn't suggesting one pot of beans per person, but since I'm the only one in my family who likes beans, I…

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Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 19th, 2010

These potatoes are a good example of how keeping it simple is often best.  There aren't a lot of fancy ingredients, but they taste fabulous and make…

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Pea Salad with Cashews and Bacon

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2010

The first time I tried this salad, I was a little apprehensive.  Peas as the main ingredient in a salad just seemed a little strange to me, but I…

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Pecan Crusted Sweet Potatoes

Posted on Nov 14th, 2012

I confess, I've never been a big fan of the marshmallow topped sweet potatoes that always make an appearance at Thanksgiving.  But I love these! …

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Roasted Pesto Potatoes

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

I had an abundance of basil in my garden this summer, so I made and froze a lot of pesto. I love being able to have fresh pesto handy during the fall…

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Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Potatoes

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012

Roasted potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal.  And the cooking technique works with pretty much any kind of potato.  Not to…

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Yellow Bean and Mushroom Gratin

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013

I have a confession to make. I've never like that green bean casserole that is so popular at Thanksgiving. Well, minus the French fried onions, that…

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