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Seasonal Sundays (Week 34) Tomato Season!

It's like a race, right? Such a short season, so many can't-wait ways to gorge on summer tomatoes. Let me tempt you with Seven Days of Tomato Inspiration ...

Peach, Cherry & Blueberry Fruit Sauce or Fruit Soup

A summery sauce and/or fruit soup made from peaches, cherries and blueberries, sweetened with fruity wine and kissed with cinnamon. Slightly unusual but decidedly delicious, especially swirled into yogurt, drizzled over pancakes, or my favorite, paired with chocolate ice cream. Real Food, Seasonal & Inventive. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 33) Preserving Summer

At the height of summer, food kinda cooks itself or better yet, just jumps onto the plates, no cooking required. So many vegetables, so little time! So much fruit, so many cobblers and crisps and pies! So this week, I'm here to tempt you with ways to "preserve" the taste of summer, no canning required ...

Seasonal Sundays (Week 32) Summer Salad Suppers

Who else would be over-the-moon happy with a big salad for dinner Every.Single.Day? And who else, in summer, wishes for more days because ... more summery salads, please! Let me tempt you!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 31) Cool Down with Gazpacho

When the temps go up-up-up, it's time to cool down-down-down with gazpacho. Here I share three different recipes, a traditional Spanish-style tomato gazpacho, another that mixes tomato and melon, plus a bright-bright green fruit gazpacho that's so flexible it can be a main course, an appetizer, even a dessert. Also! Let me know what you think about the brand-new "Pick Three" format. Also! Where I've been for the last month, yes, that familiar pink ribbon is a give-away.

Fresh Creamed Corn

This is not your mama's can of creamed corn ! Instead, it's my long-time recipe for homemade creamed corn, full of summer's best fresh corn sweetness and real corn kernels, accented with fresh rosemary or fresh lavender. This is absolutely gorgeous, a must-make recipe when summer's sweet corn is at its finest. Creamed Corn, Made from Scratch & Nothing Like Canned Creamed Corn. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. A Summer Classic. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Easy DIY. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian. Naturally Gluten Free. What're you waiting for?!

Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad Plates

A summer-y salad plate reminiscent of a de-constructed chicken taco. No cooking required, that's thanks to meat from a rotisserie chicken, a Quick Corn Relish made with fresh sweet corn plus a Quick Salsa Dressing with just three ingredients that's so good, I recommend stirring together extra for other salads later on. If only all meals were this easy, this delish! Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. No Cooking, Just Assembly. Hearty & Filling & Flexible. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. What're you waiting for?!

Cucumber-Mango Salad

Eat more fruits and vegetables! Good advice, right? So! Here's one way to eat both healthy foods at once, a simple vegetable-fruit salad, a compelling partnership of wet crunchy cucumber and sweet soft mango united by a simple lime vinaigrette with the tiniest spikes of honey and hot sauce. Be prepared to put this salad on your list of "favorite summer recipes" – an intriguing/compelling/surprising side for summer suppers like fish, burgers, grilled chicken, etc. So good, this! Real Food, Fresh & Fun. Mere Minutes to the Table. Not just easy, Summer Easy . Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Vegetarian & Easily Made Vegan. Naturally Gluten Free.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

A salad celebration for dill pickle lovers, a pasta salad studded with a whole half pound of dill pickles and spiked with an entire cup of dill pickle juice. Add some sharp cheddar and the combo is a real winner, not only for potlucks and parties but also as a refrigerator salad to nibble on over several days. The TikTok Phenomenon, Made from Scratch. Real Food, Fresh & Inventive. Mere Minutes to the Table. Hearty & Filling. A Summer Classic. Budget Friendly. Great for Meal Prep. Potluck & Party Friendly. Vegetarian.

Ten Tips for Better Burgers

Who needs a drive-through or a pricey gourmet burger when right at home, just a few easy techniques can transform a good burger into a better burger and even a great burger? Here I'm sharing the handful of tips we use for burgers on the grill and cooked inside. Simple Tips for Burger Perfection. Easy Techniques, Fresh & Family-Tested. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special.