Broccoli Gratin - Pairing Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

Broccoli Gratin – Pairing Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese

Broccoli Gratin is an excellent pairing of Broccoli and cheddar cheese. This dish is weeknight feast, but you can also double or triple it up for an excellent holiday side dish. To prepare ahead of time, make the topping and precook the broccoli a few hours ahead of time. Prepare the sauce and assemble just…

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Peasant Ratatouille - Flavorful Combination of Organic Summer Produce

Ratatouille – Combination of Organic Summer Produce

Ratatouille is a peasant dish with origins in the Provence region of France. It is a simple but flavorful combination of summer produce like eggplant, zucchini (or other summer squash), and tomatoes. Toss in some onions and garlic plus fresh herbs for extra flavor, and you have a delicious vegetable dish. In the movie of…

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Parmesan Rosemary Radishes

Parmesan Rosemary Radishes – Juicy & Lightly Sweet

Parmesan Rosemary Radishes is about roasting root vegetables. Roasting root vegetables cause the natural sugars to caramelize resulting in a less bitter and slightly sweet taste. Caramelizing can help you “sell” strong-tasting vegetables like radishes to picky eaters. Once roasted, roasted radishes can be very addicting. Roasted radishes are juicy and lightly sweet with a…

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Sauerkraut – Just in Time for Oktoberfest

The art of making Sauerkraut has been around a long time. People have been fermenting foods since Neolithic times, and for a good reason. Besides preserving the foods, fermented foods can be great healthy foods. Lacto-fermentation encourages the growth of good bacteria that, when eaten, promotes a healthy digestive system. You can buy a fermenting…

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red onion jam

Red Onion Jam – For Sandwiches, Burgers & Hot Dogs

If you like caramelized onions, you are going to love this Red Onion Jam condiment. It is delicious on sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. Need a quick and easy appetizer? Slice some baguettes thinly top with some brie and a dollop of Red Onion Jam. Health Benefits of Homemade Jams Jam has many of the health benefits…

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Tomato Herb Skillet Bread

Tomato Herb Skillet Bread – Easy Upside Down Bread

Use fresh herbs and tomatoes to make this easy one pan Tomato Herb Skillet Bread (upside down bread). It’s perfect for an appetizer, or you can serve it along side your favorite summer meal. Make it even easier on your self and use prepackaged dough such as pizza dough, biscuits, crescent rolls or puff pastry.…

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Waldorf Chicken Salad-Serve It As a Sandwich or Wrap

This Waldorf Chicken Salad recipe combines leftover chicken and with the classic Waldorf Salad of celery, apples, grapes, and walnuts in a creamy dressing. Serve it as a sandwich or wrap, or add it to some lettuce for a salad. Waldorf Chicken Salad Ingredients 1 pound cooked boneless chicken (about 2 cups), chopped 2 celery…

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carrot zucchini ribbons

Carrot Zucchini Ribbons – A Healthy Addition To Summer’s Grilled Foods

Carrot Zucchini Ribbons makes a quick side salad and a great addition to summer’s grilled foods. Cutting the vegetables into ribbons with a vegetable peeler makes for a nice presentation. If you want to get out of the kitchen a little faster, shred the vegetables with a grater or slice into disks. The taste will be…

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Easy No-Fuss Gazpacho – The Perfect Summer Soup

Gazpacho is the perfect summer soup, using fresh seasonal ingredients with no cooking required. Some recipes blanch the peel off the tomato and others puree each vegetable individually. Neither step is necessary, in my opinion. Traditionally it is served with croutons or toast points (cut bread into triangles, butter, and toast). No-Fuss Gazpacho Ingredients 24…

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Peach and Arugula Salad

Peach and Arugula Salad – Perfect For Summer

This simple Peach and Arugula salad is loaded with flavors from the peppery arugula, sweet peaches, and slightly salty feta cheese. Perfect for summer when peaches are at their peak. Peach and Arugula Salad Ingredients 1 bunch arugula 2 medium peaches 1/2 cup feta cheese 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Directions…

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