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THIS is a salad favorite that came straight from my head. I mean, there was a recipe for some sort of salad something or other but it was one of those days when I hadn't grocery shpoped correctly and was missing ingredients. And then as I subbed in for those missing items, I thought of other items that would be delish and before I knew it, I had a completely different salad.   A totally tasty salad.   Hearty and filling, chock full of veg and flavor, a exture explosion.     &...

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Most days any salad I eat is dressed with balsamic.  It's everybody's favorite.  My ranch eating days were over when I turned 20.  I'm just not into that gloppy, heavy feel on a salad.   But every once in awhile I just love a good caesar salad.  Dressed with homemade caesar dressing that is anything but gloppy and dull.  It's think and bright and tangy.  This dressing is all those things and it's delicious.  And adding corn to a classic caesar transforms i...

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This is what I've been eating all summer.  It's my current favorite lunch salad.  And since we don't have  bounty of peaches and blueberries to mark our summer, I'm celebrating the produce I do have!  I make this while Nate slaps two sandwiches on white supermarket bread together and think, "I've definitely got the better end of this deal!"         It's crispy and crunchy, vibrant and fresh.  The broccoli and sunflower seeds make it hearty enough for ...

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I promise that we don't spend all of our days eating cookies, treats, cakes and decadent breakfasts.  Only with two little kids I've found it quite a challenge to ever get a photograph of anything we eat for dinner as I try to diminish cranky, grumbling stomachs while plating four plates all with different tastes (lots of peas for Canaan, no chicken for Eden, etc.) all while the sun sinks lower and lower.         But the other night we started early as Nate had a huge ch...

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She's beautiful, huh?            A beautiful loaf of soft and pillowy bread riddled with little bits of basil, parmesan, and pine nuts. Yum. Delicious with a little pat of butter but equally delicious without.           Made to go alongside a bowl of homemade, creamy tomato soup.       And the next day toasted and made up with your favorite sandwich toppings.       Pesto Bread  Taken from Cooking ...

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I love asparagus.  I love it plain, roasted with just a little bit of olive oil and lemon juice.  I love it blanched and incorporated into salads.     And I love, love it with cheese.  Good, creamy, piping hot cheese.  I could eat this for lunch.  I could eat it and call it dinner.  I might be able to eat it for breakfast.  Mm, no probably not.  But it's delicious.       It's full of that crisp green flavor.  It's crunchety in...

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Hummus is one of the few proteins that Canaan will eat by the spoonful.  Of course his mouth and stomach are still little so if we left all the hummus eating up to him, we'd end up throwing out old hummus.   So I like to change up the hummus-making routine with new flavors, like the addition of some jalapeno or sun-dried tomato. A Mexican-inspired hummus sounded right up my alley.  Cilantro and lime have me sold almost any day of the week.  It's a nice, bright flavo...

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I was delighted to find some fresh sweet corn at the store and knew I needed to take full advantage of it by keeping it fresh and not overdoing it.  Some was boiled and eaten off of the cob, some was cut off the cob and frozen because even though fresh corn is best, fresh frozen corn is about 100 times better than canned corn.     And some was turned into this salad.  I loved that this recipe highlighted the corn in its raw, crunchy capacity. I also just love beautifully colo...

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Hasselback potatoes only happen about once in a blue moon at my house.  I find it painstakingly, mind-numbingly boring to thin slice potatoes while being ever so careful to not cut all the way through.  And then inevitably I do somewhere along the way and my potato is chopped in half.   That being said, I love how all the little edges get uber-crunchy as they expand and soak up the melting butter.  The addition of this pesto had me pulling at my knife and preparing for the te...

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This isn't the first time we've smashed potatoes and then fried them.  And it definitely won't be the last.  I justified my repeat decadent smashing-and-frying saying, "These have lemon in them and I've never tried them with lemon."  It was enough.     And it was enough.  Enough of a good thing to have Nate and I lingering at the table, slowly eating just one more potato until the plate was bare save for crumbs.  And then, and then! Nate had the audacity to try...

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