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Pasta Salad with Kalamata Olives and Artichoke Hearts

Pasta Salad with Kalamata Olives and Artichoke Hearts recipe

This pasta salad takes on all the wonderful, briny flavors of the Kalamata olives, pepperoncini, and marinated artichokes hearts. To let these flavors shine through, we wanted a lighter dressing that wouldn’t compete with the other ingredients. Our vinaigrette is made with equal amounts of red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and canola oil. […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

This vintage sweet potato recipe came from my husband’s aunt, and we’ve had it for more years than I can remember. I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it’s one of our favorites. I’ve made a couple of adaptions, but it’s a recipe that I think can stand the test of time. In fact, […]

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Green Bean Salad with Pickled Red Onions

Green Bean Salad with Pickled Red Onions recipe

What makes this green bean salad taste so good is the sweet-tart pickling liquid from the red onions. We marinate thin slices of onions in hot red wine vinegar, sugar, and salt. It’s this simple combination that creates a delicious dressing and brings the whole salad together. The green beans are boiled for 5 to […]

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Garden Pasta with Lemon and Parmesan Cheese

Garden Pasta with Lemon and Parmesan Cheese recipe

This pasta dish is perfect as a meatless dinner, a quick lunch, or a delicious side. Roasted vegetables add an intensely rich, caramelized flavor that’s balanced with the light, fresh taste of lemons and parmesan cheese. We use eggplant and zucchini from our garden in this recipe, but you could easily swap in other vegetables like […]

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Sautéed Zucchini with Corn and Tomatoes

Sautéed Zucchini with Corn and Tomatoes recipe

Zucchini and corn are sautéed with onions and tomatoes for a fresh and simple side dish. Mexican oregano adds a savory counterbalance to the sweet flavors of the vegetables. This recipe is perfect for seasonal ingredients, but most of these are readily available at the grocery store year-round. Frozen corn can easily be substituted for […]

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