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  • sliced sweet onion tart with fresh thyme

    Sweet Onion Puff Pastry Tart

    My sweet onion puff pastry tart is an easy peasy but oh-so-elegant tart for lunch, brunch, or cut it into small squares for an appetizer. Use Vidalia, Maui, Texas, or generic…

  • My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect side salad ~ it'll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you'll want to make up a big batch to keep in the fridge for quick and healthy lunches, too, it's packed with protein!

    Mediterranean Bean Salad

    My colorful and crunchy Mediterranean Bean Salad is the perfect mixed bean salad ~ it’ll take you through picnic and barbecue season with ease, and you’ll want to make up a…

  • Quiche Lorraine on a plate with salad

    Quiche Lorraine

    Quiche Lorraine is a lesson in the power of simplicity and the importance of texture in great food. Restrained yet exuberantly luxe at the same time, (how do the French do…

  • chopped asparagus salad

    Chopped Asparagus Salad Recipe

    Make my Chopped Asparagus Salad recipe when the spring asparagus is plentiful and cheap, and you’re craving a bit of fresh crunch in your life after a long winter. This cold…

  • a tuna melt sandwich, stacked

    Sheet Pan Tuna Melts

    Sheet pan tuna melts are the original from the pantry comfort food, with a sublime mix of flavor, texture, and temperature. My tuna melts are made in the oven, so no…

  • 15 Noodle Bowl Recipes for the New Year

    15 Noodle Bowl Recipes inspired by iconic bowls from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Rich flavorful broth, amazing noodles, and piles of colorful, healthy toppings make these the 15…

  • Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce

    Eggs Benedict Quiche with Hollandaise Sauce ~ this brilliant hack lets you enjoy your favorite luxury breakfast in easy sliceable form ~  complete with little chunks of Canadian bacon and a…

  • apple fennel and salami salad

    Apple, Fennel, and Salami Salad

    Apple, Fennel, and Salami Salad is an easy working lunch that really hits the spot with a sweetly satisfying dose of crunch. This unusual fall salad came together in a flash…

  • spaghetti salad in a white bowl

    Spaghetti Salad ~ a family favorite!

    Spaghetti Salad is what you make for dinner when you’ve got loads of fresh produce but you’re craving comfy carbs (sound familiar?)…this easy season spanning recipe combines hot garlicky pasta with a…

  • Taking a forkful of corn fritters topped with sour cream and chives

    Sweet Corn Fritters

    My Sweet Corn Fritters, or fried corn cakes, are fresh corn folded into a light buttermilk and cheddar cheese batter, then fried in my cast iron skillet to crispy perfection!…

  • Grilled Cornbread Panzanella

    My Cornbread Panzanella is buttery grilled cornbread meets juicy tomatoes, red onion, and basil for a fresh take on the classic Italian tomato bread salad!…

  • Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

    Tropical Hot Dog Bar

    I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too? Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings for a tropical hot dog bar, including homemade spicy kiwi…

  • tomato toast with basil mayonnaise

    Tomato Toast with Basil Mayonnaise

    Tomato Toast with Basil Mayonnaise is the official lunch (or snack) for the month of August. It’s healthy and comforting at the same time, and oh-so-easy to put together. Stash extra…

  • Vidalia Onion Pie in a white pie dish on a baking sheet

    Vidalia Onion Pie

    My Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie is a highlight of Vidalia season (April through August.) It’s so easy to throw together and it keeps well in the fridge. We love it with…

  • Colorful heirloom tomato toast with glass of rosé wine

    3 Ways to Make Tomato Toast This Summer

    We’re living on tomato toast this month~ and you can too! Here are my favorite ways to combine toasty bread and juicy tomatoes; enjoy them as an appetizer, lunch, or light…

  • Thai coconut soup in a bowl with spoon

    Thai Coconut Soup (tom kha)

    Thai Coconut Soup, or tom kha, is a classic Thai chicken soup recipe that’s so much more intensely flavored than most western soups, it’ll wake you up, tingle your taste buds and…

  • colorful and healthy gluten free cauliflower couscous salad

    Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous Salad

    Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous Salad ~ healthy cauliflower turns a grain salad into a gluten free glow bowl full of fresh vibrant flavors ~ if you love easy cauliflower rice recipes you’ll…

  • farro salad

    Lunch Prep: Loaded Farro Salad

    Lunch Prep: Loaded Farro Salad ~ this healthy grain salad is packed with protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and lots of flavor and crunch, aka everything you need to deliciously power through…

  • classic chicken soup in a bowl with spoon

    The Cozy Soup Recipes You Need Right Now!

    My Best Cozy Soup Recipes ~ a  pot of homemade soup bubbling away on the stove is the bear hug of comfort foods…creamy, hearty, and nourishing, these cold-weather soups will fill…

  • wheat berry salad in a glass jar

    Lunch Prep: Instant Pot Wheat Berry Salad

    Lunch Prep: Instant Pot Wheat Berry Salad ~ as part of a new series I’ll be sharing  easy, healthy, make ahead lunch recipes that keep well and pack well. This whole…

  • gazpacho negra in a white bowl with pansies

    Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho)

    My Fire Roasted Gazpacho (Black Gazpacho) is intensely delicious. I make this Spanish chilled soup with fire roasted tomatoes and blistered peppers for a deep rich color and a smokey flavor that is…

  • Gazpacho in small glasses

    Summer’s Best Gazpacho Recipes

    Memorizing a few simple gazpacho recipes is essential if you’re going to survive the rest of the summer without wilting. I’ve collected all versions of this classic Spanish chilled soup, from…

  • 5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls

    5 Vibrant Summer Dinner Bowls~ sure, we have to eat dinner, but it’s summer, and the classic square meal just isn’t cutting it right now. I’m going with nourishing, satisfying meals-in-a-bowl bursting…

  • spponing rainbow bean salad into glass bowls

    Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

    My Rainbow Bean Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing is always the prettiest salad on the potluck table, but it’s also high fiber and super healthy. It’s basically a complete rehab…

  • Beet and blueberry salad with a box of blueberries

    Beet and Blueberry Salad with Labneh

    My Beet and Blueberry Salad with Labneh and watercress is a dream team of super foods dressed up as a delicious and satisfying salad. A rainbow of beets, plus bright blueberries…

  • Bloody Mary Gazpacho with lime wedges and garnishes

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho

    Bloody Mary Gazpacho recipe ~ this vodka spiked gazpacho is a clever mash-up of your favorite brunch cocktail and a refreshing Spanish chilled soup ~ now you can sip a zesty Bloody Mary…