Caponata Salad

Caponata salad is a marinated roasted vegetables salad with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, rosemary and a little sweetness from dried currants

Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant recipe, served warm, with a sweet and sour thing going on between some balsamic vinegar and raisins. This caponata salad got its name because when I was mixing it up, it smelled just like the singular time I made caponata (the Joy of Cooking recipe I think) for a party…

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The Best Turkey Burger Recipe!

I am SO EXCITED to share this turkey burger recipe with you! I did not grow up eating these, nor have I ever been a huge fan of using ground turkey in place of beef in most things, but this method is so incredibly easy and delicious, I daresay I could do without a beef…

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Green Papaya Salad

My friends Harry and Maew at the Simmons Family Farms are one-of-a-kind organic farmers. In addition to standard crops like greens, tomatoes, and peppers, they also grow many unusual vegetables and herbs like Thai basil, Chinese broccoli, and even papaya. This past week I was lucky enough to grab a green papaya from their stand…

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Pumpkin Empanadas!

These are seriously amazing. I finally tried making my own dough for empanadas and never again will I use store-bought pie crust! For one thing, you know, generally I steer clear of pre-made anything. But mostly, this empanada dough recipe is just superior to pie crust for making these little baked hand-pies. It’s also really…

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Halloween Pumpkin Slaughter!!! Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!

I abhor food waste. I roll my eyes every time I see a display of those knobby, gnarly, little decorative gourds and dried miniature corn cobs for sale anywhere. The U.S. is probably the only country that grows food purely for decoration. Not to be a downer on the fall holiday decorating season, but it…

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are everyone’s darling! Baked sweet potato fries are even more darling because they’re lower in fat but more concentrated in flavor because the sugars caramelize in the oven — something they don’t do in a vat of fat. Win-win!

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How To Make Pasta Salad

This is my pasta salad recipe – full of fresh vegetables with a light vinaigrette. Perfect salad for pot lucks, barbecues, pool parties, or anytime! Major yummy-times, people.

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