Recipes

Creamy Spring Garlic Dressing

Creamy Spring Garlic Dressing

This salad dressing is the reason I look forward to spring garlic season. Spring garlic can be used in most recipes in place of mature garlic. My favorite way to use this milder form of garlic is to let it shine in this creamy dressing. It’s pairs excellently with steak on a salad. I also…

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – Part 2

Grilled cabbage steaks

Are you stirring your brine and flipping your brisket? Good. Now let’s talk sides!  Okay, just one side but it’s the most important side. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my family loves cabbage. LOVES. I think one of the things I’ve done right with cabbage for my family is that I…

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Corned Beef and Cabbage – Part 1

BRINE SPICES

You may remember my Reuben Skillet post from last year. I shared that I’m an avid St. Patrick’s Day celebrator and that every year my family looks forward to my brined brisket, a.k.a. corned beef. Well, TODAY is brisket brining day! The brisket is supposed to brine for 10 days. But I always look at…

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Autumn Chopped Salad

autumn salad

I’m a fan of a big, fresh salad for dinner. Sometimes I just need that. Especially in the summer when it’s too hot to cook (and then eat) something warm. But salads for dinner don’t have to be just a summer thing. Occasionally I need something fresh to break up all the heaviness of winter…

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Curried Chicken Salad

I looove chicken salad. Its a newer love but since embracing the ease of chicken salads, I can’t get enough. I always like to have leftover chicken in the fridge. Which makes whipping up a chicken salad a breeze! It can be a quick lunch or dinner and it’s great for lunch boxes! This chicken…

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The Bitter Cucumber Trick + Vinegar Cucumbers

local cucumbers

Have you ever bitten into a gorgeous fresh cucumber only to find it’s bitter? I hate that. BUT I have the trick for that. A few years ago Marisol from Alvarez Farms told us about this trick. I don’t know how it works but it does! It looks silly and it doesn’t make sense but…

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“That Ambrosia Salad”

strawberry kale salad

This ain’t your Grandma’s ambrosia salad. Although, back when I used to eat that kind of salad, I sure did love my grandma’s ambrosia salad. This is a green, early summer salad. And this is the story of “That Ambrosia Salad”: A few years ago, back when we lived in Idaho, my best friend/ cousin got…

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Everyone needs a good balsamic vinaigrette recipe in their repertoire. I’ve tried a few recipes, even adopted them as my own for awhile, before deciding this was the one. This is my tried and true favorite. It’s originally a Martha Stewart recipe that I added to. It seems Martha is struggling to find her throne…

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Throwing Together Dinner + Steamed Artichoke

artichoke

This time of year, our Saturdays are spent on yard clean up and projects. So I try to plan meals that are quick and don’t require me to go inside any sooner than absolutely necessary. This Saturday I was particularly worn out from the week and didn’t want to be spending a ton of time…

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Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

You guys… I did it. I soaked and cooked beans! A couple posts ago, I shared with you that I was going to try to use less canned beans after learning the importance of soaking beans. Turns out, beans (and legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds) have anti-nutrients which make it hard for our bodies to…

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