Month: August 2014

It’s Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of the summer holidays (though for some kids, school started a couple weeks ago!) We’ve been experimenting with grilled shrimp lately and I thought I’d share this festive shrimp taco for those of you still looking for ideas of what to grill this weekend. Continue reading “Grilled
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Did you know that blueberries are good for you? They’re considered a “superfood“. Good for the brain. At least that’s what I tell myself when I’m on my third (fourth, fifth) one of these blueberry muffins. Continue reading “Blueberry Muffins” » Simply Recipes
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Eggplant parmesan is one of those great Italian comfort foods—a layered casserole much like lasagna but with slices of globe eggplant taking the place of pasta. Continue reading “Eggplant Parmesan” » Simply Recipes
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It’s chile season! My poblanos are taking over the garden right now so I thought I would cook up a few into a hearty corn chowder. The soup consists of onions, celery, garlic, yukon gold potatoes, corn, green poblano chiles, and chicken stock. Near the end, you swirl in cream (chiles love cream) to balance
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From the archives, the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes, first posted 2005. Enjoy! The best recipes have been handed down and passed around from friend to friend, mother to daughter, and neighbor to neighbor. Before the Internet, it was the surest way to find a good recipe, one that works with consistent results. I got this
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Usually if an eggplant and pasta are in the same room together, there’s tomato sauce involved. Here’s a recipe that bucks this convention and features eggplant without the sauce, but with red onions, garlic, baby spinach, and mint, all sautéed in olive oil and tossed with spaghetti pasta and crumbled feta cheese. Continue reading “Pasta
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The great thing about making a big batch of pesto is that you can easily dip into it to dress up a meal. Here we are elevating a simple side of pasta and pesto with the additions of chopped baby spinach, peas, and avocado.  Continue reading “Pesto Pasta with Spinach and Avocado” » Simply Recipes
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Oh my. Look who’s getting all fancy with the vegetables! It’s as if my garden decided to throw a prom, and the eggplants, zucchini, and tomatoes banded together to show everyone else up. (Clearly they deserve best prize for something, don’t you think?) Continue reading “Zucchini, Eggplant, Tomato Gratin” » Simply Recipes
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Ah bruschetta, one of the best ways to enjoy the bounty of summer. Pronounced “brusketta”, this classic Italian appetizer is a perfect way to capture the flavors of garden ripened tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil. Think of it as summer on toast! Continue reading “Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil” » Simply Recipes
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Sometimes I want to bake something sweet, but I just don’t want a big fuss with a mixer or running the oven for an hour. These chewy almond squares fit the bill. They’re basically blondies, but made with almond extract instead of vanilla, and with chopped toasted almonds mixed in instead of butterscotch. A big
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