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Classic Succotash and Chopped Salad with Cornbread Croutons

When my kids were small, we would end every school year with a bucket list. We’d sit together and make a plan, listing all the things we wanted to see and do over the summer. Now is the time to make your summer bucket list. Let your kids stay up way past their bedtime to […]

Peach and Cucumber Salad

If you want someone to smile, say “peaches”.  It works for photographers, and it will work for you, too, if you’re serving up a dish featuring this enticing blushy fruit. Juicy, sun-ripened peaches are easy to pick right now, whether you do your picking at a roadside stand, U-pick orchard, or your favorite grocery. With […]

Grilled Cheesy Loaded Potatoes

Celebrate dad’s day with a special dinner. Let him pick the main dish and have his choice of dessert. You fill in the blanks with sides and a really good salad. Whatever else you happen to be cooking, here’s what to serve with it.  Start with a big wedge salad topped with thick, chunky blue […]

Rumtopf

Northwest berry season is here! Rows of bright, colorful cartons stuffed with fragrant gems fill the market, each one beckoning you to take some home. Commemorate the summer and preserve some of our spectacular fruit by making Rumtopf, a delicious, boozy German fruit compote traditionally enjoyed during the end-of-the-year holidays. Start right now with berries, […]

Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Salad

When cooking exhaustion sets in and you just don’t know what to make for dinner, rotisserie chicken is the answer. Swing by the deli, toss a bag in your cart and you’re on your way to several fuss free meals. You can’t beat the ease of a rotisserie chicken to help you save time and […]

Pig Beach Burger and Mexican Street Corn

Don’t just throw a burger on the grill this weekend. Go beyond a good burger and make a great burger. For the best-dressed burger on the block, go whole hog and make the Pig Beach Burger, a two-handed juicy beef number that features house pickles, white American cheese, and secret sauce snuggled into a potato […]

Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions, and Oregano Ricotta

Get grilling and celebrate National Pizza Party Day this Friday with a do-it-yourself, delicious pizza you can make at home. This Grilled Pizza with Hot Sausage, Grilled Peppers and Onions, and Oregano Ricotta is incredibly easy to make and once you try grilling your pizza toppings, you’ll be reluctant to do it any other way. […]

Freeform Chicken Meatballs with Carrots and Yogurt Sauce

Drizzly days demand comfort food, all the better if it’s quick to prepare. Freeform Chicken Meatballs with Carrots and Yogurt Sauce have the laid back vibe you need for a quick weeknight meal. The sheet pan prep makes this extra speedy, garam masala gives it exotic flavor. The carrots get a head start, roasting on […]

Victoria Sponge

Here’s to you mom. The hundreds of home cooked meals, mountains of laundry, endless hours spent listening, and your innate ability to make everything all better. Your sage wisdom and finesse as a problem solver extraordinaire have not gone unnoticed. There is no one like you.  Give mom the royal treatment and make plans for […]

Broccoli Spoon Salad with Warm Vinaigrette

While Mother Nature continues to paint things a lush, verdant green, color you dinner plate similarly. Here are two new ways to make broccoli your new favorite vegetable.  A delicious mixture of flavors and textures, this Broccoli Spoon Salad with Warm Vinaigrette will elevate whatever else you happen to be making to the memorable level. Chop […]

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