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Grilled Zucchini and Herbed Ricotta Sandwiches

Grilled Zucchini and Herbed Ricotta Sandwiches

I planted a second round of tomatoes in the garden last week. And while I was at it, I went ahead and stuck a new zucchini plant in. Because this is the first year I haven’t wanted to wretch at the mere sound of “zucchini” before the 4th of July. I seriously cannot get enough [...]

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Watermelon Salad with Tequila-Lime Vinaigrette

Watermelon Salad with Tequila Lime Vinaigrette

Last week, a picture of a pumpkin cheesecake popped up in my Facebook feed and I was like no. And then I went all Tracy-Morgan-from-Cop-Out. NO. NONONONONONO. HELL. NO. It’s July. And I want no part of pumpkin creamy salted apple Thanksgiving caramel candy corn baked casserole pumpkin anything. What I do want? Sweet, figure-friendly [...]

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Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

Everyone has someone in their family that is the go-to person for cooking a specific dish. In my family, I am not that person for ribs. But I have not given up. At a cookout in 2011, with a Fine Cooking magazine in one hand and a margarita in the other (possibly my problem), I [...]

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Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Eggrolls

Avocado and Grilled Pineapple Eggrolls

Before we start talking about the insanity of what almost amounts to deep-fried guacamole, let’s talk about safety. Because there are some things you shouldn’t do on a school night. Like drinking most of a bottle of wine all by yourself. And then come the things that you shouldn’t do after drinking most of a [...]

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Spicy Salmon and Grilled Pineapple Wrap

Spicy Salmon and Grilled Pineapple Wrap

I have lost track of the number of pineapples we’ve grilled in the last two months. But that number shot up last week when they were .99 each. Because you know me and how I love to hoard a good produce sale. If you’ve never grilled a pineapple, let me tell you what you’re missing [...]

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Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

Queso-Smothered Chicken Fajita Burgers

Who needs tortillas? I mean, I do. Gosh, any world without tortillas is one I do NOT want to live in. But you don’t need tortillas. At least, not for this “burger,” anyway. And it’s actually how this burger came about. Fajita Night with tortillas that ended up being moldy easily turns into Fancy Burger [...]

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Green Tomato and Chipotle Mac & Cheese

Green Tomato and Chipotle Mac & Cheese

Hello, summer. With your abundance of tangy green tomatoes, your abundance of soul-melting heat, and your abundance of why-waste-my-time-flat-ironing-my-hair-when-it’s-just-going-to-look-like-crap-in-11-seconds-anyway humidity. I can only help you with one of those things. The other two can typically be fixed by drinking any one of these. This summery mac & cheese is spiked with minced chipotles in adobo [...]

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The Firecracker Burger

The Firecracker Burger

Meet The Firecracker Burger. It is the latest addition to our endlessly delicious Fancy Burger roster. What makes the Firecracker so great? EVERYTHING. It’s based on the Crispy Jalapeno Burger from BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse. The “crispy jalapeno” part of our burger comes from the beer-battered jalapenos slices I shared with y’all last week. Those [...]

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