Veggies & Starches

Tomato Gratin

Tomato Gratin

Growing up, summer dinners were pretty predictable. We always seemed to have at least one watermelon in the garden that the squirrels and birds hadn’t found. And there were always plenty, plenty of tomatoes. We might have hot dogs, chips, and tomatoes. Or chicken-friend steak, mashed potatoes, and tomatoes. Or lasagna, garlic bread, and – [...]

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Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

I’m sad to report that our two rockstar zucchini plants fell victim to their nemisis: the vine borer. I’ve started a couple of new seedlings in hopes of being run over by zucchini again soon. Because I really do want more zucchini. But prior to their demise, they teamed-up and tested my love for zucchini. [...]

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Grilled Zucchini & Red Onions with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Grilled Zucchini & Red Onion with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Our garden continues to crank out zucchini like there’s no tomorrow. Luckily, “we” like zucchini! One of our favorite sides is grilled zucchini. But not just plain grilled zucchini. Noooo. We grew tired of plain grilled zucchini very soon after our plants started producing 3 baseball-bat sized zucs a day. Grilling the zucchini caramelizes the [...]

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Zucchini Carbonara

Penne & Zucchini Carbonara

Tell me we’re not alone. You know what? You don’t even have to reassure me. I know we’re not alone. I know we’re not the only ones who became completely enamored by the idea of growing our own produce. With the vision of walking into the backyard, sun shining & birds chirping, with a pair [...]

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Marinated Artichoke Dip

Marinated Artichokes

We’re big artichoke fans. Whether we’re eating them in pasta, a warm bubbly dip, straight out of the colander while draining, or picked off the salad on my plate when I’m not looking (Don’t think I don’t notice!). Big fans. I marked the two-fer recipe for Marinated Artichokes and Marinated Artichoke Dip on my first [...]

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Tangy Apple Coleslaw

Jason and I sometimes have very different ideas about a specific dish. Like coleslaw. If you ask me, coleslaw ain’t coleslaw without mayo. The Foodie Groom? He despises coleslaw with mayo. Actually, he despises all coleslaw. So when he pointed to the TV and said, “Ooh!” I was a little surprised. (That’s how we communicate, [...]

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Beef & Veggie Stir Fry

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Flank steak is one of our favorite cuts of beef. It’s great on the grill so it makes plenty of appearances during the summer. It makes a great roulade which you can stuff with just about anything. And it makes killer fajitas on Margarita Night It’s also what we usually grab when we’re making a [...]

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes worked their way back into our regular rotation after the Foodie Baby started eating solid foods. They were cheap and easy to make – one large potato, baked and mashed, could literally feed her for a week. We typically prepare them as a side a couple of nights a week by baking until [...]

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