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Peach, Tomato and Corn Salad

2 large or 3-4 medium tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges 1-2 peaches, diced (about 1 cup) 1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 small ears or 1 large ear) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup Honey Vinaigrette 2 ounces feta or goat cheese, crumbled…

Watermelon Radish and Arugula Salad

For the vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons blood orange juice (or other citrus) 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar like pinot noir 1 shallot, minced 1/2 teaspoon flaked sea salt 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil For the salad 5-6 cups of arugula 2-3…

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 white or green acorn squash (about 2 lb. each), halved lengthwise, seeds removed 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided 8 ounces white button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed and…

How to make Pickles (or Pickle any Vegetable!)

1 pound  fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, green beans, summer squash, or cherry tomatoes 2 sprigs  fresh herbs, such as thyme, dill, or rosemary (optional) 1 to 2 teaspoons  whole spices, such as black peppercorns,…

Penne with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

Penne with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes 1 (16-oz.) package whole wheat penne pasta 8 oz green beans, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 pt. small tomatoes tomatoes, halved 3/4 cup Lemon-Shallot Vinaigrette (below) 1/4 cup chopped…

Sautéed Fiddleheads

Sautéed Fiddleheads 1 Tablespoon fine sea salt, plus more to taste Fiddlehead ferns 2 teaspoons butter or vegetable oil 1 clove garlic or 1 small shallot (optional) Trim the fiddlehead ferns, removing any brown ends or mushy…

Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette 1 cup peeled shallot 4 cloves peeled garlic 3/4cup olive oil, divided 1/4cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Preheat oven to 400F. In a medium glass baking…

Escarole and White Bean Soup

Escarole and White Bean Soup 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 10 ounces slab bacon, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 2 medium onions (about 6 ounces each), finely chopped 1 large shallot, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2…

Chicken Pasta Bake with Spinach and Parmesan

Chicken Pasta Bake with Spinach and Parmesan 1-pound pasta, such as fusilli Coarse kosher salt 1-tablespoon olive oil 1 pound chicken breast, diced into 1-inch pieces Freshly ground black pepper 10 ounces baby spinach, about…

Juicy Turkey Burgers with Sauteed Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta

Juicy Turkey Burgers with Sautéed Tomatoes, Basil and Ricotta 1-pound ground turkey meat, preferably dark meat Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups loosely packed cilantro leaves and fine stems, roughly chopped …

Ina Gartens Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Ina Gartens Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 1/2 pounds whole baby bella mushrooms (about 36 mushrooms) 1-pound ground mild Italian sausage 2 large shallots or sweet onions, minced 2 large garlic…

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells 25 jumbo pasta shells 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1-cup store bought marinara sauce 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated 2 cups spinach, washed, drained and chopped 2 cups part-skim ricotta …