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Peach and Sweet Onion Salad over Summer Lettuce

Peach and Sweet Onion Salad over Summer Lettuce 6 large ripe peaches, peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium sweet onion, sliced thinly in crescents Juice of 1 large lemon (1/4 cup) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon coarse salt …

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil 2 tablespoons butter cup uncooked orzo pasta 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh basil salt and pepper Melt butter in heavy skillet over…

Basic, Italian and Greek Grilled Eggplant Ideas

Basic Grilled Eggplant 1 large globe eggplant (about 1 lb.), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more as needed Kosher salt Prepare a medium-high charcoal or gas grill fire. Brush both sides…

Traditional Basil Pesto

Traditional Basil Pesto 4 cups tightly packed basil leaves (about 8 ounces of whole basil bunches) 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano cheese (about 1 ounce) 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts 1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped …

Slow Cooker Peach and Blueberry Cobbler

Slow Cooker Peach and Blueberry Cobbler For the filling: Butter or cooking spray, for coating the slow cooker 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 pounds peaches or nectarines (about 6 medium) 6 ounces blueberries (about 1 1/4 cups) 1/2 vanilla bean …

Frittata with Roasted Green Chiles, Summer Squash and Potatoes

Frittata with Roasted Green Chiles, Summer Squash and Potatoes 3 Poblano chiles, roasted whole on the stovetop or under the broiler until charred and wrinkled on all sides 3 medium waxy potatoes, boiled whole in salted water for about…

Corn and Basil Cakes

Corn and Basil Cakes 1/2 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Note) or all-purpose flour 1/2 cup low-fat milk 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly…

Beef with Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli 1/2-pound flank steak or boneless top round, trimmed 10 sun-dried tomato slices or halves (packed without oil) 3/4 cup boiling water 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar Cooking…

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Old Fashioned Onion Rings 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup milk, or as needed 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs seasoned salt to taste …

Meat Stuffed Green Peppers

  Meat Stuffed Green Bell Peppers 6 green bell peppers, tops cut away and seeds removed 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup finely chopped yellow onions 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell peppers 1/2-pound ground beef …

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers 2 cups cooked brown rice 3 small tomatoes, chopped 1 cup corn 1 small sweet onion, chopped 3/4 cup cubed Monterey Jack cheese 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives 1/3 cup canned black beans, rinsed and…

Golden Beet and Barley Salad with Beet Greens

Golden Beet and Barley Salad with Beet Greens 4 medium golden beets, tops removed (see Recipe Note) 1 cup dry pearl barley 1/2 large onion or shallot, minced (about 1 cup) (red onions or shallots work best) 1 bunch (about 1 pound)…