Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Balsamic Drizzle

This Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Balsamic Drizzle is one of my favorite easy lunches when tomatoes are in season. Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Balsamic Drizzle

Contrary to popular belief, food bloggers don’t always eat well. Although our blogs may show gorgeous pictures of mouthwatering dishes, the truth (at least around here) is that we sometimes skip meals. Or eat straight out of the pantry or fridge…or cereal box. Sometimes the thought of making a meal for ourselves is just too much to deal with after hours of food-related blog work. But this Tomato and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Balsamic Drizzle is one of my favorite fall-back lunches during the summer. …

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Sweet Corn and Squash Soup with Crispy Pancetta 2015 (1 of 2)

Sweet Corn and Squash Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Freeze a few batches of our Sweet Corn and Squash Soup with Crispy Pancetta and enjoy the fresh flavor of summer corn well into the fall.  I grew up in Nebraska, the Cornhusker state, so fresh sweet corn was a staple at nearly every August meal. Farmer’s markets weren’t all the rage back then. If…

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Peach Rosé Sangria (1 of 2)

Peach Rosé Sangria

This refreshing Peach Rosé Sangria makes leisurely summer sipping with friends even more enjoyable.  Truth be told, I’ve never been much of a Sangria fan.  Which in and of itself is kind of odd, because I love every individual ingredient that goes into Sangria: wine, fruit, perhaps a spirit or two. But together? No thank you. …

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Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade (1 of 2)

Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade

Summer’s not over yet! Change up your traditional cocktail of choice and sip on a refreshing Vodka and Elderflower Lemonade. It’s the end of July, but I’m refusing to look at the back to school section at Target. We don’t start school until September 8th this year, which means summer is still in full swing, and…

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Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese 2015 (1 of 2)

Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese

The grill isn’t just for dinner! Use it for appetizers, too, with this easy Grilled Peppers with Goat Cheese recipe! I’m not sure what the weather is like where you live, but the most recent summer weather we’ve been having has been absolutely glorious. And now that baseball is almost over I am loving our evenings…

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Sriracha Grilled Cauliflower (1 of 2)

Sriracha Grilled Cauliflower

This flavorful Sriracha Grilled Cauliflower is sure to turn cauliflower foes into raving fans after just one bite. I’m always amazed at the transformation of raw vegetables after they have been grilled. It’s almost like they become an entirely different beast. The high heat of the grill brings out their natural caramelization. Add a bit…

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Antipasti Salad

Antipasto Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Looking for a substantial salad for a BBQ? This easy Antipasto Salad is packed with meat and veggies and fits the bill perfectly! I can never have too many salad recipes in my files for the summer.  They are easy to make ahead of time and keep me out of the kitchen at dinner. Win-win,…

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Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad (1 of 3)

Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad

Summer nights don’t get much better than dining al fresco with a make ahead Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad and a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Make ahead dinners have saved my hide more than once this summer. With baseball games and practices 3-4 nights a week, an easy dinner has become a necessity…

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Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce 2015 (1 of 2)

Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Fresh herbs from the garden make this Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce my favorite way to eat steak in the summertime. Grilling season is in full swing in Minnesota and I am sharing one of my favorite go-to recipes for the grill: Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce. Flank steak is one of my favorite cuts…

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