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Recipes for specific seasons of the year to encourage cooking with what's ripe and ready!

This is such a light pasta, perfect for warm early spring or summer days. Bring home fresh vegetables from the garden or farmer’s market and come hone to enjoy cooking a quick and easy meal. If you can’t find...
While grilling season may seem like it's winding down or at a complete dead halt here in Chicago (we got a sudden cold spell), the weather usually takes a turn upwards again and we get a streak of a...

Citrus & Walnut Salad

On a whim, I recently made a winter salad because the citrus was just so delicious and ripe that I was actually really craving it. I posted a photo on my Instagram page and it was so well-received I...

Sweet Tomato Preserve

I.  Love.  Tomatoes. Being Sicilian, you sort of have to or you may never eat. Ok, that's a bit extreme, I realize.  All jokes aside,  I really do love all the creativity this wonderful summer food allows me to have in the kitchen...
This is a sponsored recipe post by Knorr® brand. They provide halal-certified bouillon, a product that is used in this recipe.  I don't eat too much rice or pasta in Ramadan because it leaves me feeling too full before eating...
Kathy Hester is a food blogger and the author of some really great cookbooks that I'm happy to know about and have on my bookshelf because they demonstrate wonderful ways to substitute meat when you want to or you have to,...

Make a Salad with Dates

One of the easiest things  you can do to a salad to spruce it up is to add something surprisingly sweet. I love chopped dates in my salads, especially around the end of summer and early fall when things like pears...
 At the time I made this recipe, it still felt like summer. Two short days later, it feels like we skipped right to Autumn and possibly on the verge of winter. Oh well, I'll eat avocados at any time of...
Here in the Midwest, much like other parts of the country we're experiencing a complete and utter freeze. It's incredibly hard to imagine colorful flowers, edible gardens, or even water that doesn't freeze when poured right now, but this...
Those of you who've been reading my recipes for a while probably already know that I'm a total soup lover and a lover of the Fall season. I love warm and cuddly sweaters, crisp and dry weather. A good...

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