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

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...
Do you ever get inspired to eat healthy, shop healthy and then just try to make everything possible from certain beautiful foods you find at the grocery store or market? Recently I just wanted to use the plethora of strawberries and...
Right now, it's Brussels sprouts season and you can find them fresh at many local grocery stores throughout the Midwest. Places like Trader Joe's even carry stalks of them this time of year. Unfortunately, Brussels sprouts get a bad rap because...
Let's face it- we're all busy. We want to eat healthy and watch the ingredients in our food products for safety and for their halal factor, but it isn't always possible to do absolutely everything from scratch, nor is...
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...
Summer food is equivalent to grilling, right? Well, in the intense heat we're feeling here in the Midwest I'm not sure everyone is so excited about firing up the grills all the time. I mean, it's really hot- even...
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...

Cucumber Spritzer

Even though we're almost at the end of August, the weather seems to be getting hotter and hotter. This cucumber spritzer is the perfect way to stay cool and refreshed at this time of year. All you need is sparkling...
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...

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