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

 As a kid I remember having popsicles from those thin and vertical ziploc-like bag almost every day of the summer. My mom used to buy them from the grocery store and many times they weren't frozen until you put...
It's been a hot, steamy summer around Chicago- lots of rain, lots of heat. If you wouldn't know it, you might think we're sitting in the middle of the tropics. And that's what makes me think of drinks with...
I wasn't sure how I was going to post this recipe during the summer since everyone wants a good BBQ recipe that actually uses a grill, but here I was preparing an oven-baked BBQ chicken recipe because that's what...
I have been waiting to make this salad since the winter time. Watermelon is my favorite fruit, mainly because it hydrates the body as you eat it, perfect to eat during non-fasting hours in Ramadan, so during this time I eat...
If you've never tasted keema, or that wonderfully spiced Indian-style ground beef, you're totally missing out on some great flavor. Surely every family makes it a little different- even I have a few different versions, but for samosas I...
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,...
I learned a really cool cooking idea many years ago that I've used over and over again to flavor soups, rice dishes and more. It'll also help you use up that whole bag of carrots that's going bad in...
We see pumpkins everywhere right now, don't we? And they come in all shapes and sizes and even colors (i.e. orange, green, light beige). They're kind of intimidating when you look at them. Hard, rounded but not perfectly round. Many have...
I have the most convenient times for food cravings. Right now our kitchen is completely unusable while it's under construction. The stove is off the gas line, the sink is not even anywhere in the kitchen but resides in...

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...

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