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Wednesday // June 6 // 2018
Lemon Shrub

Lemon Shrub

The combination of fruit, herbs, vinegar and other ingredients is endless. This basic shrub uses cider vinegar, which is softer than white, especially when using citrus as your base fruit. But, play around with different seasonal fruits, herbs, and types of vinegar. READ MORE >>
Tuesday // April 17 // 2018
Black Bean & Mushroom Veggie Burgers

Black Bean & Mushroom Veggie Burgers

These adaptable veggie burgers are a delicious meat alternative for burger night... READ MORE >>
Friday // September 29 // 2017
Shepherd’s Pie with Rutabaga

Shepherd’s Pie with Rutabaga

Root – a – what? A crossbreed between turnips and cabbage, rutabagas are a bit homely, and often overlooked among the prettier fall and winter produce. However, these old world root vegetables are wildly versatile and make a wonderfully rich substitute for potatoes, as in this Shepherd’s Pie recipe.  READ MORE >>
Thursday // September 29 // 2016
Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower crust is the perfect canvas for unleashing your pizza creativity. Add any favorite, seasonal toppings to please gluten-free and non-gluten-free pizza aficionados alike.  READ MORE >>
Friday // May 20 // 2016
Roasted Tomatillo & Sweet Onion Salsa Verde

Roasted Tomatillo & Sweet Onion Salsa Verde

Raw tomatillos’ firm texture and lime-like tartness add a bright complement to salads, fresh salsas and guacamole, while fire-roasting softens their flavor and texture, making them perfect for sauces like our roasted Salsa Verde recipe. With their versatility, tomatillos are a delightful substitute for tomatoes in chili and stews, helping to tenderize beef and pork in these and other dishes.  READ MORE >>
Wednesday // May 27 // 2015
Italian Garden Pasta

Italian Garden Pasta

Italian family cookouts – picnic-style – often include pasta that is cooked on-site. You don’t need to haul your pasta pot outside to enjoy this delicious dish that epitomizes the spirit of the Alfresco Italian Garden Dinner and has appeared in various incarnations each year. It’s super simple and endlessly adaptable, using any cut of pasta you desire and choice of available seasonal ingredients.  READ MORE >>
Wednesday // December 3 // 2014
Irresistible Cheesecake Dip

Irresistible Cheesecake Dip

Delicious flavors of cheesecake in a super easy party dip!  READ MORE >>
Monday // November 17 // 2014
Fresh Pear “Pound Cake”

Fresh Pear “Pound Cake”

The absence of butter makes this more sponge cake or sweet bread than a true pound cake. READ MORE >>
Monday // June 16 // 2014
Baked Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Baked Stuffed Squash Blossoms

The usual methods for preparing squash blossoms are battered and fried, either plain or stuffed. This baked version avoids the mess of frying and is a healthier and tastier alternative, allowing the delicate flavor of the squash blossoms to shine.  READ MORE >>
Monday // April 28 // 2014
Kale Chips and Kale Pesto

Kale Chips and Kale Pesto

This super-easy, nutritious chip is one the whole family will love. READ MORE >>