I simply adore chicken salad. It’s simple to make, it’s refreshing and it can be served in so many different ways that it never, ever gets boring. In this fall-inspired version, I use walnuts or pecans, unsweetened dried cranberries, honeycrisp apples, celery and shredded rotisserie chicken. There are so many ways to use rotisserie chicken…

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Do you have loads of cucumbers popping up in your garden? Did you visit the farmer’s market and grab a big bag of cucumbers? If you said yes to either of these questions, then boy do I have the recipe for you! Perhaps you have a family favorite cucumber salad recipe in your back pocket,…

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What are your favorite summer foods? From all of the recipes I’ve posted now, I’m sure you can tell I am a lover of all the berries. I also know many of us are trying to find ways to fit in more dark leafy green veggies (they’re uber-nutritious!), so why not combine the two in…

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Peaches! One of my very favorite fruits of summer. And while I usually eat them by the bushel or in a light dessert, it’s also fun to use them in savory recipes like this Sauteed Cod with Peach Avocado Salad! The salad is a delightful mix of diced fresh peaches (with the skins on, because,…

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Guess what we’re making today? An oldie but a total goodie! I don’t know about you, but three bean salad is pretty much a staple in our household, and has been my entire life. I’ve had it a few different ways, with small adjustments to the dressing and salad contents, but overall, it’s generally a…

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I am SO ready to celebrate winter’s fruit bounty. And I’m speaking specifically about citrus fruit and pomegranate. Oranges and grapefruit can be purchased year-round, but blood oranges and pomegranates are only in season in the winter, and they super juicy and ripe – and SO delicious. I just HAD to put them on a…

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Growing up in the Midwest meant potato salads were basically the star of the show at every potluck and summer gathering. Most of them, while delicious, were ladened with mayonnaise with little trace of potatoes, eggs, herbs or other vegetables. I am a huge mayonnaise fan, but I like the actual salad to shine while…

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I love when recipes are customizable, meaning it’s very easy to make substitutions to fit what you’re craving. This salad, for example, has quinoa, cucumber, sweet cherries, pistachios, feta and parsley and is tossed with a fresh orange vinaigrette dressing. Yum! But next time I make it, I might use farro (an ancient grain), strawberries,…

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