Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Asiago and Lemon

Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Asiago and Lemon is a light, seasonal side dish. Serve it at a barbecue or alongside a simple springtime dinner. I find a lot of pasta salads to be overly heavy for my taste. Pasta is already heavy enough on its own, you know? Adding things like Italian dressing or mayonnaise don’t have much appeal to me. I do, however, enjoy serving up simple pasta salads such as this one, with lemon and olive oil-based dressings.

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Chorizo, Spinach and White Bean Soup + An Ode To My Local CSA, From The Farmer

You don’t want to miss this recipe for Chorizo, Spinach and White Bean Soup, full of locally-sourced ingredients courtesy of my CSA, From The Farmer! Spring is in the air, and soup weather is almost behind us. To be honest, I’ll eat soup all year unless it’s extremely hot and humid out. I actually find this chorizo, spinach and white bean soup to be a surprisingly light dinner. A large mug usually does the trick for me. It’s smokey, filling and

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Mixed Greens Salad with Feta, Blood Oranges, Mint and Pistachios

This Mixed Greens Salad with Feta, Blood Oranges, Mint & Pistachios has a perfect balance of flavors, textures & colors! My love of cheese is eternal, and feta is no exception. The creamy texture and briny saltiness of a good quality feta can enhance so many recipes, especially salads. I’ve once again teamed up with Wisconsin Cheese, and this mixed green salad  highlights their feta with a perfect balance of flavors, textures and colors.

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Pappa Al Pomodoro + a Tuscany Food Photography and Styling Workshop

Pappa Al Pomodoro, aka Tomato Bread Soup, is a simple Tuscan soup that is total comfort food and perfect for enjoying year round! Today I’m sharing a traditional Tuscan dish in celebration of my upcoming workshop, which I’m excited to share with you today. Later this year, in October, I’ll be cohosting a food photography and styling workshop in Italy with Eva Kosmas Flores from Adventures in Cooking!

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Easy Homemade Ramen with Mushrooms

This easy homemade ramen comes together in just 15 minutes. A few simple ingredients create a rich mushroom broth that is incredibly flavorful. I still remember the first time I tried instant ramen during my high school years. It was so salty, but in that good junk food kind of way that was appealing to me as a teenager. My friend who served it to me prepared it by soaking the noodles in hot water until they were soft, draining

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Heirloom Tomato Panzanella

This Heirloom Tomato Panzanella is a perfect way to enjoy summer’s most beautiful tomato! This is my absolute favorite time of year for produce in Maryland. We’ve got stone fruit, berries, sweet corn, fairytale eggplant and tomatoes (and that’s barely scratching the surface of everything that’s available). Between my CSA and the farmer’s market, I feel incredibly lucky to have so many options at my fingertips. That’s why when I first heard about a campaign called Save The Flavors, I was a

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Grilled Italian Sausage and Vegetable Orzo Salad

This Grilled Italian Sausage and Vegetable Orzo Salad is all about summer grilling! It’s ready in just 30 minutes. I cannot stop grilling this month! Taking advantage of our back deck and grill is probably one of the things I look most forward to during the summer. We’ve really been working on turning the deck into an extension of the rest of our house so that it’s a comfortable place to hang out during the warmer months. Since buying the townhouse

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Freekeh Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Pears

This Freekeh Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Pears is a healthy, seasonal side dish or lunch! It’s incredibly frustrating when I have a ton of work to do and my body won’t cooperate. I’ve been sick for almost 6 weeks now and it’s really getting in the way of everything! I feel overwhelmed by my to-do list which seems to be growing by the minute while this silly cough keeps me up at night and makes me sluggish all day. It’s

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One Pot Chicken and Bacon Orzo Soup

This one pot chicken and bacon orzo soup is perfect for chilly days or when you just need a warm bowl of comfort food. I’ve decided to judge how productive my days are based on how many times I have to run the dishwasher. It’s a running joke between Jeff and I because when I go out of town for a week, he might run the machine one time. But in my day to day life, I’m using it at

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Summer Corn Soup

This healthy summer corn soup is incredibly rich without using any butter or cream! It’s the best corn soup you’ll ever make at home. I’m back, bitches! I’ve been home from our amazing Europe trip for over a week but I’ve been having a very difficult time getting back into the swing of things. I was sure I’d have a recipe post up before now but apparently my creativity is still on vacation. I’m still sorting through all of our

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