Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, a tart apple, and warming seasonal spices make this a wonderful soup for cozy fall evenings. Serve it with fresh bread, or add some texture with toppings like toasted pumpkin seeds or pecans. While I prefer using chicken stock for added richness, this sweet potato soup can easily be made vegetarian

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Salmon Chowder

Love fish chowder? Then you’re going to love this salmon chowder recipe! It’s a hearty, one-pot dinner that’s perfect all year long. The recipe is easy to prepare and bursting with flavor. It highlights fresh salmon, bacon, and yukon gold potatoes.  If you’ve spent any time in New England, you know how seriously the locals

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Potato Leek Soup

Potato leek soup, also known as potage parmentier, is one of the first soups I ever attempted to prepare from scratch. This version is slightly adapted from Julia Child’s recipe. It has just a few simple ingredients, but the flavor is rich, creamy and satisfying. This potato leek soup recipe is total comfort food. 

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Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad

This Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad is packed full of tasty flavors and satisfying textures, making it a healthy, colorful, filling lunch or dinner. Homemade honey mustard dressing rounds out the ingredient list, which also includes tomatoes, Bibb lettuce, tomatoes, and shallots. 

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Summer Corn Salad

This corn salad recipe is bursting with flavors and textures, making it a perfect way to enjoy sweet summer corn. It pairs well with a variety of main courses (everything from crab cakes to zucchini lasagna), and comes together in less than 15 minutes. Additional ingredients include grape tomatoes, red onions, basil, and feta cheese

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Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is a light summer side dish that comes together in no time. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ve got a healthy, refreshing accompaniment to a variety of main courses. This cucumber salad recipe works especially well alongside grilled entrees like chicken and assorted skewers. You can also jazz it up with additional ingredients

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Heirloom Gazpacho

The best gazpacho recipe starts with perfect tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes are incredibly sweet, making them a great candidate for gazpacho soup that’s bright, flavorful, and perfect for summer. This version comes together quickly and includes classic ingredients like cucumbers, red bell peppers, red onions, garlic, white wine vinegar and olive oil. 

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Strawberry Spinach Salad is packed with flavors and textures, making it a satisfying accompaniment that pairs well with so many meals. Other ingredients include salty feta cheese, crunchy toasted almonds, thinly sliced shallots, and creamy avocados. This spinach salad recipe also works amazingly well as an entree; try adding grilled chicken for a hearty

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta salad is an easy, fast side dish that’s perfect for summer potlucks and barbecues! Salty Kalamata olives and feta cheese balance fresh, sweet tomatoes, while cucumbers add a crunchy texture. Skip the deli counter pasta salads, which are usually loaded with mayonnaise and lacking in flavor. This greek pasta salad recipe will soon

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