Labor Day Recipes

Last week I shared some of my favorite things that I’m looking forward to about Fall.  However, I’m not quite sure if I’m ready for summer to be over.  Mostly I’ll miss the fresh fruits and vegetables that are available locally this time of the year.  With the Labor Day holiday soon upon us, I thought I’d share some of my favorite summer recipes (with some never before seen photos) to enjoy on these last few days of the season. Corn Guacamole.  Why more places don’t include delicious corn in their guac is beyond me. Cold Sweet Potato Salad.  Everyone …

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Tomatoes and Feta with Polenta

Never underestimate a dish built on the foundation of only tomatoes and cheese.  It works for a classic pizza, right? When I don’t have much food in the house and I don’t want to go to the grocery store I tend to get creative with what I do have.  I had tomatoes and feta cheese and not much else.  Truth be told, I could have been happy with these tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil and herbs on top of some toast for a snack.  However, I remembered that I had some polenta hidden in the back of the cupboard.  Suddenly …

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Fall Crushes

I know that it’s still August, but Fall is my favorite time of the year so I’m already looking forward to everything to do with it. Grab a cup a joe or whatever beverage you fancy (maybe a cold iced tea because it’s a hot summer day) and humor me while I share what I’m looking forward to about Fall.  I won’t even judge you if you sneak some pumpkin spice into it. Fall fashion Booties.  Nordstrom had their big annual sale recently so I bought these Steve Madden booties (in black) and these Hinge booties (in taupe).  It was …

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Avocado Toast with Eggs, Kale and Tomatoes

I could probably eat avocado toast every day and not get sick of it.  That’s saying a lot because I get bored of eating the same thing over and over. I think the trick is that I make different kinds of avocado toasts.  I even shared some of those recipes with you.  They’re pretty much all the same, avocado, toast, and the other stuff.  It’s really not rocket science.  Sometimes eggs, other times not.  It just depends on what you have and what you want to eat.  I’m excited about today’s version of avocado toast because it includes a little …

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Berry Crisp

Which is better, a berry pie or a berry crisp? My parents came over for dinner on Saturday and I wanted to make a lovely summer dessert.  I could have made blueberry or triple berry pie , because pies are yummy, but I wanted something easier and quicker.  That’s where this berry crisp came in. This crisp is all that you would expect in great crisp.  It has a crispy, sugary, buttery coating on top of a boat load of yummy fruit.  I used an assortment of berries today because they’re in season (i.e. cheap and delicious).  You can use …

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