Tomato Salad

This is my ideal summer salad. I live in New England and if I want delicious tomatoes I usually have to wait until it’s tomato season, which is now. Sure you can buy tomatoes in November but they may not look or taste as good as the ones on this plate. My husband loves to make tomato sandwiches or tomato and cucumber salad and I love to make tomato salads like this one. I love all the vibrant colors from the variety of tomatoes. Red, purple, yellow. None of those flavorless spongy pink ones here. This salad is all about …

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Blueberry Pie for Two

Every summer I make blueberry pie and this year it’s slightly different. Usually I make blueberry pie in the summer and bring it over to a friend or family’s home to enjoy. This way we get to enjoy some delicious pie and leave the leftovers with loved ones. It’s a win win. We’ve been staying home lately because of what’s going on in the world today but I knew that we couldn’t miss out on our annual blueberry pie tradition (especially since my husband has been asking for it for weeks). We love pie too much to have a normal …

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Crispy Feta With Chickpeas, Zucchini, and Orzo

I love zucchini season. There is so much you can do with zucchini. You can go sweet with zucchini bread or savory with zucchini ravioli. Lately I slice one up and pan fry the slices in a tiny bit of olive oil with salt and pepper. It’s simple, delicious and goes with just about any dinner I make. If you’ve followed me for a while then you know that I love chickpeas. I have a lot of recipes to prove it. šŸ˜‰ I also love feta cheese. I’m half Greek so it’s kind of a requirement. Zucchini, chickpeas, feta cheese… …

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Frozen Margaritas

I’ve got the perfect cocktail to celebrate the beginning of summer. I am a wine or gin and tonic kind of girl. Margaritas? To be honest, it’s not really my drink of choice. Perhaps it’s because I’ve had some not so good versions. But I have three tips to make sure I (and you) have the best margarita (frozen or on the rocks) ever. My husband made it for me and he just seems to be better at bartending than me, so maybe that’s a sort of fourth tip? One, use good liquor. This doesn’t mean $200 magical tequila harvested …

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Skillet Pork Chops

These pork chops are simple and delicious. I think the key to good pork chops is two fold. One, get the thick cut. I don’t feel that it matters if it has a bone or not. The thicker cut pieces are more juicy and tender, compared to the thin cut. Second, don’t overcook them. We use a Habor thermometer, identical to this one linkedĀ here. It takes all the guess work out of cooking it correctly, and it means you only have to poke the pork chop with a thermometer instead of slicing into it with a knife to confirm that …

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