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Summer Salads: Recipes for Homemade Croutons

One of the great joys of summer is salad made with local greens. It’s vibrant, green and refreshing. It tastes of cool breezes on hot days and warm paperback pages read on a sunny porch. It’s something that you really start to appreciate the older you get … Today, the kids and I scored a …

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Heirloom Tomatoes with Blue Cheese Dressing

When I first saw the heirloom tomato with blue cheese dressing recipe in Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten (great cookbook, by the way), I wasn’t enthused. I despise mayonnaise and the dressing includes a hearty dose. Instead, I made a tangy, tasty vinaigrette to serve over my heirlooms. It was very tasty and …

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Me, Myself, and Cabbage: Almost Classic Coleslaw

As far as summer salads go, coleslaw is a classic. It’s great with everything from hamburgers and hot dogs to fried chicken. But as classics go, there are millions of variations with differing ingredients lists and must-haves. Some are saucier, some are less. Some have the traditional creamy dressing and others have oil and vinegar …

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