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Tuna Salad Caprese Style

Yesterday was my first day home since traveling to San Diego for the BlogHer conference. My body was craving good healthy food something fierce! So I started my day with a nice omelet and then made this quick tuna salad, partially because a few grape tomatoes and The Laughing Cow Cheese was all I had on hand. Then, once I caught a glimpse of my basil plant on the deck, the idea hit me.

Why not put all the fun flavors of mozzarella caprese in a quick tuna salad? Read the rest of this post »»

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Shaved Zucchini with Garden Tomato Sauce

There are actually 2 ideas here, each can be done alone, of course, but I wanted to share how I used a bit of Mom’s garden surplus.

First up… Fresh from the garden tomato sauce!

This is the first time I’ve made my own homemade sauce from tomatoes, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results.

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Overgrown Zucchini and Spinach Soup

If you didn’t know, I was recently crowned Zucchini Queen. ;)

Mom went away for a few weeks only to return to monstrous sized zucchini in her garden. I volunteered to take a few off her hands (along with some tomatoes and anything else she was willing to part with.) I have been falling short in the home garden department this year. Read the rest of this post »»

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A Simple Cabbage Salad

I forget how much I love cabbage! For some reason it’s not one of my go to produce items. I’m trying to change and picked up a head of red cabbage this weekend.

I was planning on grilling a wedge with dinner the other night but after running out of gas I settled on this quick salad.

I love it! Both husband and child didn’t, although they did tried it. One day… one day.. Read the rest of this post »»

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BBQ Chicken Quesadilla [video]

I’m finding my video groove again! I miss them so much! This one’s a throw back. I simply invite you into our kitchen while making dinner with a fussy (off screen) baby and a crazy 6 year old. Oh and he’s in his cheesy 6 year old glory. He was having fun and helping, but little did I know he was wearing cheese slices on his face and dancing around. Read the rest of this post »»

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Cheesy Blueberry Topped English Muffins

First day back from the beach and I’m CRAVING some fresh, homemade food. Don’t get me wrong, I love boardwalk treats (pizza, fries, cheesesteaks, ice cream) but after a week, I had my fill. This morning I wanted something a little lighter and little fresher.

On our way home yesterday, we stopped at a farm stand in New Jersey. There’s no way I’m leaving the state without some fresh blueberries and corn on the cob. Two of my favorite summer foods that are both in season right now!

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Cheesy Balsamic Cucumber Tomato Salad

I love working as a Community Leader at The Laughing Cow. It nudges me to experiment with their cheeses in fun and new ways!

Today I used it for a base in a quick salad dressing. It came out fantastic! And went perfectly with cucumber, tomatoes, and, of course, fresh basil from my garden!

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The Leftover BBQ Salad

I’m a HUGE Panera fan. It’s one of the places I actually don’t mind the husband suggesting when he wants to go out. One of my favorite things to get is their BBQ Chopped Chicken salad. There’s something about the BBQ sauce with chicken and the crunchy tortilla strips I just love.

Armed with leftovers from my 4th of July Party, I decided to use it as inspiration, proving to myself yet again Read the rest of this post »»

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Our Red, White, and Blue Cupcake Adventure!

I realize this is a little late for a 4th of July idea, but the little Guy and I had so much fun yesterday morning I just had to share.

Continuing with my boxed cake mix experiments, I had an idea for a fun striped 4th of July treat using raspberries, yogurt, and blueberries.

The concept is simple: Read the rest of this post »»

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Strawberries with Chicken, Cheese and Couscous

Please forgive my recent string of fresh herb inspired posts. I know not everyone has them or can keep them on hand, but I just can’t get enough of them right now! They make everything taste fresh and satisfying!

So yet again, this post is brought to you by my herb garden. But that wasn’t the only inspiration. Strawberries are peaking here and they are PHENOMENAL right now. AND Read the rest of this post »»

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