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Hog Wild Hop Pickle Dip

Sometimes, it’s so good to be bad! Last night, in between wasting time on Facebook,, and Dlisted, I stumbled upon something intriguing on Pinterest: Pickle Dip.  I thought about it all night.  I had dreams about it. And today, around lunchtime, I just couldn’t take it anymore. I had to try my hand at this dip with my Brooklyn Brine Hop Pickles.

Swiss Chard Gratin with Baby Bellas & Summer Squash

Even the non-veggie lover will have to admit this creamy, cheesy casserole is delicious.  Isn't it amazing the power a little parmesan can have?!  This gratin isn't the most beautiful side dishes, but it sure is tasty. 

Citralicious Ice Pops

As we usher in the dog days of summer give this homemade ice pop recipe a whirl!  Fresh brewed Citralicious tea from serendipiTea and orange juice lend a certain sophistication to these cold treats.  

Yacht Club Chicken Salad

One of my favorite chicken salad recipes with grapes, apples, and pecans.  I stole this from a version the Erie Yacht Club served back in the early 90s.  Ah, memories!

Tomato Pie with Chia Seeds and Yogurt

A summer classic with a healthy twist: the savory and delicious tomato pie.  A slice of heaven with a serving of Omega 3 and probiotics. 

Garden Vegetable Potato Salad

This week's use-it-up recipe was born out of necessity and is a great use-it-up for your summer veggies.  Plus, it's a great mayo-free potato salad!

Eggplant Casserole with Zucchini & Spinach

Eggplant is sometimes, at least to me, a baffling summer vegetable. They arrive in my Washington's Green Grocer box looking shiny and purple and beautiful, and I stare at them, puzzled. So if you're like me and want to try something new, give this casserole a whirl. 

Sunshine Tomatoes

Every summer when it's so hot and humid that I start thinking about moving to Seattle, I make this and it makes everything better.


A cobbler without real flour? Yes, it's true...and tasty.

Grilled Pork Chops with Sweet Nectarine and Heirloom Tomato Salsa

This recipe marries the best of summer food: grilled meat and sweet fruit.  The result is a match made in heaven.