Arugula green garlic pesto.

arugula green garlic pesto recipe

A glut of overgrown arugula in my garden โ€” combined with some beautiful green garlic I scored at the farmers’ market โ€” went into a big batch of spring arugula and garlic pesto this week. It’s fantastic over pasta, or as a condiment for grilled Italian sausages and new potatoes. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Fresh chickpea (or edamame) guacamole.

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Have you ever spotted fresh garbanzo beans in your grocery or food shop? They’re amazing: bright and green and full of flavor, funny wrinkly little beans tucked into puffy green shells. When I spotted fresh garbanzos at Madison’s at Findlay … Continue reading

Baby kale caesar salad.

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When I spotted a bin full of beautiful purple and green baby kale at the farmers’ market recently, the farmer and I agreed it would make a terrific caesar salad. And it did. Of course, you could use the traditional romaine lettuce, or do a mix of baby lettuces and salad greens like arugula. Don’t be afraid of the anchovy or raw egg โ€” both are essential to caesar dressing. Give this a try while greens are still in their adorable baby stage. Get the recipe! Continue reading

Garbage pail cookies.

Garbage pail cookie recipe

We interrupt our usual programming to bring you a recipe that is not good for you, most decidedly not. These oversized Garbage Pail Cookies are stuffed with stuff: chocolate chips, pretzel bits, peanut butter pieces, butterscotch chips. Use this cookie recipe as a guide and add your own favorite mix-ins. Get the recipe! Continue reading

One-bowl chocolate snack cake.

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Today is National Chocolate Cake Day. (Who knew?) So you’ll need a chocolate cake recipe that’s quick, simple, and uses ingredients you may already have on hand. No frosting, no fuss, just your basic snacking cake that satisfies the chocolate urge. THIS, friends, is that easy chocolate cake recipe! Continue reading

Christmas Cookie-palooza: Cherry toffee cookies.

cherry chocolate toffee cookie recipe

If you’re making an assortment of Christmas cookies, you’ll want something better-than-chocolate-chip. Like this recipe: easy, slice-and-bake cookies loaded with dried cherries, chocolate, toffee bits and tons of butter. Get the recipe! Continue reading