Warm Corn Dip with Jalopeños and Feta

Introducing the perfect party appetizer: warm corn dip! This warm corn dip is flavored with garlic, jalopeños, cilantro, green onions, hot sauce and a toasty layer of feta cheese. It’s sweet, salty, a touch spicy, creamy and crunchy. In other words, it’s the perfect way to kick off your next party (new video below!). I love corn. I love dip. I love corn dip. As a Midwestern girl at heart, I have two big obsessions: sweet corn (which you can read about here, here and here) and Mexican-style dips. “Mexican” dips were a staple of my childhood in Illinois,...

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5-Minute Cold Cucumber Soup

This cold cucumber soup might just be the most refreshing thing you taste all summer. This is a last-minute unscheduled post, as I’ve had several people ask me for the recipe for the cold cucumber soup that I recently posted on Instagram. The recipe actually comes from my Craftsy class, and it’s one of my FAVORITE speedy lunches or dinnertime appetizers on sweltering days! Unlike most chilled soups, which require hours of refrigeration before eating, this cucumber soup can be served straight out of the blender. That means you’re just minutes away from one of the most refreshing soups...

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Gluten Free Veggie Burgers with Sriracha Mayo (Quick & Easy!)

These gluten free veggie burgers are packed with vegetables and protein but taste downright indulgent. And they couldn’t be easier to make! These ain’t no frozen cardboard patties These gluten free veggie burgers are my new go-to meal when I’m craving something soul-satisfying but nutritious. I have to admit that I have a long, slightly sordid history with veggie burgers. It all started in high school when I’d inhale those “meat” flavored patties from the freezer section of the supermarket, doused in ketchup to mask their cardboard flavor and texture. Gah! Thank god my tastes have evolved since then...

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Easiest Ever Berry Almond Tart (Gluten-Free)

Forget about fussing with piecrust, pastry cream or gelatin, this gorgeous berry tart looks impressive, tastes even better, and couldn’t be easier to make! In other words, it’s the perfect summertime dessert. P This berry tart is the best kind of nostalgia. In high school I experimented with pies, crisps and crumbles, but it wasn’t until college that I made my first tart (which meant that I had to schlep out into the suburbs of my college town in my giant red Buick—which was a hand-me-down from my Grandma—to find a tart pan with a removable bottom). It was...

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Maple Roasted Salmon with Sweet Pea Pesto

Perfectly cooked roasted salmon is one of the quickest and easiest of weeknight meals, and this maple-glazed version with sweet pea pesto will rock your world. Roasted salmon is one of my favorite mid-week meals. It feels so elegant and sophisticated, even though it’s dead simple to make. It makes me feel French, in that flippant but perfect pas grand chose kind of way. Roasting is by far the most foolproof and mess-free to cook salmon (not to mention aroma-free, if you know what I mean). Throw a few fillets in a hot oven, and in the time it...

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