Heirloom Tomato Salad with Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Theme week, theme week, you know I love a good theme week.

Sadly, I was unable to give you the rhubarb week I had planned, but this week’s featured ingredient, is no Summer slouch!  The beautiful, the colorful, the delicious, the Summer Superstar – Heirloom Tomatoes!

Clearly, our eyes begin the sensory path to consumption, and to me, there is nothing more appealing than presenting your fellow eaters with an array of color and freshness.  Look at that plate, how could you not want to dive in?  Doesn’t hurt that it’s also delicious.

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Stuffed Grilled Jalapeños with Cilantro Lime Drizzle and a GIVEAWAY!

Stuffed Grilled Jalapenos with Cilantro Lime Drizzle

As with many a subtle seductress, I disregarded the need for proper precautions, those that might have prevented the affects of a potential sting, and I went for it.  They lured me in – sitting in the comfort of their fuzzy green box, with their shiny green exterior and their plump, local, freshness.  I took the bait.

Grill them, I thought.  Stuff them to the brim with goat cheese and pineapples, I thought.  Drizzle lime juice over them, I thought.

So I chopped.  I de-seeded.  I de-ribbed.  And then I cried.

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Spring Vegetable Macaroni n Cheese

Spring Veggie Mac N Cheese

Want to dive into a delectable vat of Springtime veggies, and don’t mind getting a little gooey on the way out – well, you’ve come to the right place!

I cannot get enough of leeks and asparagus this time of year, and this is the perfect dish to highlight these lovely greens.

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Touchdown Thursdays: Spicy Sweet Potato Chips & Cilantro Dip

Sweet Potato Chips & Dip

It happened you guys.  Call it a gust of wind in my sails.  A wind beneath my wings.  A fire under my butt.  The dawning of a new day.

Maybe it’s the killer Redskins game I went to on Monday.  The hustle, bustle, and merriment of the holiday season.  Or just more sleep.  Whatever it is, like my boy Constanza says, “I’m back, baby!

I’m super-mega pumped to bring you some great holiday ideas and recipes in the coming month, so let’s get started!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Greek Dip

We did it.  We survived the first week of the 2012 football season.  RG3 made a lot of people in my parts remember why they ever signed on for Skins fandom.  Peyton made me remember why I love him so, even in that terrible orange jersey.

And stomachs all across this great land cried out for Tums, and a week of rest.

With that thought in mind… on to the dip!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Hot Corn Dip

Depending on your team of choice, each year holds something different for you.  For us sad Browns fans, all most years we chalk up to “rebuilding.”  For other teams, that Lombardi Trophy is so close, yet so far away.  Others plain suck, but look forward to that nice draft pick.  Others feel like sting of riding that middle .500.  And others, believe it or not, just win!

This year, and this team of Touchdown Thursdays, we’re going all the way.  No mediocrity.  No buffalo chicken dip.  No football decorated cupcakes.  This is “put on your big girl panties, and DIG. IN. food.”

Enough with the pep talk, on to the hot deliciousness.

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