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Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cool off with my Cucumber Tomato Salad, a crisp, colorful, refreshing side with salty bits of mozzarella and a rich, tangy balsamic vinaigrette.  A delicious dish full of garden delights! If you have your own garden, or know a generous neighbor who does, you’ve probably spent more time than you’ll admit trying to figure out what to do with a countertop full of cucumbers. If you’re one of those industrious types willing to take on the challenges of a pickle-canning adventure, more power to you! Otherwise, I suggest making my Cucumber Tomato Salad. This recipe produces a light, fresh...

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Easy Hamburger Soup Recipe

Hamburger Soup is a home-style, hearty meal sure to satisfy healthy appetites and stir up happy memories of Grandma’s house. My Grandma always had something special bubbling or baking away in her kitchen. Her cooking has definitely inspired a great deal of mine, and one of my first memories is sitting down to enjoy a big, warm bowl of her Hamburger Soup. It was such a hearty, filling dish, and it’s the kind of meal that somehow manages to make everything better. I think everybody has a favorite hamburger vegetable soup recipe. First, it’s frugal – you can stretch a...

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Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup is one of those thick, rich bowls of dunk-able goodness just waiting on a crusty loaf of bread and a hearty appetite. Dark green flecks of little broccoli flowers are suspended in every ladle of this full-bodied soup, loaded with flavor and all the nutrition benefits of one of my favorite cruciferous vegetables! HOW TO MAKE EASY CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP:   Creamy soups can be intimidating, but all you need is a pot and a blender to pull off a velvety masterpiece. My Easy Cream of Broccoli recipe will make you a believer!...

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Mexican Corn Salad

Inspired by the street food south-of-the-border, this Mexican Corn Salad is a tangy, sweet and savory side for anything coming off your grill this summer.   Across the world, street food is considered a vital part of heritage food culture, dishes tied to history by ingredients and techniques significant to the country and its people. It’s so important that a World Street Food Congress is held each year, with contributors like Anthony Bourdain, to showcase food from around the globe and build a dialogue around supporting local vendors and preserving street food traditions. Celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless and...

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie Recipe with Bisquick

Make the “impossible” possible with my Cheeseburger Pie with Bisquick recipe! You’ll be setting the table for a beautiful, beefy pie molded into a perfect pie crust without having to touch a rolling pin! Impossible Cheeseburger Pie with Bisquick makes dinner on one of those impossibly busy weeknights doable on a tasty scale. While “impossible pie” to me means one that materializes in thin air right when the hunger bug strikes, this recipe is pretty darn close to being just that easy. A savory, beefy cheesy masterpiece that produces a tender crust, without all the temperamental mixing and measuring...

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