salads and sides

Dill Cucumber Salad and 5 More Super Simple Cucumber Salads

by heidi July 3, 2014
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In our house, when it comes to cucumbers the mantra is “the more, the better.” I hear the chanting of “CUKES! CUKES! CUKES” almost as loudly as “USA! USA! USA!” combined with a bunch of screaming at the TV during the final game of the World Cup. What an amazing […]

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The Best BBQ Baked Beans and 5 More Baked Beans to Love

by heidi June 10, 2014
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Just the thought of this recipe for BBQ Baked Beans makes the top of my mouth hurt. Because willpower and baking beans simply do not mix. This is my mom’s baked beans recipe and with it comes a flood of summer memories. Of coming home after a full, hot day […]

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Greek Salad with Avocado

by heidi May 28, 2014
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Sometimes the classics are just what the doctor ordered. Especially when it’s Dr. SummerHasArrived who’s making the house calls. Oh boy. Did I really just write that? I may have officially lost my mind. Hit writer’s block rock bottom. Scraped the lowest nadir. Really? Dr. SummerHasArrived? Heidi, you’re reaching, reaching, […]

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Avocado Caprese Salad Plus 5 Crunchy Avocado Salads

by heidi May 19, 2014
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We all know avocados are a fruit, not a vegetable, right? And we’ve come to realize avocados make salsas infinitely better by adding a touch of creaminess for the dipping. But crunchy? Avocados are wha, wha, what? Crunchy? Okay, maybe avos themselves don’t possess that potato chip crunch, unless of course it’s deep […]

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Stuffed Artichokes with Thai Shrimp Salad

by heidi May 15, 2014
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Eat seasonal! Eat fresh! Eat good food! In my world that’s the mantra to live by. While I crave ultimate comfort foods like blackened seafood pastas, the perfectly cooked steak and grilled cheese sandwiches, you’ll never find me shying away from super fresh, in-season fare that’s light on the palate but […]

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