Tag Archives: cold dishes

Marinated Mushrooms

We always have mushrooms in our refrigerator. Sometimes we buy too many and this is a great way to use them up before they go bad. Plus making your own marinated mushrooms is way cheaper than buying them from the … Continue reading

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With kitchen renovations underway, we needed quick, cheap meals and snacks that could be prepped ahead. We made a batch of this just before the final demolition. Homemade is far cheaper and a lot tastier than store-bought. Hummus 3 cups … Continue reading

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Green Beans in a Lemon Vinaigrette

With so many heavy dishes weighing down the table on Thanksgiving, it’s nice to have something on the lighter side. Make sure to taste the vinaigrette before tossing it with the green beans, you may prefer more oil or lemon, … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Hit the Deck

Let’s take this week’s meal outside. Screened in porches are all the rage down here and a recent trip to our local home-improvement store demonstrated that outdoor furniture costs more than some indoor furniture these days. Fire up the bug … Continue reading

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Cold Pasta with Chick Peas, Capers and More

Katherine made this dish for a work gathering. She set aside half for a vegan before stirring feta into the rest for the cheese lovers. It’s great both ways, but the feta does add a nice creaminess. This is a … Continue reading

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Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette

We resisted the urge to fancy this up with feta or fresh mozzarella. Tomatoes this good don’t need a lot of help. If you have leftovers, toss them in tomorrow’s salad or pasta. Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette 1 lb … Continue reading

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The Perfect Marriage

Some things are so well matched, it is difficult, even with their various juxtaposing strengths and weaknesses, their fickleness, to imagine them not paired. We are of course talking about the combination of green beans and potatoes. Green Bean and … Continue reading

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