Cannellini Bean Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cannellini Bean Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

Bean salads are an essential part of any recipe file and are great for summer picnic salads since they are often dressed with dairy-free vinaigrettes. I like to mix up my own vinaigrettes, usually tasting and estimating until I get a flavor I like. In his new book, Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft… 

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Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus

Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus Recipe - Andrea Meyers

In the summertime we grow tomatoes in our garden, and sometimes we get a bumper crop like we did this past year. We ended up with so many tomatoes we couldn’t eat them fast enough and I slow roasted a few batches to put away for the winter. If you look up “slow roasted tomatoes”… 

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Slow Cooker Squash Stew with Garbanzo Beans and Red Lentils

Slow Cooker Squash Stew Recipe with Garbanzo Beans and Red Lentils - Andrea Meyers

Our kitchen counter is covered with five different types of squash, a few steps up from our normal routine of acorn and butternut squash. On my last squash run, I came home with sweet dumpling, delicata, buttercup, acorn, and butternut and plans for all of them, mostly revolving around roasting and soups. And of course… 

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup with Five Peppers and Ham

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe with Five Peppers and Ham - Andrea Meyers

It’s May and I want to dream about picnics and cooking outdoors. We thought summer was well on it’s way when temperatures climbed into the 80s a couple weeks ago, then we were startled with the cold front that came through yesterday bringing lots of rain and dropping temperatures back into the 40s. Everything is… 

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Brown Butter Green Beans with Almonds

Brown Butter Green Beans Recipe with Almonds - Andrea Meyers

Michael and I celebrated our anniversary yesterday, and after putting the boys to bed early, I made a special dinner that included these green beans along with a new recipe for maple and black pepper roasted chicken, which was to die for. It’s from a new cookbook that I’m reviewing, so be on the lookout… 

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Slow Cooker Four Bean Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Four Bean Baked Beans Recipe - Andrea Meyers

When I was growing up, baked beans were a delicious part of all our cook outs and potlucks. Cans of pork and beans were mixed with ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and onions, then baked in the oven. Sometimes strips of bacon were laid on top, creating a smoky aroma and flavor that reminds me… 

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Green Bean Casserole with Three Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole with Three Mushrooms - Andrea Meyers

This version of the classic green bean casserole from America’s Test Kitchen really jazzes it up and makes an incredibly flavorful dish. No cans of soup here, just fresh green beans with a lovely rich cream sauce and three kinds of mushrooms. The porcinis and creminis lend a nice woodsy flavor to the dish. If… 

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