Salmon and Lentil Salad with Spinach and Lemon Dill Dressing

Salmon and Lentil Salad with Spinach and Lemon Dill Dressing - Andrea Meyers

Dinner salads are what get me through crazy hot summers. Temperatures are hitting the mid to high 90s this week, so cool and light meals are the theme until the weather starts to cool down again, oh sometime in September. And even though grilling the salmon for this salad requires standing over a hot grill,… 

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Spinach and Tortellini Soup (The Kids Cook Monday)

Spinach and Tortellini Soup (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

It’s time for another post for The Kids Cook Monday, our chance to show how children can help in the kitchen and make meals more of a family time. For more information on how to start cooking with your whole family, visit The Kids Cook Monday website. This particular soup is easy, I mean really… 

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Stuffed Pizza with Spinach and Chanterelles

Stuffed Pizza with Spinach and Chanterelles - Andrea Meyers

Around this time last year I received an email from Susan (Farmgirl Fare) telling me that I had won a box of fresh chanterelle mushrooms from Marx Foods in her giveaway. Once I recovered from the happy shock of winning two pounds of chanterelle mushroom I eagerly anticipated their arrival. When the box arrived at… 

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado and Champagne Vinaigrette Recipe - Andrea Meyers

We truly enjoy strawberry season, and every time I start cleaning another batch of berries the boys are at my elbow begging for some of the juicy red fruits. I have to watch Monkey Boy and Top Gun because they will sneak the berries off to a hidden corner and get the sticky juice all… 

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Spinach Arugula Pesto

This is our first year growing arugula, and I have to say I’m impressed with how easy it is to grow. We planted it a box in early September, and within three days we had sprouts. It required little maintenance, just watering. One thing we’ve learned in the process is that arugula gets more peppery… 

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Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Herb Crepes

I always feel so elegant when eating crepes, even if I’m tres casual at the time. We’ve enjoyed them on several occasions since trying the wonderful recipe in The Sweet Melissa Baking Book, and each time I glanced at my herb garden, thinking about adding herbs to the batter and making some savory crepes. After… 

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Spinach and Basil Lasagna

Spinach and Basil Lasagna - Andrea Meyers

I can’t help but love lasagna with all its gooey richness. The flavor of the sauce melds with the pasta and mingles with the cheeses and fillings, the cheese stretches from the pan to the plate as you serve it, and the sides start to collapse slightly from the weight of the hot fillings. It’s… 

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Chicago-Style Stuffed Pizza

Chicago-Style Stuffed Pizza Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I had my first taste of stuffed pizza at Giordano’s as a teenager. Years later while working in Chicago I frequented several of the great pizzerias, but the stuffed pizza at Giordano’s always kept me coming back. I tend to prefer a more traditional single crust hand-tossed style of pizza, but Michael does such a… 

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