Maple Tempeh Broccoli Pitas

[Editor's Note: This sandwich is vegan, but has a heartiness factor not often seen outside meatier sandwiches. Packed with protein and nutrients, but also loaded with flavor, it's a great lunch or dinner option. --Genie] ...more

Quick and Easy Baked Chicken With Artichokes

[Editor's Note: This dish takes a shortcut toward fast preparation, but is long on flavor and interest, thanks to jarred, marinated artichokes. Des of Life's Ambrosia has developed a recipe that's great for weeknights when you don't have a lot of time to devote to dinner, but you still want a dish that's elegant. --Genie] ...more
made some, made some changes...and it was delishhhhhh.more

Mango Smoothie With Cucumber and Mint

[Editor's Note: This cooling and refreshing smoothie is packed with nutrients. It's also a great way to use summer cucumbers and fresh mint from the garden. It's a healthy treat for August's hot days. --Genie] ...more

Cheese, Bacon & Ranch Pull Apart Bread

[Editor's Note: I'm not going to lie...I have a weakness for cheese bread. But this bread recipe from Buns In My Oven, featuring not just cheese, but also bacon and the flavors of ranch dressing, sounds like something I'd be willing to fight over. I can't imagine a loaf would last very long in any household. This recipe? Sounds amazing. --Genie] ...more
Mouth. Is. Watering! I need to get my hands on some yeast and some time...both hard to come by ...more

Stuffed French Toast

[Editor's Note: What could possibly make French toast more decadent than it already is? A filling of cream cheese and jam, of course! This decadent recipe is perfect for a special weekend breakfast, whether that's served to guests, or just treating yourself and whoever's most loved in your life. --Genie] ...more
My variation: grate lemon zest in the egg/milk mixture and cook in coconut oil. (You'd skip the ...more

Raw, Vegan Pesto Pasta

[Editor's Note: Many people will turn up their noses at any recipes billed as raw and vegan, but there are an awful lot of folks who embrace these dietary choices for health reasons. This raw, vegan pesto "pasta" uses thin strips of zucchini as the noodles, and the flavor of the ingredients shines without a moment near the stove. Even if you're a devoted meat eater, you should consider giving this a try! --Genie] ...more
Hey Hannah, I would definitely try the pines nuts. Walnuts are wonderful, and I have made pesto ...more

Ways to Use Surplus Basil

[Editor's Note: Too much basil is an awfully good problem to have, but it can indeed still be a bit of a challenge. How to use it up before it goes bad or the nights turn chilly again? Pamela of My Man's Belly has some terrific ideas to share. --Genie] What to do with all this basil? Fresh Basil Recipes ...more
Make pesto and freeze it! Yumbo as my kids say !!!!more

The Sweet-Tart Delight of Bread and Butter Pickles

[Editor's Note: For part of my childhood, I thought dill pickles were the only pickle around. Then, someone served me some bread and butter pickles, and it was a revelation. Since then, bread and butter pickles have remained my favorite of the pickle family. This version from Recipe Girl is simple, and sounds so delicious I bet these pickles will barely have a chance to get to know the inside of your refrigerator before they're gone. --Genie] ...more
I heart pickles too! I put them in salads, soup, stuff chicken breast with breadcrumbs, cheese ...more

Spaghetti Ortolana

[Editor's Note: This spaghetti, which combines warm-from-the-garden tomatoes with capers and a chili pepper kick, combines a number of my very favorite flavors. It's perfect for the peak of the tomato season, and easy to throw together on nights when cooking feels like a burden, but sitting on the porch for hours is the perfect activity. -Genie] ...more
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Coconut Pancakes: A Tropical Breakfast Treat

[Editor's Note: I'm a little crazy for coconut, and these pancakes sound like a great way to showcase the tropical flavor. These will definitely give a tropical feel to your not-so-average weekend breakfast! --Genie] Coconut Pancakes ...more
Lord have mercy, that sounds good.more