Author Archives: nancyduranduran

Pasta Tossed with Sugar Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkins are on just about every front porch this time of year. But rarely do you see them in the kitchen. And that’s a shame. Because little sugar pumpkins are really very tasty and versatile. They certainly live up to … Continue reading

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Warm Potato and French Bean Salad

This is the type of salad that’s perfect for the cooler nights of late summer and early autumn. Because it’s best served warm, it’s just the right side for a crisp, clear night. Be sure to let the dressing soak … Continue reading

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Balsamic Roasted Peppers and Tomatoes with Pancetta

This is the time of year when you don’t have to do much to your produce to bring out its great taste. Mother nature has got the flavor angle completely covered. Two of the vegetables that are at the top … Continue reading

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Savory Grilled Peaches

  Simply grilled peaches are a delicious and unexpected break from tomatoes on the savory table. In just minutes, they grill to perfection. They also happen to pair nicely with soft, tangy cheeses, and salty meats. This is what summer … Continue reading

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Lemon Squares with Herbed Blueberries

As we approach late summer, blueberries are bountiful. While they are just perfect eaten fresh by the handful, if you’re in the mood to dress them up a bit, give this lemon curd tart a whirl. Blueberries tossed in honey … Continue reading

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Zucchini Slaw

  Hamburgers, grilled chicken, sausage, and steak. These are the mainstays of outdoor summer cooking. And keeping them from getting stale by the end of July can be tricky after the ninth or tenth barbecue. That’s where fresh and bountiful … Continue reading

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Peas and Carrots and Ramps (oh my!)

Late spring days can be unpredictable. One day it’s 90 degrees and sunny, the next it’s rainy and a chilly 60 degrees. During those brisk interludes, I retreat inside from my barbecue to roast a spring chicken. And the side I … Continue reading

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Eat Your Greens!

  An early summer salad gets a dose of fun with this Green Goddess Dressing tailor made for little ones. If you’re looking to entice the kids into the kitchen and get them bought into the idea of eating their greens, … Continue reading

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Fragrant Squash Soup Shots

Getting this one in under the wire! Two more sleeps until Turkey Day so there’s still time to add this stunning soup to your feast. I love a good butternut squash soup but I often find it very heavy. This … Continue reading

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Late Summer Stew

Funnily enough, the end of summer is actually my favorite part of this season. I love the cooler nights, the hint of autumn in the air, reclaiming my schedule, and the return of friends from far flung summer adventures. But, of … Continue reading

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