Farro and Tomato Salad

A handful ingredients is all you need at this time of year.

Farro is a hearty whole grain that can become a staple in your kitchen, appearing in everything from soups to casseroles to warm sides to room temperature salads like this one.  It’s been around for a long time, once a mainstay of the ancient Roman diet. Farro has a substantial chewy texture, and it’s high …

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Chicken, Bacon and Corn Chowder

At the risk of sounding like a princess, it doesn’t feel like summer without at least one lobster (or lobster roll – preferably both), a few perfect tomatoes, and a bowl of corn chowder.  And a s’more.  (Yes, yes, of course swimming and picnic-ing and grilling and all of that.  I do occasionally do things …

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Ultimate Creamy Baked Wisconsin Macaroni and Cheese

You know the great Dr. Seuss story/poem Green Eggs and Ham?  And how finally Sam makes Daniel realize that he does in fact like Green Eggs and Ham, and Daniel joyfully ends with the words: I like green eggs and ham!  I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!  And I would eat them in a boat!  …

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Chocolate, Peanut and Pretzel No-Bake Haystack Cookies

As the holidays draw near, I feel like I have two sticks of butter softening on my counter at all times, and I’m always on the verge of preheating my oven to 350°F to make cookies.  But also as the holidays draw near, the oven is in high demand, perhaps employed in roasting squash or …

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