Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Spaghetti squash tossed with fresh herbs, tomatoes, onions, garlic, Parmesan and other goodness – it’s like a pasta and a vegetable combined in one. ~~~ We’re CSA-less this summer. Ben and Patricia of In Good Heart Farm, our longtime CSA, had been leasing land for their farm only ten minutes away from our house. But, …

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You’ll want to eat this sauce right from the pan—an easy weeknight chicken dinner perfect for blueberry season, or whenever blueberries are in your freezer. ~~~ I’m a big fan of dishes that combine sweet and savory with a touch of salty or spicy, like poultry or pork with fruit. In the winter, I love …

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Take sweet potato fries, add some pimento cheese and top it all with andouille gravy—that’s southern poutine. ~~~ Last night, as I pinned a recipe for pimento cheese stuffed chicken and yet another recipe for pimento cheese (that makes seven now), I remembered a recipe featuring pimento cheese that I’ve wanted to post here on …

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Ideas for turning your deli meat tray leftovers into breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners. ~~~ If you hosted a Super Bowl party last night, your refrigerator this morning might look a lot like ours—full of leftovers. As we prepared our deli meat and cheese tray, sandwich fixings, wings and guacamole, we figured we would have …

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This healthy cole slaw delivers southwestern flavor without the heaviness of mayonnaise. ~~~ If you’re looking for a dish to bring to a 4th of July cook-out this weekend, I’ve got a contender for you—Southwestern Slaw. Even if someone else brings cole slaw to the party, theirs will probably be full of mayonnaise and not …

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