“Sour Cream” and Onion Smashed Potatoes

This side dish has me WEAK. Sour Cream and Onion Smashed Potatoes are the side dish you never knew you needed!

If my six year old self could see me now, she would be so darn happy to see that I have made my favorite food, sour cream and onion potato chips, into a dinner that our mother would be proud of. Imagine that: eating chips for dinner and having society accept you for it.

Have I said too much?

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Chunky Olive Pesto Pasta

Pretty much the only way I will eat olives, if I’m being honest here is this Chunky Olive Pesto Pasta. Salty pantry based pasta is one of my favorite ways to enjoy summer. Delicious!

I don’t know what it is, but the combination of all the salty olives, capers, and cheese tossed together in olive oil and garlic makes for the most delicious sauce for all the pasta in the land. Could you even imagine… all the pasta in the land? Plus, who doesn’t think a salty week can be made better by having a big old bowl of carbs.

Salty week… see what I did there?

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Elote Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

We have having a major corn moment and I am in total love.

I used to shy away from corn, mostly because my only exposure to it was the frozen stuff my aunt would serve her kids at daycare. It was way too sweet, way too starchy, and had zero flavor. There are some veggies that I am totally for eating frozen, but corn just is not it. But, now that it’s summer and we have full exposure to the stuff on the cob, I am absolutely in LOVE with adding corn to absolutely everything in a way I never desired before.

Sorry if I’m getting too corny for ya.

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Shakshuka Panzanella Salad with Marinated Tomatoes

With summer tomatoes in full swing, this Shakshuka Panzanella Salad gives a fresh take on one of your favorite stew-ish delicious salads. Fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and bread combined with herbs give you one heck of a fresh summer salad. Top with a poached, soft boiled, or fried egg for the perfect summer lunch or dinner!

Because if there was any day to make a salad that does not seem like a salad, it is today.

We love salads up in here, but, sometimes, you want that salad that is pretending to be something it should be. And a bread salad aka a panzanella definitely fits what we need for quick work week lunches and dins.

It’s a party up in here for sure!

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Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Feta

It’s salad season! Huzzah. And this Quinoa Salad with Feta and Strawberries is sure to be a straight lunchtime or BBQ winner. We LOVE!

Actually, if I am being COMPLETELY honest, the last thing I want to do this time of year is cook and this recipe has been a long time coming because I usually make it once a week every week during the summer. It has all my fav things and comes together in 30 minutes with MINIMAL cooking.

So who’s with me?! Let’s not cook together!

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