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Pulled Turkey Sliders with Peach-Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Sweet-Creamy Slaw

Try turkey for your next summer cookout – pulled turkey sliders are a perfect make-ahead meal that everyone loves.

This post is sponsored by the National Turkey Federation, but my love for turkey is all my own!

Summer barbecue season is in full swing, and no doubt your grill has seen its fair share of burgers, dogs, and chicken breasts already.  If you’re thinking about more of the same for your cookout – hold on there!  Let’s talk turkey instead!  Sure, it’s great for sandwiches or Thanksgiving, but turkey’s assorted cuts (think breast, thighs, wings, and even sausages) also work for summer holidays (or weeknights) too.


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Summer Fruit Crumble

OMG.  I am SO very sorry for all of the dessert recipes lately.  Said NO ONE ever!  Who doesn’t love a fresh, fruity dessert on a hot, summer night?  Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a crumble that’s heaped full of the gorgeous array of fruit that’s so ridiculously cheap right now. They’re really like the queen of all quick and easy summer desserts.

I kind of over did it on nectarines the other day – I think they were about $0.79 a pound.  Can you blame me?  So of course, they were the star of the show.  And because variety is the spice of life, I tossed in some blackberries.  And if that wasn’t enough, I somehow won a lovely package of gold kiwifruit from the wonderful folks at Zespri – so naturally they had to be invited to the crumble party too. Continue Reading..

Summer Roasted Tomato Tart

One of my favorite (foodie) things about late summer in New England is tomatoes.  The problem with tomatoes though, as any tomato growing gardener knows, is that  when it rains, it pours, and it’s pouring tomatoes right now!  Every shape, size, color, and variety.  I keep buying more than I need every time I go to the farmers market, or Whole Foods, or just to the regular grocery store because they are just so pretty.  And while I’m contemplating what to do with them, I thought I’d share a favorite recipe, and some reasons to love this fruit (yes, tomatoes are technically a fruit, although the Supreme Court declared them a vegetable in 1893). Continue Reading..

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