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Three Bean Salad

It’s hard to believe summer is almost here! Some days have already been hot and humid—too warm to cook or bake. So that’s when I start thinking of recipes to make like this Three Bean Salad. It doesn’t require any cooking at all and is super-easy to make. It’s a great summer side dish for lunch or dinner and perfect for picnics or potlucks!

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Corn and Blueberry Salad

Sometimes you come across a recipe that sounds so different, you just have to try it! I love all the ingredients in this Corn and Blueberry Salad, but I never would have thought of putting them together myself! What a brilliant idea this salad is…a sweet and savory mix of lots of yummy, healthy ingredients. The sweetness of the corn complements the blueberries…and the red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro give this salad a nice savory punch. And I have to mention the cucumbers, too, that give this salad and side dish a great crunchiness!

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Calico Beans

If you have never had Calico Beans, you’re missing out on something very tasty! There are a variety of beans in this recipe, along with ground beef and bacon for the meat lovers in your life! This recipe has a rich, baked bean-type flavor too, thanks to the ketchup, molasses, and brown sugar that are part of the saucy mixture.

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Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary

I’m a big fan of potatoes, and if you are too, here’s a wonderful, buttery, potato side dish for you to try—Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary. It’s from a cookbook I reviewed a few years ago, Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love. These potatoes make a great side dish for lunch or dinner, and for special holiday meals, too. The potatoes are really tender and they’re mixed with lots of caramelized onions—yum!

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Buttered Brussels Sprouts with Parsley and Chives

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I first made this brussels sprouts recipe when I did a review a few years back for the cookbook, Return to Sunday Dinner: The Simple Delight of Family, Friends, and Food by renowned chef Russell Cronkhite. It was a book that was based on memories of what was once an American institution—the Sunday meal that so many looked forward to each week…a time set apart to slow down, savor, and enjoy wonderful food and the family and friends gathered around to share it with. Here’s how Cronkhite started his book: Remember Sunday Dinner? Just hearing the words can take you back—perhaps to a well-loved dining room in your grandparents’ house, where a stately oak table is laid with lace and hand-painted china. The table overflows with its Sunday bounty…bowls of steaming, garden-fresh vegetables, crocks of sweet butter and homemade jam, and the succulent Sunday roast, juicy and brown. Incomparable aromas fill the house, laden with the promise of freshly baked, light-as-a-feather biscuits or warm-from-the-oven peach cobbler.

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