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30 Minute Creamy Corn and Tomato Pasta

Quick, easy dinners are the best kind of dinners. This particular dish has only six ingredients (unless you count salt and pepper, which are basically like oxygen or butter or anything else that makes life possible, so obviously I don’t) and takes less than 30 minutes to throw together. It even has cream cheese, which I actually almost never use but is sometimes just completely 100% necessary. In this case, it makes a delightfully creamy sauce that lends a great richness to the simple combo of pasta, corn, and tomatoes.

30 Minute Creamy Corn and Tomato Pasta

I am especially in need of fast and easy meals this month, because I have been traveling nonstop over the last few weeks while still trying to keep up with the whole grad school thing (WHAT was I thinking) and planning this oh-so-awesome conference that you should all go to. I was in Portland with my parents for a few days (HI, PARENTS) and then in Seattle for the International Food Bloggers Conference (full recap coming soon! ish). and THEN I was in Pennsylvania for the Big Harvest Potluck. It was all a whirlwind, but SO much fun. Except now I’m catching up (sort of) on sleep and work and blogging and more work. So cooking a whole big delicious meal, while high on my list of priorities, isn’t really happening.

30 Minute Corn and Tomato Pasta

Also, I have been VERY busy binge watching Gilmore Girls ever since it was released on Netflix a whole six days ago. You gotta have priorities.

30 Minute Corn and Tomato Pasta

But I digress. Basically, this is my new favorite go-to quick and easy weeknight dinner. It’s also the perfect farewell to summer produce. Sweet corn and I are the best of friends, and the crunch and bright pop of flavor the veggies give this dish make it so much more than ordinary pasta. Also, it’s ready in 30 minutes and only takes one pot. Winning? I think so. [read more...]

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Creamy Apple Tomato Soup

I’m not entirely sure that I’m ready for soup weather.

Creamy Apple Tomato Soup

Sure, it’s nice when I’m able to start busting out my boots and sweaters again. And sure, it’s nice to be able to turn my oven on without turning the entire apartment into a sauna. But it’s always so hard to say goodbye to summer produce. Especially when the food blogosphere jumps back on the pumpkin train and you feel like you’re hanging on to summertime all by your lonesome. I’M JUST NOT READY FOR PUMPKIN, YOU GUYS. [read more...]

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Stone Fruit Tartlets

I am in loooooove with these tartlets.

Stone Fruit Tartlets

First, they’re delicious, which is obviously somewhat important. Second, (the VERY important part) they are MINIATURE, which means they are perfect for dinner parties where everyone gets a cute little individual dessert (also, perfect to make for just yourself and eat one by one over the course of an afternoon). [read more...]

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Goat Cheese Tomato Galette

I should totally write a Shakespeare-style love poem to tomatoes. I could call it The Tomato Sonnet: Why Summer is Awesome and Tomatoes are Better than Candy and Winter Should Just Stay Far, Far Away. I’m sure it would be a huge hit.

Goat Cheese Tomato Galette

I’m just not ready to say goodbye to summer, you guys. I start class again next Tuesday (WHAT NO WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN) and I’m down to my last piece of sockeye (although Coho salmon should be getting in this week, so you can expect me to be all over THAT) and I have been listening to the summer-y-est summertime country music all day long and living in denial about school and impending cold weather and PLAY IT AGAIN, SUMMER, PLAY IT AGAIN. [read more...]

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Red Wine, Mushroom, & Thyme Risotto

Everything is better with wine.

Red Wine, Thyme, and Mushroom Risotto

Especially when the wine is accompanied by risotto. And then covered in butter and cheese. And consumed with a big ol’ glass of even more wine. Ya dig? [read more...]

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