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Potato and Apple Mash Recipe

By Matt Essert | September 9, 2011

Photo: Matt Essert

Photo: Matt Essert

I thought I pulled this recipe out of thin air, but then my mother revealed to me that she used to feed this to me as a baby. I don’t really remember eating this as a baby. In fact, I don’t really remember a lot of things that happened to me as a baby since, in my defense, I was a baby. But perhaps, this recipe was hidden somewhere in the back of my mind waiting to be pulled out and enjoyed. I think that’s probably what happened.

Either way, this is a great recipe that’s very simple and very delicious. It’s a great side dish for a fall roast and has a lot of simple, clean flavor. Read More

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Cosmo Jello Shots Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 24, 2011

Photo: El Tuercas

Photo: El Tuercas

Looking for another cool summer cocktail recipe? Jello shots might sound like something you’d find at a typical college party, but they can be a great and fun way to enjoy your favorite drinks in a new and creative way, not to mention small treats that can be distributed to all your guests at your summer BBQ or picnic. Read More

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Summer Tomato Salad Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 23, 2011

Photo: Matt Essert

Photo: Matt Essert

In my opinion, a fifth season should be officially added to the weather: tomato season. Fresh tomatoes are unlike anything else. We eat tomatoes and tomato-based foods all the time, but there is nothing quite like a firm and delicious tomato. You should really eat as many fresh tomatoes as possible over the next few weeks to get your fill. Read More

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Seven Second Soursop Pop Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 19, 2011

Photo: Jocelyn McAuley

Yes, they’re great in the summer, but popsicles are delicious treats that can really be enjoyed all year round, and with the recipe like this, that’s how often you’ll want these. For something different, search out some guanabana (also known as soursop) pulp. It’s a sweet, pulpy fruit native to Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Not only is it like nothing you’ve ever had before, but it will make a perfect popsicle that you can enjoy all year round. Read More

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Grilled Sausage and Pepper Sandwich Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 19, 2011

Photo: Tom Spaulding

The sausage and pepper sandwich is the kind of classic combo that will never go out of style and is always delicious. Because it’s such a simple sandwich, you can easily tweak it in any number of ways. You can experiment with different types of sausage like spicy Italian, or a German bratwurst or a more creatively stuffed combo like bacon and cheese. Go to your local butcher and see what you can find. This recipe can be done on just the grill, so it’s a great and quick summer grilling option for your BBQ. Read More

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Baby Artichoke Linguine Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 18, 2011

Photo: madichan

Photo: madichan

Pasta is one of my favorite things to cook. It’s extremely versatile and can be flavored all sorts of different ways depending on what you’re craving, what you have in your pantry, or what time of year it is. During the summer, a nice light pasta is a great thing to have a on a hot day. Not only will the minimal cooking time keep you away from too much heat, but the smooth and light flavors won’t weigh you down. Read More

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Crayfish Étouffée Recipe

By Matt Essert | August 16, 2011

Photo: Michelle@TNS

It’s crayfish season! These delicious little shellfish are similar to shrimp and lobster, but have a distinct taste of their own, and they’re delicious. But since they tend to be less common than lobster and shrimp, some of us may not know how to cook with crayfish. You can always do a crayfish boil and just peel and eat them, but they’re also great as an ingredient in a dish, like this one. Read More

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