Pear, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Panini

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Panini are an upscale Italian-style grilled cheese sandwich, and this version is dressed up with pear and prosciutto for a tasty cool-weather treat.

Crispy Mashed Potato Cakes

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If you have leftover mashed potatoes on hand, these easy potato cakes come together in no time for a quick appetizer or vegetarian main dish.

Peanut-Sweet Potato Soup

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Peanuts and sweet potatoes make a great pair in this warm, golden sweet potato soup. Although the flavors are complex, this soup is easy for a healthy midweek dinner.

Sausage and Grape Skewers

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This recipe, my slightly off-kilter ode to harvest, was adapted from Micol Negrin’s gem of a book, The Italian Grill.

Easy Mushroom Ragu

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This easy vegetarian ragu is also an incredibly versatile little number. Toss it with pasta, serve it over polenta, or spoon it onto crostini smeared with goat cheese.

Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon)

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I fell in love with this simple, stunning Melone e Limone (Melon and Lemon) appetizer recently as a simple way to showcase fresh, ripe, peak-season fruit.

Grilled Wild Salmon with Smoked Paprika

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Rich, flavorful grilled wild Alaskan salmon is an ideal ingredient for winning weeknight dinners.

Pasta with Summer Squash, Sausage and Pesto

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Sitting on a bumper crop of zucchini and other summer squash? This easy pasta recipe helps you put it to delicious use for a healthy dinner.

“Melted” Summer Squash

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This is one of my favorite ways to serve summer squash. You can use any type of squash, but I prefer the denser, green-fleshed varieties, such as zucchini.

Smoky-Sweet Tri Tip

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With a tender tri tip steak, wood chips and a hot grill, you can enjoy lip-smacking smoked barbecue any night.